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Welcome to the Interior Department, Secretary Haaland!

The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign: News & Alerts It's official! Rep. Deb Haalad has been confirmed as the new Secretary of the Interior! As the first Native American nominated to this position, Secretary Haaland has bravely broken through barriers and the significance of her leading the Department of Interior cannot be overstated. Her historic and inspiring confirmation is a ray of hope for all Americans who cherish our public lands and wildlife, and especially our magnificent wild horses and burros. Before the Senate’s historic vote to confirm her nomination, Secretary Haaland tweeted: Indeed as a Congresswoman from New Mexico, Secretary Haaland was a champion for the environment and our public lands - including the protection of the wild horses and burros that call them home. Secretary Haaland brings a new ethic to the table right where it matters most, at the heart of the Interior Department. In the House of Representatives she:
  • Co-sponsored a historic House amendment, initiated by AWHC and our coalition partners in DC, requiring the BLM to redirect $11 million of the Bureau of Land Management’s annual budget towards PZP fertility control, rather than mass roundup and removals.
  • Cosigned a bipartisan letter, urging the Senate to pass the fertility control amendment.
  • Took a stand against the BLM’s brutal surgical sterilization procedures, urging it to instead use humane, scientifically proven fertility control methods.
With Secretary Haaland at the helm, we are moving in the right direction -- towards the protection and preservation of America’s iconic wild horses and burros. AWHC looks forward to implementing sensible solutions to humanely manage these majestic animals that 80 percent of Americans want to protect. So, please join us in welcoming and celebrating Secretary Haaland by signing our card that will be delivered to her office. >>Sign the Card Today<< Wild horses have a fighting chance. This is our moment. This is our time. Welcome to the Interior Department, Secretary Haaland! The AWHC Team   ...
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Help us save the wild horses – before it’s too late!

The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign: Today I’m going to ask that you donate $25 to the American Wild Horse Campaign. But first, let me explain why we urgently need your support: This summer is going to be a hard one for our cherished wild herds. Their freedom, families, and even their lives are going to be on the line. Right now, helicopter roundups are paused until July 1 for foaling season. But shortly thereafter, one of the most beloved herds in the country will again be targeted for removal: the wild horses of the Onaqui Mountains in Utah. We have a plan in place to attempt to stop the operation from proceeding and we need your support. In August, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is planning to conduct brutal surgical sterilization procedures on captive wild mares from the Confusion HMA in Utah. We have already filed suit to stop them and will need the resources to continue what could be a long, drawn-out battle. Congress has already begun its annual Appropriations process, considering funding for the BLM’s Wild Horse and Burro Program. Will it continue to throw money at the mass roundup and removal of wild horses and burros, or will it require the agency to shift focus to humane, on the range management of mustangs? The outcome depends on us. We need your assistance to help keep our team on Capitol Hill. While there is much at stake for our wild horses and burros, there are also big opportunities to create meaningful change with a new administration, Interior Secretary, and BLM Director. But time is of the essence -- we must act now. Will you please donate $25 right now and help us save the wild horses and burros of America -- before it's too late? Thank you, Suzanne Roy Executive Director American Wild Horse Campaign ...
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We have a wild horse champion headed to the Interior

