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FWD: LAST CHANCE! Help us pick our official 2024 AWHC Member Card >>

The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign: Did you see our email last week? We’re announcing the winning design for our Official 2024 American Wild Horse Campaign Member Card THIS FRIDAY! Make sure to cast your vote now and have a say on the final design! >> A 2024 AWHC Member Card is *the perfect way* to show the world your commitment to standing up for America’s wild horses and burros. Will you cast your vote before it’s too late and let us know which of our 2024 card designs is your favorite? VOTE NOW → Thank you for your input! Team AWHC Can you help us pick our 2024 AWHC Member Card? We’re asking dedicated American Wild Horse Campaign supporters like you to cast your vote and help us select the design for our official 2024 AWHC Member Card! Option # 1 Option #2 Option #3 A 2024 AWHC Member Card is a great way to show off your dedication to protecting America’s wild herds. Will you cast your vote and let us know which design is your favorite? We’ll be announcing the winner next Friday! VOTE – American Wild Horse Campaign ...

SIGN ON: Demand transparency at federal wild horse and burro roundups

The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign: Right now, thousands of wild horses in Nevada are being chased by helicopters in the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) ongoing roundup in the East Pershing Complex. In the two weeks since the roundup began, the death toll has already reached double digits – including a young foal who was euthanized for an injury he suffered while being roped by BLM wranglers. Tragedies like this are all too common during these inhumane removals. But had it not been for our AWHC humane observer who was on site to bear witness and document this heartbreaking story, it’s possible the full cruelty this foal faced would never have been brought to the public’s attention. That’s why we’re renewing our calls for the BLM to place cameras on all helicopters and wranglers to ensure the public is fully aware of what the government is doing to these innocent animals. We’re also urging them to make those recordings publicly available to allow for increased transparency and accountability. Will you join us in making these demands by sending a letter to the BLM today? TAKE ACTION The East Pershing Complex is just the first of many wild horse and burro helicopter roundups this year. The BLM has begun its plan to remove up to 1,000 burros from the Black Mountain Herd Management Area (HMA) in Arizona – the largest wild burro roundup of 2024. These operations are often very traumatic for burros, and this herd has been particularly mistreated in past roundups. In fact, the BLM’s own Comprehensive Animal Welfare Program (CAWP) review of the 2022 Black Mountain roundup showed violations such as hitting wild horses and burros in an abusive manner, and even the use of an electric cattle prod on the captured animals. “During the process of loading the semi-trailer, one individual on the contractor’s crew appeared to be frustrated and angry. The individual used a shaker paddle in an abusive manner, including aggressively hitting and jabbing the paddle into the sides and sensitive areas of burros, and eventually using the handle end to aggressively poke and prod the burros.” – Excerpt from the BLM's CAWP review of the 2022 Black Mountain roundup We’re fighting to end this inhumane treatment of our wild herds, but until we can bring about the lasting change these innocent animals need, we need to ensure accountability and transparency within our federal government and its ...

Take Action for Wyoming’s Wild Horses!

The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign: Right now, the Wyoming Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is in the process of revising the Rock Springs Resource Management Plan (RMP), which sets the long-term land use policy for 3.6 million acres of public lands in Wyoming’s Red Desert. This process is an opportunity for wild horse supporters like you to speak up and advocate for expanded habitats and increased population numbers for the iconic wild horses who inhabit this breathtaking and ecologically significant area of the West. Legally, the BLM must manage our public lands for multiple uses to preserve a Thriving Natural Ecological Balance and it must take into account the impact of all uses. But instead of undergoing this process with the current RMP revision, the BLM used a separate land use process to approve a plan to eliminate all wild horses from the Salt Wells Creek and Divide Basin HMAs and slash the size and population number in the Adobe Town HMA. Along with our partners, we are currently battling against this plan in federal court. But now, the BLM is failing to consider wild horses in the revision of its policies that dictate the uses of the public lands in this area. Despite this, the process remains the most effective way to advocate for positive changes to public land use management. We need you to speak up and sign on to our comments calling for the evaluation of provisions to expand wild horse habitat and for an increase to the Appropriate Management Levels for the herds who call Wyoming’s Red Desert home. TAKE ACTION The January 17 deadline is fast approaching so take action now and then please share this petition with your friends and family! We’ll make sure your support is sent to the agency. Thank you for taking action, Team AWHC ...

Our 2024 agenda

The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign: The new year is upon us, and with it, our fight to reform the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) costly and cruel roundup program continues. Throughout Fiscal Year (FY) 2024, the BLM is planning to remove nearly 20,000 innocent wild horses and burros from the wild – double the number captured in FY 2023. Entering 2024, our team stands ready for the challenges ahead — in the field, in court, and on Capitol Hill. We aim to set the conservation standard and ignite policy change to keep these majestic animals in the wild where they belong.  Here’s a glimpse of our key plans for 2024:  Field Operations We are the boots on the ground, actively documenting mistreatment at the ongoing roundups. Right now, our observer is at the East Pershing Complex, recording shocking animal welfare violations that we are using to inform the public and Congress about the need for change. With nearly 30 wild horse and burro capture operations planned for this fiscal year, we will ensure these inhumane roundups do not occur behind closed doors. This work is critical for building the public opposition essential for real change.  Conservation Initiatives We’re expanding and investing more in our keystone PZP fertility control program in Nevada's Virginia Range and new initiatives in Nevada and Utah. The groundbreaking Fish Springs Land Conservancy Project is another focus, showcasing habitat preservation as a tool for protecting wild herds. These vital programs prove there is a better way to protect wild horses and burros and keep them wild.  Government Relations Our Government Relations program continues to drive policy reform on Capitol Hill and at the state level. We are actively working to advance critical legislation, including the Wild Horse and Burro Protection Act to ban the use of helicopters during roundups; the Ejiao Act to protect global donkey populations by banning the import of products containing Ejiao, which is made from boiled donkey hides; and the SAFE Act to ban horse slaughter in the U.S. and the export of horses from the U.S. for slaughter abroad.  Legal Battles In court, we continue to defend wild horses from federal actions that violate the law. Currently, we’re litigating against the BLM over its plan to eradicate two iconic Wyoming wild horse populations. The lawsuit is the culmination of a more than a decade-long legal battle between AWHC and powerful ranching interests that seek to clear these public lands of wild horses ...