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NAS AWHPC Re- Wildlife Society

NAS AWHPC Re- Wildlife Society

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American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign,P.O. Box 1048, Hillsborough, NC 27278 
October 27, 2011Robin Schoen, DirectorBoard on Agriculture and Natural ResourcesNational Research Council/National Academy of SciencesVia email: rschoen@nas.edu.Dear Ms Schoen,Further information has come to our attention regarding a member of the provisional reviewcommittee for the wild horse study that has heightened our concerns about lack of balance on thepanel. We wanted to share this additional information with you. It concerns Dr. Paul Krausman,who is a past president of the Wildlife Society. According to the link below, in addition to hisprofessional and official affiliation with the Wildlife Society, has met with both BLM DirectorBob Abbey and Congressman Cynthia Loomis, an vocal pro-horse slaughter, anti-wild horselegislator from Wyoming, discussing the “growing problem of managing
 feral
horses in thewestern United States.”Please see Wildlife Society “Executive Director’s Monthly Report,” June 2011here (http://joomla.wildlife.org/documents/2011.June.report.pdf).
 Meeting with BLM Director:
 Ryder,
 Krausman
 , Hutchins, Bies and Rentz met with BLM  Director Bob Abbey at the Department of Interior’s Main Building in Washington, DC on June 15, 2011. We were accompanied by our colleagues from the Society for Range Management: Jack Alexander (President), Jess Peterson (Executive VP) and KellyFogarty (SRM Legislative Liaison). Our primary purpose was to continue our discussionson the management of feral horses in the American West. We shared our thoughts with Director Abbey on the need to manage this non-native species and its potential impactson our native wildlife and their ecosystems.
 Meeting with Congresswoman Lummis:
 Ryder, Krausman, Hutchins, Alexander,Peterson, Fogarty, Bies and Rentz met with Wyoming Congresswoman Cynthia Lummisand her staff at her offices and at the U.S. Capitol Building on June 14, 2011.Congresswoman Lummis took time out of her busy day (she was on the floor debating a Bill) to meet with us concerning the growing problem of managing feral horses in thewestern United States.

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