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Are slaughter proponents shifting tactics?

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Are Mustang Slaughter Proponents Shifting Tactics in Congress?

At a hearing on Capitol Hill yesterday, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT), who last year lobbied hard for language authorizing the mass killing of wild horses and burros, signaled a possible shift in tactics. Instead of advocating for Congress to lift the ban on mustang slaughter, they focused on non-lethal management strategies. While the Interior Department’s Fiscal Year 2019 budget still proposes language that would authorize horse slaughter, it may be that Secretary Zinke and Rep. Stewart have resigned themselves to the fact that mass slaughter of America’s wild horses and burros is wildly unpopular, especially in an election year. Whatever the reason, the shift in focus away from slaughter to non-lethal options is a significant development. Read more in an analysis by AWHC’s lobbyist by clicking below.

AWHC Candidate Questionnaire: Ready to Launch

As a supporter of AWHC, you deserve to know where your candidates stand on the issues involving wild horses. That’s why, in addition to our work in the field, in the courts, and with the federal budget, we’re launching a new initiative: our first candidate survey. Over the next few months, we’ll be asking candidates in key states a series of questions on where they stand on protecting wild horses and burros and our public lands. We’ll then inform our supporters of the candidates’ positions on the wild horse issue, so voters can be informed before heading to the polls this fall. Click below for a preview of the survey and stay tuned for the results.

Mustang Rescue Underway

As a result of AWHC’s Cooperative Agreement with the State of Nevada for rescue of the Virginia Range horses, over 200 of these cherished mustangs have been saved from slaughter. Through a strong coalition effort, the vast majority of these horses have been placed in quality homes. However, the downside of adoption is that many adoptions fail, and mustangs routinely enter the slaughter pipeline. Such is the case with five Virginia Range horses — a senior gelding and his family — who are currently being transported back to Nevada after being rescued from the kill buyer who operates the notorious Bastrop kill pen in Louisiana. Read more by clicking below about the rescue and why we fight so hard to keep wild horses wild and free on the range, where they belong.

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CHILLY PEPPER – SUPERMAN – Another Chilly Pepper Miracle, and as usual, back on the road again. LET’S SAVE MORE LIVES!

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The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

SUCCESS for the group of 6. Working with the folks up in WA at Thunder Mountain and the Yakima Foal Rescue, we are happy to say that all these horse kids are now safe.

We also were able to save another stallion headed straight to slaughter. We are on the way back to WA, where Matt will be picking up 2 stallions and the emaciated mare and her baby.

We will also be picking up two mares with their foals and an unknown number of Yakima orphans as well. I still do not have an exact pick up date, but we will be ready and waiting.

In the meantime, we had an unexpected rescue of 3 miniatures. I received a phone call and the woman said she needed help as she could not care for them. The above photo shows the horrifying condition of their hoofers upon arrival.

Superman, who was literally walking on the sides of his legs, was in agonizing pain and could barely move. Based on his condition and the lack of movement and the horrible pain even when on high doses of pain meds, there was much to indicate that he might not be able to recover from the damage. We were advised to euthanize, but wanted to make sure. He would not even walk to food with high doses of pain meds on board. Every step was agony, and we knew we had to do something immediately.

The x-ray was shocking. His lil coffin bones were not nearly as rotated or damaged as first thought. Even after the x ray, the vet was not sure if we could save him. A plan was made and a specialized farrier was called in. She said we should try one trim and see how it went.

Upon arrival, the farrier looked in the trailer. Sadly he shook his head and said “there is nothing I can do for this guy. There is way too much damage”.

The vet told him to look at the xray, and so began Superman’s transformation.

Superman is truly a miracle. His life is a gift from God, as it is simply a miracle there was not more damage to his bones and joints. He is a lucky little man. When we used “miracle” in our rescue name, we had no idea that we would see so many.

The other two will be trimmed very soon, as soon as this urgent emergency rescue is done. We needed to make sure we get only the best trimmer to help these kids and need to schedule more x-rays. They are doing very well and the vet and trimmer are getting the timing set up to give them their pedicures.

So once again we are hiring ranch help, driving two rigs and looking at picking up possibly 3 newborn orphans in the next few days, as well as the mares and foals. Superman’s care was not cheap, but he is definitely worth it.

Please help us save the additional mares and their babies (the ones we have not had access to yet), and the additional newborns and older babies. As usual, we have no idea what the final count will be, but I already have too many to fit in one trailer so Matt will have to come back again. As always, the numbers that are saved will be dependent on the funds available to rescue them.

