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Urgent! We need Coloradans to speak up for mustangs TODAY

The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign: We have an important ask: Can you please take one moment to reach out to your Senators in Colorado and urge them to protect wild horses? Currently, a letter is being circulated in the Senate that would allocate significant funding from the BLM’s Wild Horse and Burro budget to humane management using safe and effective PZP fertility control. Unfortunately, your Senators have not yet joined and we need them to hear from their constituents. Please, take one moment to contact your Senators today: Sen. Michael F. Bennet
  • Denver Office: 303-455-7600
  • DC Office: (202) 224-5852
Sen. John W. Hickenlooper
  • Denver Office: 303-244-1628
  • DC Office: (202) 224-5941
All you have to say is, “I'm a constituent, and I'm calling to ask that you please sign onto a letter being led by Senator Cory Booker that promotes humane, cost-effective management of wild horses and burros in the wild where they belong. It calls for allocating $11 million of the BLM's Wild Horse and Burro Program budget to fertility control. Today is the deadline to join the letter. You can contact Sen Booker’s office to join on. Thank you.” Then, follow up with a message using the button below. CONTACT YOUR LEGISLATORS >> Thank you so much for taking quick action to help wild horses! Thank you, Holly Gann Bice Director of Government Relations American Wild Horse Campaign ...
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Tell Congress to Support Humane Management of Mustangs and Burros!

The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign: Wild horses & burros need your help. Read on to see how you can take action to protect these cherished animals! Act Now: Tell Congress to Support Humane Management of Mustangs and Burros As we speak, a sign-on letter is circulating in the U.S. Senate requesting that at least $11 million of Fiscal Year 2022 funding for the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Wild Horse and Burro Program be earmarked for humane fertility control as a step away from brutal helicopter roundups and the removal of wild horses and burros from public lands. Over 40 members of the House have signed onto a similar request. Now we need your help to get your Senators to sign on! TAKE ACTION In-Depth: Forest Service Plans Mass Removal for California Wild Horses The U.S. Forest Service is planning to continue its assault on the Devil’s Garden wild horses in California. During a Motorized Vehicle Public Meeting last week, officials from the Modoc National Forest announced their intent to remove between 800-1,000 wild horses from their 285,000-acre federally-designated habitat beginning in September.  The Forest Service will “dispose” of most of these horses by selling them — up to a truckload at a time — for $1 a piece! The plan is the result of a secret settlement between the Forest Service and ranchers who graze their privately-owned cattle on the public lands where the Devil’s Garden wild horses roam. Take a moment to read our in-depth blog on this unfolding situation and be on the lookout for a way to take action! LEARN MORE OpEd: America’s Wild and Wondrous Wild Burros It’s well past the time to hit the reset button on the management not only of wild horses, but wild burros as well. Last week, AWHC’s program specialist, Mary Koncel teamed up with an adviser to the Cloud Foundation to write an opinion piece for the Washington Examiner to raise awareness about these amazing animals of the desert southwest and inspire citizens to take action to protect them. Read more below. LEARN MORE Tell the BLM Advisory Board: Protect Wild Horses and Burros The BLM National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board will meet from June 30 - July 1. This citizen Advisory Board is supposed to represent broad stakeholder interests but its membership, which is appointed by the Secretaries of Interior and Agriculture, ...
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HELICOPTER ROUNDUPS: Less than a month away (!!)

The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign: As I write this, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is rounding up wild burros in California. Next month, the official roundup season begins in full force. In the middle of July, Utah’s Onaqui herd will be targeted. For these wild horses and burros, the dust never settles. As you know, a huge part of our work involves observing and documenting as many roundups as we can. We do this to hold the agencies and government contractors accountable for their often inhumane actions. And, we report to the public what happens at each roundup on public land, so you’re informed. Help fuel our programs. Please donate $30 today, and help us work to make roundups a thing of the past! DONATE But, we’re doing far more than just documenting. We’re fully engaged on the ground and working to ensure that cruel roundups are minimized — and ideally eliminated — in the future.
  • We’re working in Congress to ensure that protective language is being submitted that would give funds to in-the-wild management to begin the shift away from removals.
  • In Onaqui, we have submitted a scientific plan for the humane management of the beloved horses that would leave them wild.
  • We are working with a prestigious University on a rulemaking petition to make violations of the BLM’s animal welfare standards enforceable by law.
  • We are proving humane management can work to keep wild horses wild through the world’s largest fertility control program for mustangs in Nevada.
We need all hands on deck, Erica, because the Biden Administration just released the next fiscal year’s budget, and it includes a $36.8 million increase for the BLM’s Wild Horse and Burro Program. The new proposal also continues the Trump Administration’s accelerated roundup plan that could remove nearly 90,000 wild horses and burros from their homes over just the next five years! We’re pulling out all the stops. We’re using our legal, legislative, scientific and grassroots resources to do everything we can to halt this inhumane and antiquated population control tactic. Can you make a $30 donation today to help us have the resources necessary to continue our efforts? DONATE Thank you for your support, Suzanne Roy Executive Director American Wild Horse Campaign ...
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ICYMI: Over 30 members of Congress have called on the BLM to suspend its’ AIP!

