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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:
Last month, 932 wild horses were rounded up by the U.S. Forest Service in the Devil’s Garden Wild Horse Territory in California – with a portion to be sold for $1 a piece, by the truckload, with no limitation on slaughter.
We can’t let this happen. Our team has been working around the clock to save these horses from slaughter. Now, we have two big updates:
- On Tuesday, California Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) introduced legislation to protect the state’s wild and domestic horses from slaughter. We’re working closely with his office to create and pass a strong bill to accomplish this goal.
- Last week, our legal team filed a motion for preliminary injunctionin federal court to block the Forest Service’s slaughter plan, which clearly violates state and federal law. We’re asking the court to prohibit the government from selling horses without limitation, which it currently plans to start on January 15.
We are doing everything possible to protect our wild horses from slaughter. But we need your help to carry on this critically important work.
Thanks for helping us defend California’s horses. We’ll keep you updated on this breaking situation.