Thank you as always for helping. We will need more funding to complete the purchase, Coggins and Health Certs as well as all the milk, meds, shavings etc. etc. and all the needs that come along with newly born babies. It is excruciatingly expensive to save them.

Below, Superman feeling much better!

If you want to help You can go to You Caring – to help us keep saving lives..

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if you would like to help these horses.

You can donate via check at Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang, P.O. Box 190 Golconda, NV 89414

You can also donate via credit card by calling Palomino at 530-339-1458.

NO MATTER HOW BIG OR HOW SMALL – WE SAVE THEM ALL!

SAVING GOD’S CRITTERS – FOUR FEET AT A TIME

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang, WIN Project – Rescue & Rehab

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Tell Congress: Thanks for protecting wild horses and burros

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

Your Senators and Representatives are back in their home districts for the next two weeks for Easter Recess.

This is a great time to call their district offices and thank them for maintaining protections for wild horses and burros in the 2018 Omnibus spending bill, which passed last week.

Remember, the Fiscal Year 2019 Appropriations process is already under way, and the Interior Department is once again doubling down on its plan to slaughter our nation’s iconic mustangs and burros.

We have a major battle on our hands again, and we can lay a strong foundation for the fight ahead expressing our gratitude now to Congress for listening to the will of the people and protecting our wild horses and burros.

What You Can Do

1. Find the district office for your Representative and Senators and give them a call!

Here’s what you need to say: “I’m calling to let Senator/Rep [name] know how much I appreciate Congress’ decision to maintain long-standing protections for wild horses and burros from killing and slaughter. Please ask Senator/Rep to ensure that these same protections are carried forward in 2019 spending legislation. Thank you.”

2. Follow up with an email.

Thank you so much for taking action for wild horses and burros,

The AWHC Team

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Congress Spares America’s Horses

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

The Omnibus spending bill is finally out, and America’s horses are protected for the next six months!

This is huge! Congress heard the voice of the American people and maintained protections for wild horses and burros against slaughter and mass killing. The spending bill also maintains the de facto ban on U.S. horse slaughter by continuing the prohibition for federal funding of USDA horsemeat inspections.

While we breathe a collective sigh of relief, let’s take a moment to savor the significance of this victory. Just one year ago, newly-appointed Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke made killing wild horses and burros a top priority of his administration, and he aligned with powerful agricultural lobbying groups to get his lethal agenda through the Congress.

But these special interests could not drown out the voice of the American people, who want our wild horses protected and humanely managed, not slaughtered.

We share this victory with many organizations and tens of thousands of citizens across the U.S., who made their voices heard on behalf of our iconic mustangs and burros.

So let’s celebrate today, but while we do, let’s remember that this fight is far from over. This spending bill expires on September 30, 2018, and Zinke’s Interior Department will double down on its efforts to slaughter our wild horses and burros. The next appropriations fight – for Fiscal Year 2019 — has already begun.

We’re counting on your support in the coming weeks and months as we work to build on this victory and secure lasting protections for our magnificent wild horses and burros. So please, stay tuned, stay strong and stay ready.

But, tonight, enjoy the victory!

Thank you for everything,

Suzanne Roy

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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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911 – URGENT SITUATION – DO WE HAVE HOURS OR DAYS?? WE NEED IMMEDIATE HELP TO SAVE LIVES

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The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

THANK YOU FOR SAVING MY MOM TOO!!

BABY SEASON IS HERE! We have already done 9 horses so far…..

I received an urgent call this afternoon. We have a teeny, tiny little one whose mama is scheduled to ship out, unless we can pull off another miracle. We also are looking at two yearlings IF we can raise enough funds for them. But it gets worse, apparently there is at least one, if not more, very pregnant mares about to ship.

For those of you who have never seen the reality of slaughter, that baby will be sliced out of its mama and thrown alive on the slaughter floor. I have actually seen it. That is the reality. This is why we work non-stop, often literally 24/7 around the clock taking care of babies to try and save as many as we can.

(I cried all afternoon thinking about the baby and the horses. But I know that all we can do is our best, and I am thankful we are given a chance to save some.)

We don’t always have the option of saving mom, and in all reality we are full. So,
IF WE HAVE A CHANCE TO SAVE MOM and the heavily pregnant mare and the baby’s mama, we need help NOW, and lots of it. WHO WE SAVE will depend directly on how much money is raised to save their lives. We know we will find a way to get the little one, but I don’t want to leave horses behind that we could save.

