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Got this from Mary http://www.myspace.com/marydmartin

PLEASE CROSS POST

Dear Friends of Wild Horses,

Sitting on the hillside last week watching the beauty of this very historic
herd galloping across the prairie, tears came to my eyes to know that soon
these horses may face the last days of their lives unless WE CAN HELP.

This herd, known as Wild Horse Annie's horses, will be removed next week.
If ISPMB cannot take these horses, they will be sold at auction and will
head to the thriving Canadian Slaughter Market. Can you help us save these
extraordinary horses?

THE STORY:

These wild horses, originating near Virginia City, Nevada, are one of the
most historic herds in the U.S. gaining notoriety in 1952 when Wild Horse
Annie pushed through the first law in Storey County to protect these wild
horses. By 1971 when Annie and ISPMB were successful in getting federal
legislation to protect wild horses and burros, these horses were not covered
because they resided on state land. Human encroachment from residential
development now threatens the Virginia Range herd.

In 2001, ISPMB took steps to save Annie's horses and placed 82 of them on
the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in SD. Today the herd has grown to 300
animals and the Tribe may soon lose their 22,000 acre ranch where the horses
roamed.

We have only a week to seek funding so we can keep these horses from going
to slaughter. ISPMB has no financial reserves since we paid two times the
normal price for hay this past year trucking it in hundreds of miles
enduring the worst drought in our history.

Our goal is to find upwards to 200 qualified homes for the younger horses
and then keep the base herd of 100 animals.

We will need to raise enough money to purchase $50,000 of hay for them for
several months until homes are found for the majority of animals.

HERE'S HOW YOU CAN HELP:

* Can you help us find qualified homes for the younger horses
* Can you contribute http://ispmb.org/ or ISPMB- BOX 55- LANTRY
SD-57636 If everyone on our E-mail list would contribute a minimum of $25 -
we could raise enough funds to save these horses!
* Can you do a fundraiser in your area to save "Annie's Virginia Range
Horses".
* Can you pass our information on to all of your friends
* Can you Sponsor the Virginia Range Herd ($5,000) and spend a
wonderful three day weekend with us and our herds

ONLY WITH YOUR HELP CAN WE DO THIS! LET'S KEEP THEM RUNNING WILD AND FREE.

Karen A. Sussman

Karen A. Sussman
President, ISPMB
PO Box 55
Lantry, SD 57636-0055
Tel: 605.964.6866
Cell: 605.430.2088
Saving America's Wild Horses and Burros since 1960

http://www.ispmb.org

Become a member of ISPMB today!
http://www.ispmb.org/membership.shtml

Cross posted widely, please do the same