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  • On the ground

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    The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

    I’m writing you today on-the-ground in Nevada where community organizations have been protesting outside the Governor’s office. 

    As you know, our organization was working with the the Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) on a successful, humane wild horse management program. Two weeks ago, it was abruptly halted. We know our opponents prefer slaughter to seeing success in humane birth control. 

    Help us fight back. ADD YOUR NAME —> Tell Nevada Governor Sandoval: Tourism drives Nevada’s economy and we are the tourists who urge you to put science over politics. Keep humane wild horse management.

    It’s not too late to save this incredible program. Today, we’re presenting the results of the first year of humane birth control program. The results are overwhelmingly positive: at no cost to taxpayers, our partnership built a database of 2,700 Virginia Range horses, we prevented more than 146 births in 2017 using humane birth control, and we project more than 200 births will be prevented in 2018.

    There is no reason to halt this program. Earlier this year, the NDA Director noted how pleased he was with the program. The National Academy of Sciences recommends humane birth control. And our results in the field are validating that recommendation.

    Keep up the fight. With your help, we are optimistic about resuming work with the NDA to allow this very successful public-private partnership to continue.

    SIGN OUR PETITION: Keep the Virginia Range humane wild horse management program.

    Thank you,

    Suzanne Roy

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  • If you don’t speak up for Mustangs, who will?

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    The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

    While we fight to save our humane mustang management program in Nevada, we cannot lose sight of the national issue.

    With Senate appropriations delayed and the timeline still uncertain, now isn’t the time to take a rest. Our opposition isn’t.

    Already, dozens of our supporters have recorded video messages to Congress. We created a heartfelt ad with your submissions — you can watch it now and then record your own!

    Our video tool lets you easily record a short video on your phone or laptop. It won’t take more than a few minutes, and the video will be sent directly to your members of Congress.

    We know you’ll have plenty to say but a few points we hope you’ll include:

    • Congress must maintain the longstanding prohibition on destroying healthy wild horses and burros and oppose any effort that would open the door to slaughter.
    • 80% of Americans oppose the slaughter of America’s wild horses.
    • The PZP birth control vaccine is a scientifically-proven, low-cost alternative that can used to humanely manage wild populations and maintain their wild free-roaming behaviors.

    So record your own video now. It’s really easy. It’ll take just a few minutes of your time. And it will help us cut through the clutter in Washington and be heard on this critical issue.

    For the horses,

    Grace Kuhn

    P.s. Camera shy? You can support us and help get ads like this up by donating here.

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  • They pulled the plug

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    The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

    Since 2013, our organization worked in concert with the Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) on a successful, community-based wild horse management program. It has been an incredible private-public partnership using zero taxpayer funds to humanely manage the Virginia Range horses using birth control (PZP).

    In four short years, our program has effectively reduced the Virginia Range wild horse population (estimated at 3,000 horses) by 500 through humane birth control and rescue – without any horses going to the slaughter auction. We’ve spent over $400,000 to protect these cherished mustangs and our local coalition partners have contributed thousands of volunteer hours.

    Last week, the NDA terminated this successful program. Out of the blue. And there’s no explanation other than politics. Without our program, more horses will be born, more horses will be removed from the range and horses will go to the slaughter auction. 

    Will help us fight back? We can’t let the forces that want to slaughter wild horses win! 

    1. Call Governor Sandoval’s office at (775) 684-5670

    Tell him: I’m calling to ask Governor Sandoval to restore the Virginia Range Horse Cooperative Agreements with the American Wild Horse Campaign. Governor Sandoval should not turn his back on this successful community partnership that’s bringing private dollars and volunteer resources to protect public safety and humanely manage these cherished mustangs. Nevada taxpayers and these historic mustangs deserve better.

    2. ADD YOUR NAME –> Tell Nevada Governor Sandoval: Keep community-based, humane wild horse management program.

    Our local coalition partners and Nevada citizens have been calling. They’ll be visiting the Governors office and holding events. Will you stand with them by calling and signing the petition today? 

    Thank you,

    Suzanne Roy

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  • 911 – 14 LIVES AT STAKE…… CAN WE SAVE THEM??? IT’S UP TO Y’ALL AGAIN….48 HOURS TO SAY YES OR NO….. 1

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    The following is from Chilly Pepper – Miracle Mustang:

    Above are some of the babies from the last trip.