UNLESS we just take the orphan, we will need to set up another shelter before we leave to be able to get the very pregnant mare and to save mama and baby.

We don’t have time to build one, we will need to pick up the phone and have on of our little shelters delivered. I was told the horses could ship as early as tomorrow , or it could be a day or even a week. It only takes 15 more bodies to complete the load. We are very fortunate that the shipper really tries to work with us, and we are grateful for that.

However, since we will be driving about 12 hours to get there, and we may get called as soon as tomorrow, we have to be ready. At this point we have pretty much zero in the budget to go get horse kids. Between the last 9 (the Fabulous 5), Justein & Lil Jo, Jolene (aka Racoon), and the little baby who cost about $600 in the end to make sure she was no longer suffering and make sure what we were doing was best for her little life, funds dwindled quickly. Add to that $900 of emergency trailer repairs on the road and the $1100 of hay yesterday, well that puts us very low.

So as it stands, we have one orphan to pick up and two yearlings. We need funds to make that happen and then we can start saving more lives, depending on how long it takes to raise the funds. I have to know the minute he calls who we can afford to save. We have to get another shelter and get a space set up for the new baby and HOPEFULLY – his/her mama too.

CAN YOU HELP US SAVE “Baby, his/her Mama, two yearlings, and one or more VERY PREGNANT MARES”? Until we upgrade the LQ, we will have to run two trucks and trailers depending on how many of these horses we can save.

I simply cannot bear the thought of the baby being thrown aside and dying on the slaughter house floor. I am sorry as I know hearing that will upset many people, but this is what your donations stop. YOU are the difference for these horses. Matt and I will work non-stop but we do not have the funds to save these kids on our own.

On top of all this, we have outgrown our beautiful rolling hospital. Running 2 trucks n 2 trailers is killing the rescues’ funds. We found the perfect (USED OF COURSE) 4 horse LQ. It is much safer for me, (My leg is not being nice) and it has WAY more room for babies/horses than the 3 horse. (No wasted space in the horse area as there are no mangers or side storage. It’s $27,000 (with taxes etc.) but will pay for itself via fuel n lodging savings in a couple years. We will be selling the current Rolling Foal Hospital. The money we save in lodging and fuel EACH MONTH will make the trailer payments, so once we have a down payment we are golden.

(In doing taxes for 2017, we spent close to $20,000+ in fuel and about $5000 in lodging. This was partially due to the ISPMB rescue, and the rest is due to all the other 250+/- horses we rescued, picked up, shared with other rescuers and transported. )

The babies need milk powder ($149 per bag) , milk pellets, ($100 a bag), grain, vaseline, Colostrum ($100 + per bottle) gloves, baby wipes, meds etc. etc. to have a chance at a real life.

PLEASE HELP US BE READY WHEN THE PHONE RINGS!

BELOW – MAMA & BABY. Meet Justein & Lil Jo SAFE & SOUND THANKS TO YOU!

If you want to help You can go to You Caring – to help us keep saving lives..

You can go to Paypal

if you would like to help these horses.

You can donate via check at Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang, P.O. Box 190 Golconda, NV 89414

You can also donate via credit card by calling Palomino at 530-339-1458.

NO MATTER HOW BIG OR HOW SMALL – WE SAVE THEM ALL!

SAVING GOD’S CRITTERS – FOUR FEET AT A TIME

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang, WIN Project – Rescue & Rehab

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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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Time’s Almost Up for Wild Horses and Burros

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

Right now in Congress, members are working on a 2018 spending bill that will directly affect the lives of thousands of America’s wild horses and burros.

Your elected representatives need to hear from you now to ensure that protections against mass killing and slaughter are maintained in the final spending bill. 

CALL NOW TO SAVE OUR MUSTANGS AND BURROS:

You can say: “As your constituent, I’m calling to ask Senator/Representative [Name] to work with leadership to ensure that the final 2018 spending bill protects America’s wild horses and burros from mass killing and slaughter. Please stand with 80% of Americans who oppose killing wild horses and burros and want them protected and humanely managed on our public lands. Thank you.”

After your calls, please send a follow up message.

If we all act together NOW, we can prevail!

Thank you,

Suzanne

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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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HAPPENING NOW: Slaughter in the U.S. Budget?

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

The budget debate is happening in Congress NOW — which means we have a limited amount of time to guarantee a pro-horse, anti-slaughter budget for 2018.

