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Thank You Governor Bill Richardson

Celebrate Wild and Free

Thank You Governor Richardson for purchasing 12,000 acres for the sanctuary of our Wild Horses, a landmark action to ensure their safety.

Austin, a rescued wild mustang ridden by James Anaquad Kleinert, director of “Disappointment Valley”, side by side with renowned Mustang expert and filmmaker, Ginger Kathrens will hand deliver your personal letters directly to New Mexico’s Governor, Bill Richardson.

By sending your thank you to Governor Richardson, you are celebrating his bold and decisive action.  You are also making this an event other United States politicians will notice and be encouraged to emulate.  This is a pivotal moment for our Free Roaming horses and burros.  Let us honor his courage.

Our goal is 5,000 and your message is crucial whether a note, a card or letter!

Address your correspondence to Mustang Sanctuary, 12 Black Canyon Road, Santa Fe, NM 87508 or e-mail to mustangfilm@gmail.com

Begin sending your notes on October 4th and they will be collected through October 22nd. Austin, James and Ginger will ride to deliver these messages from the people!

Thank you for taking the time to make a stand for the Free Roaming Wild Horses and Burros. Let them remain wild and free!

Sandra Carrillo and Elizabeth Slagsvol

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  1. Governor Richardson should be a benchmark for ALL representatives – a commitment to PUBLIC service and a willingness to follow his conscience.

    We could certainly use a few dozen more like him.

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  2. Is this for real!!?? This is the most amazing, awesome thing I’ve heard, next to Madeleine buying a huge ranch just recently! If this doesn’t send a message, loud & clear, nothing will. America has had ENOUGH, & good people are coming to the wild horse’s rescue! Maybe, more able people, including animal loving politicians, or celebrities, or just compassionate people, will do the same. That would be wonderful!! If the White House won’t do anything to stop this wild horse round up insanity, the people can & will!! Thank you Gov. Bill Richardson!!

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    • From the bottom of my heart–KUDOS a hundred times ton Bill
      Rkchardson for his concern for horses. Too much money is spent o useless projects and not enough on our beloved, helpless animal. I am an animal advocate and agree totally with Valerie.

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  3. I am so impressed with Governor Bill Richardson , I praise him for him action for the Wild Mustangs, and I am sure it inspire a lot more Governors to do the same……………..Thank you Governor Bill Richardson for this awesome action !!!!!!

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  4. I believe at one point, Gov Richardson was considered for the Sec of Interior. But he declined as he was committed to his elected position in his state. That is admirable, to keep the promise to serve when elected and I don’t begrudge him that. But can you just IMAGINE how much different things in BLM might be right now if he had been put in that Secretary’s position?

    We MUST support this man in every way possible. And let’s make sure the whole country knows how beloved he is to wild horse advocates. In the future, he could still be a candidate for LEADING a humane and scientific approach to CHERISHING and PROTECTING our wild ones while also capitalizing on eco-tourism opportunities and the RIGHTS of citizens to have these lovely wild creatures in our wild places.

    I wrote 2 letters, first to his office via his online form and later to this effort. It is worth the effort and I hope everyone will do that same.

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  5. Please everyone write. It only takes a few minutes.
    I e-mailed and did a REAL snail mail letter. Something I haven’t done for ages.

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  6. YES, I DO SAY THANK YOU GOVERNOR RICHARDSON. IF WE HAD MORE MEN LIKE HIM IN WASHINGTON WE WOULD NOT HAVE THE PROBLEM WITH OUR WILD HORSES THAT WE HAVE TODAY AND THEY WOULD BE MANAGED CORRECTLY. TO BAD OBAMA CAN NOT PUT HIM IN AS SECRETARY OF DOI AND BLM. THIS IS THE TYPE OF MAN YOU CAN RESPECT AND WOULD ALWAYS CONSIDER THE PEOPLE HE REPRESENTS.

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  7. I called a couple of people in New Mexico and asked about the purchase of this land. I was told that Richardson has NOT purchased it as there was such a hue and cry and that he is going to put off the purchase until after the election. I’m going to go back and see what I can find on this and will let you know more.