    It’s Saturday, and we JUST NOW got a call from the shipper. We have 48 hours to be there to pick up a MINIMUM of 14 of this year’s babies.They will be older kids, but how do we say no, you need to ship them????

    So it is going to be up to y’all if, and how many, we can save. The last group was underfunded by about $2000, but luckily we received a grant from Giant Steps Foundation who covered the balance still owed for that rescue.

    They also gave us a grant for the additional nursery building we so desperately need, our wild horse chute and to help with hay. THANK YOU & GOD BLESS YOU, GIANT STEPS FOUNDATION. However, these funds can ONLY be used for what they are specified for, and they are needed explicitly for those items.

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  • More Than Twenty Horses Killed on a Colorado Ranch

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  • Three fights at once

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    The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

    While we press the U.S. Senate to reject BLM’s request for slaughter and sue the BLM for illegal roundups, we have a third fight on our hands:

    Next week, the National BLM Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board meets for the first time since its outrageous vote last November to recommend that the BLM kill tens of thousands of innocent wild horses and burros.

    Our team will be there. But we need you to submit public comments to this committee now — so they know the American people reject their sham recommendation.

    Tell them now — send an email to: whbadvisoryboard@blm.gov.

    Please keep your comments respectful, but make it clear where you stand. Consider these points:

    • 80% of Americans oppose killing our wild horses and burros and support protecting them on our public lands.
    • The vote to slaughter mustangs is unconscionable and completely unjustified in light of the cost-effective, scientifically recommended PZP birth control vaccine, which can be used to humanely manage wild horse populations on the range.
    • This board is supposed to represent stakeholders that include the public, science, wild horse advocacy, environmental and wildlife concerns. It’s time for them to stop doing the bidding of the special interest livestock lobby, which is making tens of millions of dollars off the BLM’s mustang roundup program.

    We need to be heard because the Advisory Board members certainly aren’t speaking out on our behalf. The board ignored the overwhelming will of the American people AND the recommendations of the nation’s premier scientific body — the National Academy of Sciences — by voting to slaughter our American wild horses and burros. Only one member of this Advisory Board – our friend and colleague Ginger Kathrens, Executive Director of The Cloud Foundation – voted no.

    It’s time to let this board know that Americans will not stand for their disregard of the public will and the welfare of our iconic wild horses and burros.

    Email your comments right now to: whbadvisoryboard@blm.gov.

    Thanks for standing with us and our wild horses and burros,

    Suzanne Roy

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  • We won’t stop

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    The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

    Not only is BLM pushing Congress for permission to slaughter America’s mustangs, it’s blatantly violating the law rounding them up right now in Wyoming

    We’re not backing down. Even as we push the U.S. Senate to stop slaughter, we’re fighting the feds’ illegal actions to destroy mustangs. Last week, we won two critical lawsuits to stop the Forest Service from shrinking wild horse habitat in California and the BLM from destroying an Idaho mustang herd by sterilizing every horse in it.

    And, last Friday, we filed suit in U.S. District Court Wyoming to stop the BLM from illegally rounding up hundreds more wild horses than authorized by pretending young horses born this year don’t count.

    We’re not going to let them get away with it, but we need your help.

    We’re winning, but these lawsuits are expensive. They’re draining our funds and our staff resources.

    Can you donate right now to help our legal and campaign teams stand up to the BLM?

    As the BLM prepares for a possible pro-slaughter policy, the roundups are increasing and intensifying. Alarmingly, the agency is sending captured mustangs to private feedlots in Idaho and Utah where they may never be seen again. Our latest lawsuit challenges that too.

    Our nation’s beautiful, majestic wild horses and burros deserve our protection, not helicopters rounding them up, shipping them out of public view to private holding pens, and putting every one of these innocent animals at risk of being brutally killed or slaughtered.

    Together, we’ll stop them. Please donate now.

    Thank you,

    Suzanne

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  • What’s your reason?

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    The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

    Today, we’re launching a new effort to convince Congress to maintain the longstanding prohibition on the destruction and slaughter of healthy wild horses and burros. We’ve called. We’ve emailed. Now, let’s send a personal video message about why we’re fighting to protect these national icons.

    With our new video tool you can easily record a short video that will be sent directly to your members of Congress. I just recorded mine — watch it now and then record your own.

    We know you’ll have plenty to say but a few points we hope you’ll include:

    • Congress must maintain the longstanding prohibition on destroying healthy wild horses and burros and oppose any effort that would open the door to slaughter.
    • 80% of Americans oppose the slaughter of America’s wild horses.
    • The PZP birth control vaccine is a scientifically-proven, low-cost alternative that can used to humanely manage wild populations and maintain their wild free-romaning behaviors.

