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California’s wild horses need your voice

The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign: News & Alerts Help California's Twin Peaks Herd - Take Action Today The BLM is continuing its "business as usual" agenda with the announcement of a roundup and removal plan for California's Twin Peaks wild horse and burro herd. The agency is planning to roundup and remove horses and burros to “achieve and maintain low AML” over the next ten years, implement fertility control on all mares and jennies, manage a non-reproducing population of geldings, and skew the wild horse sex ratio in favor of males. The BLM needs to hear from you. Please take one moment to take action below.   BLM Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board Meeting: Submit Your Comments The BLM Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board is meeting on July 9 -11 in Boise, Idaho. In recent years, the BLM Wild Horse and Burro Program has gone from bad to worse, and the special interest agenda of achieving virtual extinction of wild free-roaming horses and burros for the benefit of subsidized livestock grazing has steadily gained ground. This citizen-based board is supposed to represent all stakeholders, among the largest, the American public. Please take one moment to submit your comments today.    House Passes Appropriations Bill with Good and Bad News for Wild Horses Yesterday, June 25, the U.S. House of Representatives passed Fiscal Year 2020 spending legislation that contains good and bad news for wild horses. On the plus side, the bill prohibits the U.S. Forest Service from selling wild horses and burros from slaughter. If passed by the full Congress, it would put the brakes on the Forest Service's plan to sell wild horses from the Devil's Garden Wild Horse Territory in California for slaughter. On the negative side, the bill includes $6 million extra for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), which Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT) and his allies state will be used to round up and surgically sterilize wild horses. Read on to learn what's next.    Tales From Big Country: Supporting Wild Horses If you like westerns, historical fiction, and action-packed adventures, look no further! This thirteen-story collection, featuring work by national and international bestselling and award-winning authors, offers the best in western fiction. Take a journey into the Old West, from its civilized order to lawless frontier. You won't want to put this collection down. Thirty-five percent of the proceeds go towards our work to Keep Wild Horses ...
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American Herds Special Features: O WILLIS ~ GEORGE ANSWERS!

The following is from the American Herds: O WILLIS ~ GEORGE ANSWERS! George Knapp, Chief Investigative Reporter for the I-Team - KLAS-8 TV in Las Vegas, NV recently aired a hard hitting two part expose highlighting some of the serious issues facing the Bureau of Land Management's mismanagement of the Wild Horse & Burro Program. Despite being THE Chief Investigative Reporter for the Las Vegas I-Team with a solid reputation earned over decades of in depth coverage and breaking news, apparently George is no match for the one, the only, the incredible, the invincible, the all knowing and all seeing Willis Lamm. It appears Willis graciously took a few moments out to drop George a line and tell him where he went wrong, which from the sounds of it, was everywhere - at least in the World According To Willis! The Knappster has answered back...... Dear Mr. Lamm, First of all, please accept my apology for taking so long to respond to your lengthy and highly detailed email of Nov. 22. I hesitate to call it an email since it is more akin to a book or term paper on wild horse management. In light of the many issues you raised, I knew I would need to carve out some time to craft an appropriate response. That said, I won’t address every single point you made because I’d probably need to take a week of vacation time to get to all of it. I’ll try to respond to the most salient points you made, along with a few glaring omissions. After my stories aired here in LV and arrangements were made to broadcast them in Reno as well, I was warned by several wild horse enthusiasts that I would be hearing from you. They basically told me about the role you’ve assumed in the wild horse debate up north and described the type of response I would likely receive. The predictions were amazingly accurate. To begin, let me assure you that I welcome input from all sides, especially with a story as complicated and emotional as this one. I found your letter to be both cordial and condescending, informative in many places and overtly misleading in others. I’ve been a professional journalist in Nevada for more than a quarter century, and while I appreciate your admonitions and advice, I don’t really need to be lectured about the importance of accuracy ...
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Update from Capitol Hill & More Wild Horse News

