Introducing our 2019 Roundup Campaign
The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:
July is the hardest month for wild horses in the American West. That’s when the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) begins its summer roundup season. It’s also the time of year when most bands have young foals and temperatures kick into the triple digits.
For hundreds of wild horses, July means the end of freedom. Families will be torn apart and chased for miles to the brink of exhaustion, then thrust into crowded pens where they’ll await a future in which the odds are stacked against them. And, this is just the beginning. Across the West, the roundups will continue through March.
Your continued support and attention over the next few weeks will be crucial. As part of our July Roundup Campaign, we have set a goal of raising $50,000 by July 26.
Your support will help us hold the BLM accountable – and raise public awareness about what is happening to the wild horses and burros so many Americans cherish.
- Our field observers are the eyes and ears for the public at roundups. We need resources to keep observers on the ground to document the cruelty that occurs at during these remote operations.
- Our advocacy and policy programs address the underlying causes that perpetuate this inhumane and costly management practice.
- Our fertility control programs provide a model for humane management that focuses on preventing large scale roundups in the future.
- Our lawsuits challenge the BLM’s flagrant disregard of federal law protecting wild horses and the environment.
Thank you for being on our team as we strive to keep wild horses safe and wild.
– AWHC Team