Wild Mustang/Burro Campaigns

 

 

 

 

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💓 a valentine’s day tale 💓

The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign: Happy Valentine's Day!  One of our favorite stories from the range is perfect for a day that celebrates love. Renowned wild horse photographer and friend of AWHC, Kimerlee Curyl tells it best: "In Wyoming, I came across this gorgeous snow-white mare, very heavy in foal. I thought she could have that baby any second, she was so large and moving slow. A commotion erupted as the stallion attempted to chase off a band of young bachelors that had approached her. The other mares in her herd kept close to her as he fought with the challenging group. He successfully won his battle, and swiftly returned to her side, positioning himself perfectly so she could rest her head on him in the warm afternoon sun." Wild horses are very social and family-oriented, and the bonds between individuals are strong. This is why it’s so important to keep them wild, together with their families, where they belong. Valentine’s Day is all about love — and we appreciate the love you have for our wild horses and burros and all you do to fight for their freedom and their families. Happy Valentine’s Day, Meredith! May your day be filled with lots of love. ​​ — AWHC Team ...
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Celebrating our wild horse champions in Congress

The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign: As the American Wild Horse Campaign’s Director of Government Relations, I wanted to share two very exciting wins we had on the Hill this week: On Monday evening, Congressman Steve Cohen (D-TN) sent a letter to Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Director Tracy Stone-Manning and Interior Secretary Deb Haaland calling for the suspension of the BLM’s wild horse and burro roundup plans for the 2022 fiscal year. AND, late yesterday, Congresswoman Dina Titus (D-NV) introduced federal legislation that would ban the use of helicopters to round up wild horses and burros, which is often deadly and traumatic. While there is much at stake for these cherished icons — the BLM’s 2022 plans call for the permanent removal of 19,000 wild horses and burros this year — we are grateful to have steadfast champions like Reps. Cohen and Titus in Congress calling for better treatment and management of our wild herds. Growing awareness around the plight of our wild horses and burros is an ongoing battle — livestock ranchers and other special interests have lobbied Congress for decades to scapegoat these innocent animals so that their cattle and sheep can graze on our public lands. That’s why our Government Relations team is working around the clock to build partnerships with wild horse allies on the Hill. Will you donate whatever you can afford right now to help fuel our advocacy efforts in Congress? FUEL OUR EFFORTS Your support helps us educate members of Congress on the threats facing wild horses and burros, like how their “federally protected” status doesn’t guarantee their freedom, but rather deadly helicopter roundups and mud-ridden holding facilities, how the BLM continues to use unproven IUDs instead of scientifically proven, humane PZP vaccines, and how the BLM’s current plan could decimate America’s wild horse and burro populations. AWHC’s congressional work is critically important to the livelihood of our wild herds. When we create partnerships with allies on the Hill, we create progress. This week’s wins for wild horses and burros are an example of just that. If you’re with us in the fight to protect America’s wild horses and burros, will you donate whatever you can afford right now to fuel our Government Relations efforts? FUEL OUR EFFORTS Thank you for standing with us, Holly Gann Bice Director of Government Relations American Wild Horse Campaign ...
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Tell Congress: Hold an oversight hearing on the Wild Horse and Burro Program >>

The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign: Thank you so much to everyone who renewed their support over the last month to help us protect America’s wild horses and burros in 2022 and the years to come. We’re grateful for your generosity and dedication to protecting our wild herds. Right now, the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Wild Horse and Burro Program badly needs critical reforms. Every single year, thousands of America’s wild horses and burros are brutally chased by low-flying helicopters and cruelly captured. These cherished animals that once freely roamed our public lands are sent to holding facilities across the country, costing them their families, their freedom, and for some of them — their lives. Far too many are ending up in the slaughter pipeline through a BLM program that pays individuals $1,000 per animal to adopt up to four untamed wild horses or burros per year. What happens during these roundups is equally as upsetting — wild horses and foals run for their lives, chased to pure exhaustion. Foals are left abandoned and hungry without their mothers, and panicked horses break their limbs, backs, or necks during the chase or in the trap pens. The continuation of helicopter roundups as the primary method of population management is fiscally reckless, unscientific, and grossly inhumane. The BLM’s Wild Horse and Burro Program needs reform and it needs it now. Join us in calling on Congress to hold an oversight hearing on the BLM’s Wild Horse and Burro Program. TAKE ACTION The BLM is in Year 2 of a devastating, accelerated roundup plan that aims to remove as many as 20,000 wild horses and burros per year over the next five years. In 2022, the BLM is conducting aggressive roundups that will remove 19,000 wild horses and burros from their homes on our public lands. If we don’t speak up for America’s wild horses and burros, thousands more will be mistreated at the hands of the BLM and their contractors. Just this month, the BLM finished the largest roundup in U.S. history in the Wyoming Checkerboard, throwing nearly 4,000 formerly free-roaming wild horses into feedlot pens and leaving behind a trail of animal welfare violations. Action must be taken to drastically reform this mismanaged program. Will you join us right now in calling on Congress to hold oversight hearings on the BLM’s Wild Horse and Burro Program? TAKE ACTION Thanks for standing with us ...
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LAST CHANCE!! Renew Your 2022 AWHC Support TODAY >>

The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign: We have big plans for 2022! We’re continuing our fight in the courts, in the field, and on the Hill to protect America’s wild horses and burros in 2022 and for years to come.  We’re so grateful to have you alongside us in the fight to protect our wild herds. If you haven’t already, will you renew your support as an AWHC member to help fuel our fight for wild horses and burros in 2022? Tomorrow marks the end of the month, so renew your support now, before it’s too late! RENEW YOUR 2022 SUPPORT Thanks for standing with us, — AWHC Team You voted, so here it is (!!)  Introducing our OFFICIAL 2022 American Wild Horse Campaign Member Card: We have so much in store for 2022. Not only are we continuing our fight on the Hill, in the courts, and in the field — we’re also working on a number of groundbreaking new initiatives — all in the name of keeping wild horses and burros in the wild where they belong. Will you renew your support as an AWHC member to help fuel our fight for wild horses and burros in 2022? We’re laser-focused on the fight to preserve the freedom of our wild mustangs and burros. That means in 2022, we are ... proving through our PZP program on Nevada’s Virginia Range that humane in the wild management works ... expanding our investigative team to uncover abuse and hold the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) accountable ... continuing our lawsuit against the BLM’s Adoption Incentive Program that’s sending horses and burros to slaughter ... working with a prestigious university to make roundup violations enforceable by law ... and so much more!! But to have the means necessary to protect our cherished wild horses and burros for generations to come, we need your help. Will you renew your support as an AWHC member today to help fuel our fight in 2022? RENEW YOUR 2022 SUPPORT Thank you for your support of our wild herds. — American Wild Horse Campaign ...
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