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RSVP NOW >> Keep WY Wyld Virtual Rally

The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign: Please join us on Thursday, December 2 at 3PM EST/12PM PST for a Virtual Rally to #KeepWYWyld and to protect the wild horses of the Wyoming Checkerboard! Click here for more information and to RSVP for the rally. RSVP NOW >> During this event, we’ll be taking a look at livestock grazing in the Wyoming Checkerboard and the resulting removal of the wild horses living in the area. AWHC Communications Director, Grace Kuhn will be emceeing the event as we provide an update on our efforts in Wyoming and how we could use your help!  The event will also feature wild horse photographer Carol Walker, who has been on the ground as an observer of the roundup for AWHC and has spent significant time with these cherished herds! You’ll have a chance to hear the inside scoop on how the day-to-day roundup operations have been executed and as well as a few stories from the range! We will also be premiering a mini-documentary about the issues surrounding livestock grazing — the competition with our federally-protected mustangs — with a special focus on this area in Wyoming! Erik Molvar, the Executive Director of the Western Watersheds Project is featured in the film and will speak with attendees about the situation in Wyoming as well as answer any questions during our Q&A about what’s happening on the ground.  Last but certainly not least, be prepared for some calls to action now that you are up to speed on this devastating roundup about how you can fight to preserve the freedom of Wyoming’s wild horses!  So please RSVP now to join members of the AWHC team, advocates and photographers on December 2 for a Virtual Rally in our collective efforts to #KeepWYWyld! RSVP NOW >> Thank you, AWHC Team ...
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Announcing our biggest Giving Tuesday goal EVER!

The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign: Giving Tuesday is just around the corner — and I’m excited to announce that this year, we’ve set our biggest fundraising goal everThis Giving Tuesday, we’re aiming to raise $75,000 so we have the resources necessary to fuel our work in the field, in courts, and on the Hill in 2022.  You see, Giving Tuesday is our most critical fundraising day of the entire year. And, this year is even more significant because a generous donor and AWHC supporter, Lin Coonan, has offered to match all donations this Giving Tuesday up to $40,000! But, there’s a catch → In order to unlock this very special double match, we need to kickstart our Giving Tuesday fundraising and raise $35,000 before this Sunday at midnight! Will you make a donation right now to help us unlock this critical match and DOUBLE your impact this Giving Tuesday? UNLOCK THE MATCH → So much is at stake in 2022. RIGHT NOW, the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Fiscal Year 2022 budget includes a proposed increase in funding that can be used toward wild horse and burro roundups and removals. While this might seem disastrous, there’s still hope. The BLM just appointed their newest director, and we’re using every resource at our disposal to fight for meaningful change for wild horses and burros with this new transition in leadership. But timing is of the essence — we must act now. Will you make a donation right now to help unlock our Giving Tuesday 2x Match so that we can DOUBLE our impact for wild horses in 2022? UNLOCK THE MATCH → Thanks for your help,  Suzanne Roy Executive Director American Wild Horse Campaign ...
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This Week’s eNews: TAKE ACTION to protect global burro populations!

The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign: We wanted to share some recent updates about roundups, happy endings for rescued burros, and two actions you can take to help protect both wild horses and burros and global burro populations! Help Ensure Congress’ Final Spending Bill Includes Funding for Fertility Control! Recently, the Senate Appropriations Committee joined the House in allocating $11 million of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM)’s Wild Horse and Burro Program budget towards a comprehensive fertility control vaccine program for wild horses. This was a huge victory, but our work is not over! Congress must now negotiate a final Fiscal Year 2022 spending bill, and we need your help to ensure that it includes this $11 million of dedicated funding for fertility control vaccines. This is a critical step toward curtailing the brutal helicopter roundups that are so costly to American taxpayers and the wild horses and burros we love. TAKE ACTION Help Stop the Donkey Skin Trade! Each year, millions of donkeys are brutally slaughtered for the production of ejiao (eh-gee-yow), medicinal gelatin that is made from boiling the skins of these animals. The U.S. is the third largest importer of ejiao in the world. The donkey skin trade is now decimating global populations as well as harming the impoverished global communities that rely on them for survival. Luckily, the Ejiao Act was recently introduced in Congress to ban the knowing sale or transportation of ejiao in all interstate or foreign trade. We need to speak up for all donkeys — including our federally protected wild burros! Please take a moment to ask your Representative to co-sponsor the Ejiao Act! TAKE ACTION Devil's Garden Roundup Wrap-Up The U.S. Forest Service ended its controversial roundup of wild horses from the Devil’s Garden Wild Horse Territory in California's Modoc National Forest in October, resulting in the permanent removal of 506 horses. During the month-long operation, five horses died — a tragic fact that was unknown to the public until AWHC persisted in getting the information from the Forest Service. In our most recent blog, AWHC looks at this disturbing situation and the Forest Service's continued lack of transparency and intransigence in refusing to implement humane fertility control. Read the in-depth piece below. READ MORE   Two Burros and Their Forever Home Photo by Carol Lollis for the Daily Hampshire Gazette Recently, AWHC’s Program Specialist Mary Koncel welcomed two adorable rescued burros, Huck and Puck, to her home in ...
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Tell the BLM’s new Director to prioritize wild horse protections

