The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:
Earlier this week, we told you about one of our investigations into the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) off range programs that revealed that some trainers participating in the BLM’s Trainer Incentive Program (TIP) sold mustangs into the slaughter pipeline and one horse even starved to death on a trainer’s property.
These crucial findings would have never been brought to light without the support of wild horse advocates like you. You make our work to protect wild horses and burros possible.
Today, we’d like to tell you about how your support is fueling other aspects of our mission – but first, if you haven’t already, please consider chipping in to help us reach our $10,000 goal before our deadline tonight so we can continue powering our fight for the freedom and safety of our wild herds.
Outside of our investigations into the BLM’s off range programs, your donations enable us to expand a number of key initiatives that are advancing the cause of protecting wild horses and burros.
In the field, we’ve embarked on an exciting new initiative called the Land Conservancy Project. This innovative program aims to preserve and enhance habitat for America’s wild horses and burros. The goal is to support self-sustaining wild horse populations in ecological balance with other wildlife. To this end, AWHC recently acquired 3,300+ acres of prime habitat in Nevada’s beautiful Carson Valley to serve as a pilot program for the project. Can you chip in to help us continue funding exciting pilot projects like the Land Conservancy Project? >>
We’re also expanding our work with community groups conducting fertility control programs on local wild horse herds. For the past four years, we’ve implemented the world’s largest humane management program for wild horses on Nevada’s Virginia Range. Now, we recently received a federal grant to support the expansion of our fertility control program to Utah’s Cedar Mountain herd!
And on Capitol Hill, we’re advocating for several critical bills being considered that would advance humane reforms to the federal management of our nation’s wild herds – including the Wild Horse and Burro Protection Act of 2023 (H.R. 3656), which seeks to prohibit costly and inhumane helicopter roundups of wild horses and burros. Please, can you make a contribution to help fund our essential work advocating for pro-wild horse and burro legislation on Capitol Hill? >>
We also fought for provisions to be added to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 appropriations bills that would require the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to enact several key reforms to its Wild Horse and Burro Program, such as:
- Requiring the BLM to use up to $11 million to implement substantial humane fertility control vaccine programs to manage wild horse and burro populations in the wild, diverting funds away from roundups.
- Ending the cash incentive in the BLM’s disastrous Adoption Incentive Program (AIP), which has funneled hundreds of wild horses and burros into the slaughter pipeline.
- Prioritizing partnerships with non-profit organizations for the management of wild horses and burros, including working with military veterans and wild horse organizations.
Wild horses and burros need our support now more than ever. If you are able, please consider making a contribution today to help us reach our $10,000 goal and power this critical work. Your donation will help us get closer to hitting our goal, and it will go straight to work helping us continue our critical mission for America’s wild horses and burros.
Thank you in advance for chipping in.