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Announcing our newest initiative to protect wild horses and burros from slaughter >>

The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign: Today, we are so excited to share with you our next initiative in our fight to protect horses and burros — both wild and domestic — from slaughter! Despite their federal protection, wild horses and burros continue to face the ever-present threat of brutal helicopter roundups — a tragic result of the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) mismanaged Wild Horse and Burro Program. Once captured, these innocent animals are stripped of their freedom and forced into holding, many entering the slaughter pipeline.  In an effort to permanently put an end to horse slaughter, we have partnered with the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) as a sponsoring organization of the Homes for Horses Coalition!  The Homes for Horses Coalition (HHC) is a national initiative made up of more than 520 member organizations with the ultimate goal of ending horse slaughter and all other forms of equine abuse for good. Each year, tens of thousands of American horses and burros are exported for slaughter to Mexico and Canada for human consumption in foreign markets. And as we exposed last year through our investigative work, the BLM’s Adoption Incentive Program is placing “truckloads” of our iconic wild horses and burros in imminent danger of becoming victims of the brutal industry. The BLM’s proposed roundups are only accelerating, and as a result, an increasing number of federally protected wild mustangs and burros are expected to enter the pipeline in the coming years.  Through our new role with HHC, we’ll be joining AWI in supporting the boots-on-the-ground rescues by providing advocacy leadership and resources to strengthen the nonprofits doing heroic jobs to help horses in need. HHC is the only network of its kind in the nation, and we couldn’t be more proud to be a part of this important effort. It’s time to end horse slaughter once and for all. Are you with us? Stay tuned for more updates and announcements from the coalition! — American Wild Horse Campaign ...
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It’s the wild horse way

The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign: The wild horses of the Onaqui Herd Management Area (HMA) just outside of Dugway, Utah are some of the most well-known and well-loved mustangs in the country. Photographers and tourists from all over the world flock to this 200,000-acre public land area to spend time with the animals they have come to know and love, including revered wild horses like Old Man, Red Lion, or, Diamond and DeeDee — a stunning mother-daughter duo. Photo by PJ Kaszas It’s no matter that DeeDee was born to Diamond over 7 years ago. She has remained by her mother’s side ever since, napping, grazing, and raising her own young. It’s the wild horse way and why we love them: their relationships with one another are strong, intricate, and dynamic.  So it was devastating to local advocates when the helicopters descended on the HMA in July of 2021, and threatened to rip this pair — and their unique bond — apart. They ended up being captured in the operation along with over 400 other cherished mustangs, and have been stuck in a mud-ridden holding facility since. Visitors to the corrals noted that the pair still clung together, amidst the trauma they endured.  Local advocates worked tirelessly to find a home for Diamond and DeeDee together and lucked out when AWHC Board Member and owner of Freedom Reigns Equine Sanctuary, Alicia Goetz stepped up and agreed to welcome the mares to her herd of nearly 500 rescued horses on her almost 4,000-acre sanctuary.  Photo by Kimerlee Curyl And on Wednesday, we were onsite to welcome the special mother-daughter pair to their new life. After they cautiously came off the trailer, they took to the ground and began to roll. Photographer Kimerlee Curyl, spoke of the moment best:  “I began to get teary as I watched the caked mud and manure fall off of them as they rolled around in the new green grass of their temporary enclosure. To me, it represented the shedding of their life in holding and that terrible roundup. It was a beautiful and emotional day.” It really was a beautiful day. Photo by Kimerlee Curyl After their quarantine period is up, Diamond and DeeDee will be released out to the main sanctuary to roam over thousands of acres of rolling hills.  We are grateful to the local advocates who worked so hard to keep this ...
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Your 2022 Advocacy Action Kit Enclosed >>

The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign: 2022 is shaping up to be a busy year for our team at the American Wild Horse Campaign! We’ll be continuing our fight in the court, in the field, and on the Hill to preserve the freedom of America’s wild horses and burros. We are on the frontlines of the fight to protect these iconic animals, but one thing is for sure: we couldn’t do it without our large herd of wild horse advocates who help to fuel our work. Grassroots supporters like you make up this incredible network and help to make our important efforts possible. While our Government Relations team is busy setting their legislative agenda for the new year, we wanted to reach out with some advocacy resources so that you have everything you need to be the voice of our wild herds this year! ADVOCACY ACTION KIT Visit our Action Center to find contact information for your legislators or track wild horse legislation! Want to set up a meeting with your elected officials but aren’t sure where to start? Use our step-by-step guide to setting up a meeting. Check out our Roundup Fact Sheet to learn more about wild horse policy and protections before speaking with your members of Congress. Donate to fuel our Government Affairs efforts! The American Wild Horse Campaign is so much more than just our staff — it’s a community of activists who put in the work, time and time again, to defend our treasured wild horses and burros. In 2021, supporters like you helped us to:  Collect over 460,000 petition signatures to protect wild horses and burros; Send over 338,000 messages to legislators on behalf of our wild herds; And grow our grassroots network by more than 246,000! So, will you stand with us again in 2022 to protect the lives of America’s wild horses and burros? We’ll be in touch over the next few weeks with actions you can take to protect these cherished animals. Thanks for your support, AWHC Action Center ...
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Introducing our OFFICIAL 2022 American Wild Horse Campaign Member Card (!!)

The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign: 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 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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How we’re protecting wild horses and burros in 2022 >>

The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign: The new year is upon us, and so is the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) proposed roundup plan for the 2022 calendar year. Over the next 12 months, the BLM intends to round up 22,000 wild horses and burros — permanently removing 19,000 of these animals from their homes on our public lands. This is Year 2 of the BLM's plan remove 20,000 horses per year for the next five years, and it presents a real threat to the survival of America’s wild herds. But it's not the end of their story. Far from it. Because the worse the BLM treats our cherished wild mustangs, the more support we get from Congress and the American public to change the current costly and cruel wild horse and burro management program. Our team enters 2022 prepared for the many battles ahead — in court, on the Hill, and in the field — to protect wild horses and burros and keep them in the wild where they belong. Today, I wanted to share with you some of our biggest plans for 2022. This year, we intend to: 
  • Spearhead a national awareness campaign and grow our Ambassador Program to educate the American public about the plight of wild horses and empower them to get involved.
  • Continue to demonstrate through boots-on-the-ground work that humane management of wild horses is possible. We’ll continue to deliver unprecedented results from our PZP program on Nevada’s Virginia Range and broker programs for other herds across the West.
  • Put science at the forefront of wild horse management — We’ll be launching a number of new and exciting science initiatives, including an academic analysis of our Virginia Range PZP program data AND we’ll be creating an economic report to highlight the missteps of the BLM’s current approach and the cost-savings of a more humane one.
  • Amplify our work and your voice on Capitol Hill to pass legislation that diverts funds away from roundups and toward fertility control programs and ensure that the BLM uses these funds appropriately.
  • Expand our Investigative Team to continue to uncover waste, fraud, and abuse in the BLM’s on-range and off-range programs.
  • Continue our lawsuit against the BLM over its Adoption Incentive Program that’s sending wild horses and burros into the slaughter pipeline, while gearing up for new legal battles ahead...
Meredith: We have big plans for 2022! We’re using every resource at our disposal to continue our fight on behalf of ...
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