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DEADLINE: Make a call for wild horses

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

The House Appropriations Committee markup for the 2019 spending bill is tomorrow. CALL NOW.

We need you to tell your Representative: keep mustang and burro slaughter and killing OUT of Fiscal Year 2019 spending legislation.

Call your Representative today. We don’t have any time to waste.

Thanks,
Suzanne

As early as next week, the House Appropriations Committee will consider its Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Interior Department spending bill, including funding for the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) Wild Horse and Burro Program.

The current draft of the bill protects wild horses and burros from killing and slaughter. HOWEVER, Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT) is likely to again introduce an amendment to strip these long-standing protections, placing as many as 100,000 wild horses and burros in holding facilities and on the range in danger of being killed or sold for slaughter.

Last year, the House approved Rep. Stewart’s lethal amendment, but the Senate rejected it. This year, with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and his BLM doubling down on their request for permission to kill and slaughter our mustangs, these national icons are again in danger.

Please call your Representative today and ask him/her to weigh in with Appropriators to keep mustang and burro slaughter and killing OUT of Fiscal Year 2019 spending legislation. 

Thank you! 

The AWHC Team

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Tell Your Rep.: No Mustang Slaughter

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

As early as next week, the House Appropriations Committee will consider its Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Interior Department spending bill, including funding for the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) Wild Horse and Burro Program.

The current draft of the bill protects wild horses and burros from killing and slaughter. HOWEVER, Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT) is likely to again introduce an amendment to strip these long-standing protections, placing as many as 100,000 wild horses and burros in holding facilities and on the range in danger of being killed or sold for slaughter.

Last year, the House approved Rep. Stewart’s lethal amendment, but the Senate rejected it. This year, with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and his BLM doubling down on their request for permission to kill and slaughter our mustangs, these national icons are again in danger.

Please call your Representative today and ask him/her to weigh in with Appropriators to keep mustang and burro slaughter and killing OUT of Fiscal Year 2019 spending legislation. 

Thank you! 

The AWHC Team

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Utah wild horses need your voice today

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

Photo of Muddy Creek mustangs by Robert Hammer

The BLM is seeking public comments for the roundup and removal of up to 149 “excess” horses – or 66% of the population – from inside and outside the Muddy Creek Herd Management Area (HMA) in Utah.

The mustang’s habitat is made up of 283,000 acres of land, but the BLM only allows between 75-125 horses to reside within itAccording to the BLM, removing the horses is necessary to prevent degradation to the range. But here’s the kicker: they permit nearly five times that number for livestock on allotments that overlap with the HMA.

Not only is this roundup ridiculous, but if Congress approves any of the BLM’s options in its recent report, the horses removed from this area are in danger of being killed, sold for slaughter, or sterilized.

Instead of this plan that endangers these herds, the BLM should immediately implement a comprehensive PZP program in the HMA to vaccinate enough mares to significantly reduce population growth rates over time.

Please take one moment to let the BLM know that the Muddy Creek wild horses need to remain wild and free on our public lands in Utah!  

Thank you for caring about America’s wild horses and burros,

– The AWHC Team

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We’ll see BLM in court

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

Last month, the BLM rolled out a disastrous report to Congress on wild horse and burro management that pays lip service to humane solutions while continuing to push for mass roundups, slaughter and sterilization.

Even before Congress acts, the BLM is implementing actions that will destroy numerous wild horse herds and place thousands of mustangs in jeopardy of being killed.

We’re taking to the courts to stop them… and we need your help to keep our critical litigation going.

Right now, we’re in federal court in…

➔ Wyoming, where we’re challenging the BLM’s attempt to round up even more wild horses than authorized from the Wyoming Checkerboard by pretending that foals don’t count in the overall removal totals. Help us win.

➔ Nevada, where we’re fighting a disastrous BLM plan to reduce the breeding population in two eastern Nevada regions by 90% and destroy these wild free-roaming herds by castrating stallions and using an unproven vaccine called GonaCon on mares. And we’re gearing up to sue to stop the BLM from zeroing out (eliminating all wild horses from) nearly one million acres of public land while allowing subsidized cattle grazing to continue in force. Help us win.

