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We’ve got an exciting update on our latest burro rescue!


The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

We’ve got amazing news about our most recent rescue. 

As you may recall, we recently helped rescue seven Bureau of Land Management (BLM) burros just days before they were supposed to be shipped to slaughter. As soon as we found out these poor animals were in grave danger, we quickly paid their bail and worked with our partners at Auction Horses Rescue (AHR) to rescue them from a horrible fate.

When our partners found them, they still had BLM tags around their necks.


But our friends at AHR just got in touch with us to share an exciting update: we actually rescued eight burros, not seven! They alerted us that one more BLM burro was dropped off at the lot – and no burro is getting left behind on our watch. Soon, he will be loaded up on the trailer with the other seven, and they will all be heading to Mustang Camp to be trained and adopted out to their new homes!

This rescue would not have been possible without your support. Thanks to you, we’ve been able to prevent countless wild horses and burros from being shipped off to their brutal deaths in foreign slaughterhouses. But right now, it’s more important than ever that we keep our Rescue Fund fueled. Oftentimes, our team has to leap into action at a moments notice to save the lives of mustangs and burros, but we can’t do that unless we have the resources to do so. Can you make a donation to power our Rescue Fund today?


In addition to funding the rescue of animals in danger of being shipped to slaughter, your support also enables us to help our partners sustain their rescue programs. With the increased cost of hay, the effects of the ongoing drought, and the general increase in the costs of running a horse rescue, AWHC has stepped up to provide them with grants for hay, fencing, farm maintenance, and other necessities.

These grants help empower local rescues to build up their facilities and increase their ability to provide sanctuary to more animals in need – but we can’t keep these grants going without your support. So please, help us continue supporting the rescue of hundreds of wild horses and burros by donating to our Rescue Fund today!


Thank you,


North Dakota’s only wild horse herd is at risk of being *totally* eliminated. ACT NOW >>


The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

The wild horses who call North Dakota’s Theodore Roosevelt National Park home are in serious danger. The National Park Service (NPS) is proposing a plan that could potentially eliminate the historic herd in its entirety.

Currently, the park is home to at least 186 wild horses. The Teddy Roosevelt horses have roamed the badlands for centuries, and many believe they are descendants of Sitting Bull’s horses and are related to the rare Nokota breed. They are a significant part of the historical and natural heritage of the park and are the only wild horse herd in North Dakota, but the NPS’ new plan threatens to wipe them out. 

We cannot allow this plan to move forward.Thankfully, there is still time to stop it. The NPS is accepting public comments on the plan until January 31st – meaning we have two weeks to provide our input. Will you use your voice and call on the NPS to abandon its disastrous plan?


Currently, the agency’s preferred plan is to reduce the wild horse population to zero in a phased approach. This is unacceptable. These horses deserve to be protected. 

The NPS must implement ​​a humane management plan to keep these innocent animals wild and free on the lands they have called home for centuries. If you agree, sign on to this letter and make your voice heard!


Thank you,


What the dollars you donate provide


The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

Earlier today, you heard from one of our dedicated roundup documenters about why it’s so critical that generous supporters like you power our Observation Fund. By having our field representatives on the ground observing the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) cruel helicopter roundups, we can ensure that this inhumane treatment does not go undocumented.

Every single dollar that we raise for our Observation Fund directly helps to hold the BLM accountable:

  • $50 covers the costs of the camera lens rentals used to document the roundups
  • $75 covers the cost of our emergency roadside kits in case our observers have car trouble — as they often travel to areas without cell phone service
  • $100 covers daily fuel costs to transport our observers to the extremely remote public lands where the BLM conducts these roundups
  • $200 covers two nights of a hotel room for our observers during multi-day roundups
  • $1,000 covers the costs of renting a 4-wheel-drive vehicle for one week

It’s essential that we have the resources to cover these expenses. Often, AWHC representatives are the ONLY members of the public on-site to document the capture operations. This work helps us hold the BLM accountable by filing official complaints and briefing members of Congress. Without the photographs and videos from our observers, the public would be in the dark about what is happening to our wild horses and burros in these remote corners of the West. 