The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign: News & Alerts Here is your latest news on all things wild horses and burros! Wild Horse Champion Haaland Heads to Interior Department On Tuesday, the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources will hold a confirmation hearing to consider the nomination of New Mexico Representative Deb Haaland for secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior. Secretary-designate Haaland would be the first Native American to head this department that oversees more than 450 million acres of public land in the nation. AWHC has had the pleasure of working with Secretary-designate Haaland in Congress. As chair of the Public Lands Subcommittee of the House Natural Resources Committee, she has worked to reform the inhumane and expensive federal wild horse roundup program by supporting humane solutions, such as PZP fertility control, and has opposed the brutal surgical sterilization procedures the BLM continues to pursue. Because Secretary-designate Haaland is a champion of protecting our public lands and the wild animals that inhabit them, her nomination faces stiff opposition from the oil/gas, mining, and livestock industries. So, today, we’re asking everyone who cares about wild horses and burros and our public lands to take just a moment to call your Senators in support of her confirmation. Please call Senator Michael Bennet at (202) 224-5852 and Senator John Hickenlooper at (202) 224-5941 You can say,  "Hello, I am a constituent of Senator [Name] and I am calling to ask that they please support the confirmation of Deb Haaland* for Interior Secretary. Her leadership is necessary to protect our nation’s public lands and natural resources, including our federally-protected wild horses and burros. Thank you.” *pronounced like the country, Holland. Then, follow up your call with a message! >> Take Action << New BLM Wild Horse and Burros Advisory Board Member Called Wild Horses a ‘Protein Source’ Speaking of a new Interior Department, former Interior Secretary David Bernhardt and his illegally serving Bureau of Land Management (BLM) director William Perry Pendley will go down in history as the worst stewards of our nation’s public lands. The past four years have seen an unrelenting assault on the environment, wildlife, and America’s wild horses and burros. Before they left town, Bernhardt and Pendley appointed Beaver County, Utah Commissioner Tammy Pearson to represent the “public interest” on the BLM Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board. Pearson is a flagrantly corrupt choice for this position. A 40-year public ...
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Show your Valentine you’re wild about them

The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign: Valentine's Day is right around the corner! It's a day to celebrate love and we need to look no further than our magnificent wild horses to appreciate the true meaning of this emotion. Wild horses live in tightly-knit communities. Mares never stray too far from their young, stallions fight to protect their families from danger, mutual grooming is a daily occurrence, and herds hold vigil when one of their own passes away.  We wanted to spread some love of our own with you today in the form of downloadable Valentines for the sweetheart in your herd!  Your love for wild horses and burros inspires us every day. Thank you for everything you do to create a brighter future for these amazing animals. We hope that you have a beautiful Valentine's Day! The AWHC Team ...
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The wild horses of the Surprise Complex need you to speak up

The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign: News & Alerts Speak Up for the Wild Horses and Burros of the Surprise Complex on the California-Nevada Border Once again, the BLM’s reliance on unscientific “Appropriate Management Levels” for wild horses has set the stage for the roundup and removal of over 1,000 mustangs that call Nevada’s Surprise Complex home. What’s worse, the BLM “doesn’t manage” for wild burros in this area, so every burro living there will be captured and removed as well. The BLM’s goal of leaving only 283 mustangs in the Complex -- just one horse for every 1,400 acres -- would open even more land to the thousands of sheep and cows allowed to graze on public lands in the area. This means once more, we need to speak up for a better way: Replacing brutal and inhumane helicopter roundups and cruel sterilization procedures with humane and proven fertility control methods. Will you speak up for the Surprise Complex horses and burros today? Submit a public comment advocating for use of the PZP birth control vaccine and revising the plan that favors commercial livestock over federally-protected wild horses and burros. >> Take Action << One Nevada Roundup Nears End, Another Set to Begin Since before the New Year, AWHC’s Field Representative has been onsite for the vast majority of the roundup and removal of wild horses from the Eagle Complex outside of Panaca, Nevada. Braving the frigid winter elements and grueling days, he has been the only member of the public on the ground to document the daily operations and bring the news to you. As is routine, the BLM sometimes keeps public observers so far from the capture site that documenting what's happening is close to impossible. At the Eagle roundup, the BLM has also prevented daily observation of temporary holding pens, making it dififcult to assess the condition of the just-captured horses in a roundup that has had an unusually high number of deaths.  This roundup is the third time in four years that the BLM is removing wild horses from the Complex. At the time of this email, 872 wild horses have been captured in the current roundup and 22 have lost their lives. >> Read the Report << Here are a few heartbreaking images from the operation: Once the Eagle roundup is over, BLM-contracted helicopters will move on to the neighboring Silver King HMA beginning on or about February 5. This HMA consists of 574,962 acres of ...
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