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THIS is the work your generosity powers

The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign: Our team at the American Wild Horse Campaign (AWHC) does a lot of behind-the-scenes work that forms the basis of our more public actions. One critical area is our investigations program, which uses the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to request government records. FOIA is a federal law that empowers private citizens and groups to access public information that government offices may not publiclly disclose on their own. FOIA's purpose is to increase government transparency and accountability and educate the public about government operations that might otherwise be shrouded in secrecy. FOIA is a key tool in our toolbox that allows us to uncover incredibly important, and sometimes damning information about the management of our nation’s wild horses and burros. This includes records that expose abuse and mistreatment during roundups, in holding facilities, or in private care. Right now, AWHC has over 80 active and open FOIA requests — and we are filing more every day. Just like our observers who document violations at roundups in the field, our FOIA work sheds light on a number of other serious animal welfare issues hidden from the public. In the past two years alone, FOIA has helped us to uncover:
  • The terrible impact of the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM's) Adoption Incentive Program (AIP), which pays people $1,000 to adopt a wild, untamed horse or burro and has landed at least 1,100 of these cherised animals in kill pens in under two years;
  • The unreported mortality rate of roundups that include the deaths of scores of wild horses at holding facilities in the weeks after they are captured and removed from the range. Some of these deaths — including the 16 wild horse deaths at the U.S. Forest Service's Double Devil Wild Horse Corrals — were never previously disclosed to the public;
  • The BLM’s use of IUD's in wild mares despite the lack of scientific research about the efficacy and safety of these devices in wild populations;
  • And so much more.
These concerning situations would remain hidden from the American people if not for the information our team has gathered through FOIA requests. But the requests are only the beginning. In many cases, the BLM or Forest Service fails to respond within the legally-mandated time frame, forcing us to sue the agency to turn over the requested records. As a result, we currently have 20 FOIA lawsuits against the BLM in various stages of litigation and ...
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Trick or trot! Something is haunting our wild herds…

The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign: On behalf of all our wild horses, boo-rros, and everyone at the American Wild Horse Campaign, Happy Halloween! This Halloween feels different though. Something is haunting our wild horses and burros, and we know just what that is:  Photo by WilsonAxpe Photography These magnificent animals need our help to end this nightMARE before it’s too late. Your commitment to fighting for our wild herds is what powers our efforts to protect these animals from all the dangers that await them when they are removed from their homes on the range. So this Halloween, can you use your voice and call on your U.S. Representative to cosponsor the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Protection Act of 2022 (H.R. 9154) — a bill that would meaningfully reform the Bureau of Land Management's Wild Horse and Burro Program and keep these iconic animals in the wild where they belong? TAKE ACTION Thank you, and Happy Halloween! AWHC Team ...
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Washington Post sheds national light on horrific wild horse slayings

The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign: We've got a lot to share with you in this week's eNews including: an opportunity to take action against the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) disastrous Adoption Incentive Program (AIP), a new Washington Post article shedding national light on the horrific killings of dozens of wild horses in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest, and an invitation to join AWHC Government Relations Director Holly Gann Bice and Congressman David Schweikert for a webinar on the progress of protecting wild horses and burros in Arizona.  Read on to learn more and speak up for our cherished wild herds! >> ACT NOW: Keep the Pressure on BLM Director Stone-Manning to STOP the Cash Incentives for Wild Horses and Burros! Photo credit: Tandin Chapman Since 2020, our Investigations Team has been looking into the deadly consequences of the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Adoption Incentive Program (AIP), which pays individuals $1,000 to adopt a wild horse or burro. As shown in our updated 2022 report, we’ve uncovered a slaughter pipeline that has now landed over 1,000 innocent wild horses and burros in kill pens in less than two years.  The BLM has received these reports, yet senior agency officials went on record earlier this month at the National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board meeting to say “there is no credible information” that shows horses or burros are being sent to slaughterhouses as a result of the AIP. We must keep the pressure on, and show BLM Director Tracy Stone-Manning that we will NOT stand for one more federally-protected icon ending up in the slaughter pipeline. Tell the BLM to stop cash incentives for the AIP and make your voice heard! TAKE ACTION RSVP: Join Congressman David Schweikert for a ZOOM Webinar on the Progress of Protecting Wild Horses and Burros! Congressman David Schweikert (R-AZ) will be hosting a ZOOM webinar on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at 11 a.m. PDT/ 2 p.m. EDT on the progress of protecting wild horses and burros in Arizona! The Congressman will be joined by AWHC Government Relations Director Holly Gann Bice to answer questions and provide key updates about the Wild Free Roaming Horses and Burros Protection Act of 2022, legislation co-led by Rep. Schweikert. Register to attend TODAY! REGISTER SHARE: Washington Post Highlights Arizona Wild Horse Massacre The Washington Post recently informed its millions of readers about the horrific killings of the Alpine wild horse herd in the Apache-Sitgreaves ...
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Animal groups devastated by wild horse killings in national forest, call for action

When volunteers with a wild horse advocacy group went to check on a herd of wild horses in Arizona, they came across a horrifying sight. They found 10 horses that had been shot, another four were still alive but suffering gunshot wounds. This is the second time this year that horses from that herd have been shot and killed. In this recent case, the dead and wounded horses were discovered on Wednesday. “Based on the condition of the bodies, maybe they were killed on Monday,” said Lynda Logan with Advocates for Wild Equines. “It looks like they were shot through the lungs and once they were down they shot them in the head.” Read More ...
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