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URGENT: California’s wild horses are in danger of slaughter

The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign: News & Alerts Act Now: California Wild Horses to be Sold for Slaughter The U.S. Forest Service is planning to round up and remove 1,000 wild horses from California's largest federally-protected habitat area - the 233,000-acre Devils Garden Wild Horse Territory in the Modoc National Forest near Alturas. Even worse, the Forest Service intends to sell captured horses age 10 and over "without limitation," allowing kill buyers to purchase a truckload of 36 horses per week for slaughter!  We can't let this happen - especially in California, a state that has banned the cruel practice of horse slaughter (including export for slaughter) for two decades! The roundup starts as early as next week, so time is of the essence.   Preliminary Injuction Filed to Stop Mare Experiments Late last week, AWHC, the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) and The Cloud Foundation filed a motion for preliminary injunction to stop the BLM from performing risky and inhumane sterilization experiments on wild mares in Oregon. The BLM plans to begin the experiments -- which involve a veterinarian placing his hand into a mare's abdominal cavity via an incision in her vaginal wall, manually locating the ovaries, then twisting, severing and removing them by using a rod-like tool with a chain on the end -- in early November.  Check out our press release below, with more information on this critically important legal action.   Warm Spring Roundup Begins On Tuesday, the BLM began the roundup and removal of wild horses from the Warm Spring Herd Management Area (HMA) in Oregon. The BLM intends to round up 100% of the wild horses and burros in the Warm Springs HMA (approximately 800) AND permanently remove 685 horses and burros from their homes on our public lands in this area. The agency wants to use 100 of the captured mares in the brutal sterilization experiments described above. Read our field observer's reports from the roundup below.   Donate ...
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BLM Wild Horse & Burro Advisory Board to Meet – Take Action

The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign: News & Alerts Next week, the National BLM Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board meets for the first time since the BLM delivered its disastrous and deadly report to Congress. Our team will be there. But we need you to submit public comments to this committee now so they know where Americans stand. This board is supposed to represent stakeholders that include the public, science, wild horse advocacy, environmental and wildlife concerns. It's time for its members to stop doing the bidding of the special interest livestock lobby, which continues to profit greatly from the BLM's mustang roundup program. We need to be heard because the majority of Advisory Board members certainly aren't representing the wishes of the American public. That was obvious when the board voted to recommend the mass destruction and sale for slaughter of the nearly 50,000 wild horses and burros in holding facilities. Only one member of this Advisory Board - our friend and colleague Ginger Kathrens, Executive Director of The Cloud Foundation - voted no. It's time to let this board know that Americans will not stand for the Advisory Board's disregard of the public will, scientific recommendations and the welfare of our iconic wild horses and burros. Thanks for standing with us and our wild horses and burros, The AWHC Team Take Action ...
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Re: Breaking: We just sued the BLM

The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign: Wanted to make sure you saw that we're suing BLM. Can you chip in to support our efforts? Today, we filed a lawsuit in Oregon to stop the BLM from conducting cruel and dangerous sterilization surgeries to remove the ovaries of wild mares. The BLM’s plans violate the U.S. Constitution and three federal laws – and they pose a serious, dangerous threat to wild horses. Our suit asks for an immediate injunction to stop these experimental procedures from moving forward. We can win this in court but we need your help. Donate now, and help us stop the BLM’s cruel sterilization experiments. The experiments are gruesome and painful: a veterinarian inserts his arm into a mares’ abdominal cavity through an incision in the vaginal wall, manually locates the ovaries, then twists, severs and removes them using a rod like tool with a chain on the end. The procedure is outdated, inhumane and will subject the mares to life-threatening complications. The National Academy of Sciences itself warned the BLM that it is too risky for field application, but the BLM just ignored that warning. We know the agency is bought off by special interests, which is why we must turn to the courts to stop this. We can win this case, and we’ve teamed up with our colleagues at The Cloud Foundation and Animal Welfare Institute to ensure that we do! This legal strategy is costly. Please donate now to help us fund this lawsuit and keep it going! Starting next month, the BLM plans to start rounding up 100 percent of the wild horses in the Warm Springs Herd Management Area in southeastern Oregon. An estimated 685 horses will be permanently removed and another 100 mares will be surgically sterilized. Chip in now, before it’s too late for these mares. We need your support to win this fight. Thanks, Suzanne Donate ...
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Breaking: We just sued the BLM

The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign: We’re filing suit to stop cruel sterilization experiments -- can you donate to fuel our fight? Today, we filed a lawsuit in Oregon to stop the BLM from conducting cruel and dangerous sterilization surgeries to remove the ovaries of wild mares. The BLM’s plans violate the U.S. Constitution and three federal laws – and they pose a serious, dangerous threat to wild horses. Our suit asks for an immediate injunction to stop these experimental procedures from moving forward. We can win this in court but we need your help. Donate now, and help us stop the BLM’s cruel sterilization experiments. The experiments are gruesome and painful: a veterinarian inserts his arm into a mares’ abdominal cavity through an incision in the vaginal wall, manually locates the ovaries, then twists, severs and removes them using a rod like tool with a chain on the end. The procedure is outdated, inhumane and will subject the mares to life-threatening complications. The National Academy of Sciences itself warned the BLM that it is too risky for field application, but the BLM just ignored that warning. We know the agency is bought off by special interests, which is why we must turn to the courts to stop this. We can win this case, and we’ve teamed up with our colleagues at The Cloud Foundation and Animal Welfare Institute to ensure that we do! This legal strategy is costly. Please donate now to help us fund this lawsuit and keep it going! Starting next month, the BLM plans to start rounding up 100 percent of the wild horses in the Warm Springs Herd Management Area in southeastern Oregon. An estimated 685 horses will be permanently removed and another 100 mares will be surgically sterilized. Chip in now, before it’s too late for these mares. We need your support to win this fight. Thanks, Suzanne Donate ...
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We’re looking into legal action … and more news

The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign: Sign the Petition to Stop the Roundups We’re just 4,864 signatures away from our goal to encourage the BLM to stop the roundups! It's crucial that we reach our goal for signatures this week, as we plan to take our petition to the national wild horse and burro advisory board meeting coming up in October. If we can show this strength in support of stopping the roundups, we could push the BLM to change their tactics of abuse. Help us raise awareness, and put an end to the brutality of BLM roundups. Sign the petition today.   As BLM Moves Forward with Barbaric Research, We Explore Legal Action The BLM Burns District Office in Oregon announced last week that it will begin controversial experiments to remove the ovaries of wild mares next month. Now, AWHC along with the Animal Welfare Institute and the Cloud Foundation are evaluating all possible means to stop the experiments, including litigation. We have also been working to expose the BLM's collusion with the pro-slaughter group, Protect the Harvest and its perverse program to showcase spayed fillies who have undergone this barbaric surgery. Read more below.   Still Time to Show Your Support for Wild Horses!  Great news! Our friends over at FLOAT have extended our limited-edition Keep Wild Horses Wild apparel for another week! This means you still have time to show your support for wild horses and our work to protect them!    Donate ...
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