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    • According to the Albuquerque Journal as of 10/4 this land has not been purchased. I applaud his thinking of the wild horses and recognizing the need for the horses to remain on the land but this is not a done deal by any means.

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  8. I applaud Governor Richardson. He should have been President or at least VP to Clinton and we would not be in this mess. I sent him an email early on when they were discussing rounding up the Wild Horses at Placitas, NM on both sides of I -25. I suggested he start a sanctuary, hell he may have listened. Way better than what Washington is doing. They all have there agendas, especially the current Prez. Obama is fixing to get change in the November elections..

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  9. God Bless You Governor Richardson. At least you have been listening to our cries for help in saving these gorgeous animals that are part of our legacy. I would love to see Salazar AND ALL OF HIS CRONIES AND THEIR HELICOPTER COMPANIES TOSSED TO THE WOLVES. iF THEY were put in a helicopter over Death Valley, I would volunteer to do the pushing. Their acts on these animals is atrocious and they sould be punished to the fullest extent of the law for their cruelty. Why can’t all you policticians take the lead of Governor Richardson, and for once, do something that we, your constutients, want you to do. This should be done immediately. It seems all of the politicians, except Governor Richardson, only does what is good for their reelection, whether it is good for the people of the United States and their wishes for these beautiful animals.
    Again, thank you Governor Richardson. May you be the catayst for something big to help these beloved animals.

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  10. RT would you please expand on this topic with supporting news articles and information…? thanks ! I have always like B.Richardson; he seems to exhibit emotions about issues; great !

    good news ! thanks ! man would be great to see Mustangs be safe!

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  11. The video was wonderful and sad. I haven’t got the words to describe how I feel about what is happening to America’s wild horses. It almost feels to me, when I look at this fight, that it is for so much more than just the survival of those magnificent horses. It feels like the last stand of everything that is good and decent in America and if you lose this fight you are going to find yourselves living in a nightmare from that point on. Lost forever in the darkness sweeping your land and your lives.

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  12. wanted to share this with all here ! Thank you Arlene, please spread the word if you can…..

    On Wed, Oct 13, 2010 at 4:16 PM, wrote:

    —–Original Message—–
    From: arleneorlando@aol.com
    To: mustangflim@gmail.com
    Sent: Wed, Oct 13, 2010 5:35 pm
    Subject: Wild mustangs

    Dear Honorable Governor Bill Richardson, I am emailing you to THANK YOU !!! For taking the time to make such a bold and extremely wonderful stand for the Wild Mustangs and Burros of America. Let them remain wild and free, they represent FREEDOM in a most Amazing way, this was an outstanding move on your part, you have bold raw courage just like the Wild Mustangs. Again I praise you and honor you for this courageous move, may you be an inspiration for all Governors !!!! thank You !!!!! Arlene Orlando

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  13. I’ve just been researching the Land purchase. It in part a “ranch” that belonged to the Ball family of glass canning jar fame. Gov. Richardson’s plan is to use part of the huge stimulus money gotten from the government. He wants to build a wonderful recreation facility there including the sancturary. The plan is definite, but must be approved by the State Finance Committee (of which he is the head, I believe-and he has appointed the people on the board.)
    The ruckus comes from the fact that the state is in deep financial trouble. They are cutting funds for child care among other things. People are complaining that he cares more about wildlife than children.
    The per cent of the stimulus budget that he is using for the purchase is .07…
    He has already allocated much more to state projects.
    If you google Gov. Richardson land purchase, you can read all the pros and cons. Unfortunately most of the complainers are in the lead.
    The only thing that bothers me is that one person said it would only accomodate 40+ horses!!!????
    Hope our letters help

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  14. Governor Richardson is a class act and I admire his courage and compassion to stand on the side of our wild horses. I do intend to write him as well, to show my appreciation for what he’s done.

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  15. When I bestride him, I soar, I am a hawk: he trots the air; the earth sings when he touches it; the basest horn of his hoof is more musical than the pipe of Hermes. ~William Shakespeare, Henry V

    Thank you so much Gov. Richardson!

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