➔ Utah, where we’ve been fighting for four years to dismiss a rancher lawsuit seeking the removal of hundreds of wild horses from our public lands. We won at the lower court; now the ranchers have appealed, and we are defending Utah mustangs at the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. Help us win.

➔ California, where we’re defending the Devil’s Garden wild horses from a rancher lawsuit seeking removal of more than 2,000 mustangs from U.S. Forest Service lands. Help us win.

Can you help us reach our $50,000 goal to keep these lawsuits going?

We’ve already won important legal precedents through successful litigation. With your help, we’ll score more legal victories to protect our cherished wild horse and burro herds.

Gratefully,

Suzanne Roy, Executive Director

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BLM’s plan to slaughter wild horses

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

The Bureau of Land Management just released its report to Congress on future management of wild horses and burros on public lands. The BLM’s answer: mass removals, slaughter and sterilization.

We need your help to push back against the BLM. Donate now to help us counter this unparalleled attack on our wild horses and burros.

The report reveals that the agency will push to change the law to secure “flexibility” to transfer and sell animals without limitation, meaning tens of thousands would be slaughtered.

The plan calls for Congress to “remove prohibitions” currently placed into appropriations bills that forbid the agency from mass killing and slaughter of our mustangs. 

The BLM is going against the recommendations of the National Academy of Sciences and more than 100 horse advocacy organizations, and the will of the American people. The agency wants to reduce wild populations to 1971 levels — when Congress protected these animals because they were “fast disappearing.”

Worse, the BLM wants to sterilize 80 percent of the wild herds… a move that is both dangerous and would take the wild out of wild horses by destroying their natural behaviors.

We will not let this happen on our watch. The BLM plan was submitted to Congress less than 24 hours ago. Help us stand up to the BLM by chipping in to our campaign now.

Thank you so much for your ongoing support,

Suzanne Roy, Executive Director

PS: Go here to read the full report and our response.

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Urgent: BLM releases plan to destroy America’s mustangs

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

The Bureau of Land Management just released its report to Congress on future management of wild horses and burros on public lands. The BLM’s answer: mass removals, slaughter and sterilization.

We need your help to push back against the BLM. Donate now to help us counter this unparalleled attack on our wild horses and burros.

The report reveals that the agency will push to change the law to secure “flexibility” to transfer and sell animals without limitation, meaning tens of thousands would be slaughtered.

The plan calls for Congress to “remove prohibitions” currently placed into appropriations bills that forbid the agency from mass killing and slaughter of our mustangs. 

The BLM is going against the recommendations of the National Academy of Sciences and more than 100 horse advocacy organizations, and the will of the American people. The agency wants to reduce wild populations to 1971 levels —when Congress protected these animals because they were “fast disappearing.”

Worse, the BLM wants to sterilize 80 percent of the wild herds… a move that is both dangerous and would take the wild out of wild horses by destroying their natural behaviors.

We will not let this happen on our watch. The BLM plan was submitted to Congress less than 24 hours ago. Help us stand up to the BLM by chipping in to our campaign now.

Thank you so much for your ongoing support

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Here’s what’s next for AWHC

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

Make a donation today and help us keep up the fight. 

It’s an exciting time for the American Wild Horse Campaign.

This spring, we helped win battles to keep wild horses protected in the federal budget for Fiscal Year 2018, launched a lawsuit against the BLM to stop destructive wild horse management policies on public lands, and even saw the Secretary of the Interior publicly backtrack from his all-out push to slaughter these American icons.

But this fight is far from over… We face another battle for the lives of our mustangs this year as Congress debates spending legislation for Fiscal Year 2019.

Please donate NOW to ensure that we are READY for this fight.

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be keeping you updated on the work we’re doing to protect wild horses and burros, and the battles we’re fighting in court, on the range, and in Congress to defend their rights to live WILD and FREE on our public lands.