So please, chip in a donation today and fuel our Observation Fund by helping us reach our $150,000 End-of-Year goal. Don’t forget, every dollar we raise between now and midnight on Saturday will be DOUBLED by generous donors – meaning you can make 2X impact when it comes to our observation efforts!

$50 → Recording Equipment!

$75 → Emergency Roadside Kits!

$100 → Fill Our Fuel Tanks!

$200 → Hotel Rooms!

$1,000 → 4WD Rentals!

Help us make helicopter roundups a thing of the past


The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

Apologies for all the emails from our team this week — we know it can be a lot, but it’s only because there is so much on the line for wild horses and burros in 2023.

Today I’m going to ask you to donate $25, $50, or whatever you can afford to AWHC before our December 31st End-of-Year deadline. But first, let me explain why we urgently need your support:

This year was a hard one for our cherished wild herds. Families were torn apart and freedom and lives were lost. Over 20,000 wild horses and burros were ripped from their homes on our public lands, and over 60,000 mustangs and burros languish in government holding facilities.

But as bad as this year was, it has only strengthened our resolve to fight harder.

a low-flying helicopter chases a herd of mustangs.

The silver lining to this tragic story is that our advocacy has helped to publicize the severity of the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) inhumane program, leading to growing public outrage.

We’ve seen hundreds of thousands of Americans come together and demand an end to the BLM’s costly and cruel roundup program. Congress has joined in as well, demanding these necessary reforms. Our champions even introduced the historic Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Protection Act of 2022 with strong bipartisan support.

So, now is our moment. We must capitalize on this momentum and continue our fight to keep wild horses and burros roaming free.

Will you make a donation before Saturday at midnight to help fuel our work and put an end to brutal helicopter roundups? Right now, we are $68,336 of the way to our $150,000 goal. Donate now to have your gift DOUBLED this holiday season. >>


Thank you for standing with us.

Suzanne, a white woman with brown hair stands on the range wearing sunglasses and a "stay wild" hat

Suzanne Roy
Executive Director
American Wild Horse Campaign

The BLM is coming for us …


The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

Bubba, a blank and grey stallion looks head-on into the camera

Herd needs your help.

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is coming for me, my family, and my herd in 2023, intending to capture and remove every single one of us from our home in the 1.1 million-acre Salt Wells Creek Herd Management Area (HMA) and the neighboring 780,000-acre Great Divide Basin HMA in Wyoming.

I’ll be honest, I’m scared. Helicopter roundups aren’t just cruel,they can be deadly. I’ve personally seen the horrors of these roundups firsthand. Last year, my family was torn apart when the BLM conducted the largest roundup in history in the Wyoming Checkerboard. I was lucky to survive with just an injury to my knee, but others weren’t as fortunate. I saw my friends get trapped, break their legs, and lose their lives after the BLM captured them with helicopters.

AWHC is working hard to stop the BLM from conducting brutal helicopter roundups. They are proving there is a better way to keep wild horses like me and my family wild by using humane fertility control as a safe and effective alternative to roundups.

The AWHC legal team is ready to defend me and my family from this attack, but they need your support now. A big deadline is approaching at the end of the year, and thanks to the generosity of donors, all contributions made before midnight on Saturday will be MATCHED.

Can you chip in before the deadline to help AWHC reach its $150,000 goal so they can defend my herd and me from eradication by the BLM next year?


I can’t bear the thought of going through another helicopter roundup. I was fortunate to survive being captured and then was released last time. I’ve even managed to start anew. But I know the BLM is coming for us again next year, and I may not be so lucky this time.

That’s why we need organizations like AWHC that fight to protect wild horses like me — and they need your support to continue this critical work in 2023.

Please consider making a donation before midnight on December 31st to help AWHC reach its End-of-Year goal and support efforts to protect me and my herd from more brutal helicopter roundups in 2023!


Thank you.