    So record your own video now. It’s really easy. It’ll take just a few minutes of your time. And it will help us cut through the clutter in Washington and be heard on this critical issue.

    For the horses,

    Grace Kuhn

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  • A week away

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    The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

    We’re a week away from critical votes. The Senate Interior Appropriations Subcommittee is expected to mark up its spending bill next week, with full committee votes the week after. Since the House lifted the longstanding prohibition on the destruction of healthy wild horses and burros in its spending bill, it’s critical that the Senate maintain these protections. These votes will likely determine what the final budget language is — and the lives of tens of thousands of wild horses literally hang in the balance.

    When we meet with Senate offices and ask them what makes a difference, they always tell us to keep up the calls and emails. They REALLY matter. Our opponents have the money and power but we have the people. Keep it up.

    Click here to call AND email your U.S. Senators right now.

    Tell them: Maintain longstanding prohibitions on the destruction of healthy wild horses. Oppose any spending bill that would allow for the killing or sale for slaughter of healthy wild horses.

    The roundup underway right now in Wyoming is a stark reminder of how important these votes are. Images of wild horses chased relentlessly by helicopter, driven into barbed wire, captured, and separated from their families are heartbreaking. Even worse is the thought that every one of the nearly 2,000 wild horses captured could be killed if the Congress does not reject the BLM’s request to destroy them and sell them for brutal slaughter.

    We can’t let them win.

    Keep calling,

    Grace Kuhn

    P.S. Thanks to your help, our TV ad ran throughout the weekend in Alaska telling Senator Murkowski: #NoHorseSlaughter. Donate now to help us run more ads in more markets.

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  • The latest update

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    The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

    With our movement battling on so many fronts, I wanted to send around a quick update:

    U.S. Senate Vote Coming Soon

    The Senate Interior Appropriations Subcommittee is now expected to mark up its spending bill next week, with full committee consideration of the legislation the week after. Since the House passed a spending bill that lifts the longstanding prohibition on the destruction of healthy wild horses and burros, it’s critical that the Senate maintain these protections. These votes will likely determine what the final budget language is — and the lives of tens of thousands of wild horses literally hang in the balance.

    Click here to contact your Senators right now.

    BLM Wild Horse Roundups In Full Swing

    If Congress fails to protect wild horses, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has said it would like to “dispose” of so-called excess wild horses and burros by killing them. So it’s no surprise the agency is already rounding up wild horses with renewed gusto. BLM-contracted helicopters have returned once again to the Wyoming Checkerboard, where 46 wild horses were captured and removed from their homes on the range yesterday. The roundup will continue until 1,500 wild horses lose their freedom and their families. Other roundups pending in Wyoming and Nevada will remove 10,000 more wild horses from the range.

    Read more about these tragic roundups underway and those that are pending by clicking here.

    Secret Slaughter Summit

    Several weeks ago, we exposed what we dubbed the Salt Lake City Slaughter Summit. Pro-slaughter politicians, bureaucrats and lobbyists gathered in Salt Lake City, excluding members of the humane management community. Despite their spin claiming a scientific and humane approach, the truth came out this week: A survey released by summit organizers shows that 99 percent of participants support eating horses. Of the top six “highly-supported options” for how to address horse and burro issues, three involved eating horses, one involved killing horses, and two involved selling horses to be killed. Protecting wild horses didn’t make the cut. What a sham.

    Read more about the slaughter summit and its findings by clicking here.

    We’re Fighting Back

    With key U.S. Senate votes coming soon, roundups increasing, and our opponents pulling out all the stops, our movement is activating on all fronts. We’ve gathered more than 300,000 petitions signatures, we’re holding meetings with key members in DC and in home offices, our latest round of billboards are live, and we’re planning new advertisements to be released soon.

    Donate right now to support our efforts.

    Our opponents have a lot of power and a lot of money. But we have the opinion of the American people and an incredible movement behind us. Together, we can win this.

    Forward,

    Suzanne Roy

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  • Senate to decide the fate of wild horses

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    The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

    The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee will mark up the Interior Department budget as early as next week. As part of this process, they will decide whether wild horses keep or lose their protections from mass killing and slaughter. It the vote goes the wrong way, as many 92,000 of these cherished and innocent animals could be killed.

