Spurred by angst over the continued waste of federal funds on a failed Bureau of Land Management (BLM) agenda of illegally removing native wild horses and burros from public lands and the state of Oklahoma’s newly acquired blood lust for slaughtering America’s horses several equine welfare groups, and their members, will be staging a press conference and rally in opposition to the BLM’s Advisory board meeting to be held on March 4th in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
The Cloud Foundation, Respect4Horses and Wild Horse Freedom Federation will be holding a unified press conference at the Sheraton Oklahoma City, One North Broadway, Oklahoma City, OK on Monday, March 4th at 12 noon Central time with a rally to follow immediately thereafter. A live audio feed of the press conference will be made available at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/marti-oakley/2013/03/04/equine-welfare-press-conference-and-rally-live-coverage
Equine advocate speakers will include:
- Simone Netherlands ~ Founder of Respect4Horses
- Lisa Friday ~ member of the BoD for the Cloud Foundation
- R.T. Fitch ~ author, blogger and president of Wild Horse Freedom Federation
- Ginger Kathrens ~ Emmy award winning cinematographer and Director of the Cloud Foundation
- Dr. Lester Friedlander ~ former USDA Veterinarian
The BLM’s Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board meeting will commence at 8:00 AM at the same location and date as the Equine Advocate’s press conference and will be streamed live at http://www.blm.gov/live/
The BLM board will be receiving public comments at 3:30 PM, directly after the press conference and rally; advocates and concerned Americans are urged to comment or view. Registration for comments concludes at 2:00 PM and the BLM will be restricting speakers to 3 minutes or less.