Originally Posted: November 14, 2012
Tell the President to Replace Salazar as Secretary of the Interior
[Ed. Note: Read One Wild Mare's Suffering Comes To An End.]
Ask the President to replace Ken Salazar immediately, AND, until a new Interior Secretary is nominated and confirmed, to call an immediate halt to all wild horse and burro roundups.
President Barack Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington DC 20500
Comment Line (202) 456-1111
Switchboard (202) 456-1414
fax (202) 456-2461
Email the President: http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/submit-questions-and-comments
IINFORMATION / TALKING POINTS
Secretary of the Department of the Interior Ken Salazar recently threatened
reporter Dave Philipps following an interview about the Department's
handling of America's protected wild horses and burros.
The incident is gaining national attention. Fox scheduled Ginger Kathrens of The Cloud Foundation to appear with Sean Hannity, but Fox have since cancelled her. Now Salazar has "apologized" through his office. But he did not do so until the Associated Press contacted the DOI for a comment.
Please telephone and/or email the White House and, if you agree, then
1. State your objections to Interior Secretary Salazar holding his office a day longer and call for Salazar's instant removal. Being rude to a member of the public is one thing; threatening to punch out a reporter is quite another. Salazar did not apologize until AP called his office for a statement.
2. Ask the President -- until a new Interior Secretary is nominated and confirmed -- to call an immediate halt to all wild horse and burro roundups.
3. Ask the President -- until a new Interior Secretary is nominated and confirmed -- to order an investigation into Salazar and the Bureau of Land Management's wild horse and burro program, including selling federally protected wild horses and burros to slaughter and sterilizing remaining herds (particularly spaying wild mares in the field), virtually wiping them out.
4. Ask the President -- until a new Interior Secretary is nominated and confirmed -- to call an immediate halt to all wild horse and burro sales and adoptions to block America's wild equines from going to slaughter.
These are ideas you can use. Take them and make your own message before dialing the phone or sending an email. You may want to use only some or all, and add your own.
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