LETTERS NEEDED TO ALTER BLM AGREEMENT
While we ALL push for and await passage of the House/Senate bills, H.R. 297/S. 576, we need to urge the BLM/Dept. of Interior to use some formal rules/requirements/criteria when screening potential buyers of the horses now subject to the Burns rider.
We are part of a coalition that has filed a formal petition for rulemaking for just this purpose, about three weeks ago. We did this because the horses ARE being sold. While we hope to stop this, and pass the bills, we need this as part of our practical plan to help the horses being sold now. Rules/regulations, would require specific standards as to aging horses, what a constitutes "offered for adoption three times" and much more, all contained in the petition.....
The agency contacts are below. We need your short letters urging that the regulations must be promulgated (and ccing your representative/senators), as soon as possible to go out now.
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Gale Norton, Secretary of Interior
Department of the Interior
1849 C Street, N.W.
Washington DC 20240
Kathleen Clarke, Director of the BLM
Office of Public Affairs
1849 C Street, Room 406-LS
Washington, DC 20240
Phone: (202) 452-5125
Fax: (202) 452-5124
Director of the Wild Horse and Burro Program in D.C.