Public Outrage Needed: #SaveFishSprings
The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:
News & Alerts
Sophia and her baby Grayson are living peacefully on our public lands in the Fish Springs area near Gardnerville, Nevada. They have no idea that this month, the BLM will begin trapping and removing members of their herd and sending them to holding facilities. Babies like Grayson, only months old, will be taken from their moms if the BLM deems them to be “weaning age.” Mares like Sophia will be separated from their stallions. The Fish Springs wild horses families that we have all come to know and love will be shattered.
It doesn’t have to be this way. The Fish Springs horses are managed humanely with birth control through a partnership with the Pine Nut Wild Horse Advocates – at no cost to taxpayers. It makes no sense to take these cherished wild horses away from the community that loves them and is managing them free of charge to the government.
Please take action to save the Fish Springs wild horses. Here’s what you can do today:
- Make the calls to Nevada officials.
- Nevada State Director Mike Courtney: 775-861-6400
- Senator Dean Heller: 702-388-6605 and 775-686-5770
- Senator Catherine Cortez Masto: 702-388-5020 and 775-686-5750
- Representative Mark Amodei: 775-686-5760.
Nevada residents can say, “As a Nevadan, I ask you to stop the BLM from removing Fish Springs horses from the range and taking these cherished mustangs away from the community that loves them. Please tell the BLM to accept the community’s proposal to humanely manage the Fish Springs horses and save taxpayers $1.5 million by leaving them on the range and controlling the population with birth control. Thank you.”
Non-Nevadans, please say: “As a taxpayer, I ask you to stop the BLM from removing Fish Springs wild horses from a community program that manages them at no cost to taxpayers. I will be much less likely to spend my tourism dollars in Nevada if the BLM is allowed to destroy this cherished wild horse herd. Thank you.”
- Reach out to these elected officials through social media by clicking here.
- Attend the community meeting to stand up for the horses: Thursday, July 12, 6 pm – 8 pm, Fish Springs VFD, 2249 Fish Springs Rd., Gardnerville, Nevada. We need to pack the room with citizens willing to stand up for our horses!
- Sign the petition – help us hit 200,000 citizens speaking up to save the Fish Springs wild horses. Sign here.
Thank you for taking action to save the Fish Springs wild horses.
– The AWHC Team