Now is a crucial time for your support. We’re building the grassroots support and laying the foundation for lasting protections…. Our campaign has come so far, and we can’t afford to lose any ground.

That’s why we’ve set a new goal: We need to raise $50,000 in the next two weeks to keep our critical programs going. Please pitch in now to help us get started.

We’ve got a lot to do, but together we can create a future where we don’t have to fight every day to protect our nation’s treasures.

Thank you so much for your ongoing support,

Suzanne Roy, Executive Director

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We’re Heading Court Again… And Other News

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Fate of 90,000 Horses to be Decided in Congress Next Week 

Photo: Mikel Hettrick

We have just eight days until Congress must make a decision on spending legislation for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2018. Behind the scenes negotiations are going on RIGHT NOW as Congress decides between the Senate Interior spending bill, which prohibits killing and slaughter of wild horses and burros, and the House version, which would allow the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to destroy up to 90,000 mustangs and burros. It’s time to reach out to House and Senate leadership to save the lives of our American mustangs and burros – will you make the calls today?

NV Business Leaders Stand With AWHC to Save Virginia Range Mustangs

Photo: Scott Sonner/AP

We were honored this week to be joined at a press conference in Reno, Nevada by officials from the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center (TRI), the largest industrial park in the world, in support of our fight to save the Virginia Range horses in northern Nevada. TRI Director and Storey County Commissioner Lance Gilman gave an inspiring talk about the incredible economic development happening at the TRI and how the powerhouse companies there — including Tesla, Switch, and Blockchains — are strongly behind protecting the horses. Tomorrow, we’ll file our lawsuit to stop the state from giving away the horses to a private owner who would then have the “property rights” to do what it wants with the horses, including selling them for slaughter. 

AWHC and TCF Threaten Legal Action Over Upcoming BLM Advisory Board Meeting

AWHC and The Cloud Foundation are taking a stand against the BLM’s violation of public notice requirements in the scheduling of the next meeting of the National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board, currently set for Salt Lake City on March 27, 2018. Yesterday, William Miller of Scottsdale, AZ, attorney for AWHC and TCF, sent a formal letter demanding that the meeting be rescheduled to allow for the required 30-day public notification. Mr. Miller says: “The BLM must give proper notice so that the public can have a voice on this issue that so many citizens care about. This Board has been consistently out of step with the wishes of Americans, 80 percent of whom oppose the killing and slaughter of our wild horses. We will not stand by while this agency trounces federal law in order to restrict the voice of the people and ram through yet another morally bankrupt and unscientific recommendation to kill our American mustangs.”

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DEADLINE: Donate now to help us reach our goal!

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

Please donate before midnight tonight to help us reach our Spring Campaign goal!

They’ve lost their freedom, now BLM wants to kill them… Help us stop the slaughter of our American icons!

Our Spring Protection Campaign ends at midnight tonight, and we’re just $7,000 away from reaching our goal of $50,000 for wild horses and burros.

Chip in now so we can reach our goal!

Thanks to supporters like you, we’ve been able to raise funds over the last two weeks to:

  • Prepare the best cases possible for our lawsuits against the BLM to defend wild horses in Nevada and Wyoming;
  • Raise awareness and organize action calls to Congress to protect wild horses and burros in 2018 Congressional spending legislation; and
  • Document the abuses that are happening on the ground so that Americans across the country can see this despicable treatment of our iconic mustangs.

The funds raised in our Spring Campaign are vital to making our work at AWHC possible. This is your chance to ensure the protection of our wild horses and burros for years to come.

Donate before midnight to get us over the finish line.

Thank you for your incredible support!

Suzanne

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We need to hear from you

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

Our wild horses and burros have never been more threatened — and we’ve never been doing more to defend them. Now we need to hear from you: What should our priority be in this crucial time?

  • Working in statehouses and in the halls of the Congress to demand humane, evidence-based wild horse management. CLICK HERE.
  • Observing and documenting the BLM’s cruel roundups so that citizens across the country can hold our government accountable. CLICK HERE
  • Taking the BLM and state governments to court to stop the roundup and slaughter of wild horses and burros. CLICK HERE

Some other priority we should be focused on? Let us know.

