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WATCH: This is what the BLM wants

The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign: News & Alerts Tomorrow, the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee will vote on the spending bill that will fund the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for 2019. If this committee joins the House in authorizing the mass sterilization of wild horses and burros, it will be the end of our wild free-roaming herds in the American West. Not only that, but the Congress will be unleashing unfathomable cruelty on these national icons. Watch this video to see the horrifying surgery that BLM wants to perform on wild mares. This risky, archaic surgery will cause mares to bleed to death or die from infection or evisceration (intestines coming through the surgical incision), and will cause abortions in many pregnant mares.  Contact your Senators NOW to stop this. Thank you, Suzanne Donate ...
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Critical Senate votes this week!

The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign: News & Alerts On Tuesday, the Senate Interior Appropriations Subcommittee will vote on the Fiscal Year 2019 Interior spending bill. The full Senate Appropriations Committee vote will take place on Thursday. These votes could not be more important! Last week, the House Appropriations Committee passed the devastating Stewart Amendment to authorize the permanent sterilization of entire wild horse and burro herds. We must now stop this in the Senate. Call your Senators today!  The Stewart Amendment put a target on every wild horse and burro herd in the West by authorizing the BLM to "manage any group of wild horses or burros as a non-reproducing or single sex herd, in whole or in part, through chemical or surgical sterilization."  This will be the beginning of the end of America's wild free-roaming herds! We can't let it happen. Please call and message your Senators and take a stand for wild horses and burros today. Gratefully, Suzanne p.s. The Subcommittee hearing will take place at 9:30 a.m. EST on Tuesday June 12. You can watch the live webcast here. The full committee hearing will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday June 14. You can watch the live webcast here. Donate ...
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Breaking: Devastating News for Wild Horses

The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign: We wanted you to know immediately: The House Appropriations Committee today took a devastating action to authorize the BLM to manage wild horses and burros in non-reproducing and single-sex herds by subjecting them to risky, invasive surgeries like this: link to video. If passed by the full Congress this would spell the beginning of the end for the iconic, free-roaming mustang herds of the American West. Read our press release here. While this is bad news, we can stop it in the Senate. Game on! Here's what you can do today:
  1. Call Your Senators at 202-224-3121. Tell them to stand with the 80 percent of Americans who want wild horses protected and humanely managed. Ask them to oppose any 2019 appropriations language that authorizes the slaughter, killing, or sterilization of these cherished federally-protected animals.
  2. You can also let the amendment sponsor and supporters know how you feel about their vote.
  • Rep. Chris Stewart, amendment sponsor, 202-225-9730
  • Rep. Ken Calvert, Interior Appropriations Subcommittee Chair, (202) 225-1986
  • Rep. Betty McCollum, Interior Appropriations Subcommittee Ranking member, (202) 225-6631
Please be polite and respectful but firm. Meanwhile, stay ready, stay tuned and stay strong... more soon! - The AWHC Team Donate ...
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URGENT: The House votes tomorrow!

The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign: News & Alerts The House Appropriations Committee just scheduled its markup hearing on the 2019 Interior Department spending bill for TOMORROW! Late yesterday, we learned that Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT), who has long been pushing for the mass killing of our wild horses and burros, will likely introduce an amendment to promote the sterilization of our wild herds. The BLM already wants to do this. With Congressional support, it will be hard to stop. And there's always a chance that Rep. Stewart will slip in language to allow the BLM to kill tens of thousands of healthy horses and burros... despite the objections of 80 percent of Americans. Take five minutes and speak up for wild horses across the country. Their lives depend on it. What does sterilization mean for horses? Proud magnificent stallions would be castrated, resulting in "reduction in or complete loss of male-type behaviors necessary for maintenance of social organization, band integrity and expression of natural behavioral repertoire," according to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). Innocent mares will be subject to a barbaric procedure that literally rips their ovaries out with a rod-and-chain-like tool, a method so invasive that the NAS called it "inadvisable for field application" due to risk of hemorrhage and infection.   Sterilization will take the wild out of wild horses by destroying their natural behaviors.... and will endanger their lives.  This is wrong. We have to fight any amendments that permit mass killing or require the surgical sterilization of wild horses -- or any legislative language that will lay the groundwork for doing so.  We wouldn’t be messaging you if it weren’t crucial to the survival of wild free-roaming horses and burros in America. Attacks on wild horses are mounting daily, but with supporters like you using your voices to defend them, we are fighting back. Please call and message your Representative and take a stand for wild horses and burros today. Gratefully, Suzanne p.s. The hearing will take place at 10 a.m. EST on Wed., June 6. You can watch the live webcast here. Donate ...
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You Won’t Want to Miss this News

The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign: News & Alerts Oppose Another Mass Roundup of Nevada Mustangs The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is accepting public comments on another massive helicopter roundup of Nevada mustangs -- this one in the Eagle Complex on the border with Utah. The BLM allows just 145-265 wild horses to live in this 1,160-square-mile public lands area, while authorizing the annual equivalent of 4,400 cow/calf pairs to graze there. The action perpetuates the BLM's broken cycle of roundups and removals and failure to use humane and scientifically-recommended birth control to manage wild horses and burros in the wild. Please take a stand against this waste and cruelty now by clicking below.  The Latest: Wild Horses and Capitol Hill Well, they’re back at it again—Congress has begun work on the Department of the Interior/ BLM's budget for the Fiscal Year 2019, which starts on October 1. And again, the House of Representatives is looking for ways to harm horses on the western range. This year, the House Subcommittee on Interior and Environment Appropriations has forwarded report language that, while avoiding a direct attempt to allow outright slaughter, instructs BLM to start the process to “immediately begin designing the regulatory framework and technical protocols for an active sterilization program.” The report language also directs BLM to "analyze" an option to kill healthy horses older than 10 years -- less than half the lifespan for many wild horses! Read more about this situation and what you can do by clicking below for our latest blog!  BLM Releases Summer/Fall Roundup Schedule: 6,000 Mustangs and Burros in the Crosshairs  This BLM is doubling down on the mass roundup and removal of wild horses from our public lands, a management practice that the National Academy of Sciences called "expensive and unproductive for the BLM and the public it serves." In the crosshairs over the next four months: nearly 6,000 wild horses and burros, currently living peacefully on our public lands in eight Western states. Read more about the BLM's summer/fall roundup schedule and what it means for American taxpayers and our cherished wild horses and burros by clicking below.  Donate ...
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