This month, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) completed another devastating helicopter round up, capturing and removing 586 wild horses from their homes on the range in Wyoming. The roundup was conducted specifically to appease ranchers who enjoy taxpayer-subsidized grazing on the public lands where the wild horses live.
It’s a stark reminder of what we are up against.
Only the power of the people can counter the powerful special interests that seek to destroy America’s wild horses and burros. That’s why I’m so excited about the new film, AMERICAN MUSTANG, which made its world premiere last month in Denver.
AMERICAN MUSTANG is a powerful 3D nature film that combines the story of a young girl with breathtaking footage of wild horses on the range, and a dramatic documentary about these majestic animals and their fight for survival in today’s West. The Huffington Post called the film “… sweeping and intimate; a visually stunning love song and call to action.”
AMERICAN MUSTANG promises to energize and activate a whole new generation of wild horse advocates. This film has the potential to reach a huge, mainstream audience, including thousands of people who have no idea what is happening to wild horses and burros on our public lands in the West.
We need your help to spread the word and bring the film to a city near you!
AMERICAN MUSTANG has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $40,000 to launch the movie in select cities in California, Florida and Colorado in the first quarter of 2014. Already, the film is 87% of the way toward its fundraising goal with 14 days to go – a testament to the excitement surrounding this movie!
Please watch the Kickstarter video below, support the project and receive great rewards in appreciation for your support.
The wild horses and burros who remain free in Wyoming and in other Western states – and the 50,000 mustangs and burros who are incarcerated in BLM holding facilities — are depending on us to get the word out about their plight.