Your feedback is vital to letting us know how we’re doing — and where we can improve. Without advocates and supporters like you, wild horses and burros wouldn’t have a voice. Thank you for standing with us — and with them.

The AWHC Team

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Act now. Tomorrow could be too late.

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

Don’t let the BLM destroy tens of thousands of wild horses!

The BLM wants to sell off our country’s heritage to the highest bidder — and Congress might let them do it. We need your help to stop the roundup, sale, and slaughter of our wild horses.

The national budget is being debated now — and it includes provisions that allow for the destruction of wild horses. We have a limited amount of time to protect wild horses. Can you chip in to our Spring Protection Campaign today?

Donate $10 or more now to help us reach our $50,000 goal and stop the slaughter of thousands of American wild horses. Only days left to meet our goal!

At AWHC, we’re doing everything we can to protect the futures of these beautiful animals — in the field, in the courtroom, and in the halls of Congress.

Earlier this year we sued the BLM to challenge the its ten-year plan to cruelly round up and remove nearly 10,000 federally-protected wild horses in Nevada and sterilize wild stallions who remain on the range. We’ve been documenting roundups, working with local businesses, ranchers and other stakeholders, promoting long-term and humane solutions to the challenges facing horses and burros. But there are some threats — like this budget — that we need to tackle today.

Click here to donate. The fate of our American wild horses is in your hands.

If we don’t act now, tomorrow will be too late.

Thank you for your support.

– AWHC Team

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The fate of 90,000 wild horses

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

We’ve got a number of fights on our hands, but the most pressing of all is the budget being debated in Congress right now. A proposed amendment would allow the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to destroy healthy wild horses and burros, putting the lives of up to 90,000 animals at risk.

That’s not a move toward sustainable management — that’s a massacre.

We’ve launched the Spring Protection Campaign to fuel all our work to protect wild horses — can you help?

Stand with us in telling Congress that the mass slaughter of wild horses and burros is inhumane and wrong.

We’re in the halls of Congress, fighting back against these disastrous, inhumane proposals. And, we’ve teamed up with over 80 other organizations to urge Congress to maintain protections for wild horses and burros against mass killing and slaughter. But we need to do even more to protect these iconic animals.

As Americans, the fate of 90,000 horses is in our hands. Help us prevent the passage of the BLM’s cruel and lethal budget plan before it’s too late.

Please donate today and stand up for our wild horses and burros.

We can do this.

Suzanne Roy

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UPDATE: Panicked horses chased by helicopters, rounded up, and penned

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

Help us change this– pitch in today

Picture dozens of terrified horses, lathered in sweat despite frigid temperatures, eyes wide with fear, running away from government helicopters. Exhausted and resigned, they are driven into traps, then trucked to packed holding pens where they languish for weeks, months, and even years.

That’s what our AWHC team witnessed in Nevada, Utah, and Oregon already this year, as we documented BLM roundups. I’m just back from the Triple B roundup in Nevada where I filmed hundreds of horses, including heavily pregnant mares and several tiny foals, stampeded by helicopters. The trauma of the roundups will cause many of the captured mares tol abort their foals.

These barbaric roundups will keep happening unless we fight back. That’s why AWHC has launched the Spring Protection Campaign to make sure that all of its vital work continues — from documenting BLM roundups, to advocating for a slaughter-free budget in Washington, to defending wild horses and burros in court.

Please, make a donation in honor of the 2,000 proud American mustangs who have lost their freedom so far this year in BLM roundups.

CHIP IN NOW

The lives of every one of these horses are in danger as Congress decides whether or not to give the BLM permission to kill or slaughter as many as 90,000 of them.

It doesn’t have to be this way. Long-term, humane management via birth control is more than just possible; it’s the best option. But the BLM is committed to perpetuating its cruel, inhumane management practices. That’s why documenting the roundups is so important — to let all Americans know about the abuse that our government is perpetrating against our iconic wild horses and burros.