— Bubba
A curly from Salt Wells Creek

Get an inside look at a BLM adoption event


The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

We’ve got a lot to share with you in this week’s eNews, including: a new report that proves livestock — not wild horses — are to blame for range degradation, an inside look at a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) adoption event, and the heartwarming story of Trident, a powerful stallion on Nevada’s Virginia Range.

Read on to learn more! >>

PEER Report Finds Livestock Outnumber Wild Horses/Burros 125:1

a family of horses walks through the field in the sunset and says "STAY WILD DENVER: OPEN FOR BIDDING DECEMBER 1"

Wild horses and burros are scapegoated by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for range degradation, but a new report finds that unsurprisingly, livestock are the real problem. Agency rangeland health data, collected and analyzed by environmental watchdog organization Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), reveals that more than 50% of the grazing allotments that fail to meet land health standards identify livestock as a significant cause – not wild horses.


Eyewitness Report: Paul’s Valley Off-Range Corrals Adoption Event

AWHC supporters stand with signs to protest the Onaqui roundups

On December 13, 2022, AWHC sent a field representative to the BLM Paul’s Valley Off-Range Corrals, about an hour south of Oklahoma City, to document a wild horse and burro adoption event. While the horses at this facility have seemingly more space than other facilities, seeing formerly wild animals standing in mud-ridden pens is always hard. Read the full report below!


Meet the Mustang: Trident, a Nevada Stallion

4 mustangs stand in a field in Nevada

When AWHC volunteer Deb Sutherland first saw Trident, it was a hot summer day in 2015 on Nevada’s Virginia Range. He was only a few hours old and was standing close to his mother, known affectionately as Pinkie, resting. Fast-forward to today, Trident is a powerful band stallion that Deb continues to document as he battles to create his family.


Thanks for reading. And thank you for continuing to stand with us in the fight to protect our cherished wild horses and burros!

— AWHC Team


Living and working with the horses of the Virginia Range


The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

Allow me to introduce myself, I’m Deb — a longtime wild horse photographer and volunteer documenter for the American Wild Horse Campaign’s (AWHC) fertility control program in Nevada. This Giving Tuesday, I’d like to tell you about the important work AWHC is doing and why you should consider making a 2X Matched donation today as part of their biggest fundraising day of the year.


I found my love for photographing wild horses about twelve years ago when a band of beautiful mustangs wandered through my neighborhood in Nevada. My family and I live at the base of the Virginia Range, and once I noticed these majestic animals, I started following them to the canyon to photograph them. Ever since then, I’ve been in awe.

So when I first learned the plight of the wild horses and burros living on our public lands, I was appalled. They have lived peacefully in the wild for hundreds of years, but special interests who want to graze their private cattle for cheap on federal lands have gotten in the way of their freedom.

When AWHC asked me to be a documenter for their PZP fertility control program on the Virginia Range, I was thrilled! While the Virginia Range mustangs do not have federal protections, I knew working with AWHC on this groundbreaking program would provethere’s a better way to manage wild horses and now I utilize my passion for photographing wild horses to help them.

For almost 4 years, AWHC has managed the PZP program on the Virginia Range. This program is the first of its kind, and over the last few years, it’s helped reduce foaling rates by 62% — proving to the public, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and Congress that there is a better, more humane, AND more cost-effective way to manage wild horses than brutal helicopter roundups and removals.

Seeing these horses roam freely and safely truly warms my heart, but this successful program would not be possible without the support of people like you. You fuel our lifesaving and historic efforts to manage wild horses humanely, Meredith. 

It costs just $30 to dart a mare with the PZP fertility control vaccine, so Meredith, I’m here to ask: Will you make a 2x Matched donation of $30 or more before midnight tonight to power the continued success and expansion of our PZP programs so that we can keep wild horses and burros living wild and free where they belong?

$30 becomes → $60

$60 becomes → $120

$150 becomes → $300

$300 becomes → $600

$500 becomes → $1,000

Thank you,

Deb, a white woman with light blonde hair stands near the range and wears a blue AWHC shirt

Deb Sutherland
AWHC Volunteer

Give Hope to Horses like Granger for #GivingTuesday


This is an update from All About Equine Rescue.