The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign: We wanted to make sure you heard about this exciting update: Over the last week, 30+ members of Congress have called on the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to suspend an adoption program that’s sending wild horses and burros to slaughter.  SIGN ON NOW TO DEMAND THE BLM HALT THE AIP >> The recent groundbreaking New York Times report — prompted by an AWHC investigation of the BLM’s Adoption Incentive Program (AIP) — has led to national awareness about the plight of wild horses and burros, and has received significant attention from legislators on Capitol Hill. Late last week, in a letter directed to Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (CA) called on the Interior Department to immediately suspend the BLM’s AIP and conduct a thorough investigation into the program that’s become a pipeline to slaughter for untold numbers of federally-protected wild horses and burros. On Wednesday, U.S. Reps. Earl Blumenauer, Dina Titus, Steve Cohen, Jan Schakowsky, and Mike Quigley along with 25 of their House colleagues sent a similar letter to Secretary Haaland, asking that the AIP be suspended and calling for the passage of the Save America’s Forgotten Equines (SAFE) Act to protect all American horses from slaughter. Thanks to your support and the buzz surrounding the New York Times article, significant action is being taken to protect America’s wild horses and burros! But Erica, we can’t stop now. Can you sign our petition and join Congress in demanding that the BLM halt the Adoption Incentive Program that’s sending wild horses and burros to slaughter? SIGN THE PETITION  In coordination with our rescue partners, Evanescent Mustang Rescue, Skydog Sanctuary, and Black Hills Sanctuary, AWHC spent significant time searching for and accumulating tangible evidence to document the connection between the BLM’s AIP and the uptick in cherished wild horses and burros in slaughter auctions across the country — all leading to the New York Times exposé. We’re working with Senator Feinstein, Reps. Titus and Cohen, and many other members of Congress to put a halt to the AIP, pass federal legislation to help keep wild horses in the wild, and we're fighting back against a dangerous bill that would strip away federal protections for wild horses and burros by allowing the BLM to trade away their habitats to states. Erica, we’re doing everything we can to preserve and protect wild horse and burro herds across the U.S. Can you ...
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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign: Attention young horse lovers: Spirit Untamed premieres in theatres TOMORROW — and all of us here at AWHC are SO excited for this film’s debut! In case you have yet to hear about the movie, it features a young girl named Lucky who moves to a new town where she befriends a wild mustang. Now, Lucky and her new friends must save a wild herd of mustangs from wranglers. Not only is it great to see a movie that aligns so closely with our mission of protecting wild horses making it’s national debut — it’s also an amazing opportunity to inspire a younger generation of wild horse lovers! If you want to check out the trailer ahead of tomorrow’s premiere, click here! And if you can, consider making a donation to support AWHC’s work in the field, in court, and on the Hill to protect America’s wild horses and burros. It’s so important that the wild horse and burro issue is brought to the forefront. Just last week, the Biden Administration released its proposed budget for next fiscal year, and it included an increase of $36.8 million for the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Wild Horse and Burro Program — which could remove nearly 90,000 wild horses and burros from their homes on public lands. You can bet we’re doing everything we can to fight back against this proposal, but one of the best ways to protect wild horses and burros in the years to come is to spread awareness around the issue! If you’re eager to see Spirit Untamed or you want to help us further our efforts to protect wild horses and burros, click here to watch the trailer and then donate $25 to AWHC today! DONATE & WATCH >> Thank you, American Wild Horse Campaign ...
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