A tribute to the spirit of wild horses and burros

Las Vegas, Nevada

December 15th  marks 40 years, to the date, of the signing of the Free Roaming Wild Horse and Burro Act of 1971. To commemorate this, and to say “we will not give up the fight to keep our Wild Ones Free”.

Let’s Keep Their Light Burning.

Please join us in a candle light vigil on Thurs., Dec. 15th, in front of Fashion Show Mall, on the sidewalk at the corner of Las Vegas Blvd and Spring Mountain Rd. – 5:30 pm – 7 pm

This is to remember all that Velma “Wild Horse Annie” Johnston did to help save our wild horses and burros, and also to remember all the Wild Horses and Burros we have lost over the same 40 years, due to the under-handed, circumvention and manipulation of that Federal Law by the BLM and private interest groups.

America’s Wild Horse Advocates will supply the candles.

For more information Contact:

Garnet at:   flairpro@earthlink.net 

Arlene at:   artistfromafrica@hotmail.com



13 responses

  1. Send an e-mail to America’s Wild Horse Advocates at: flairpro@earthlink.net for details.

    November 8, 2011 at 1:17 am

  2. Samantha

    Can i Have details please?!?!?!

    November 22, 2011 at 4:48 am

  3. The Las Vegas “Keep Their Light Shining Candlelight Vigil” will be : Meet-up Time: 5:30 – Vigil 6 PM to 7 PM – Thurs. Dec. 15 Exact location yet TBD – send me a personal e-mail and tell me how to get in touch with you — email: flairpro@earthlink.net

    November 23, 2011 at 4:28 am

    • Charles Leftwich

      Can you please update me on the affair? I wnat to make sure that I am there.

      December 3, 2011 at 6:30 pm

  4. America’s Wild Horse Advocates (A.W.H. A.) will supply the candles.

    November 26, 2011 at 8:54 pm

  5. Luci Buchanan

    would like to know how I can help~ the state that I reside in, MIchigan, is not listed on this site. many thanks for your response & service.
    blessings in this endeavor.
    Luci Buchanan

    November 30, 2011 at 8:24 pm

  6. If you have no event scheduled in your city
    Here is a possibility:

    Or, you can organize your own event – you have 2 weeks yet to do it.
    It is not really that hard.
    Our group, AWHA, has done 16 Rallies / Protests in the past 24 months – from Las Vegas – to Denver – to Phoenix – to DC

    If you are going to do it – send e-mail with details to Carrol Able at: hiddenvalleyhorse@yahoo.com
    to be included on Website and a get copy of the event Official Press Release,
    Alerting the Media is VERY important. (1 wk prior, Mon. prior, AND late afternoon day prior.)

    December 1, 2011 at 8:20 am

  7. BTW: if your group is within 2 ft of the street-side-edge of a Public Sidewalk (not on Private Property), and are not impeding pedestrian traffic – you need NO Permit. That is the law.

    December 1, 2011 at 8:37 am

  8. The final decision on the location of the Las Vegas Candle Light Vigil will be announced on, or before, by Wed. Dec. 7.

    December 3, 2011 at 7:43 pm

  9. What a Beautiful photo you got:) Really Great “Keep their light shining photo”:)

    December 4, 2011 at 8:39 pm

  10. Charles Leftwich

    I can be reached at 775-209-5413
    Thank You
    Charles Lwftwich
    Alamo Ranch
    Pahrump Nevada

    December 5, 2011 at 1:40 am


    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Arlene Gawne
    (702) 277-1313

    “Keep Their Light Shining” CANDLELIGHT VIGIL

    LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – DEC. 12, 2011 Local wild horse and burro advocates will hold a candlelight vigil on sidewalk in front of Fashion Show Mall, at the corner of Las Vegas Blvd. So. and Spring Mountain Road on Thursday, Dec. 15 – 5:30 PM to 7 PM. Las Vegas is one of over 30 cities throughout the U.S. to join an international candlelight vigil to acknowledge the 40th anniversary of the Wild Free Roaming Horses and Burros Act and the efforts of Wild Horse Annie, who is credited with the unanimous congressional vote that passed the 1971 act.

    Canada and Sweden are also participating with vigils of their own. The UK has joined in with a vigil to be held in front of London’s U.S. Embassy. “These horses are a symbol of the strength, determination and character of the pioneers that settled our countries.” said Debi Heron of western Canada. The sentiment is widespread. (See cities involved at: https://keeptheirlightshining.wordpress.com/.)

    Candles will represent the horses who have lost their freedom, or their lives, in the numerous 2010 – 2011 roundups and hope for the safety of those involved in the roundup currently taking place in the Calico Complex. Everyone is welcome to attend.

    “Advocates are frustrated with the political spin coming from the Bureau of Land Management. “says Carrol Abel, vigil organizer. “Their recent review of inhumane practices during roundups is a perfect example. The AP headline ‘BLM: Mustangs mistreated but not inhumanely’ is a good representation of BLM’s attitude toward these animals. We would like to see wild horse and burro management abide by the congressional intent of the original act.

    President Richard M. Nixon said it well when he signed the act into law.

    “Wild horses and burros merit man’s protection historically for they are a living link with the
    days of the conquistadors, through the heroic times of the western Indians and pioneers,
    to our own day when the tonic of wilderness seems all too scarce. More than that, they merit
    it as a matter of ecological right – as anyone knows who has ever stood awed at the indomitable
    spirit and sheer energy of a mustang running free.” – President Richard M. Nixon – December 15, 1971

    # # #

    December 12, 2011 at 7:10 pm

  12. N.C. Please join in the keep your lights burning !!! Dec. 15th !!!! TWO DAYS AWAY………..FOR THE FREEDOM OF AMERICAS WILD HORSES !!! And the CLOSING OF SLAUGHTER HOUSES….Of………..HORSES. !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    December 15, 2011 at 12:51 am

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