After kicking the can down the road for months, Congress now appears likely to vote in the next few weeks on spending legislation for the remainder of 2018.

That means the coming weeks will be crucial, as Congress decides between the House version (which would allow the BLM to kill as many as 90,000 wild horses and burros), and the Senate version (which continues to prohibit killing and slaughter).

Contact your Members of Congress NOW and tell them to vote NO on wild horse killing and slaughter.

We can’t stand by and let our tax dollars go towards the wholesale destruction of these magnificent creatures!

Reach out to your Members of Congress today and make sure these beautiful, wild animals are left to roam free on our public lands, where they belong.

In Solidarity,

Suzanne, Executive Director

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Another Angel in Heaven – but 5 MORE lives saved. A question to answer!

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The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

BABY SEASON IS HERE!

With a shattered heart I bring you Tana’s update. As we were so far away, (in NV), when I got the call, and Tana had been found abandoned by the side of the road in Yakima, WA, I knew that she would be needing IV fluids if she was to have a chance to survive, and she needed them right away, well before I would get there.

So we called the vet and she went out to Mel’s to assess the baby, give fluids, check her leg and do her Coggins if all went well. Unfortunately the news was beyond grim. The below photo shows the broken bones in her leg. Even with an unlimited budget, this would have had nearly zero chance and it would have put Tana through more horrific and unconscionable pain. As I looked at her x-ray, I could only think of how much my broken femur still hurts. I could not put her through more pain. So sadly, we made the decision that was right for her; we set her free from this world of horrible pain that she lived in.

So now we have a very hefty vet bill, as well as the cost of her burial and our trip to WA. HOWEVER, we were able to SAVE FIVE (5) more horses from a horrible fate at the slaughter plant. The cost for the two vet visits, (one for Coggins on the Fabulous Five, and one for Tana), as well as the cost to bail these kids and get them vetted is going to be close to $3500? not including fuel.

NOW COMES THE KICKER! Just hours ago I received a call about a newborn(orphan???). Matt and I will be picking up the baby next week. However, this time we have a POSSIBLE CHANCE to save Mom too. I have to let them know by Monday if I am picking up a 4 day old orphan or a Mare and Foal pair.

Unfortunately, I have no more room at Chilly Pepper for adult horses until we fence more of the property and get more shelter. BUT THE GOOD NEWS IS – I FOUND A PROBABLE HOME FOR MOM AND BABY, IF we can raise enough funds. I have to pay the vet bills before we even think about another horse. It is hard, because you never want to say no, knowing full well that means a horse will face slaughter. HOWEVER, I cannot be the rescue that just says yes, yes and does not face the fact that it costs money to feed and care for these horses after they are “SAVED”.

So this is my question to our Chilly Pepper Family. What do y’all want to fund? What is your priority? We will be picking up baby for sure next week. I am hoping and praying we can raise enough funds to save Mama. Most of the time we do not even have an option to try and save Mom, but by the Grace of God we do this time.

As much as I want to run out and save all the horses, we have to be responsible. Hopefully we will be getting lots of kids adopted soon, but still being on crutches is slowing everything down. Having a $1000 hay bill every 3 weeks or so is going to limit how many horses we can save.

Number 5, who is not shown clearly in the photos, is currently at our vet as he was colicking earlier today. So there is a lot going on.

I am hoping and praying that folks still want us to try and save as many grown horses as we can, and not just let mom ship to slaughter while we save the baby. Again, most of the time it won’t even be an option. If y’all are with me, lets get these bills paid, some funds for hay and save this mom and her baby.

If we raise enough funds in the next two days she will be going to CA with her baby instead of being loaded on the slaughter truck. It’s up to everyone to decide if she lives or dies a horrible death. This is from the heart, and I simply don’t know what else to do but be honest.

Thank you to everyone who donated to help save Tana. She was a beautiful little girl and thankfully did not die alone, scared and cold on the side of the road. Let’s make her proud and keep on saving lives. THANK YOU!

If you want to help You can go to You Caring – to help us keep saving lives..

You can go to Paypal

if you would like to help these horses.

You can donate via check at Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang, P.O. Box 190 Golconda, NV 89414

You can also donate via credit card by calling Palomino at 530-339-1458.

NO MATTER HOW BIG OR HOW SMALL – WE SAVE THEM ALL!

