Galloping towards a major deadline


The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

News & Alerts

It’s that time again: The holiday season is just around the corner which means we’re just ONE WEEK from #GivingTuesday, one of the single most important days for charitable giving in the United States, and for us at AWHC.

I won’t lie, our ability to hit our annual fundraising goal — and successfully execute the programs, lawsuits and lobbying our wild horses and burros rely on each year — depends on a successful, and impactful, #GivingTuesday this year.

But I’m not asking you for a donation today. I will next week and I REALLY hope you can chip in when it’s time. Today, I’m asking you to use your powerful voice. Will you speak up for wild horses in need before the holiday giving season is upon us, and we lose the attention of those in charge of managing our national icons?

Here Are Two Actions You Can Take in Under 5 Minutes, Right Now:

1. Co-Sign This Bi-Partisan Anti-Surgical Sterilization Letter to the BLM:

A veterinarian manually reaching into a mare’s abdominal cavity via the vaginal canal, blindly locating the ovaries, severing them with a rod and chain device, and pulling them out is NOT the answer.

Even the National Academy of Sciences advised that this BLM-favored procedure is “inadvisable for field application” due to the possibility of bleeding and infection. That’s why we’ve filed multiple lawsuits — and secured a federal injunction — to STOP the BLM from galloping ahead with this inhumane surgery on wild mares.

Speak up today: Co-sign this letter to Interior Secretary Bernhardt to let him know Congress AND the public are demanding humane treatment of America’s wild horses and burros.

2. Let your Senators Know: There’s a Better Way

After celebrating the historic passage of an amendment in the House of Representatives that would require the BLM to spend $11 million implementing humane PZP fertility control programs, we hoped the Senate would follow suit. Instead, its draft funding bill not only does not earmark funds for humane fertility control, it actually increases funding by $14.2 million for the roundup and warehousing of wild horses and burros in mass feedlot-like holding facilities.

We know there’s a better way, but we have to speak up and demand it from our leaders in Congress. Already this week hundreds of us have been making calls, sending emails, and forwarding these actions to our friends and family. Let’s keep up the pressure:

1. Email your Senators and Congressperson right now at this link,

…forward this email to your friends, AND

2. Call the Capitol Hill Switchboard at 202-224-3121 and ask to be connected to your two Senators and one Representative. You will likely be asked to leave a message. Simply say,

“I’m [Name] from [City/Town] and as Congress works on a final FY21 spending bill, I’m calling to ask that you please do all you can to ensure that $11 million in funding to implement PZP fertility control is retained in the final spending package. PZP is a humane way for BLM to manage wild horses and an alternative to cruel roundups. Thank you.”

We have big fights ahead that will not come easy, or cheap.

Next week we will be announcing an exciting, ambitious #GivingTuesday goal to match the ambition of our fights ahead in 2021. I very much look forward to telling you about it, and am grateful for your voice today and every day

Together, we are unstoppable,

Suzanne Roy
American Wild Horse Campaign


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