It snowed again today in North Dakota. It has snowed all week and it will be snowing all weekend. On top of that, we have high winds blowing at 35-55 mph gusts! It seems that the groundhog was right! But hasn’t it been 6 weeks YET?!
This is our current road map of the state of North Dakota! All of the red means “no travel advised”. We expect they will be closing I-94 again soon, if they have not already. This has been a very new concept that we had to get used to when we moved to North Dakota. Definitely VERY different as I grew up in Chicago, the city that never sleeps!
As much as I wanted to be in Bismarck today to testify in person for ND Senate Concurrent Resolution SCR 4014, the weather conditions dictated otherwise!
THANK GOODNESS for the option of virtual testimony!
I along with Frank Kuntz, Dr. Castle McLaughlin, and Frank’s daughter Christa all testified virtually today. You can see the testimony here: https://video.ndlegis.gov/en/PowerBrowser/PowerBrowserV2/20230309/-1/29319
The resolution was amended to eliminate the word “livestock” from a couple lines. Then the Agriculture Committee voted 13-0-0 to give SCR 4014 a “DO PASS”. It will now move to the ND House floor for a vote. That should be next week, but we will keep you posted! Once it passes the ND House, it will go to the Secretary of State where it will be distributed to the Secretary of the Interior, the NPS Director and to each one of our federal delegates.
Here is hoping that helps get Congressman Armstrong on the side of keeping the horses! We are still accepting emails for Congressman Armstrong. You can send yours here: https://secure.everyaction.com/Rg-lK-HiAkSz6nxuYsiKmw2
We will also be taking all of the comments we received and sending them to Congressman Armstrong’s office next week as part of our weekly email to him.
We had just under 100 comments that we submitted with our testimony. There were also over 125 new comments submitted to the ND House through the website ON TOP OF the over 350 that were submitted previously to the ND Senate!
GREAT JOB! THANK YOU!!
As our friend Heather at Save Our Wild Horses says – “Every letter counts!” and this whole process proves that!
Enjoy your weekend! Your hard work for these horses is paying off, but we still have a long way to go! These horses are NOT safe until we have a management plan in place that allows for a genetically viable herd and when these horses get much needed federal protection!
We will also have a NEW “Call to Action” coming for you soon! Keep your eyes open!
Thank you again for your support and have a SAFE weekend!
Chasing Horses Wild Horse Advocates is committed to advocating for a wild horse management plan and protection for these unique wild horses that call Theodore Roosevelt National Park home! We are fighting for a management plan that is guided by science especially when it comes to decisions regarding the removal of horses and the administration of birth control. Many other wild horse management plans have proven to be successful with their science-based plans. We are asking for the same for this amazing group of wild horses that call Theodore Roosevelt National Park home.