Pets and Wildlife with Dr. Gary Weitzman

Pets and Wildlife with Dr. Gary Weitzman

Conflicting Behavior: A San Diego man seeks help decoding the actions of his dog, who growls when people pet him but displays a sudden reversal, as if to suggest he was enjoying the attention.

Therapy Dog Needs Therapy: A Washington, D.C. Westie that works in a library has developed an increasingly short temper. Music: “Purus River” by Uakti; “The Swan” by Claude Debussy

Conflicting Behavior: A San Diego man seeks help decoding the actions of his dog, who growls when people pet him but displays a sudden reversal, as if to suggest he was enjoying the attention.

Therapy Dog Needs Therapy: A Washington, D.C. Westie that works in a library has developed an increasingly short temper. Music: “Purus River” by Uakti; “The Swan” by Claude Debussy

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PROTEST TO STOP SENDING U.S. PROTECTED WILD HORSES TO PRISON! STOP AWARD OF NO-BID CONTRACT BY MARCH 31, 2014

protests@gao.gov ATTN: Bob Tichac PH: 307-775-6313
gshoop@blm.gov ATTN: GREG SHOOP PH: 202-208-4896
SIGN PETITION: http://wh.gov/lpr8L

Hello Gary and Animalhouse Staff,

I'm a long time listener and former BLM employee.

STOP AWARD OF NO-BID CONTRACT INTENT TO AWARD BEFORE BIDS ARE DUE!
SIGN PETITION:
http://wh.gov/lpr8L

http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=wild horse,
Funding Opportunity number L14AS00048.SEND PROTESTS AND OUTRAGE BY EMAIL TO:
protests@gao.gov ATTN: Bob Tichac PH: 307-775-6313
gshoop@blm.gov ATTN: GREG SHOOP PH: 202-208-4896

PROTEST TO STOP SENDING U.S. PROTECTED WILD HORSES TO PRISON! STOP AWARD OF NO-BID CONTRACT!
SIGN PETITION: http://wh.gov/lpr8L
&
EMAIL PROTESTS by Monday, March 31, 2014 TO:
protests@gao.gov
gshoop@blm.gov

PROTEST SENDING U.S. WILD HORSES TO PRISON! STOP AWARD OF NO-BID CONTRACT!SIGN PETITION: http://wh.gov/lpr8L& EMAIL PROTESTS TO: protests@gao.gov gshoop@blm.gov

The Bureau of Land Management intends to fund the following project
activities without full and open competition and plans to award a no-bid contract for Wild Horse & Burro Resource Management March 31, 2014. see:

http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=wild horse, Funding Opportunity number L14AS00048.
SEND PROTESTS AND OUTRAGE BY EMAIL TO:
protests@gao.gov ATTN: Bob Tichac PH: 307-775-6313
gshoop@blm.gov ATTN: GREG SHOOP PH: 202-208-4896

PROTEST WILD HORSE ABUSE BY BLM!
For information on submitting your proposal for this lucrative government contract goto:
http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=wild horse, Funding Opportunity number L14AS00048. Wild Horse and Burro Management.

Program Description
This agreement will be between the U S Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management and the Wyoming Department of Corrections, Wyoming Honor Farm to provide care and training to wild horses.
General Information
Funding Opportunity Number L14AS00046
Funding Opportunity Title BLM WY Wild Horse and Burro Resource Management
Opportunity Category Natural Resources
Funding Instrument Type Cooperative Agreement
Category Explanation Not Available
Number of Awards 1
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement No
Posted Date March 3, 2014 (Monday)
Application Due Date March 31, 2014 (Monday)
Application Archive Date April 14, 2014 (Monday)
Total Program Funding $ 2,000,000
Award Amount Un-Known
CFDA Number

15.229 - Wild Horse and Burro Resource Management

SUBMIT PROTESTS BY MARCH 30, 2014 TO:

protests@gao.gov
rtichac@blm.gov
gshoop@blm.gov

Bob Tichac
Grants Management Officer (GMO)
Phone: (307) 775-6313
Fax: (307) 775-6317
rtichac@blm.gov
protests@gao.gov

