California just took a historic step to protect wild horses and burros (!)

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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

In 2018 alone, nearly 80,000 American horses, both wild and domestic, were taken to Canada or Mexico and slaughtered for human consumption.

That’s why AWHC sponsored Assembly Bill 128 (AB 128) in California — legislation to strengthen protections for horses from slaughter to help put a stop to this. AB 128 was authored by California State Assemblymember Todd Gloria (CA AD-78) in order to “make sure California’s horse population is not illegally sent to slaughter [by closing] a loophole that could lead horses to harm.”

We’re proud to tell you that all of our collective phone calls, petitions, and organizing worked: AB 128 was officially signed into law last weekend by California Governor Gavin Newsom!

The passage of AB 128 is proof that when we raise our voices and work hard, we can achieve victories on behalf of America’s wild horses and burros. Help us build on this momentum at a time when the U.S. Senate is considering a bill that would put wild horses on the path to extinction by making a donation.

Thank you for your continued support,

American Wild Horse Campaign

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