WHOA’s Open Letter to Sandoval County Manager- Day of Task Force Presentation – (see attached)

The New Mexico First PR Group, aka Senator Udall and Senator Heinrich’s PR firm, along with a Placitan Group, are working to give illegal jurisdiction to the NM Livestock Board (NMLB) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) over our state’s legally wild horses in Placitas.

This in order to block the use of contraception and cause a round up of many, if not most, of the Placitas Wild Horses. They will then put some of them in a tiny “Sanctuary” or Corral, and then get Placitans to pay for their maintenance in this corral.

The Senators’ PR Group, NM First has put out a survey to the entire state of New Mexico on a channel 7 “news” story, (link below) in order to try and gain support for this illegal “multi-jurisdictional” Board, which they do not have support for in Placitas. Again, they are not openly mentioning, that multi-jurisdictional means the NM Livestock Board and the BLM.  (Please also know, that the NM State Veterinarians are indeed NM Livestock Board employees, and have presided over all the illegal round ups and sales of wild horses in Placitas to kill buyers.)

The likely reason that the Senator’s PR Group NMFirst, is blocking the use of the contraceptive (native PZP), is that once darted with PZP, the wild horses cannot be sold for human consumption.

In the Channel 7 story (link below), two “go-to” Placitas Wild Board members, side-slam the wild horses as fence destroyers and road safety issues, and thereby advocate that the Wild Horses of Placitas be removed from our neighborhoods and the BLM lands where they legally roam free, welcomed by the over whelming majority of Placitans, as proven by independent poll, at 86% !

Moreover in this choreographed Channel 7 story, Channel 7 feigned a “heated debate”, which was actually a one person’s 3 minute rant about owned domestic horses that had gotten out of their corral into the street. Channel 7 also highly inflated more than 2 times, the number of wild horses in Placitas, as usual, stating that there are to 70 to 200 wild horses roaming in Placitas on the story version that aired, but not the one they posted.

Channel 7 never mentions the 1.4 million cattle free ranging in NM (almost as many as people in NM) or the 200,000 Deer, 70,000 Elk, 40,000 Antelope, and thousands of other hooved animals freely roaming in NM, as also shared by WHOA’s president.

CALL OFF YOUR DOGS!!

PLEASE CALL: U.S. Senators Udall & Heinrich: (505) 988-6511 Udall,  p: (505) 988-6647 Heinrich

+ +Demand they call of their DOGS, (NMFirst) and Placitas Wild, and STOP putting the Placitas wild horses, on the menu over the borders!

+ + Ask them  to allow contraception as legislated under the (WHOA) NM Horse Protection Act of 2007 and initiate a New Mexico Wild Horse License Plate to bring in any needed funding and help grow tourism’s already 84,000 + jobs!

Open Letter to Sandoval County – NM First-Senator Udall

Channel 7 Choreographed Story: https://www.koat.com/article/fiery-debate-erupts-over-how-to-deal-with-growing-population-of-wild-horses/23605428

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Press Release: Placitans Want the Wild Horses But Task Force and Committee Seek to Determine Their Fate

PDF: PRESS RELEASE PLACITANS WANT THE WILD HORSES

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WHOA SPECIAL EDITION March 2016 – June follow-up @ bottom

WHOA WINS vs NM Livestock Board in                               NM Supreme Court – Thanks to Placitans

Court details are in the online newspaper here, also: Which entity should get the Placitas Area Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Lands: WHY and WHY NOT?

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JUNE 2016 Follow-up:

No Surprise! The June edition of the local monthly tabloid of Sandoval County continues to misrepresent the NM State Supreme Court which upheld WHOA’s WIN, in their tabloid’s current June edition. The tabloid intentionally misleads its community readership and especially it’s Placitan readership again, on a number of points including:

THE USUAL TABLOID – MISLEADING: “In October, the New Mexico Supreme Court declined to hear the case, so it’s now back in the hands of the Albuquerque judge. . . .”

This implies that WHOA lost: NOT SO! The Supreme Court declined to hear the NM Livestock Board’s/Reynold’s request for appeal of the WHOA’s Wins so far. Hence it did NOT dismiss WHOA’s case, and hence, remanded it back for further proceedings in District Court. There is further controversy between the parties to be decided by the courts.

