BLM PALOMINO VALLEY CENTER BY: NATIVE WILD HORSE PROTECTION
July 1, 2013 ~ “HEAT ADVISORY HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK”
The young native wild horses along with many of the 2,000 warehoused native wild horses are still struggling in relentless Summer heat, without needed shelter in the Palomino Valley Facility, Nevada. However the BLM staff has responded to our call to help remedy immediate danger and appears to have installed a sprinkler within each pen at this facility and yesterday, the horses were standing closer to the sprinkler water and appear to be over coming their fear.
Where as change takes time and NATIVE WILD HORSE PROTECTION does appreciate the Palomino Valley Center BLM staff taking a step in a good direction to install a sprinkler, but it is difficult to understand why a noisy, fire hose like single stream sprinkler was chosen, as to be a sufficient method to cool these horses. We hope the BLM PVC facility will step up to install shelter before it is too late for these horses.
We are grateful the Palomino Valley BLM Center in Nevada, has heard NATIVE WILD HORSE PROTECTION and other’s in the advocacy community who have joined to echo plea, to create respite for these horses, first announced on June 9th, in “GIMME SHELTER” campaign where in supporters of NATIVE WILD HORSE PROTECTION offered to donate materials and funding to create needed shelter to help save BLM Palomino Valley horses, but the facility declined to accept this offer. We look forward and hope to support the BLM Palomino Valley Center in erecting shelter as a permanent solution to protect these horses from from full sun exposure danger, or to return these horses to the wild where nature, naturally provides respite and shade to better support their chance of survival.
According to Dr. Lester Friedlander BA, DVM a former USDA Chief Veterinarian and Equine Expert, Palomino Valley housed native wild horses would benefit from a water cooling mister system and also require immediate shade, shelter to be available for all horses within each of the pens at this facility, in order to alleviate immediate danger and possible high temperature from full sun exposure heat caused fatalities.
A horse’s body heats up 10 times faster then a human body:
“Prof. Michael Lindinger, an animal and exercise physiologist at the University of Guelph, explains: “It only takes 17 minutes of moderate intensity exercise in hot, humid weather to raise a horse’s temperature to dangerous levels. That’s three to 10 times faster than in humans. Horses feel the heat much worse than we do.
And the effects can be serious. If a horse’s body temperature shoots up from the normal 37 to 38 C to 41 C, temperatures within working muscles may be as high as 43 C, a temperature at which proteins in muscle begin to denature (cook). Horses suffering excessive heat stress may experience hypotension, colic and renal failure.”
Palomino Valley Center, Nevada warehoused native wild horses cannot wait for sweeping reform to be implemented, today’s :
National Weather Service for Palomino Valley, Nevada warns:
EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING
WHAT YOU CAN DO to help:
Pls Tweet DOI: Secretary Sally Jewell and ask her to create shelter now for horses 2 survive in BLM PVC, NV ~ ~ or open the gates and set these horses free, where in nature they may find shade.
@SecretaryJewell Pls c Native Wild #horses rcv immed shade BLM PVC, NV ~2 prevent fatalities
And Nevada Governor Sandoval:
@GovSandoval Pls c Native Wild #horses rcv immed shade BLM Palomino Valley Center Nevada ~2 prevent fatalities www.nativewildhorseprotection.com
CONTACT: Jetara Séhart
Executive Director, Native Wild Horse Protection
Dr. Lester Friedlander, BA, DVM
Coleen Denson, NATIVE WILD HORSE PROTECTION ~member,
(570) 637-3000 firstname.lastname@example.org
photographer and concerned citizen (775) 276-1187 email@example.com
(570) 637-3000 firstname.lastname@example.org
PHOTOS: Coleen Denson, Palomino Valley Center, Nevada June 29, 2013 Native Wild Horses suffering with no shelter in BLM sun baked pens
BLM Palomino Valley Center, Nevada responds to call for shelter for 2,000 warehoused native wild horses for protection from full sun exposure danger with installation of sprinklers