    We need you to call your Senators right now and kindly ask them to tell the Appropriations Committee to ensure that 2018 Interior Department spending legislation INCLUDES prohibitions on the destruction of healthy wild horses and their sale for slaughter.

    The bill reported out of Committee will form the basis for negotiations on final budget adopted in December. So, even though the budget is unlikely to be confirmed until December, next week’s debate could very well be the deciding factor in whether America’s wild horses roam free or are destroyed.

    So please keep the pressure on your Senators!

    Thank you for fighting for what’s right,

    Suzanne Roy

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  • This goes live tomorrow

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    The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

    The U.S. Senate appropriations committee is voting as early as next week on whether to continue protections for wild horses. The final vote could be used in December’s budget package and lead to the mass slaughter of America’s wild horses.

    This is no time to rest. Tomorrow we’re launching a new billboard right outside the airport in Las Vegas. Nevada voters, political leaders and tourists will see our message loud and clear: #NoHorseSlaughter. Since Nevada has over half the nation’s wild horses living within its borders, it’s important to know where its Senators stand.

    Can you donate right now to help us keep this billboard up in Vegas?

    This comes on the heels of our petition drop last week — when we delivered more than 300,000 petition signatures to Sen. Heller’s Las Vegas office. We were there with nine boxes of signatures, and the local media was there to report on our movement in action.

    Please donate right now to help us keep our billboard up, and to expand our campaign to other key targets.

    Tomorrow, we’re also launching a billboard in Phoenix. But with votes expected as early as next week, we’re hoping to expand our advertising and grassroots pressure.Please donate now, and we’ll be in touch with you in the next 48 hours with other ways you can help during this critical stretch.

    For the horses,

    Suzanne Roy

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  • Update

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    The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

    Last week, President Trump reached a deal with Congress to provide a short-term, 3-month budget extension.

    Good or bad news for horses? The answer is neither. The final votes to allow or stop slaughter are now delayed until early-December.

    This delay does NOT mean we can let up between now and then. The Administration is still pushing for a policy of mass slaughter of America’s wild horses. The appropriations debates in Congress are ongoing. Given the House bill’s inclusion of horse slaughter language, it is absolutely critical that the Senate produce a bill that protects horses from mass killing and slaughter.  Then we’ll have a fighting chance of prevailing when the House and Senate negotiate final spending legislation.

    The Senate Interior Appropriations Subcommittee could vote on the Interior spending bill as early as next week. So NOW is the time to contact your Senators to weigh in to protect wild horses and burros!

    Tell them to OPPOSE any 2018 spending legislation that would allow for the killing or sale for slaughter of healthy wild horses and burros. 

    Then click here to follow up your call with an email your U.S. Senators.

    Let’s keep up the pressure. Our petition has more than 300,000 signatures, and today we’re delivering it to Senator Dean Heller’s office in Las Vegas. We’re placing stories in publications across the country, and our team is in Washington D.C. meeting with legislators. You can support us right now by following up your call with an email to your Senators.

    Keep it up!

    -Suzanne Roy

    P.S. We’re now also facing the reality of a longer campaign. Our hope is to sustain the same size and intensity of our campaign through the December votes. Your donations are needed to help us do it. Please contribute now.

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  • a blow

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    The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

    Last night, the House Rules Committee defied the overwhelming will of the American people and voted to block an amendment to stop the slaughter of America’s wild horses.

    It’s a setback but far from a done deal.

    Will you contact your Senators now and tell them: #NoHorseSlaughter — protect America’s wild horses?

    Our team is tracking every possible legislative path forward. In short — it’s complicated. We could block this in the U.S. Senate, or the entire appropriations process could be abandoned for what’s called a “continuing resolution.” Trust that we’ll be tracking every possibility, and activating our movement to pressure Congress to the right targets and at the right moments.

    Right now, we need your help to contact your U.S. Senators. Please click here to call and email them now.

    The House Rules Committee sided with the BLM and the special interests, defying sound science and the will of 80% of Americans who oppose the slaughter of America’s wild horses. But we do want to thank our champions who stood with us in the fight, including Rep. Dina Titus for her leadership in offering this amendment, Reps. Peter King and Carlos Curbelo for adding bipartisan support, Rep. Michalle Lujan Grisham for her steadfast opposition to horse slaughter, and Rep. Jared Polis who persisted as our opponents tried to bury the vote.

    While this setback stings, our broader efforts are gaining momentum. We’re meeting with swing legislators on the Hill, getting more and more press attention, and launching ad and advocacy campaigns in swing states. We can win this.