TABLOID OWNER – CAUGHT: The owner and publisher of the local tabloid in Sandoval County was rounding up horses himself, as stated in a Sandoval County Sheriff’s police report (see page 8 of WHOA e-newspaper above). However he refuses to openly declare his conflict of interest to his readership, as journalistic integrity would require, and as formally requested by WHOA.

Upheld by NM Courts – DNA Testing Requirement => Placitas Spanish Horses:

http://whoanm.org/wordpress/?p=326

Appellate Court Decision:

http://whoanm.org/wordpress/?p=317

NM Supreme Court Decision:

http://whoanm.org/wordpress/?p=321

WHOA is winning, so far, for wild horses and habitat in New Mexico based on its NM state legislation passed in 2007.

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Great News!!! Pueblo of San Felipe Press Release (Complete!)

I. San Felipe Pueblo Saves 14 wild horses gathered by Santa Ana Pueblo from       Slaughter!  (This story  hidden from it’s readership by the Sandoval    Signpost, see below.)    

WHOA is investigating. WHOA believes these horses 14 horses could not legally be sent to slaughter due to the recent WHOA Court Case win in the NM Supreme Court  upholding WHOA legislation which defines and protects wild horses in New Mexico as protected wildlife. WHOA is deeply appreciative of the San Felipe Pueblo for their leadership and care regarding the beautiful wild horses which they have always recognized as wild and plan to utilize for New Mexico Eco-tourism.

II. The San Felipe Wild Horse Preserve Story below!

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””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””San Felipe Press Release - Horses from Adjacent Pueblo Rescued and given Sanctuary at the Pueblo of San Felipe Wild Horse Preserve

http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcfLyYi7p54 San Felipe Wild Horse Sanctuary

SKM_C554e15110415260  Press release in pdf. here.

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Windmills/Water for Wildlife – New Well drilled at San Felipe Wild Life Corridor/Sanctuary

November 6 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

WINDMILLS & WATER FOR WILDLIFE: Third Update!

San Felipe Pueblo – Wild Horse Sanctuary, New Mexico, United States

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November 6 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

WINDMILLS/WATER FOR WILDLIFE: Third Update!

New Mexico, United States

Yet a third “Water for Wildlife” project at the honorable Pueblo of San Felipe has been completed.   This time a brand new well has been drilled and installed, primarily funded by a WHOA grant from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) with generous donations and collaboration with PlacitasWILD and other non-profits. 

STRATEGICALLY LOCATED

This well is in a location where it  can potentially provide water for wildlife on the Bureau of Land Management Lands (BLM) lands contiguous with the San Felipe Pueblo to the north and Placitas to it’s south. These lands are known as the Buffalo strip and are part of the last viable Sandia Mountain wildlife corridor.

WHOA would like to thank the Pueblo of San Felipe for their long term wildlife work the ASPCA for their long term support and PlacitasWild for their collaboration generous donations.

The Windmills for Wildlife project is critically important for the area wildlife including wild horses, in the Sandia Mountain – Rocky Mountain wildlife corridor, as intermittent drought has hit New Mexico in recent years.

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Upheld by NM Courts – DNA Testing Requirement => Placitas Spanish Horses

The first 4 Wild Horses tested, as required by WHOA legislation, upheld in the NM Supreme Court showed a 91 to 96% probability of being Spanish Mustangs. Values lower than 80% indicate crossbreeding per UC Davis.

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DNA Spanish 1 2 3 4  View Full Report here.DNA Spanish 1 2 3 4

WHOA legislation was successfully carried by the honorable Senator Steve Komadina.

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 NM Supreme Court – Judges rule 4 to 0  for WHOA

(with 5th judge non-participating). Case no. S1-SC-35505 WHOA NM Supreme Court NMSC Order Denying Defs Petition    Appellate Court Decision upheld

 

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New Mexico Appellate Court Decision – Judges rule 3 to 0 for WHOA. Case no. 34,097

To Download a PDF file of the Court of Appeals Decision of August 4th 2015, click the link below the picture.Court of Appeals

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Press Release: WHOA Wins in NM Court of Appeals for Wild Horses

by Kevin Larson

by Kevin Larson

Press Release WHOA Wins in NM Court of Appeals

PDF: Press Release: WHOA Wins in NM Court of Appeals for Wild Horses

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Press Release: Windmills for Wildlife (at Pueblo of San Felipe)

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PDF: Windmills for Wildlife Press Release

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