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It’s Time to Speak up for Wild Burros

The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign: Wild horses & burros need your help! Guest Blog: It’s Time to Speak up for Wild Burros The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the US Forest Service, and the National Park Service have long treated these long-eared equids with disregard and deliberate misinformation campaigns. Cattle grazing, road-building, big game hunting, gold and lithium mining and other commercial uses erode their habitat and damage their access to water. With Deb Haaland as Secretary of Interior, there’s a chance to change this harmful pattern. But it may not save their skins unless awareness leads to concerted action — and pronto. In the spirit of Burro Awareness Month, we would like to share with you a guest blog about these incredible animals written by advocate and burro-extraordinaire, Charlotte Roe. After you read it, follow the link at the bottom to support America’s burros. READ THE BLOG Speak Up for the Sand Wash Basin Herd You may be familiar with the Sand Wash Basin Herd Management Area (HMA) in Colorado because of the world famous stallion, Picasso who called this 157,000-acre public lands habitat home, and who died wild and free on this very land. Unfortunately, the surviving members of his herd may not be so lucky.  The BLM is currently planning to roundup and remove over 80% of the Sand Wash wild mustangs, leaving only a population 163 — about 1 horse per every 980 acres! Adding insult to injury, the local organization, Sand Wash Advocate Team (SWAT) has worked tirelessly to implement a PZP program to humanely manage the Sand Wash mustangs — and it’s working. Instead of a costly and cruel helicopter roundup, the BLM should invest more time and resources to support SWAT's efforts and expand the PZP program in the HMA. This would be more humane for the horses and more cost-effective for the American taxpayers. We must speak up for wild horses! Please take a moment and act today for the wild horses of the Sand Wash Basin >>> TAKE ACTION The Calico Complex is on the Chopping Block — Speak Out! Photo: Mike Lorden It’s unfortunately more bad news for the wild horses and burros that reside within the Calico Complex in Nevada. The BLM is targeting the estimated 1,700 wild horses and 70 wild burros for removal in this nearly 600,000-acre area.  The agency is also considering extreme manipulation of the wild horse and burro population remaining ...
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Make Burro Awareness Month a national holiday!

The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign: In 2013 we started “Burro Awareness Month” to promote awareness and appreciation for the amazing and unique burros of America’s Southwest. Now, it’s time that we make it a national holiday!  Sign on to our petition to make Burro Awareness Month a nationally-recognized holiday! SIGN ON Wild burros have the same rich history and are as culturally significant as wild horses, but unfortunately, they receive far less attention.  Burros were first introduced to the Desert Southwest by the Spaniards in the 1500’s, and served as reliable companions to explorers and pioneers on their treks throughout the West in the years thereafter. They worked tirelessly to carry supplies and machinery to mining camps, and became indispensable to the workers. At the end of the mining boom many burros escaped or were turned loose, and with their innate ability to survive under the harshest conditions—wild herds eventually formed and flourished. America’s burros are protected under federal law, but they are in crisis due to government mismanagement which has caused dwindling numbers and a lack of genetic diversity. Our goal is to keep burros wild and free on the range through humane management programs and initiatives to ensure healthy populations of wild burros living on our public lands. Will you take the first step and help us make Burro Awareness Month a national holiday to give these amazing animals the credit they deserve? SIGN THE PETITION Fewer than 15,000 burros are estimated to remain on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Forest Service lands across the U.S. Like wild horses, these agencies have historically managed burros by rounding them up and removing large numbers of them from the range. AWHC is spreading awareness about wild burros and fighting to preserve their populations within the U.S., but we need your help. Will you sign on to our petition today to help make Burro Awareness Month a nationally-recognized holiday? SIGN ON Thank you, AWHC Team ...
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The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign: First and foremost, thank you so much for being a supporter of our work on behalf of our beloved wild horses and burros. From legislative victories and court battles to working to change the brutal practice of helicopter roundups, to running the largest humane PZP fertility control program for wild horses in the world, and so much more — your donation and support of the American Wild Horse Campaign goes a long way! Since you’re such a great supporter, we wanted to reach out and just make sure you are getting the right amount of emails from us! We certainly wouldn’t want to be flooding your inbox. Click here to update your contact preferences! You can choose to continue receiving all updates from us or just our action alerts and most important updates. CONTINUE TO GET ALL UPDATES   SIGN UP FOR FEWER EMAILS No matter if you choose all updates or fewer emails, we thank you so much for staying engaged with us and supporting the fight to protect our wild horses and burros! — American Wild Horse Campaign ...
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Wild Horses in NV, WY, CO and CA need YOUR help!