The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) recently confirmed its newest Director, Tracy Stone-Manning. We welcome Director Stone-Manning, as she comes in at a pivotal moment for the BLM. With the New York Times report earlier this year, fueled by research conducted by AWHC, we revealed the wild horse-to-slaughter pipeline that has come to exist as a result of the BLM’s failed Adoption Incentive Program (AIP). Since the report, members of the public and Congress have called for reforms and an end to the program. Today, we’re taking things a step further. With new leadership, the BLM has the opportunity to reform the programs that have failed America’s wild horses and burros for the last fifty years. We welcome Director Stone-Manning, but we also call for necessary reforms to the BLM’s mismanaged Wild Horse & Burro Program. Join us in calling for these important reforms to protect wild horses and burros. >> TAKE ACTION Right now, thousands of wild horses are being rounded up across 3.4 million acres of land in Wyoming. And for Fiscal Year 2022, the House and Senate appropriations committees gave the BLM a budget increase towards their helicopter roundup programs. Change for America’s wild horses and burros is dire and needed now. We’re calling on Director Stone-Manning to:
  • Put an end to the cash-incentive Adoption Incentive Program that’s sending truckloads of wild horses and burros into the slaughter pipeline.
  • Redirect resources away from inhumane and costly roundups toward scientific, on-range management with fertility control vaccines that allow horses to stay in the wild where they belong.
  • Address the bias in resource allocation for commercial livestock grazing within wild horse and burro habitats.
  • Bring accountability and compliance to roundups by requiring cameras on helicopters, traps, and holding pens during roundups.
  • Provide meaningful public observation of roundup operations.
  • Strengthen the agency’s Comprehensive Animal Welfare Program guidelines and make them enforceable.
Will you join us in calling on Director Stone-Manning to enact these necessary reforms for America’s wild horses and burros today? TAKE ACTION Thank you for your continued support of wild horses and burros. American Wild Horse Campaign ...
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What a night!!

The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign: To everyone who attended our annual Stay Wild virtual fundraiser last night, I wanted to say thank you so much for your generosity and compassion. The support we received will surely help us continue to save the lives of America’s wild horses and burros. We set a goal to raise $180,000 through last night’s event, and I’m excited to share that so far, we have raised a total of $150,016. While this is a major achievement, we still have a few areas where your support is greatly needed! Can you help us hit our $180,000 goal before midnight tonight? We set a goal last night to raise $11,000 towards our Field Programs. $11,000 helps us administer 367 doses of the PZP fertility control vaccine to wild mares in Nevada and keeps our field team supplied for two months on the Virginia Range!  Help us humanely manage wild horse populations and keep wild horses in the wild where they belong by contributing toward our $11,000 goal today! DONATE TO OUR FIELD PROGRAMS We also set a goal to raise $10,000 for our Legal Fund. $10,000 provides us the necessary resources to fuel our next lawsuit — and we have a few in the pipeline!  Just this year, we’ve filed suit against the disastrous Adoption Incentive Program (AIP), stopped the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) from performing dangerous surgical sterilization procedures on wild mares, and we’re working on a rulemaking petition with a prestigious university to strengthen and make the BLM’s Comprehensive Animal Welfare Program enforceable! Right now, we are $2,860 of the way to our $10,000 goal — can you chip in now to fuel our Legal Fund? DONATE TO OUR LEGAL FUND We also set a very important goal to raise $25,000 towards our Rescue Fund, and while we have successfully secured $11,910 towards our rescue efforts, we still have a ways to go if we want to hit our goal!  This may seem like a big goal, but every $8,000 helps us bail approximately 10 wild horses and burros from kill pens and every $500 helps us provide the necessary medical supplies to care for and treat orphaned and injured foals on Nevada’s Virginia Range. Will you help us hit our $25,000 goal so we can fuel our rescue efforts? DONATE TO OUR RESCUE FUND Last night’s journey through the history of America’s wild horse and burro protection ...
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