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A major victory for the captive Fish Springs horses

The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign: News & Alerts Over the holidays, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) removed four families of wild horses from Fish Springs in Nevada's Carson Valley, including the famed stallion Samson. Hundreds of thousands of you reached out and got involved in the fight to keep Samson and the captured Fish Springs horses together with the hope of returning them to the wild. While the BLM did not agree to return them to the wild, we are pleased to report that, after a coordinated and dedicated effort between a half dozen organizations working together, we were successful in keeping these cherished wild horse families intact. During the online BLM auction for the captive Fish Springs horses, AWHC coordinated with Montgomery Creek Ranch and Freedom Reigns Equine Sanctuary to secure ten wild horses from two bands led by the stallions Rocky and Rusty. Happily, these two families -- which include three generations in Rocky’s band: 19-year-old Copper, Copper’s daughter Luna and Luna’s baby Jimmy -- will now run together at Freedom Reigns' beautiful, 3,800-acre sanctuary in California. At the same time, Skydog Sanctuary successfully bid on Samson’s band -- which includes four generations of horses: Old Momma, a 26-year old veteran mare, her daughter Apple, Apple's daughter Dumplin' and her colt Sam -- and will provide them lifetime refuge at its beautiful 8,000-acre sanctuary in Oregon. A local family stepped up to accept the remaining horses. The Pine Nut Wild Horse Advocates are pitching in to fund the transport of the horses to the sanctuaries as well as the gentling of the horses headed for the private ranch. Meanwhile, the work continues to keep the remaining Fish Springs horses -- and all of America’s wild horses throughout the West -- wild in their habitat on our public lands. We couldn't have done this without you, American Wild Horse Campaign Donate ...
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A Bright Future for the Fish Springs Wild Horses

The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign: American Wild Horse Campaign shared an update on Bring Samson, a Wild Stallion, Home PETITION UPDATE A Bright Future for the Fish Springs Wild Horses Dear Friends, Thanks to great teamwork, the future for the four Fish Springs wild horse families who were removed from their homes on the range by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) late last year is looking bright! It took a village -- and a coordinated bidding strategy in the BLM's online auction, which ended yesterday -- to secure these cherished horses. The American Wild Horse Campaign was... Read full update ...
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Our photos of the month [check them out!]

The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign: Our team put together some of the most striking photos from this past month - ones that made us smile, and others that remind us why we work so hard to protect these icons every day. Mustangs in their winter coats on the Virginia Range in Nevada, where our fertility control program is in its tenth month with over 830 wild mares inoculated with the PZP vaccine. Learn more about our program here. AWHC joined with the Salt River Wild Horse Management Group this month to advocate for construction of a wildlife overpass for the famed Salt River wild horses in AZ. Learn more here. Friend of AWHC and photographer, Mary Hone captured a series of photos of a wild burro youngster living her best life out on our public lands in California. Check out the series here. (Credit: Mary Hone Fine Art). Just captured wild horses from the Eagle Herd Management Area in Nevada arrive at BLM holding pens in good body condition, despite winter conditions and BLM claims of overpopulation and starvation. Read more here.   Wild horses have long been misrepresented as a non-native invasive species, but respected scientists are working to change that narrative. Learn more about wild horses as a native species here. Thank you, American Wild Horse Campaign Donate ...
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We need your help to save the famed Salt River wild horses

The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign: News & Alerts If you thought the famed Salt River wild horses were protected, think again. In 2017, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed legislation that protects the Salt River wild horses in their historic habitat in the Tonto National Forest near Phoenix. But now this cherished herd is threatened by new plans that could result in severe habitat loss and removals of these horses from their home along the lower Salt River. The Issue: The U.S. Forest Service is beginning construction of a metal fence along the last four miles of the Lower Salt River, including across the river itself. The fence would trap horses on either side, blocking access to the river - a critical source of hydration -- and to grazing grounds on both sides of the river. At the same time, the Arizona Department of Agriculture is considering several proposed long-term management plans for the horses. Depending on which plan is chosen, the horses could face large-scale removals and a severe reduction in their habitat. The Stakes: Working together with our coalition partner the Salt River Wild Horse Management Group, we saved the Salt River wild horses from a mass roundup/eradication plan almost 5 years ago. Now the future of this iconic herd is again in jeopardy and their future is far from assured! Five Things You Can Do Today: The Salt River wild horses need your voice now! Click on the image for each step and you will be directed to a page that will guide you on how to help. Thank you, American Wild Horse Campaign Donate ...
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