The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:
There is a month and a half left of the summer roundup season, and hundreds of wild horses are still being targeted for capture and removal. Right now, the United States Forest Service has helicopters in California’s Devil’s Garden Wild Horse Territory, and in just a few days, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will begin a new series of roundups in California and Nevada.
That’s why today, we’re setting a goal of raising $30,000 for our Observation Fund by Monday so we’ll have the resources we need to document the upcoming roundups and fight back against the BLM’s terrible policies. Can you please rush a donation of whatever you can afford to our Observation Fund to help us hit our goal?
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Since July, the BLM has conducted 11 helicopter roundups in five states, and thanks to your support, we have been able to deploy our humane observers to the majority of them. Now, the BLM is set to begin its final three roundups of the season, and we plan to send our observers to document all of them. This is no easy task – these roundups occur in some of the most remote corners of the West, and getting our observers there and equipped is expensive, but it’s necessary.
Starting Monday, BLM helicopters will take flight in the Surprise Complex, which comprises three Herd Management Areas (HMA) in California – the High Rock HMA, Fox Hog HMA, and Wall Canyon HMA. The agency plans to capture 494 wild horses and permanently remove 404 of them.
Our observers will be the public’s eyes and ears on the ground, reporting back on what happens to our beloved herds during these often traumatic and potentially life-threatening operations. Our team will then disseminate their reports to the public, the media and to lawmakers on the Hill. There are so many people out there that don’t know what’s happening to wild horses, and we need to change that.
These wild horses are counting on us to shine a light on the inhumane helicopter roundups conducted by the BLM and Forest Service. That’s why we’re asking you to join us today. Meredith, can you chip in to help us hit our $30,000 fundraising goal before these dangerous roundups start?
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Thank you for stepping up.
The American Wild Horse Campaign