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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign: First and foremost, thank you so much for being a supporter of our work on behalf of our beloved wild horses and burros. From legislative victories and court battles to working to change the brutal practice of helicopter roundups, to running the largest humane PZP fertility control program for wild horses in the world, and so much more — your donation and support of the American Wild Horse Campaign goes a long way! Since you’re such a great supporter, we wanted to reach out and just make sure you are getting the right amount of emails from us! We certainly wouldn’t want to be flooding your inbox. Click here to update your contact preferences! You can choose to continue receiving all updates from us or just our action alerts and most important updates. CONTINUE TO GET ALL UPDATES   SIGN UP FOR FEWER EMAILS No matter if you choose all updates or fewer emails, we thank you so much for staying engaged with us and supporting the fight to protect our wild horses and burros! — American Wild Horse Campaign ...
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Wild Horses in NV, WY, CO and CA need YOUR help!

The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign: This week there are four important Action Alert deadlines for comments on mass roundup plans targeting wild horses and burros in Nevada, Wyoming, Colorado and California! So, please take a moment to weigh in for meaningful change for wild horses and burros by taking the actions below: Lake Mead Burros Comments due Friday, 4/30! Burros are incredible animals and evolving science is documenting the important role they play in the desert ecosystem. But a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) plan for wild burros in the Lake Mead Complex outside Las Vegas would zero out wild burros from two of three habitat areas, and leave behind a minuscule number of burros in the third. For good measure, the BLM also wants to capture and remove every wild horse living in the area. Take action to oppose this by Friday. TAKE ACTION The Sand Wash Basin Wild Horses of Colorado Comments due Saturday, 5/1! Photo credit: Kimerlee Curyl Photography The BLM is targeting the famed Sand Wash Basin wild horses in Colorado for mass roundup and removals. The HMA covers roughly 157,700 acres of public land and is currently home to an estimated 935 wild horses. The BLM’s proposed plan calls for the removal of 772 wild horses, leaving a mere 163 horses in this HMA! The Sand Wash Advocate Team (SWAT) has worked tirelessly to implement a PZP program in this HMA, yet these horses are still targeted for mass removal. The BLM’s current plan calls for continued use of PZP, but would also allow for the use of unstudied IUDs as an alternative form of population control. Submit your comments by Saturday and oppose the BLM’s plan! TAKE ACTION Devil's Garden Wild Horses Comments due Friday, 4/30! The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) wants taxpayers to spend as much as $18 million to fund 6-8 years of wild horse helicopter roundups in the Devil’s Garden Wild Horse Territory in the northeast corner of California. The USFS wants to reduce the wild horse population to a fraction of its current size in order to maximize commercial livestock grazing on public lands where the horses live. Worse, even though they’re asking you to pay for it, the Forest Service doesn’t want your comments on the plan! However, as one of a handful of designated “stakeholders,” AWHC is committed to making your voice heard in this process. Sign our petition by Friday. ...
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Help a Horse today!

The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign: Today is National Help a Horse Day! Will you please make a donation to our Rescue Fund so we can protect wild horses and burros from slaughter? Every year, April 26 is a day dedicated to encouraging horse lovers to come together and advocate on behalf of America’s beloved horses. And this year especially, we need your help to protect wild horses in danger of slaughter. As part of an investigation into the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Adoption Incentive Program, AWHC staff members have been monitoring kill pens across the country and documenting so many BLM mustangs being sold at these slaughter auctions. In our search, one AWHC staff member came across a one-year-old mare at a kill pen in Texas. She was all alone and due to ship to slaughter in less than a week. The sad reality is, that with so many wild horses and burros in kill pens across the country, many rescue organizations are spread thin in their efforts to save these animals. We knew we had to step in and save the little roan filly, so we partnered with Montgomery Creek Ranch, a beautiful wild horse sanctuary in northern California, to pull her out of the kill pen. Will you make a donation today to our Rescue Fund in honor of Help A Horse Day? Your donation will help us have the resources necessary to support the rescue of fillies like this youngster from shipping to slaughter. DONATE There are so many beautiful and beloved wild horses and burros that are trapped in kill pens all across the country, thanks to the BLM’s terrible Adoption Incentive Program, which creates a financial incentive to adopt and then dump these innocent animals. So far, we’ve been able to help rescue more than a dozen wild horses from kill pens, thanks to wonderful sanctuaries and rescue groups, and with the help of generous supporters like you. Your support will help us help save more horses from slaughter, like the filly we were able to rescue from Texas. Can you make a contribution in honor of Help A Horse Day? Your gift to our Rescue Fund will help us save so many innocent horses and burros in need! DONATE Thank you, American Wild Horse Campaign ...
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We did it

