Wild Horse/Burro Campaigns





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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 Donate ...
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The fate of 90,000 wild horses

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

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 Donate ...
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New Trump Budget Puts Mustang Lives on the Line…Again

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! Donate ...
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The Latest on Wild Horses: Capitol Hill, Lawsuits, & Roundups

The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign: Thursday, February 8, 2018 Budget Deal Presents New Dangers for Wild Horses & Burros ​There’s another mad scramble on Capitol Hill as Congress works to pass a spending measure to keep the government running beyond today’s deadline. As has been the case since last year, the fate of America’s wild horses and burros remains on the line. Although the expected short-term spending measure is not likely to impact mustangs, the longer-term budget deal that will be negotiated over the next month will. Read the latest update from AWHC’s lobbyists below. AWHC: Defending America’s Wild Horses & Burros in Court It’s been a busy week for AWHC’s legal team. In addition to filing a lawsuit against the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for its massive roundup plan in Nevada’s Antelope and Triple B Complexes, we also filed a motion in federal court in California to intervene in a lawsuit filed by ranchers who graze cattle in the Devil's Garden Wild Horse Territory. Last year, we won a federal lawsuit that stopped the U.S. Forest Service from reducing the size of the habitat for the Devil's Garden horses. Now we’re defending them from this attempt to compel the Forest Service to remove more than 2,000 of these federally-protected mustangs from their homes on the range in the Modoc National Forest. Read more below. BLM Gallops on with Winter Roundups Last week, AWHC staff was onsite at the Bible Springs Complex roundup in Utah where 350 wild horses are being targeted for removal. We will head to Nevada next week to document the final weeks of the on-going roundup of wild horses from the Triple B Complex where there have already been 8 deaths. Read more about the operations and watch our daily videos at the link below.  Donate ...
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