    Thanks for everything,

    – Suzanne Roy

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  • WATCH: the horses we’d lose

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    The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

    With all the political hurdles and jargon, let’s not lose sight of what we’re protecting.

    Last week, I had the privilege of visiting the Onaqui range in Utah. Beautiful, majestic and healthy bands roaming the American countryside. Animals that roam on a tiny fraction of public lands. Animals that should be protected, not destroyed.

    Song, ‘All The Wild Horses’ by Adam Thibert. Purchase song here.

    These are the images that have driven me to make this my life’s work. And I know we cannot rest or let up.

    With less than a week until the Congressional summer recess is over, can you donate $25, $50, or $100 right now to help us gear up for what may be the decisive month for horses?

    I visited the Onaqui range a day after the Utah pro-slaughter summit “delegation” visited. It was a carefully orchestrated sham, using their “field visit” to justify the mass slaughter of America’s wild horses. Our opponents claim wild horses are starving and suffering.

    The reality: healthy horses. Look at the pictures yourself. There is no crisis on our public lands. There are healthy, wild horses thriving on the countryside. Horses that could be safely, economically, and humanely managed with fertility control.

    Our government should be protecting these animals, not plotting how to eliminate them.

    As September begins, there will be lots of talk about continuing resolutions, committee votes, and legislative markup. But let’s not forget what it all boils down to: the protection of America’s symbol of freedom.

    Thank you for being with us,

    Suzanne Roy

    P.S. Your donation will fund active programs now that pressure lawmakers, educate influencers, and expand our grassroots movement. Please donate — we NEED your support.

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  • Two calls

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    The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

    It’s the last week of the summer congressional recess. And it’s looking increasingly likely that the fate of America’s wild horses and burros will come down to the actions of the United States Senate.

    That’s why NOW is the time to call both of your U.S. Senators.

    Don’t know the phone number for your Senator? Call the switchboard at 202-224-3121 and ask to be connected.

    Tell them:

    “I’m [name] and a constituent of Sen. xx. I urge him/her to vote to ensure that any 2018 Interior Department spending legislation maintains the prohibitions against killing healthy wild horses and burros or selling them for slaughter. 80% of Americans oppose killing these national icons, please stand with us by protecting these national icons from mass killing and slaughter.”

    When you’re done, you can click here to follow-up with an email to both of your Senators.

    All our hard work is paying off. Last week, we exposed the sham pro-slaughter summit in Utah, we hand delivered over 300,000 petition signatures to a key swing vote in Congress, and new, bipartisan legislation was introduced to maintain the ban on killing healthy horses.

    When this summer began, things looked bleak. It appeared the White House and Congress were about to do the unthinkable — open the door to the killing of nearly 100,000 healthy horses and burros. We now have a real chance to stop this, and to protect America’s majestic icons of freedom.

    We cannot let up. Call, call, call. Email, email, email. Keep up the great work. You’re making a real difference.

    Thank you,

    Grace Kuhn

    P.S. If you are able, also please consider a donation. We’re pulling out all the stops right now and every dollar helps.

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  • Your hard work is paying off

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    The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

    Earlier this week, we delivered 300,000 petition signatures against the killing of wild horses and burros to Rep. Amodei’s office in Nevada. And the news media joined us. Watch what that many signatures looks like walking into a Congressional office!

    Last week, we traveled to Utah to document the first roundup of wild horses this season. Contrary to the claim perpetuated by the BLM, politicians and ranchers that mustangs are starving on the range, our video shows healthy wild horses being captured and it has reached over 1 million people. 

    That’s just the beginning. Thanks to you, we blanketed Salt Lake City with ads,activated grassroots supporters in Utah, and held a press conference. The headlines exposed the sham wild horse summit:

    Critics maintain Utah mustang meeting a secretive ‘slaughter summit’

    Utah State University hosts wild horse summit, but excludes key advocates and the public

    State & Federal managers discuss fate of wild horses, with media and advocates locked out

    And yesterday, a bipartisan amendment was introduced in the House Representatives by Representatives Dina Titus (D-NV), Peter King (R-NY) and Jared Polis (D-CO) to reverse the deadly Stewart Amendment and restore the prohibition on killing healthy, federally-protected wild horses and burros. 

    Our goal this summer has been to keep the pressure on, expose our opponents’ real agenda, and set the table for September, which we expect will be the deciding month for our movement and for the future of wild horses and burros in this country.