All About Equine Animal Rescue, Inc.

Today is Giving Tuesday! 

Together we can give more horses a second chance

for a healthy, happy future and a life of love!

Horses like Granger.

Granger came to AAE in July 2022 after an animal control intervention to a neglect situation. He was malnourished, having to fight for food in a herd of eight other much younger horses.

Once at AAE, he was started on a refeeding program with soaked alfalfa pellets, and he received long overdue dental and vet care, including vaccines and a microchip. He also saw the farrier for a much needed hoof trim. Over the past several months, Granger’s weight and overall health has improved.

Granger is looking for his forever home. This 30 year old sweetheart was used on a ranch for trail rides in his previous life, but is now best suited as non-riding companion horse.

He is easy going, and well mannered (as long as food isn’t involved). He does well in a herd environment (as long as he is fed separately to assure he gets what he needs). His ground manners are generally good, he’s good with the farrier, and he loads and trailers well.

If you are interested in learning more about Granger to see if he’s a good fit, please visit our website.

We are incredibly grateful to have supporters like you so we can continue improving the lives of horses like Granger, one life at a time.

Our goal is to raise $7,500 today and at least $25,000 this holiday season. We need your help to reach that goal. Any gifts would be greatly appreciated as we move into and through 2023 to assure that together we can continue to do what we do.

Ways to Give

Here are a few ways you can support AAE for #GivingTuesday and all year long.

(1) Donate by clicking here or any of the red buttons below.

(2) Text GT4AAE to 53-555.

(3) Venmo your donation to @allaboutequine

(4) Mail a check to:

All About Equine Animal Rescue

2201 Francisco Drive #140-174

El Dorado Hills, CA 95762

(5) Drop off your donation at:

AAE Used Tack Store

4261 Sunset Lane, Suite B

Shingle Springs, CA 95682

(6) Give your time and become an AAE volunteer. We are always in need of volunteers and have opportunities at the barn, the AAE Used Tack Store, remote roles (such as our grants or events teams), and more!

(7) Shop at the AAE Used Tack Store in Shingle Springs where you can purchase tack, clothing, boots, and other items to benefit AAE’s rescue operations. The store also accepts donations of gently used or new tack.


Whether you give $1000, $100, or $5, any amount makes a HUGE difference for the horses! No donation is too small. In fact, if every one of our followers made a $1 donation, we could surpass our GivingTuesday goal by thousands.

Donate now or anytime through tonight at 11:59pm PT.


We know there are many non-profits that are deserving of donations, especially at this time of year. We appreciate your support of AAE now and always.


Helping horses like Wylie just got even easier because AAE is now on Venmo!

If you wish to donate to AAE using Venmo, search for @allaboutequine.

Thank you for your support helping horses each and every day!

Your donations, volunteering, adopting, and social media shares & likes allow us to make this work possible!

You’re Invited to Stay Wild


The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

Please join the American Wild Horse Campaign (AWHC) for an intimate and exclusive fundraising benefit, Stay Wild Denver.

Featuring the art of Scott Wilson, Open Photographer of the Year for the Sony World Photography Awards; along with film, conversation, food, and drink to support AWHC’s mission to protect America’s wild horses and the western public lands where they roam.



We are excited to host our 5th Annual Stay Wild event in Denver on December 9!

This is a reminder to please RSVP as soon as you can. Want to bring a friend? No problem! Please just reply with their name and email and we will get them added to the list.

Stay Wild,

The AWHC Team


Fri. Dec. 9
5:30pm – 8:00pm MST
Gallery 6
918 W 8th Ave
Denver, CO 80204

This week’s eNews: Take action to protect the North Lander Complex wild mustangs!


