The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:
The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) summer roundup season begins this weekend. From July 1 to October 31, government helicopters will descend on America’s wild herds in six different states. This roundup season, the BLM plans to round up more than 7,000 wild horses and burros, permanently removing 80% of the captured animals.
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The first herd in the BLM’s crosshairs is the Reveille Herd Management Area (HMA) in Nevada, where dozens of wild horses are scheduled to be removed beginning as early as this Saturday. And that’s just the start. The largest roundups planned this summer are set to take place on Nevada’s Antelope Complex where over 3,000 wild horses are slated to be removed. Thousands more of these innocent animals will also be subjected to inhumane helicopter roundups in Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, California, and Oregon.
AWHC is fighting hard to put an end to the cruel practice of helicopter roundups and prove there is a better way to manage America’s wild herds. But in the meantime, it’s vital that we hold the BLM accountable for the abuses wild horses and burros suffer during these operations. That’s why we’re preparing to send trained observers to as many of the planned helicopter roundups as possible to document the inhumane treatment of our wild herds – and we need your help to make it happen.
In order to fuel the critical work that lies ahead over these next few months – including funding our roundup observation program – we’ve set a goal to raise $50,000 by the start of the summer roundup season on July 1. Will you make a contribution to help us reach our goal so we can fight for the thousands of wild horses and burros in danger of BLM helicopter roundups this summer?
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These helicopter roundups are a threat to the safety and wellbeing of all wild horses and burros. They are traumatizing, they rip families apart, and they often result in grave injuries or even deaths.
Your support will help us ensure that the often harsh reality of federal wild horse roundups is in full view of the American public, including members of Congress who have the power to make change.
With less than three days to go until the first roundup is scheduled to begin, hitting our $50k goal will be critical to helping us stand up for wild horses and burros this summer. Please make a contribution today and help us reach our goal!
American Wild Horse Campaign