Congressional Appeal to Halt the Roundups (You Tube Video)
Hi ya'll. Here is a link to a video made by Ginger Kathrens. It shows the simple truth of the roundups. Sometimes it is better to just watch and see what the reality is.
It was a fabulous day here in DC. The sky a brilliant blue, and in spite of the chilly breezes, a simply beautiful day. The city is so different from home, and for those of you who have never experienced our capitol, it is amazing. The streets are incredibly wide, everything is beyond clean, and you will see more police officers here in one day than we see in a year. There is a feeling of boundless energy, as though everyone has somewhere vitally important to go. For the most part, people are very polite and quite friendly for being in such a large place. The buildings are simply unbelievable. So far we have not had time to "sight see", but all around us are places that draw you to them.
We did get to take pictures in front of the capitol, where we were "blown away in DC". Literally my wheelchair was blown over while we were taking pictures. We are hailing cabs and blending in with the city folks, (with the exception of my boots of course - although I did wear clean ones). I laugh as I write this, as we tend to stick out like a sore thumb sometimes. But we are meeting the most wonderful people and sharing the needed information to help make a change for the future of our wild horses.
Now is the perfect time to contact your representatives and senators about this issue. We are not trying to lay blame to anyone. We are simply trying to stop the roundups until we can find a better way to manage our horses. Let's find good homes for the 30,000 or so that are already rounded up.
Honey Bandit's message is going strong. Honor him by contacting your government. What he has gone through should not be for nothing. My hubby is watching him while I am gone and as usual, he continues to find himself upside down and stuck in some very precarious and dangerous situations, (I mean Honey Bandit, not my husband). We have padded his stalls walls, tried larger and smaller areas, and he just seems to still have some wires crossed in his pretty little head. But that is okay. We are looking into the "rollers", but of course I need to observe him for awhile first if he is going to wear anti-cast rollers. I have heard some really good things but also some things to be concerned about.
The mountain lion was in our yard again the day before I left. It is amazing how fast they are, you see a blur and they are gone. The horses were completely freaking out, running around and blowing like crazy, and the dogs were going nuts as well. So once again we remain on high alert. But that is the life of a country girl. Wow, that seems so far away right now. You would not believe how many sirens you hear. There is always something happening.
We had some great meetings today, and although we have a lot of support, we are still looking for that one "champion". So now ladies and gentlemen, it is time for ya'll to help us. A lot of our law makers are waiting to see how important this issue is to their constituents. Sooooooooooooooo, get on the phone, send your emails, send your snail mail, but do it now. We need to stop this until we have the chance to figure out what to do and how to do it right
p.s. For those of you who aren't aware, my leg is pretty bad, and I often have to use a wheelchair, especially if we are standing around or walking very far.
God bless. Hugs from Washington DC
Chilly Pepper - Honey Bandit
30027 State Hwy 44 East
Shingletown, CA 96088