The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign: We have another exciting AWHC win this week! SJR3, the resolution calling for the roundup of more than 40,000 Nevada wild horses and burros, is dead!  The resolution did not advance out of the Nevada Senate Committee on Natural Resources for a Senate floor vote by yesterday’s deadline. This is good news! While the resolution did include AWHC’s amendment to prioritize funding for humane fertility control over mass removals, it still contained problematic language blaming wild horses for damage to public lands caused by livestock grazing and other commercial activities. If SJR3 as originally written had passed, the Nevada Legislature would have asked Congress to fund an 85% reduction in Nevada’s wild horse herds. And, as the state where over half of America’s wild horses reside, Nevada’s voice on this issue is very influential in Congress. That's why the defeat of SJR3 is very important. We wanted to say thank you on behalf of AWHC and Nevada’s wild horses and burros.  Thanks to everyone who weighed in against this resolution and made wild horses a top issue in the Nevada legislature, currently second only to guns! But Erica, even though SJR3 has been killed, our work is not over. AWHC is continuing our fight to protect wild horses and burros all over the West — with several other legislative and legal battles happening across the country right now. If you’d like to make a donation to help us gather the resources necessary to continue this fight, thank you — you can use the button below to do so. If you’re unable to make a donation at this time, no worries — we’re grateful for your help in protecting the wild horses and burros of Nevada. Please stay tuned for more updates! DONATE Thank you, Suzanne Roy Executive Director American Wild Horse Campaign ...
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Another win for wild horses and burros!

The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign: We wanted to share an exciting update with you! This past December, in collaboration with Utah citizen, Robert Hammer, we filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of the Interior to stop the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) from performing risky and inhumane surgical sterilization surgeries on federally-protected wild mares recently rounded up in Utah. And, we’re happy to report that this morning, government attorneys informed our lawyers that the BLM is dropping their plans to conduct inhumane sterilization surgeries on wild mares in Utah Not only is this a huge victory on behalf of the wild horses of Utah, but this is also the THIRD time that AWHC’s legal action has blocked the BLM from proceeding with the controversial surgeries in wild mares! But these successes are only possible because of the continued support of people like you. Your donations and advocacy efforts on our behalf have proved invaluable in our fight to protect wild horses and burros. Will you make a contribution today to help us defend wild horses and burros through legal action? DONATE TODAY The new leadership of Interior Secretary Deb Haaland — someone who AWHC supporters like you pushed your members of Congress to confirm — no doubt played a key role in the BLM's decision to drop plans to conduct these invasive and risky surgeries. When in Congress, Sec. Haaland was a champion for wild horse protection, signing onto a letter spearheaded by AWHC and the Animal Welfare Institute, calling on the BLM to abandon plans to conduct sterilization surgeries. She also co-sponsored a House amendment to promote fertility control as a humane management option. And this morning, we saw the effects of having wild-horse friendly leadership in Washington! While today was a big win, your support is still critical to our efforts to ensure that wild horses and burros maintain their freedom and remain protected from special interests. We are already gearing up for necessary legal action to defend wild horses in Wyoming, California, and other states against proposed federal actions to decimate wild herds. Will you make a donation today to help us continue our legal efforts and other important work to protect wild horses and burros? DONATE TODAY Thank you for your continued support, American Wild Horse Campaign ...
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