The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign: This week there are four important Action Alert deadlines for comments on mass roundup plans targeting wild horses and burros in Nevada, Wyoming, Colorado and California! So, please take a moment to weigh in for meaningful change for wild horses and burros by taking the actions below: Lake Mead Burros Comments due Friday, 4/30! Burros are incredible animals and evolving science is documenting the important role they play in the desert ecosystem. But a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) plan for wild burros in the Lake Mead Complex outside Las Vegas would zero out wild burros from two of three habitat areas, and leave behind a minuscule number of burros in the third. For good measure, the BLM also wants to capture and remove every wild horse living in the area. Take action to oppose this by Friday. TAKE ACTION The Sand Wash Basin Wild Horses of Colorado Comments due Saturday, 5/1! Photo credit: Kimerlee Curyl Photography The BLM is targeting the famed Sand Wash Basin wild horses in Colorado for mass roundup and removals. The HMA covers roughly 157,700 acres of public land and is currently home to an estimated 935 wild horses. The BLM’s proposed plan calls for the removal of 772 wild horses, leaving a mere 163 horses in this HMA! The Sand Wash Advocate Team (SWAT) has worked tirelessly to implement a PZP program in this HMA, yet these horses are still targeted for mass removal. The BLM’s current plan calls for continued use of PZP, but would also allow for the use of unstudied IUDs as an alternative form of population control. Submit your comments by Saturday and oppose the BLM’s plan! TAKE ACTION Devil's Garden Wild Horses Comments due Friday, 4/30! The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) wants taxpayers to spend as much as $18 million to fund 6-8 years of wild horse helicopter roundups in the Devil’s Garden Wild Horse Territory in the northeast corner of California. The USFS wants to reduce the wild horse population to a fraction of its current size in order to maximize commercial livestock grazing on public lands where the horses live. Worse, even though they’re asking you to pay for it, the Forest Service doesn’t want your comments on the plan! However, as one of a handful of designated “stakeholders,” AWHC is committed to making your voice heard in this process. Sign our petition by Friday. ...
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Help a Horse today!

The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign: Today is National Help a Horse Day! Will you please make a donation to our Rescue Fund so we can protect wild horses and burros from slaughter? Every year, April 26 is a day dedicated to encouraging horse lovers to come together and advocate on behalf of America’s beloved horses. And this year especially, we need your help to protect wild horses in danger of slaughter. As part of an investigation into the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Adoption Incentive Program, AWHC staff members have been monitoring kill pens across the country and documenting so many BLM mustangs being sold at these slaughter auctions. In our search, one AWHC staff member came across a one-year-old mare at a kill pen in Texas. She was all alone and due to ship to slaughter in less than a week. The sad reality is, that with so many wild horses and burros in kill pens across the country, many rescue organizations are spread thin in their efforts to save these animals. We knew we had to step in and save the little roan filly, so we partnered with Montgomery Creek Ranch, a beautiful wild horse sanctuary in northern California, to pull her out of the kill pen. Will you make a donation today to our Rescue Fund in honor of Help A Horse Day? Your donation will help us have the resources necessary to support the rescue of fillies like this youngster from shipping to slaughter. DONATE There are so many beautiful and beloved wild horses and burros that are trapped in kill pens all across the country, thanks to the BLM’s terrible Adoption Incentive Program, which creates a financial incentive to adopt and then dump these innocent animals. So far, we’ve been able to help rescue more than a dozen wild horses from kill pens, thanks to wonderful sanctuaries and rescue groups, and with the help of generous supporters like you. Your support will help us help save more horses from slaughter, like the filly we were able to rescue from Texas. Can you make a contribution in honor of Help A Horse Day? Your gift to our Rescue Fund will help us save so many innocent horses and burros in need! DONATE Thank you, American Wild Horse Campaign ...
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