The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

We wanted to share some recent updates about roundups, a happy ending for a few rescued burros, and actions you can take to help protect Wyoming’s wild horses from further danger. Read on and see how you can help to protect these cherished animals. >>

Speak Up For the North Lander Complex Wild Horses

Photo by Kimerlee Curyl

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) recently released an Environmental Assessment on a management plan for the North Lander Complex in Wyoming. The proposed action would reduce the wild horse population from 2,000 to 320, skew the sex ratio to 60/40 in favor of stallions, castrate 95% of the captured males, insert unproven IUDs into a portion of the mares captured and administer an experimental fertility control vaccine GonaCon to all mares slated to be released.

The plan threatens the long-term sustainability of this iconic Wyoming wild mustang herd. Please take action to protect the wild herds of the North Lander Complex. >>



Death Toll Surges in Aftermath of Wyoming Checkerboard Roundup

Nearly 50 federally-protected wild mustangs died in the aftermath of the government’s recent roundup of the Great Divide Basin wild horses of Wyoming. The BLM officially reported the deaths of six mustangs following the roundup, which took place from October 5, 2021 to November 7, 2021, but didn’t release any information regarding the deaths of animals once they were removed from the range.

Under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act, AWHC was able to obtain records that an additional 43 wild horses from the Great Divide Basin died or were euthanized while in holding just 90 days after the roundup. The Wyoming Checkerboard roundup was the largest on record by the BLM, with more than 3,500 animals permanently removed from the range.

Four other wild horse herds were removed during the operation, and we expect to see significantly higher death rates as those records come in. The BLM has announced more of such operations across the West for 2022, with plans to remove an unprecedented number of horses. Learn more here. >>



AWHC & AWI Partner in Homes for Horses Coalition Initiative

Photo by Kimerlee Curyl

In an effort to permanently put an end to horse slaughter, AWHC has partnered with the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) as a sponsoring organization of the Homes for Horses Coalition. The Homes for Horses Coalition (HHC) is a national initiative made up of more than 520 member organizations with the ultimate goal of ending horse slaughter and all other forms of equine abuse for good.

Through this initiative, AWHC joins AWI in supporting the boots-on-the-ground rescues by providing advocacy leadership to address the root causes of the problem while providing resources to strengthen the nonprofits doing heroic jobs to help horses in need.

Right now, AWHC continues to push for the passage of the Save America’s Forgotten Equines (SAFE) Act in Congress, which would permanently prevent horse slaughter plants from opening in the U.S. and stop the export of horses, burros, and donkeys for slaughter. Learn more here. >>



Four Rescued Burros Find Their Forever Home at Montgomery Creek Ranch

AWHC’s Rescue Fund helps us to fuel rescue missions across the country. From orphaned or injured foals on Nevada’s Virginia Range to mustangs and burros in kill pens — your support helps us save the lives of these treasured animals when they desperately need our help. Recently, we coordinated the rescue of 4 BLM-branded burros from a kill pen in the Midwest. AWHC Board President and owner of Montgomery Creek Ranch Wild Horse Sanctuary, Ellie Phipps Price agreed to take them in.

When rescued, the burros were in very rough shape — three of these innocent animals had open wounds all over their bodies from a hot brand. The older white burro has a fallen crest, meaning his neck muscle hangs over to the side. They spent a few weeks at a quarantine shelter to treat their wounds and get them healthy enough for transport. Finally, they were healthy enough to go to Montgomery Creek Ranch where they will continue to heal and be prepped for adoption.


Thanks for all you continue to do to protect wild horses and burros, Erica!

— AWHC Team

The BLM wants to remove 100% of these wild burros — can you help!?


The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

We have urgent news.

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) recently released its final decision to round up and remove ALL of the wild burros in the Centennial, Panamint, and Slate Herd Areas (HAs) in California.

These Herd Areas are made up of roughly 1.73 million acres of public and private land and are currently home to roughly 1,000 wild burros! 

The BLM changed the Appropriate Management Level (AML) for the burros in the three HAs to 0, even though these animals call this area home. NOW, the BLM is planning to conduct brutal helicopter roundups to remove every wild burro from this area over the next 10 years.

