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HUGE victory for our movement — here’s what it means:

The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign: Thanks to your support, the horses on the Virginia Range in Nevada will continue to live safe, happy lives, free to roam on the land they call home. In 2017, the Nevada Department of Agriculture abruptly terminated our partnership to safely and effectively manage the Virginia Range wild horses using fertility control. The program was necessary to humanely reduce population growth rates in this historic mustang population whose habitat is increasingly impacted by development. In response, we and our local coalition partners have been working hard to restart the program. We mobilized thousands of calls and emails. Local groups held 63 vigils outside the State Capitol in Carson City. We are proud to tell you that the grassroots pressure worked...with a big assist from the business community, especially tech company Blockchains LLC, and Nevada Assembly Minority Leader Jim Wheeler! Last Tuesday we signed a Cooperative Agreement with the state to immediately resume this critical program that will humanely manage these majestic horses using safe and proven fertility control. This news isn’t just about one state or one range. It’s about the future of this entire movement and the freedom of wild horses everywhere. In Nevada, we can create a model to demonstrate that there is another way to manage wild horses that doesn't involve costly and cruel roundups. Now, we need your help. Our volunteers and staff are in the field as I write this, implementing this lifesaving program to keep wild horses wild by providing a humane alternative to removing wild horses from their homes on the range. And we're sustaining other programs across the country to protect wild horses. Will you donate right now to support us? The alternative to success is too awful to imagine: more round-ups; horses confined in tiny pens for the rest of their lives, or worse, sent to slaughter; breaking apart the families that residents have come to know and love for generations. We can show that there is a better way to steward our iconic wild horse and burro populations. Please help us to make it happen by donating now. Thank you, Suzanne Roy Donate ...
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It was a good day for wild horses

The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign: News & Alerts New Agreement for Virginia Range Mustangs Fertility Control Program On Tuesday, AWHC and the Nevada Department of Agriculture signed a new agreement to implement a humane fertility control management program for the Virginia Range horses. The program aims to reduce population growth rates in the historic herd, which lives in a 300,000-acre range increasingly impacted by rapid development in the northern Nevada area. Our program's certified darters will begin working this week in cooperation with the tech company, Blockchains, LLC – the largest landowner in the Virginia Range -- to deliver the PZP immunocontraceptive vaccine to wild horses in Innovation Park in Storey County! Read more about this critically important program below.   AB 128 Passes Out of California's Assembly Parks and Wildlife Committee AB 128, a bill to increase protections from slaughter for California's wild and domestic horses cleared its first hurdle on Tuesday when it passed out of the California Assembly Parks, Water and Wildlife Committee on a 10-1 vote (with 3 abstentions). AWHC is proud to sponsor this bill in conjunction with bill author Assemblyman Todd Gloria, who has been a leading voice for the welfare of California's horses and an outspoken opponent of the federal government's plan to sell California wild horses from the Devil's Garden Territory without limitation on slaughter. Read more about the bill and the latest developments below.   Limited Edition 'Born Wild - Stay Wild' Apparel For this week only, we have teamed up with company FLOAT to offer you limited-edition apparel that supports our work to Keep Wild Horses Wild! $8 from every purchase of the 'Born Wild-Stay Wild' apparel goes to AWHC. Get them while they last - offer ends on Monday morning!   Donate ...
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We delivered your signatures to BLM

The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign: We wanted to let you know that on Friday, April 5 we had an incredible turnout at a rally at the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) state office in Salt Lake City to stop the roundup of Utah's Onaqui wild horses.  People from all over the country – including New York, Florida, Tennesse, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, and California – joined a fabulous group of Utahns to be a voice for these horses. Watch a video of the rally below! After the rally, AWHC and our coalition partner, the Salt River Wild Horse Management Group, delivered 100,000 of your signatures and met with top BLM Utah officials about collaborating for the humane management of the Onaqui wild horses. The BLM is to be commended for its work to develop existing fertility control program there (in conjunction with Wild Horses of America Foundation) and its openness to collaborating with our groups to further expand the program as a humane alternative to large-scale roundups from this Herd Management Area (HMA). The meeting opened a positive dialogue between our groups and the BLM, and we plan to meet again with the Utah officials in 1-2 weeks to further discuss how we can collaborate for the benefit of the beloved Onaqui wild horses. Thank you for taking the time to sign our petition. You have made a difference! The AWHC Team Donate ...
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Reminder: #SaveOnaqui Day of Action TODAY!

The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign: TODAY: RALLY FOR ONAQUI AND DIGITAL PROTEST Today is the day we put a stop to the BLM rounding up 80% of the famous and beloved Onaqui wild horses in Utah. Help #SaveOnaqui today by sharing your support online! Take one (or all!) of the following easy actions, and help make a huge impact for the Onaqui wild horse herd. SHARE A PHOTO SEND A TWEET POST ON FACEBOOK You can also take it one step further, and make the phones ring! Call BLM Utah, (801) 539-4001 and BLM National, (202) 208-4896 – and let them know why you’re against the government rounding up 80% of the beloved Onaqui herd. Here's a sample script: I am calling to urge the BLM to cancel the Onaqui wild horse roundup and expand the existing PZP fertility control program instead. This will save taxpayers millions of dollars and will allow these cherished horses to stay free with their families. Thank you. Remember to follow our Facebook page today for the latest updates on our rally at the BLM’s Salt Lake City office. Thanks! AWHC Team Donate ...
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TOMORROW: Onaqui day of action!

The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign: Tomorrow is our rally to save the Onaqui wild horse herd. You can participate ONLINE! Tomorrow is our day of action to save the Onaqui wild horses. Join us – in person or from afar! – as we protest the BLM’s cruel plans to round up 80% of this beloved herd. Here are all the ways you can take action (and get #SaveOnaqui trending!) Share our images with #SaveOnaqui on Facebook and Instagram. We’ve put together some beautiful graphics of the Onaqui horses free on the range – simply download and share! Let’s create a storm! Tweet at leaders with #SaveOnaqui, to help us raise awareness and send a message! Let them know you’re fighting their plans to destroy the Onaqui herd. Post on the Interior Department's Facebook page to let them know you’re fighting to preserve the Onaqui wild horse herd. Add the #SaveOnaqui Facebook frame to your profile picture. It’s a simple way to raise awareness within your networks and encourage other supporters! Make the phones ring! Call BLM Utah, (801) 539-4001 and BLM National, (202) 208-4896. I am calling to urge you to urge the BLM to cancel the Onaqui wild horse roundup and expand the existing PZP fertility control program instead. This will save taxpayers millions of dollars and will allow these cherished horses to stay free with their families. Thank you. Follow along on our Facebook page tomorrow, and share #SaveOnaqui posts as we hold a rally and press conference at the BLM’s Salt Lake City office. The rally starts at 11:00 AM MT, to urge the BLM to forgo the removal of the beloved Onaqui wild horses and instead work with advocates to expand the fertility control program as an alternative to cruel removals from the range. Rally to #SaveOnaqui Friday, April 5, 2019 @ 11:00 AM MT 440 W 200 S, Salt Lake City, UT Together, we have the power to change the BLM’s cruel plan to destroy the wild Onaqui herd – but we need all of our supporters to tune in and make noise! Join us tomorrow, and make sure one of America’s most famous herds is left to live free for another day. Thanks! AWHC Donate ...
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