    We’re off to a strong start. But we need you to keep up the pressure. So keep emailingcalling, donating, and sharing. We will win this fight!

    Thank you,

    Grace Kuhn

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  • Before the summer ends

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    The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

    Thank you for being a part of our #NoRecessForHorses Summer of Action. Our goal has been to keep the pressure every day on legislators while they’re back home to make it clear: the American people will not stand for the mass slaughter of America’s wild horses. Our own polling shows 80% of Americans are with us.

    Have you spoken to your Representative yet? If not, its not too late to be heard. Here’s what you can do:

    1) Find out if your member is holding a town hall: https://townhallproject.com/

    If they are, please attend and ask them if they are committed to stoping any attempts towards the slaughter, euthanasia, or destruction of healthy wild horses. If they answer, make sure to let us know: contact@americanwildhorsecampaign.org.

    2) No town hall? Call your member’s district (not Washington D.C.) office and ask them if you can schedule a meeting with your congressperson or legislative aide. You can find the number for your congressperson here. And you can look up talking points here.

    3) In addition to meeting in-person, make sure to keep calling and emailing.You can use our tool here to get in touch now.

    If you don’t know where your member stands on this issue, now’s the time to find out. And if they’re supporting slaughter, now is the time to change their mind! Votes are expected in September that may decide the fate of American wild horses. So keep up the pressure! #NoHorseSlaughter #NoRecessForHorses!

    Thank you!

    -Grace Kuhn

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  • Welcome to the slaughter summit

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    The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

    They have arrived. Today, the “wild horse summit” kicks off in Salt Lake City, bringing together pro-slaughter “wildlife managers” and livestock special interests to lay the roadmap for the killing of America’s healthy wild horses. They’re banking on the pro-slaughter federal legislation passing.

    As you can imagine, we were not invited. But we’re heading to Salt Lake City anyways. Thanks to your help, our billboard is up, our digital ads are running, and we’re planning a press conference and grassroots mobilization.

    You can join our efforts now by sharing this graphic on Facebook:

    This week’s summit is a pro-slaughter sham. People with actual experience implementing humane management solutions are being deliberately excluded. Peer-reviewed science documenting the success of humane fertility control as an alternative to roundup and slaughter is being censored.

    But thanks to your help,  we’re not going to let federal officials and politicians hear only their one-sided, pro-slaughter message.

    Thank you for everything. Let’s keep it up!

    — Grace Kuhn, American Wild Horse Campaign

    P.S. We still need donations to help support our efforts this week in Salt Lake City and around the country.

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  • You did it (and what’s next!)

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    The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

    You did it. In less than a week, you blew past our goal of $10,000 to put a billboard up in Salt Lake City during the pro-slaughter “Wild Horse Summit.” Thanks to your help, the billboard goes up tomorrow morning as legislators and pro-slaughter “wildlife managers” arrive in Utah. (We’ll post pictures of the live billboard on our Facebook page early this week.)

    We’ve now raised nearly $20,000 and if we can raise another $10,000, we can add billboards in Phoenix, Reno, and Las Vegas — targeting some of the key votes that could decide the fate of wild horses in our country.

    Will you donate right now and help us expand our impact to prevent the slaughter of America’s wild horses?

    The summit this week in Salt Lake City is a sham. The gathering will bring together pro-slaughter “wildlife managers” and other special interests to lay the roadmap for the killing of America’s healthy wild horses. They’re banking on the pro-slaughter legislation passing.

    We were not invited. People with actual experience implementing humane management solutions are being deliberately excluded. Peer-reviewed science documenting the success of humane fertility control as an alternative to roundup and slaughter is being censored.

    But we’re not going to let federal officials and politicians hear only their one-sided, pro-slaughter message. Our billboard goes up on Monday, we’re saturating the event and hotel with mobile and digital ads, and on Wednesday we’re working with our coalition partner, The Cloud Foundation, and convening a press conference to raise attention to our (correct) side of the story.

    We will not let undecided legislators and the media get taken for a ride.

    This has to be our strategy nationwide. Our opponents are running aggressive campaigns to get their way. They’re convening summits, holding dinners, and lobbying. They’re banking on the hope that we won’t be as aggressive or as savvy. They’re wrong.

    Please donate now, and help us get up billboards in other key districts while we expand our grassroots, lobbying and digital campaigns nationwide.

    Thank you,

    Suzanne Roy

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