This is a tough fight, but AWHC is in it for the long haul. This week has been hard — but I’m more determined than ever to save these beautiful, wild creatures.

Please donate now to keep AWHC in the fight.

Michael A.
AWHC Videographer

 

 

 

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National Forest Service Identifies Priority Areas for Trail Repair

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The following is from the American Horse Council:

February 20, 2018

National Forest Service Identifies “Priority Areas” for Trail Repair, Lawmakers to Expand Scope of RNR Act

On February 16, the Department of Agriculture’s National Forest Service (NFS) unveiled a list of 15 trail areas that the agency is targeting for priority maintenance projects.  As you recall, the National Forest System Trails Stewardship Act (PL 114-245, aka, “Trails Act”), signed into law in late 2016, directs the NFS to take steps to reduce the backlog of federal maintenance projects by identifying those that are in most need of repair. The Trails Act outlines a detailed program including goals and timetables by which the Department of Agriculture (USDA) will leverage private partners to clear trails long overdue for maintenance.  USDA Secretary Perdue underscored the importance of public/private partnerships supported by the horse industry by stating that the “partners and volunteers” will “address needed infrastructure work,” amounting to about $300 million in backlog maintenance.

Jim McGarvey, who leads the American Horse Council’s Recreation, Trails and Land-Use Committee, applauds the agency’s follow-through on the Trails Act directives.  He states that “AHC was a proud supporter of the Trails Act, and we thank the Forest Service for its continued work in saving these trails for America’s horse riders.” By beginning work on “priority areas,” the agency is focusing on trails that were “impassable” and otherwise posed safety hazards to horsemen and other outdoor enthusiasts.  On February 13, NFS personnel informed AHC members and staff that the agency will continue to explore ways to leverage public/private partnerships to maintain public trails.  To view a copy of the NFS announcement, please click here:  https://www.fs.fed.us/news/releases/usda-secretary-announces-infrastructure-improvements-forest-system-trails.

On the congressional front, lawmakers continue to review provisions that would expand the scope of the Recreation-Not-Red-Tape (RNR) Act (H.R. 3400), one of Congress’ most ambitious public lands initiatives.  The legislation would build on the success of the Trails Act by authorizing the Department of the Interior, through the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), to enter into cooperative agreements with private parties to continue to expand the role of volunteers in trail maintenance.  The House Natural Resources Committee is planning to move forward with a mark-up of H.R. 3400, possibly as early as March, to incorporate provisions of the Guide Outfitters (GO) Act into H.R. 3400.  The expanded bill would establish a variety of regulatory efficiencies, including creation of joint permits for activities that take place on lands administered by the National Park Service, NFS and BLM.  The House Natural Resources Committee postponed a mark-up planned for Wednesday, February 14, to continue to explore ways to expand the scope of the RNR Act.

If you would like more information about federal land access issues, please contact Bryan Brendle at bbrendle@horsecouncil.org or 202-296-4031.

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Breaking: We’re suing BLM

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

Big news. We just filed in the U.S. District Court in Nevada challenging the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) cruel ten-year plan to round up and remove over 9,000 federally-protected wild horses in southeastern Nevada. That’s right: We’re suing the BLM — again!

If we win, it will set another important precedent for wild horses — but we need more resources to make that happen. Can you make an emergency donation for our efforts today?

Donate now to support our lawsuit against the BLM and all our efforts to fight for wild horses.

The plan the BLM has rolled out for the wild horses in the Antelope and Triple B Complexes in eastern Nevada is terrible. It’s the same broken approach that the National Academy of Sciences called “expensive and unproductive for the BLM and the public it serves.” The agency wants to reduce the breeding population of wild horses in these areas by 90 percent to the low appropriate management level of 899 horses on 2.8 million acres – or one horse per 3,115 acres!

The helicopter roundups will chase thousands of frightened, helpless horses into cramped, confined pens. At past roundups, we’ve witnessed traumatized horses struggling desperately to escape — even breaking limbs trying to get free.