SAVING GOD’S CRITTERS – FOUR FEET AT A TIME

Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang, WIN Project – Rescue & Rehab

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New Trump Budget Puts Mustang Lives on the Line…Again

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

BLM Doubles Down on Mass Mustang Slaughter

The Trump Administration’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 budget is out, and it again asks Congress for permission to slaughter federally protected mustangs and burros in holding facilities and on the range. The budget calls for slashing $14 million from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Wild Horse and Burro Program budget by selling as many as 90,000 wild horses and burros for slaughter to supply foreign horsemeat markets. The lethal plan tramples the wishes of the vast majority Americans – including 86% of Trump voters — and is contrary to the recommendations of the National Academy of Sciences. We now have two fights on our hands as Congress finalizes 2018 spending legislation and begins the 2019 appropriations process. Please take one moment to take a stand against mass mustang slaughter by clicking below.

Stop Nevada’s Virginia Range Mustang Giveaway

Late last week, AWHC sent Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval and his Department of Agriculture a legal letter demanding that they rescind the Request for Proposals to transfer ownership of the historic Virginia Range mustangs to a private party. The new owner would then have “property” rights to do what it wants with the horses, including sell them for slaughter. The proposed giveaway is not only illegal, but also would prevent the public from having any say in the protection and management of this locally cherished mustang population. Join us in standing up for the Virginia Range horses by clicking below.

United We Stand for Mustangs

AWHC is pleased to join with more than 80 other organizations and businesses in calling on Congress to maintain prohibitions on mass killing and slaughter of wild horses and burros, and to compel the BLM to implement a humane, scientific and politically viable management program for the nation’s iconic mustang and burro herds. The “Unified Statement “on the Humane, Sustainable, and Cost-Effective On-Range Management of America’s Wild Horses and Burros” lays out a set of principles and recommendations on which such a plan can be based. Please click below to read and share the Unified Statement – the more we stand together, the better our chances of prevailing for the mustangs!

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VICTORY in Arizona

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

GREAT news: yesterday we learned that the Governor of Arizona signed an agreement to save the famed Salt River Wild Horses. Two years ago, these horses were almost removed from the Tonto National Forest and sent to auction. Now they are protected under state law from roundups, harassment, and slaughter.

We’re proud to have worked with the Salt River Wild Horse Management Group to achieve this victory. It’s just another example of our vital work – and none of it would be possible without support from people like you. Watch our Year in Review video now – and then pitch in before midnight tomorrow to stand up for wild horses and burros.

Thanks,

AWHC Team

We’ve done a lot this year, and we couldn’t have achieved any of it without you. Watch our 2017 Year In Review video to see all the victories you’ve won for wild horses and burros.

Screenshot for 2017 Year In Review video

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You’ve helped us do so much in 2017 – but wild horses and burros need us to continue the fight. Chip in today and help us keep fighting for wild horses and burros in 2018.

With Gratitude,
The AWHC Team

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Tens of thousands of lives on the line

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

The slaughter lobby has launched an all-out assault on wild horses and burros. They are desperate to destroy our progress and strip away the rights of wild horses and burros once and for all. Worse, they’re willing to sink to almost any level to do it.

Here’s the good news – we held the line in 2017, and if we can hold it against these attacks in the New Year, we will win. But we need the resources to keep up the fight, and what happens in early 2018 will determine whether tens of thousands of these innocent animals live or die. There are only a few days left in 2017 – can you make a tax-deductible donation right now to help save wild horses and burros?

Wild Horse Defense Fund Campaign Status

Photograph by Kimerlee Curyl

                                                                   Photograph by Kimerlee Curyl

CAMPAIGN GOAL: NOT MET
CAMPAIGN DEADLINE: 12/31/17

Wild horses and burros are counting on you. Please, chip in now and show you have their backs.

With Gratitude,
Suzanne

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This is tough to read

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

THOUSANDS OF LIVES ARE AT STAKE: Please donate to save wild horses and burros today.

For all the talk about legislative strategy, campaign tactics, and fundraising goals, here’s the sad truth:

Thousands of wild horses like this young mustang in Nevada languish in government holding pens. Their freedom stolen. Their families separated. Their sadness evident in their eyes.

The stakes of our campaign have never been higher. If we don’t succeed:

1) Thousands of wild horses like this will be killed in cold blood. It’s what our opponents want… they’re not even hiding it.
2) More and more wild horses like this will be rounded up, robbed of their freedom. They’ll end up confined in feedlot pens like this – or worse.

We need your help now more than ever. With just days left in 2017, can you make a critical tax-deductible gift now?