The BLM just announced that the first roundup is scheduled to take place next week, on May 28, and 300 burros are at risk of immediate removal, so we need your help now.

AWHC is working to appeal the decision, but we need your help to save these burros. Will you take the following actions to help us protect these three burro herds and save the place they call home?

  1. Send a letter to the BLM and tell them that this final decision to remove ALL of the burros from the Centennial, Panamint, and Slate HAs must be revised. You can use the letter we provided to tell them that you oppose this decision.
  2. Contact your members of Congress and tell them that you strongly oppose the BLM’s decision to remove these burros from the land they call home!

We sent a letter to the BLM months ago asking them to reinstate these HAs, and they ignored us. Not only will these roundups be traumatic for the burros being removed — this is another unnecessary removal action by the BLM at the expense of American taxpayers.

Recent research has shown that these burro species have made a positive impact on the lands where they live. Without burros as part of the ecosystem, the BLM could potentially impact the environment beyond repair. 

We need your help, Erica. Will you take action and tell the BLM and your members of Congress that the burros in these three HAs MUST be protected?


Thank you,

Moving Forward: A Unified Statement


The following is from The Cloud Foundation and The American Wild Horse Campaign:


As you probably are aware, 2017 presented major threats to America’s wild horses and burros. In 2018, the assault on our beloved wild herds is continuing and will intensify.

With the input of others that value our wild horses and burros, we’ve developed a Unified Statement.  Its purpose is to detail and demonstrate common cause among equine welfare, photography, eco-tourist and other citizen organizations that support humane, evidence-based management of wild horses and burros on our public lands.  By outlining principles and recommendations for ways to keep free-roaming equines on their homelands, the statement shows that we’re not only against a cruel and broken system of roundup and removal, but are also banding together around sensible alternatives.  We’re excited that over 110 groups across the country have chosen to participate.  

Last month, Congressional appropriators defeated an administration proposal to destroy tens of thousands of wild equines and allow “unlimited” sales of those deemed unadaptable.  This month, the Trump Administration again called on Congress to grant authority in the Fiscal Year 2019 budget to authorize killing and selling to slaughter tens of thousands of captive and free-roaming wild equines.  Therefore, the Unified Statement could not be more timely. Read the Unified Statement and learn how you can support this effort.

Download the PDF of Moving Forward: A Unified Statement on the Humane, Sustainable and Cost-Effective On-Range Management of America’s Wild Horses and Burros

The difference you make


The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

Photograph by Linda Hay

There’s one thing standing between our opponents getting their way and ushering in a new policy to slaughter America’s wild horses: you.

This was our organization’s most challenging year ever. But, thanks to you, we overwhelmingly succeeded.

From legal and Senate wins, to education and advocacy milestones, to holding BLM accountable for its inhumane roundups, we’ve been fighting back against all the dangers wild horses and burros face. Our opponents may have the power and money. But we’ve always had the people on our side.                                                        

Here are just a few of our 2017 successes:

  • Convinced Senate to stand against slaughter. We fought the Interior Department’s request to slaughter nearly 100,00 of America’s wild horses with everything we had. Together, we led a massive grassroots, advocacy, and paid media campaign. It paid off in November when the Senate maintained prohibitions on killing and slaughter. The fight’s not over, but the Senate’s position is a major victory for our side.
  • Litigated to stop destruction of wild herds and removal of habitat. We scored major victories in federal court that stopped the BLM from destroying an entire wild horse population in Idaho by sterilizing every member of the herd, and from turning over wild horse habitat in California to private livestock interests.
  • Vaccinated more mares with birth control than the BLM did. Our volunteer team on Nevada’s Virginia Range darted more horses with humane birth control this year than the entire BLM did in 2016!
  • Mobilized 300,000 citizens. We delivered over 300,000 signatures to key Congressional offices in Reno, Phoenix and Las Vegas and to a National BLM Advisory Board meeting in Colorado, urging support for humane management methods for wild horses and burros.
  • Educated the public about federal cruelty to wild horses & burros. We showed the world what our government is doing to our mustangs in the remote areas of the West where wild horses live. Our high quality video footage of BLM helicopter roundups was seen by millions on social media, raising significant public awareness about our government’s inhumane treatment of wild horses and burros.

