A Farewell to our esteemed Michael Blake

The Council Circle of ISPMB announces the passing of our beloved Vice-President, Michael Blake, on May 2, 2015 at his home in Tucson where he resided with his wife, Marianne Mortensen Blake, and their three children, Quanah, Monahsetah and Lozen who were named after historic Native Americans. 

Michael has been an active participant of ISPMB since 2010 when he joined our Council Circle (Board of Directors) and worked together with ISPMB’s president, Karen Sussman whom he had known since 1991. 

In 1991, Michael adopted his first wild horse named Twelve.

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INHUMANE BLM WILD HORSE ROUND UPS MUST STOP!

For years the BLM has been rounding up herds using helicopters and an irresponsible method of gathering the herd which disrupts herd structures.

ISPMB has years of study on herd structures which ultimately could help the BLM make better decisions as to how roundups should occur.

We need to keep the herds together for further study.

Below are photos captured by wildlife photographer Carol Walker during the 2008 Sand Wash round up.

Helicopter round ups not only destroy herd structures, they terrify wild horses including pregnant mares and young foals as they run for their lives!

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