Every dollar you give us is used carefully and thoughtfully to prevent the slaughter of wild horses – and work to reform BLM’s failing system of roundups and stockpiling of horses in holding facilities.

Here’s what your donations will fund:

  • We are working day-and-night to ensure that Congress rejects the BLM’s request to start slaughtering America’s wild horses. Our efforts helped to preserve protections in the U.S. Senate’s Interior spending bill, but now our fight continues into the New Year as the Senate bill gets reconciled with the House pro-killing measures.
  • We are working to expand humane birth control programs using the PZP vaccine. We’re leading the way and showing how to manage wild horses without cruel roundups that destroy family bands and lead to horses losing their freedom in overcrowded holding pens.
  • We are monitoring roundups to stop cruelty and expose the BLM’s wasteful and inhumane practices. We’re shining a light on this hidden tragedy, and educating the American public about what can be done to stop it.
  • We are fighting in federal court to build a future of freedom for wild horses and burros.

All of this work takes resources. We’re as thrifty as we can be with your money, but it is vitally important that we’re able to continue this important work in 2018. It may be our most critical year yet.

Please consider a tax-deductible gift now. There has never been a more important time to give.

Thank you for everything. And I hope you have a joyous holiday season.

In Freedom,

Suzanne Roy

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WE DID IT – 7 MORE LIVES SAVED! MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM CHILLY PEPPER!

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The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

MERRY CHRISTMAS from Chilly Pepper.

We did it, we saved the 7 (2 minis and 5 ponies) from slaughter. This took awhile, but all came home safely. Great news is that two of them have already been adopted.

This group was by far our most expensive, but we had to save them. THANK YOU EVERYONE who stepped up to make it happen. The “tiny’s” would have been slaughtered for dog food or their hides. So they say THANK YOU!

At this point we have 23 horses on the property. Four of the older ones have special feed requirements . One of the 20 year olds need his teeth floated as he looks like he is starving :( But he will get those fixed soon and he is on special feed and doing well so far. We need to get a couple stallions gelded so they can be adopted. There are 9 total up for adoption. Most of our permanent residents have either health issues or are special needs for a variety of other reasons.

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The difference you make

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

Photograph by Linda Hay

There’s one thing standing between our opponents getting their way and ushering in a new policy to slaughter America’s wild horses: you.

This was our organization’s most challenging year ever. But, thanks to you, we overwhelmingly succeeded.

From legal and Senate wins, to education and advocacy milestones, to holding BLM accountable for its inhumane roundups, we’ve been fighting back against all the dangers wild horses and burros face. Our opponents may have the power and money. But we’ve always had the people on our side.                                                        

Here are just a few of our 2017 successes:

  • Convinced Senate to stand against slaughter. We fought the Interior Department’s request to slaughter nearly 100,00 of America’s wild horses with everything we had. Together, we led a massive grassroots, advocacy, and paid media campaign. It paid off in November when the Senate maintained prohibitions on killing and slaughter. The fight’s not over, but the Senate’s position is a major victory for our side.
  • Litigated to stop destruction of wild herds and removal of habitat. We scored major victories in federal court that stopped the BLM from destroying an entire wild horse population in Idaho by sterilizing every member of the herd, and from turning over wild horse habitat in California to private livestock interests.
  • Vaccinated more mares with birth control than the BLM did. Our volunteer team on Nevada’s Virginia Range darted more horses with humane birth control this year than the entire BLM did in 2016!
  • Mobilized 300,000 citizens. We delivered over 300,000 signatures to key Congressional offices in Reno, Phoenix and Las Vegas and to a National BLM Advisory Board meeting in Colorado, urging support for humane management methods for wild horses and burros.
  • Educated the public about federal cruelty to wild horses & burros. We showed the world what our government is doing to our mustangs in the remote areas of the West where wild horses live. Our high quality video footage of BLM helicopter roundups was seen by millions on social media, raising significant public awareness about our government’s inhumane treatment of wild horses and burros.

That’s only a small glimpse of the work we’ve done. I am so proud of our excellent team and the hard work they put in this year. But most of all, I am so very grateful for you: your dedication, your support, and your actions. You are the backbone of what we do.

From all of us here, and on behalf of the magnificent wild horses and burros we are fighting so hard to save, thank you.

Sincerely,
Suzanne Roy

PS. Want to help us make even more of an impact of 2018? Pitch in now to support our year-end fundraising efforts and fuel all of our vital work to protect wild horses and burros and meet the challenges of the year ahead.

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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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