The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:
We wanted to share a critical opportunity for you to help us advance legislation that would protect wild horses and burros, a look at how we’ve teamed up with other organizations to find and arrest the perpetrator in brutal Arizona horse slayings, and the display of AWHC’s very own Scott Wilson’s award-winning stallion portrait now in San Diego, CA! Read on to learn more and speak up for our cherished wild herds. >>
Just last week, U.S. House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Raúl Grijalva (D, AZ-03) and U.S. Representatives David Schweikert (R, AZ-06), Joe Neguse (D, CO-02), Steve Cohen (D, TN-09), Dina Titus (D, NV-01), and Brian Fitzpatrick (R, PA-01) introduced a comprehensive bipartisan bill, the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Protection Act of 2022 that would protect wild horses and burros from slaughter, prioritize their humane management, restore Western habitat, promote partnerships with American veterans and nonprofit organizations, and increase transparency within the Bureau of Land Management’s and U.S. Forest Service’s Wild Horse and Burro Programs.
This bill promotes much-needed humane, commonsense, and fiscally responsible reforms that would stop the endless cycle of removals and keep these beloved symbols of freedom in the wild where they belong. So please, take a moment to ask your U.S. Representative to cosponsor the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Protection Act of 2022.
Last week, volunteers with the Alpine Wild Horse Advocates came upon a bloody scene during a routine observation of a herd of wild horses in the Apache National Forest in Arizona in which horses were dead and dying from bullet wounds.
The American Wild Horse Campaign joined forces with other organizations to offer a $25,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of the perpetrators of this brutal horse killing.
San Diego’s Museum of Photographic Arts has opened the U.S. leg of the 2022 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition with a winning image of a Colorado stallion depicting the beauty and the plight of wild horses.
Wildlife photographer and AWHC team member, Scott Wilson’s striking black and white image of a wild Colorado stallion kicking up a dust storm at Sand Wash Basin took first place in the Natural World & Wildlife category and earned overall 2022 Open Photographer of the Year honors. Wilson said Anger Management is symbolic of the challenges facing wild horses in the American West.
Thanks for reading, Meredith. And thank you for continuing to stand up for our cherished wild horses and burros!
— AWHC Team