Phase 1 of the roundup is underway right now with 900 horses targeted for removal. We can’t stop that, but we can impact the roundups that will take 8,000 more horses from their homes on the range… and stop the BLM from implementing harmful practices — including castrating wild stallions on the range — that will take the wild out of these wild horses by destroying their natural behaviors.

We can’t let the BLM implement this massive, wide-ranging roundup and sterilization plan. We’re going to force the BLM back to the drawing board to come up with a better plan for the beautiful wild horses of this area. But we need your help to get the job done in federal court.

Please donate today and stand up for wild horses.

We’ll keep you updated on this case and all the vital work we’re doing for wild horses and burros.

Thanks for standing with us and our magnificent wild horses and burros.

Suzanne Roy, Executive Director

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Another Zeroing Out? Just Say No… And Other News

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Take Action for Nevada’s Wild Horses

Please take action to oppose the BLM’s “zeroing-out” (eliminating) all wild horses from the Seaman and White River Herd Management Areas in Nevada. Over the past 46 years, the BLM has slowly but steadily eliminated approximately 25,000 square miles of wild horse and burro habitat… That’s more land than the entire states of New Hampshire, Massachusetts and New Jersey combined! By taking action today, you are telling our federal government that you oppose removing all wild horses from nearly 600 square miles of our public lands in Nevada. Take action and share with your friends and family to stand up against this assault on our wild horses.

BLM Continues to Round Up Wild Horses as their Fate Hangs in Balance

As the BLM awaits a decision by Congress on whether or not to grant its request to kill tens of thousands of wild horses and burros in holding facilities and on the range, the agency is moving ahead with roundups in three Western states. This includes the massive removal of 1,000 horses from Nevada’s Antelope and Triple B Complexes. Read more about the upcoming roundups by clicking below.

Is the Horse a Native Species?

We recently sat down with Dr. Beth Shapiro, a world-renowned evolutionary biologist who heads the Paleogenomics Laboratory at University of California Santa Cruz to discuss The Original Horse Project and to ask the controversial question: Is the horse a native species to North America? Watch her answer the piece below! 

Photo 1 by BLM, Photo 2 by Caroline Christie

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We can’t thank you enough

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

Yesterday went better than we ever could have hoped.

Across the country, supporters like you stepped up on Giving Tuesday in a huge way. We blew through our initial $25,000 goal, and got almost 1,000 individual donations. And because of our matching gift, all of those gifts will go twice as far.

We can’t thank you enough for your support — and it couldn’t come at a more crucial time. Your donations will fuel these critical programs to save wild horses and burros:

Litigation: Right now, our legal team is defending wild horses in two federal appellate court cases. We’re fighting to uphold our lower court victories against a rancher lawsuit seeking roundup and slaughter of Utah wild horses and the BLM’s attempts to destroy the Saylor Creek wild horse population in Idaho bysurgically sterilizing every stallion and mare living there. 

On the ground: As you read this, the AWHC team is in the field to document a BLM helicopter roundup underway today in Utah. We’re showing the world what’s happening to our wild horses and burros in these remote regions of the West, and we’re generating the public support necessary to stop our government’s cruel treatment of these national icons.

Advocacy: Our wild horses deserve the best possible representation in the halls of Washington, and that’s just what our bipartisan legislation team is doing — making sure that policies affecting wild horses are evidence-based, humane, and strictly enforced.

We can’t do this work without you. Thank you again for your support this Giving Tuesday and every day.

Sincerely,

Suzanne & the AWHC Team

PS. Didn’t get a chance to give yesterday? You can still chip in today to defend wild horses.

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Giving Tuesday Update: emergency matching fund

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

— Thanks to a huge outpouring of support, we’ve hit our $25,000 Giving Tuesdaygoal. Now, a major donor has agreed to provide an EMERGENCY match of $10,000 more — if we can reach that goal before midnight.

Can you pitch in right now to help us raise $10,000 and unlock this emergency matching gift to fuel our work for wild horses and burros across the country?