The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign: News & Alerts The Latest from Capitol Hill: Appropriations and Wild Horses This year Congress is considering new policy riders that are critical to the future of wild horses on public lands in the west. The House legislation includes one potentially catastrophic provision -- a risky scheme to remove enough horses from the range to return populations to extinction levels for the benefit of ranchers, and one very good provision -- an extension of the slaughter prohibition to wild horses on U.S. Forest Service land. Read more on the appropriations process and what’s in store for wild horses below.   Report on the Reno, Nevada Wild Horse Summit Last month, we attended a "Wild Horse Summit" in Reno organized by the Society for Range Management and the Wildlife Society, two organizations heavily dominated by the livestock and hunting industries. The event was a follow up to the 2017 "Slaughter Summit," held in Salt Lake City, from which pro-wild horse, anti-slaughter voices were excluded. We agreed to attend this event to represent the interest of wild horse protection and the voice of the public - which overwhelmingly supports the preservation of wild horses on our public lands - and will continue to do so in the conversations that ensue. Read more in our report on the summit below.   Virginia Range Fertility Control Program Gallops Ahead In April, the State of Nevada reinstated our fertility control darting program for the Virginia Range wild horses. Administering the proven and humane PZP vaccine, trained volunteers have now effectively darted and documented more than 400 mares on the range in just over two months. We thank Governor Steve Sisolak, Assembly Minority Leader Jim Wheeler and leading Nevada tech company Blockchains LLC for their support of the program and their commitment to protecting the Virginia Range horses. Read more on this groundbreaking program below.   Video Highlight of the Week: About PZP Donate ...
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Beautiful footage of wild stallions

The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign: In honor of Father’s Day, we’re celebrating wild stallions for their integral role in herds across the American West. Male leaders of wild horse herds prepare younger horses for life on the range. They're known as protectors of their herd, but they’re also nurturers. Stallions show great affection and patience with their young and teach foals how to be horses. Every day, the American Wild Horse Campaign staff works to make sure these beautiful relationships are protected. This is our mission: to keep wild horses wild, and living with their families as nature intended. The relationships between horses on the range are intricate, beautiful, and precious. With roundups looming this summer, everything they know is under threat. Watch this beautiful video of stallions in the wild, and make a donation to help keep them wild and free. Thank you for working with us to keep wild horses wild, and a very happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there! -AWHC Team ...
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Help us prepare for this battle in court

The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign: In just a few short months, 100 innocent wild Oregon mares are slated to become victims of invasive and risky surgical sterilization experiments conducted by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Veterinarians call the procedure -- which involves manually ripping out the mares' ovaries with a rod-and-chain-like tool -- "barbaric." Many of these mares have recently given birth and are nursing young foals. Their survival is far from guaranteed. he BLM is doggedly moving forward with this cruel "research" despite massive public opposition, scientific criticism and loss of affiliation with two major research institutions that have cut ties with the project.   Twice before, we filed legal action to block these cruel experiments. Just seven months ago, working with The Cloud Foundation (TCF) and the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI), we won a federal injunction that blocked BLM from proceeding. Now the BLM is at it again and we are gearing up for a third legal battle.  Please help us build our war chest so that we can stop these brutal and dangerous sterilization experiments... again. Just yesterday, AWHC, TCF and AWI delivered a 51-page public comment document featuring opinions from leading veterinary and medical ethics experts -- a first step to continued litigation to battle this inhumane project. The stakes could not be higher. If we don't stop the agency, the BLM will subject these mares to the risky and painful "ovariectomy via colpotomy" surgery under unsterile conditions, without adequate anesthesia or pain relief. The mares face trauma, pain, suffering and serious risk of dying from hemorrhage, infection and evisceration (fatal and excrutiating protrusion of the intestines through the surgical incision in the vaginal wall.)   The threat to these wild mares and their helpless, dependent foals is real and looming. The BLM wants to begin the experiments as early as August.  Please contribute today to help us put a stop to this cruelty once and for all. Thank you for standing strong to protect wild mares and their foals, Suzanne Donate ...
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