I’m in the field so updates are slow in coming.
I want to take just a minute to address more things beginning to circulate on the internet.
Folks… breathe. Keep the faith.
In my inbox are several emails that border on “panic” that address that the advocates are “not focused.”
Let me take a minute to address a few things here…
In Defense of Animal’s has created Action alerts that are well thought out responses that allow for personalization in a click and send format that create an easy way to comment on policy. Many of the alerts have created larger than normal response to issues that have allowed for little response time.
The magnitude of the Calico Complex gather has increased public awareness. The Pryor mountain round-up galvanized the wild horse groups and the anti-slaughter camps into one. Calico has gotten the attention of an even larger segment of the American public.
Out of this event an opportunity to educate through the outstanding reports created by George Knapp’s I-Team, coverage by CNN and what appears to be a willingness on the part of more mainstream journalists to approach this issue a bit differently has occurred.
March for Mustangs and the protests on American soil from NYC to LA have crossed the ocean to Europe.
Internet sites devoted to the preservation of our horses increase in volume and traffic.
The next Advisory Board meeting in Denver includes a “workshop.” Changes in the way the public participates have been long overdue.
The Tr-state Megaplex and the process in which protocol is being determined within that structure also indicate change.
Herd watch run through the Cloud Foundation is a massive national effort to create a database that will stand up to scrutiny.
AWHPC has been active in creating valuable reports that have gone to many that are beginning to listen.
So many… so many groups are working together.
Please take a minute to concentrate on the areas where progress is occurring and build on that. To allow yourselves to feel as if a disjointed misdirected effort is occurring, as we all give so much to this effort, will make you feel defeated. We are not defeated… we are not “misinformed.”
The advocates are more informed than ever before.
We have a lot of work to do no doubt. Areas to improve communication and the speed at which information is shared is seeing improvement. The wealth of diversity among the advocates is creating possibilities that did not exist in the past. From that diversity we will continue to grow…
This summer we have a lot of work to do. Many areas will need to be handled in unison. If the Moratorium remains unanswered many areas, many herds, will need us to continue to unite our voices.
Hang in there. Focus on the areas where we are making strides. And keep going…
“Keep speaking the truth from your heart,” Craig Downer.
Gotta Run…. more later.