Thanks,

Suzanne


 

Today is Giving Tuesday, and right now our team is on the ground in Utah to document an abusive government roundup. Starting tomorrow, helicopters will hunt down and trap wild horses, robbing them of the two things they value most: family and freedom. Worse, the lives of every one of these proud mustangs is in danger, thanks to a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) plan to kill and sell for slaughter tens of thousands of wild horses and burros in holding facilities and on the range.

A generous AWHC donor has agreed to match all contributions up to our Giving Tuesday goal of $25,000. That means you can double your money by making a contribution by midnight tonight!

At AWHC, we’re working nonstop to keep wild horses and burros free and safe and to defeat attempts by the BLM to slaughter them.

Last week, we achieved a major victory in that battle when the Senate rejected BLM’s lethal plans. But earlier this year, the House passed a spending bill that would allow BLM to kill tens of thousands of healthy wild horses and burros. That means the fight goes on as Congress negotiates to reconcile the two versions of the bill.

We need your help to carry this battle over the finish line. Make your first gift of the year go twice as far and help us unlock this $25,000 matching gift. Give a tax-deductible gift of just $10 or more before midnight and DOUBLE your impact.

In honor of Trey, the tiny pinto foal who was roped, hogtied, captured and separated from his mother at last year’s BLM roundup in the Cedar Mountains … and in honor of all the foals being captured right now in Utah, never again to feel the security of family or the freedom of the open range… please make your Giving Tuesday gift today.

Together, we can build a better future for our magnificent wild horses and burros. Thank you.

In Freedom,

Suzanne Roy, Executive Director

Photo by Caroline Christie

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Double your money to help wild horses this Giving Tuesday

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

Today is Giving Tuesday, and right now our team is on the ground in Utah to document an abusive government roundup. Starting tomorrow, helicopters will hunt down and trap wild horses, robbing them of the two things they value most: family and freedom. Worse, the lives of every one of these proud mustangs is in danger, thanks to a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) plan to kill and sell for slaughter tens of thousands of wild horses and burros in holding facilities and on the range.

A generous AWHC donor has agreed to match all contributions up to our Giving Tuesday goal of $25,000. That means you can double your money by making a contribution by midnight tonight!

At AWHC, we’re working nonstop to keep wild horses and burros free and safe and to defeat attempts by the BLM to slaughter them.

Last week, we achieved a major victory in that battle when the Senate rejected BLM’s lethal plans. But earlier this year, the House passed a spending bill that would allow BLM to kill tens of thousands of healthy wild horses and burros. That means the fight goes on as Congress negotiates to reconcile the two versions of the bill.

We need your help to carry this battle over the finish line. Make your first gift of the year go twice as far and help us unlock this $25,000 matching gift. Give a tax-deductible gift of just $10 or more before midnight and DOUBLE your impact.

In honor of Trey, the tiny pinto foal who was roped, hogtied, captured and separated from his mother at last year’s BLM roundup in the Cedar Mountains … and in honor of all the foals being captured right now in Utah, never again to feel the security of family or the freedom of the open range… please make your Giving Tuesday gift today.

Together, we can build a better future for our magnificent wild horses and burros. Thank you.

In Freedom,

Suzanne Roy, Executive Director

Photo by Caroline Christie

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Baby horse hogtied, separated from mother by BLM

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

Giving Tuesday match: Give a gift of just $10 or more to protect wild horses by midnight on Tuesday and your donation will be DOUBLED.

Separated from his mother. Hog-tied. Penned. This just a glimpse of what happened to to Trey, a 2-month-old foal, during a horrific Bureau of Land Management roundup of wild horses in Utah. Fortunately, Trey made it out — but not all horses are so lucky.

These kinds of roundups occur routinely on our public lands. Wild horses are being harassed, abused, and even killed. But we’re making a difference: by documenting BLM activity, by saving individual horses, by advocating for humane policies like fertility control, and by fighting to stop the BLM’s plan to slaughter these innocent and iconic animals.

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