Gregory P. Shoop
Department Assistant Director
Renewable Resources and Planning
1849 C Street NW, Rm. 5644
Washington, DC 20240
PH: 202.208.4896
gshoop@blm.gov

Wild Horse and Burro Resource Management
FUNDING OPPORTUNITY NO. L14ASXXXX
CFDA No. 15.229

The Wild and Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act of 1971 (WFRHBA), is an Act of Congress (Pub.L. 92–195), signed into law by President Richard M. Nixon on December 18, 1971. The act covers the management, protection and study of wild horses and burros (donkeys) on federal lands.
In 1976, Congress included a provision in the Federal Land Policy and Management Act that permitted the humane use of helicopters in capturing free-roaming horses on federal land, and for the use of motorized vehicles in transporting them to corrals.[37] When problems with the Adopt-a-Horse program emerged and the BLM was accused of allowing too many adoptions so as to deplete feral horse populations on federal land and allowing "adopted" horses to sell for slaughter, in 1978 Congress passed the Public Rangelands Improvement Act (PRIA). The PRIA limited adoptions to only four horses a year per individual and allowed BLM to relinquish title to the horse after one year (during which inspections regarding the animal's treatment were to occur).[21][37] The law also required BLM to inventory all feral horse herds, scientifically determine what constituted "appropriate" herd levels, and determine through a public process whether "excess" animals should be removed.[37] Congress further amended PRIA in 1978 to require updated herd counts.[18]
In 2004, Republican Senator from Montana Conrad Burns inserted a rider into the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2005 (a 3,000-page omnibus appropriations bill) which permitted BLM to sell excess animals more than 10 years old or which have been offered for adoption three times.[38][39][40] The amendment also required that excess, unadoptable horses "shall be made available for sale without limitation."[40] Burns was reportedly acting on behalf of ranching interests, who wished more of the horses removed from federal land.[39] The legislation, signed into law by President George W. Bush, was described by one media outlet as "undercut[ing] more than three decades of lobbying and legislative action aimed at protecting America's wild horses from slaughter".[39] In the 2006 Interior Appropriations Act, a rider was inserted that repealed the Burns amendment; however, in the 2007 Interior Appropriations Act the clause was re-added. As of August 2012, it had not been repealed.[41]
In early 2005, BLM discovered that some of the excess wild horses it had sold had been slaughtered.[42] BLM suspended the sales program in April 2005 and resumed them in May 2005 after implementing new requirements to deter buyers from slaughtering the animals.[43] In the fall of 2007, the last three horse slaughterhouses in the United States closed.[42][44] However, BLM procedures do not ban the export of wild horses for sale and slaughter outside the United States.[42] In 2008, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) concluded BLM was not in compliance with the 2004 amendment, as the department had imposed limitations on the sale of excess horses to help ensure that they were not slaughtered (thus avoiding a public outcry). The GAO also stated that the BLM had a serious "dilemma" in the need to balance their charge to protect and preserve the feral horses with their charge to destroy or sell without limitation excess animals. It recommended that the BLM "develop cost-effective alternatives to the process of caring for wild horses removed from the range in long-term holding facilities and seek the legislative changes that may be necessary to implement those alternatives".[45]
In February 2009, U.S. Representatives Nick Rahall, a Democrat from West Virginia, and Raul Grijalva, a Democrat from Arizona, introduced HR 1018, the "Restore Our American Mustangs Act". The act, if passed, would have amended the 1971 Act to increase available acreage for feral horses, develop additional sanctuaries, "[forbid] the killing of healthy animals, and [allow] greater public participation in herd management decisions."[46] The bill passed a House vote on July 17, 2009 with a vote of 239 for and 185 against, but died in the Senate after being referred to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.[47][48]

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To: President of the United States
PLEASE INVESTIGATE AWARD OF NO-BID CONTRACT that will send U.S. protected wild horses to prisons!
Stop this steered award-of-a-no-bid-contract.

