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Monday, January 10, 2011

TWIN PEAKS Roundup on Trial tomorrow

from another of HoneyBandit's aunties --

Twin Peaks Roundup Lawsuit Hearing! January 11, 2011, San Francisco

I won't be late. Tuesday, 9:00 am., I will be there at the United States Courthouse,
95 Seventh Street (Corner of 7th and Mission) Courtroom No. 1.

When the gavel hammers down and the official announcement rings out, “Hear ye, Hear ye. This court hearing is now in session..., “ in my own heart I shall say, “I hear and I am here. I am here for a foal named Honey Bandit, the miracle survivor of those fateful Twin Peaks roundups. I am here for the additional 1,600+ wild horses and burros permanently swept away from their own land of freedom. I am a taxpayer, and I am here.” I am one person.

I am one person, a first-timer to visit a BLM facility, who decided to go see for myself. The invitation came from Palomino Armstrong of Shingletown, California, a knowledgeable horsewoman already successful in the rescue of a tiny foal named Chilly Pepper. September 2, 2010, I took my camera and we walked into the Litchfield office of BLM and learned of a foal deemed in such bad shape that he would not live another day. Thankfully, Palomino was permitted to take the foal into her equine rescue where he could receive intense 24/7 care.

Honey Bandit is the embodiment of the dysfunction of BLM roundups. He lives to tell that the system is broken and needs to be fixed.

The Twin Peaks litigation hearing set for Tuesday [tomorrow]can start fixing the problem
of the broken system.

Consider the impact of a courtroom filled with 1600 people: each person representing one exiled or dead Twin Peaks horse or burro. One person can make a difference. I will be present for the hearing. Who will be seated next to me?

Jennifer Gillespie, Redding, California

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Comments: The court room was so packed that about 15 of us were sent to the cafe to watch the proceedings.

So whatever numbers people come up with just make sure you don't forget those of us who couldn't be in the courtroom because of established rules.

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