That’s only a small glimpse of the work we’ve done. I am so proud of our excellent team and the hard work they put in this year. But most of all, I am so very grateful for you: your dedication, your support, and your actions. You are the backbone of what we do.

From all of us here, and on behalf of the magnificent wild horses and burros we are fighting so hard to save, thank you.

Suzanne Roy

PS. Want to help us make even more of an impact of 2018? Pitch in now to support our year-end fundraising efforts and fuel all of our vital work to protect wild horses and burros and meet the challenges of the year ahead.


Nevada to Give Away Virginia Range Mustangs – Please Help!


The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

Nevada’s beloved Virginia Range mustangs are in grave danger.

On Tuesday, the Nevada Board of Agriculture voted to direct the Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) to transfer ownership of the estimated 3,000 Virginia Range horses to a private entity. The new “owner” would then have private “property rights” entitling them to do whatever they want with the horses, including send them to slaughter.

The Board’s vote defied the will of the public and business community, which turned out in force to oppose this dangerous giveaway. The only comment in favor of the plan was made “Protect the Harvest,” an organization whose top priority is legalizing the slaughter of America’s horses and burros.

For years, AWHC has worked to protect the Virginia Range horses. Through Cooperative Agreements with the State, we implemented the world’s largest humane birth control program and rescued over 240 horses from slaughter. Then on October 25, the NDA abruptly cancelled these agreements.

It’s clear that the good-old-boy cattlemen’s network is taking advantage of the horses’ legal vulnerability (the horses are not protected under federal law) to push their agenda of mustang roundup and slaughter.

We can’t – and won’t – let this stand. While we explore legal and political avenues to challenge this action, we need you to contact Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval – he has power to reverse his administration’s decision that jeopardizes the future of this historic herd.

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With 24 Days Left We Introduce The Burros


The following is from All About Equine Animal Rescue:


Join AAE as we Deck the Stalls with Boughs of Plenty.  As the year comes to an end, we are sharing stories straight from the barn to show how your support has helped horses in 2017. This year was very special, and there are so many stories to be thankful for!
As we count down to 2018, please help us as we prepare for another year of helping horses.  Your donations will assure we have ample funding for unexpected veterinary needs as we move into our next year.

We want to thank everyone for their love and support!

We hope you enjoy these stories as much as we do!

Have a great holiday season!

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A New Way to Speak Up for Wild Horses


The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

A Creative Way to Speak Up: Letters to the Editor

As Congress debates the future of wild horses and burros in behind-the-scenes negotiations, the key to saving these cherished animals remains expanding public awareness. One great way to spread the word about the threats facing mustangs and burros is by informing your friends and neighbors through letters to the editor. Members of Congress also monitor local newspapers to keep abreast of their constituents’ views and opinions. We have an awesome feature that makes sending your letters to the editor EASY and FAST! Try it out by clicking below!

Wild Horses: What’s Happening This Month in Congress

You may have heard that things in Washington are not working very well these days, and we’re here to report that—sadly, that’s exactly correct. Read more about this month on Capitol Hill and what’s in store for wild horses and burro by clicking below.

Conger Roundup Concludes; Research Moves Forward

The Conger roundup concluded on December 3, 2017 with a total of 111 wild horses captured. The roundup is part of an ongoing “population control research” study conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey and Colorado State University to assess the impacts of gelding (castrating) stallions on individual behavior and herd dynamics. Read below for more about the research project and a report from the roundup.


Your hard work is paying off


The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

Earlier this week, we delivered 300,000 petition signatures against the killing of wild horses and burros to Rep. Amodei’s office in Nevada. And the news media joined us. Watch what that many signatures looks like walking into a Congressional office!

