By Patience O’Dowd: WHOA
Dear WildLife and Open Space supporters,
NM local news as well as the Associated Press has reported that Governor Richardson has stated that his administration is working to create a preserve for “homeless” wild horse herds which may include some Native (First) American tribal lands. See; http://www.krqe.com/dpp/news/
Please join WHOA in thanking Governor Richardson for taking this dearly needed leadership (see bottom) in this nation for the preservation of the American Wild Horse and other wildlife, in the West. Perhaps his legacy will be forever linked with this living icon of the Wild, Wild, West. Please cheer him on! Keep it Wild!
Ø Please also remind Governor Richardson about the Rocky Mountain Wildlife Corridor, the Placitas Wild Horses and a dead Sandia Mt. vs. the Loop Rd.
David Simon Director NM State Parks; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Governor Richardson’s Wild Horse advocacy includes;
· Signed into law, WHOA’s NM Wild Horse bill carried by the Honorable Senator Steve Komadina creating NM State’s wild horse definition with protections in 2007. (SB655) http://legis.state.nm.us/LCS/_
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· Presided over the New Mexico State legislature which passed WHOA’s three Memorials on Wild Horses calling for utilization of wild horses for eco-tourism on federal and tribal lands in NM. Called for wild horse management utilizing immuno contraception where needed, and wild horse protection and preservation on these lands where they exist. Federal Lands - (SJM08 - 2007, SM02 - 2006) Tribal Lands- (SM17- 2007) http://legis.state.nm.us/LCS/
· Donated to the Wild Horse Observers cause.
· Letter to the USDA Forest Service in support of eco-tourism utilizing New Mexico’s Wild Horse Territories on Federal Lands (2006) http://whoanm.org/WHOA%
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Again, please say BRAVO! to Governor Richardson for taking the LEAD nationally on Wild Horses, and for his Long Term Focus on WildLife and their WildLife Corridors, including his works to protect the Mexican Grey Wolf and Cougars in New Mexico. They/we are all connected.
For The Wild Ones and the Open Spaces they Grace,
Patience O’Dowd cofounder WHOA
National Wild Horse and WildLife Issues & Alternatives
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