The Bureau of Land Management intends to fund the following project
activities without full and open competition and plans to award a no-bid contract for Wild Horse & Burro Resource Management March 31, 2014. see:...
PLEASE INVESTIGATE AWARD OF NO-BID CONTRACT that will send U.S. protected wild horses to prisons!
Stop this steered award-of-a-no-bid-contract.

The Bureau of Land Management intends to fund the following project
activities without full and open competition and plans to award a no-bid contract for Wild Horse & Burro Resource Management March 31, 2014. see:

http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=wild horse, Funding Opportunity number L14AS00048.

SEND PROTESTS AND OUTRAGE BY EMAIL TO:
protests@gao.gov ATTN: Bob Tichac PH: 307-775-6313
gshoop@blm.gov ATTN: GREG SHOOP PH: 202-208-4896

PROTEST WILD HORSE ABUSE BY BLM!

For information on submitting your proposal for this lucrative government contract goto: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=wild horse, Funding Opportunity number L14AS00048. Wild Horse and Burro Management.

SUBMIT PROTESTS BY MARCH 30, 2014 TO:

protests@gao.gov
rtichac@blm.gov
gshoop@blm.gov

Bob Tichac
Grants Management Officer (GMO)
Phone: (307) 775-6313
Fax: (307) 775-6317
rtichac@blm.gov
protests@gao.gov

Gregory P. Shoop
Department Assistant Director
Renewable Resources and Planning
1849 C Street NW, Rm. 5644
Washington, DC 20240
PH: 202.208.4896
gshoop@blm.gov

Thank you in advance for your help with this most important matter.
Sincerely,

Robin Weiss
robin7798@yahoo.com

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I am a former BLM employee who was wrongfully retaliated against and fired after reporting gross mismanagement in the Wild Horse and Burro Program as well as gross mismanagement in the oil/gas/mineral/fracking permit department.

Things have been very difficult for me since I was wrongfully fired and retaliated against. Aside from a small part time job and some consulting projects, for the most part I am unfortunately still unemployed and really need a job. My unemployment ran out as did my savings. I am a reasonably intelligent person which makes this all the more frustrating.

My background is a combination of marketing, business development, proposal writing for federal, state, and local government contracts, grant writing and paralegal work. I obtained my Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where I was the first female President of the Chess Club. My paralegal certificate is from Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. (2007). In previous positions I have obtained my own leads, created and maintained a database lead tracking program to manage leads/accounts/monies, created all marketing pieces which resulted in bringing in: 100 new accounts for a wholesale food company, 130 trade show exhibit booth sales to corporate, government and private sector companies, 55 new advertising accounts for a major newspaper. In each position held I obtained these results in 4 months or less.

Please consider me for a position with your organization as I am in need of a job.

Feel free to give me a call with any questions or if you need any additional information.

Sincerely,

Robin Weiss
PO Box 2282
Kensington, MD 20891
PH: 240-380-8937

March 22, 2014 - 3:10pm

PROTEST TO STOP SENDING U.S. PROTECTED WILD HORSES TO PRISON! STOP AWARD OF NO-BID CONTRACT BY MARCH 31, 2014

protests@gao.gov ATTN: Bob Tichac PH: 307-775-6313
gshoop@blm.gov ATTN: GREG SHOOP PH: 202-208-4896
SIGN PETITION: http://wh.gov/lpr8L

Hello Gary and Animalhouse Staff,

I'm a long time listener and former BLM employee.

STOP AWARD OF NO-BID CONTRACT INTENT TO AWARD BEFORE BIDS ARE DUE!
SIGN PETITION:
http://wh.gov/lpr8L

http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=wild horse,
Funding Opportunity number L14AS00048.SEND PROTESTS AND OUTRAGE BY EMAIL TO:
protests@gao.gov ATTN: Bob Tichac PH: 307-775-6313
gshoop@blm.gov ATTN: GREG SHOOP PH: 202-208-4896

PROTEST TO STOP SENDING U.S. PROTECTED WILD HORSES TO PRISON! STOP AWARD OF NO-BID CONTRACT!
SIGN PETITION: http://wh.gov/lpr8L
&
EMAIL PROTESTS by Monday, March 31, 2014 TO

March 22, 2014 - 3:11pm