Horse News

BLM to Hold Workshop on Wild Horse & Burro Basic Care & Comfort

Source: Multiple and unedited

Captive Burros at Palomino Valley ~ photo by Terry Fitch of Wild Horse Freedom Federation

Captive Burros at Palomino Valley ~ photo by Terry Fitch of Wild Horse Freedom Federation

RENO, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management wants to brainstorm with the public on how to improve the comfort of wild horses and burros at the agency’s Palomino Valley adoption center.

Horse advocates have criticized the federal agency for the lack of shade and shelter at the facility 20 miles north of Reno. They claim at least three horses may have died during a recent heat wave that brought triple-digit temperatures for several days.

The agency this summer did install a sprinkler system for the animals.

A workshop is scheduled from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Aug. 6 at Reno City Hall.

Tours of the Palomino Valley National Wild Horse and Burro Center will be conducted that afternoon from 2-4.

7 replies »

  1. This is a meeting and a webinar anyone can attend, but you need to register. I am hoping that alot of you on here will attend either by being there in person or on the webinar:
    Here is more information and the links:
    BLM to Hold Workshop on Wild Horse Comfort
    Posted: Jul 30, 2013 1:52 PM PDTUpdated: Jul 30, 2013 2:07 PM PDT

    The Bureau of Land Management wants to brainstorm with the public on how to improve the comfort of wild horses and burros at the agency’s Palomino Valley adoption center.
    Horse advocates have criticized the federal agency for the lack of shade and shelter at the facility 20 miles north of Reno. They claim at least three horses may have died during a recent heat wave that brought triple-digit temperatures for several days.
    The agency this summer did install a sprinkler system for the animals.
    A workshop is scheduled from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Aug. 6 at Reno City Hall.
    Tours of the Palomino Valley National Wild Horse and Burro Center will be conducted that afternoon from 2-4.
    RVSP for the workshop and PVC tour, either online at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PalominoVCrsvp or by calling the BLM at 866-468-7826.
    For additional information and meeting materials, go to: http://www.blm.gov/whb
    In response to requests from the public, the workshop will offer a webinar option for remote participation. While internet-based participation is an option, the quality and consistency of the technology cannot be guaranteed. Participants are encouraged to attend in person, if possible. For those using the webinar, please be prepared for the possibility of technical difficulties. The BLM would appreciate feedback from online attendees to improve this option in the future.
    The Palomino Valley Center is located about 20 miles north of Reno. From Interstate 80, take Exit 18 (Pyramid Way/State Road 445). PVC is north about 20 miles to Ironwood Road. Turn east (right) on Ironwood Road to reach the facility. PVC is the largest BLM preparation and adoption facility in the country with a capacity of 1,850 animals. It serves as the primary preparation center for wild horses and burros gathered from the public lands in Nevada and nearby states. Visitors wishing to adopt are encouraged to call the Center prior to arrival at (775) 475-2222. Public hours for visiting are held Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and on the first Saturday of each month from 8 a.m.-noon.
    (The Associated Press and the Bureau of Land Management contributed to this report.)

    Like

  2. What? They want to hold a workshop foot what? They’ve proved to all of us that they don’t know how to case for horses and burros. All they can teach us is how NOT to care for them, how to kill them, how to mistreat them…. They are nobody to teach anybody anything.

    Like

  3. Well I just called to register. There are many higher ups in BLM that will be in attendance. This is a national issue according to Debbie Collins. She will be there as will Joan Guilfoyle.

    This is a time for all of us to put on our thinking caps and come up with honest thoughts and ideas. Maybe I’m too optimistic but I have hopes that BLM will listen and is committed to change. Maybe Sally Jewell is being a force behind the scenes…

    I hope that my time and money proves to be worth spending…

    Like

  4. REALLY??? Get a hammer and some nails and get busy. They are so infuriating and patronizing. This is something that is basic and should be a no brainer…but coming from no brainers it doesn’t surprise me. I am not as optimistic as some regarding BLM and their agenda. Sorry. They have dropped the ball far too many times, have lied and covered up far too many times – lost my trust a long time ago. They can’t teach me anything.

    Like

  5. Jojo
    I totally understand where you’re coming from. Hammer and nails is actually one idea that is be floated by BLM.

    I guess the reason the reason I’m hopeful is because so many from all over the country are coming. I would think it would be entire waste of time and money to make a show and then blow us off. It’s happened before I’ll grant you that. But there is a new sheriff and my thought is maybe she’s taking a stand behind the scenes–not just out in public that something has to be done. Done now, done correctly, and no more excuses.

    Like

  6. Sure to hope you’re right, Margaret. I’ll watch online – I already registered & got my link.
    If nothing else, should be interesting.

    Like

  7. I personally think it is just a subterfuge, why would we trust these monsters? Have they given anyone any reason to trust them? They are just trying to trick us into complacency. Brainstorming is their way of ferreting out what we are capable of doing against them or what we can do for them, not what they can do for the animals. Kind of like the trick the Valley Meat company is trying to pull with their statement, “Oh I don’t think we will be able to open for at least 6 months”. That is a trick for us to let down our guards, to think every thing is okay. Well it is not okay. Don’t let your mind think that. here is how it goes, WE SLACK OFF, THEY KILL. SIMPLE BUT TRUE! I’m conflicted about this workshop because a Colorado Senator is having a “town hall-type” of meeting at the same exact time to discuss environment and agriculture, and is welcoming constituents to meeting. What to do? Who do I trust, none of them really, but Senator at least will listen to the people (during the meeting, anyway) Good luck to all of us and remember what Fox Mulder said, “Trust No One!”

    Like

Care to make a comment?

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.