The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:
Earlier today, you heard from one of our dedicated roundup documenters about why it’s so critical that generous supporters like you power our Observation Fund. By having our field representatives on the ground observing the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) cruel helicopter roundups, we can ensure that this inhumane treatment does not go undocumented.
Every single dollar that we raise for our Observation Fund directly helps to hold the BLM accountable:
$50 covers the costs of the camera lens rentals used to document the roundups
$75 covers the cost of our emergency roadside kits in case our observers have car trouble — as they often travel to areas without cell phone service
$100 covers daily fuel costs to transport our observers to the extremely remote public lands where the BLM conducts these roundups
$200 covers two nights of a hotel room for our observers during multi-day roundups
$1,000 covers the costs of renting a 4-wheel-drive vehicle for one week
It’s essential that we have the resources to cover these expenses. Often, AWHC representatives are the ONLY members of the public on-site to document the capture operations. This work helps us hold the BLM accountable by filing official complaints and briefing members of Congress. Without the photographs and videos from our observers, the public would be in the dark about what is happening to our wild horses and burros in these remote corners of the West.
So please, chip in a donation today and fuel our Observation Fund by helping us reach our $150,000 End-of-Year goal. Don’t forget, every dollar we raise between now and midnight on Saturday will be DOUBLED by generous donors – meaning you can make 2X impact when it comes to our observation efforts!