Last week, we traveled to Utah to document the first roundup of wild horses this season. Contrary to the claim perpetuated by the BLM, politicians and ranchers that mustangs are starving on the range, our video shows healthy wild horses being captured and it has reached over 1 million people. 

That’s just the beginning. Thanks to you, we blanketed Salt Lake City with ads,activated grassroots supporters in Utah, and held a press conference. The headlines exposed the sham wild horse summit:

Critics maintain Utah mustang meeting a secretive ‘slaughter summit’

Utah State University hosts wild horse summit, but excludes key advocates and the public

State & Federal managers discuss fate of wild horses, with media and advocates locked out

And yesterday, a bipartisan amendment was introduced in the House Representatives by Representatives Dina Titus (D-NV), Peter King (R-NY) and Jared Polis (D-CO) to reverse the deadly Stewart Amendment and restore the prohibition on killing healthy, federally-protected wild horses and burros. 

Our goal this summer has been to keep the pressure on, expose our opponents’ real agenda, and set the table for September, which we expect will be the deciding month for our movement and for the future of wild horses and burros in this country.

We’re off to a strong start. But we need you to keep up the pressure. So keep emailingcalling, donating, and sharing. We will win this fight!

Thank you,

Grace Kuhn


Our new TV ad


The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

We need to get on the air. In the last 48 hours, thousands of you shared our web video helping to get our message out. We’re starting to be heard — we must prevent the slaughter of nearly 100,000 wild horses and burros.

But with a big vote in Congress expected next week — we need to accelerate our efforts. We just finished cutting our new TV ad. Will you watch it and donate immediately to help us get it on-air in Washington D.C. and target cities across the country?

The Bureau of Land Management does not have the power to overturn the ban on horse slaughter. Only Congress can do that. So we’re making it crystal clear: with their votes, Congress will be deciding to:

support science and protect these iconic animals


side with the special interests and slaughter nearly 100,000 wild horses and burros

It’s the truth. And the choice Congress has to make. The initial text of the Interior Appropriations bill maintains the ban on slaughter, but we are told an amendment will be voted on next week to add BLM’s proposed language allowing slaughter. With your help, we’re going to make sure they understand exactly what’s at stake.


WATCH: The choice on wild horses


Right now, Washington is ablaze in controversy and partisan bickering. But behind it, too many are missing a critical story: if Congress signs off on the Bureau of Land Management’s budget request, as many as 100,000 wild horses and burros will be slaughtered.

This isn’t fear-mongering. It’s what’s at stake if we overturn the ban on horse slaughter. And if we’re going to stop it, we need to get this story out there and make sure Congress and Americans at-large understand what could happen in just a matter of weeks.

Watch our latest web video and then share it on Facebook or Twitter with the hashtag #NoHorseSlaughter.

We need to turn up the volume. And fast. So please watch our video now and share it.

Thank you for being with us and America’s wild horses,

-Suzanne Roy

P.S. Please also consider a donation as we intensify our campaigning in Washington and across the country.


Slaughter 100,000 wild horses?


The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

Here’s what we know:

1) The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) 2018 budget asks Congress to lift a ban on destroying healthy mustangs and burros.

2) If the ban is lifted, wild horses and burros in holding facilities will be killed or sold to slaughter. The remaining “excess” population will be slaughtered, possibly gunned-down in the wild. Up to 92,000 healthy horses will die.

3) The Congressional markup to decide if this slaughter provision is included will happen in the next two weeks.

We have two weeks to stop the mass slaughter of America’s wild horses. Will you contact your member of Congress right now and tell them #NoHorseSlaughter?

If this sounds like the worst-case-scenario for our cause, it is. If Congress accepts the BLM’s budget provision, we would see an unprecedented mass slaughter of healthy horses and burros. It would lead to horses being slaughtered for human consumption. It would destroy our nation’s icons of freedom. It would be a tragedy.

We’re kicking off the first of two weeks of action to stop this nightmare from becoming reality. Today, we need you to contact your member of Congress.

In the next two weeks, our leaders must hear us loud and clear: #NoHorseSlaughter. No way.

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