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We’re ready to sue the BLM — here’s why

The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign: We have already confirmed at least 70 wild horses and burros at slaughter auctions across the country as a result of the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Adoption Incentive Program (AIP). These mustangs and burros are the lucky ones, rescued by our partners, Evanescent Mustang Rescue, Skydog Sanctuary and Black Hills Sanctuary — many with support from AWHC’s rescue fund. We’ve exposed just the tip of the iceberg, because these are the horses and burros that we know about. Untold numbers are shipped from kill pens directly to slaughter without ever being advertised. While we continue to uncover fraud, abuse and slaughter in the AIP, we have also hit the ground running in the halls of Congress. On May 27, Senator Dianne Feinstein sent a letter to Interior Secretary Deb Haaland demanding a halt to the AIP, and, last week, 30 House members joined in with their own sign-on letter. Despite this, the Interior Department has remained silent. Not only that, but the BLM continues to advertise the AIP to promote adoptions — knowing full well that it is a vehicle to slaughter for far too many mustangs and burros. That’s why we’re ready to take legal action. Last week, our legal team sent a letter to the BLM, giving the agency until June 30, 2021 to shut down this disastrous program. If the Interior Department remains silent or commits to continuing the program — we’ll be taking legal action. We’re pulling out all the stops for this one, but we can’t do it without you. Will you make a $25 donation to our Legal Fund today to help us stop wild horses and burros from being slaughtered through the AIP? DONATE We’re laser-focused on the fight to protect wild horses and burros. Legal action is a critical part of that work. Each year, we take on multiple legal battles against the BLM, and donations to our Legal Fund from AWHC supporters like you make these fights possible. Just this past December, we filed a lawsuit against the BLM to stop it from performing risky and inhumane sterilization surgeries on wild mares in Utah. The legal action was successful in blocking the experiments until the new Administration dropped all plans to conduct them. The AIP action is going to be a big one. Can you make a donation to our Legal Fund today to help us take on ...
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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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Your $30 gift today will help us save a wild mare

The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign: Did you know the price of a single mare's annual PZP vaccine is just $30? We’re asking: today — on May 30th, will you make a $30 gift to fund our PZP program and help us manage wild horse populations using tried and true fertility control measures? DONATE $30 NOW In Nevada’s Virginia Range, AWHC operates the world’s largest humane management program for wild horses. We recently celebrated our two-year anniversary of the establishment of this historic initiative to prove to the world that THERE IS a humane way to manage wild horse populations that doesn't require mass roundups, crowded holding corrals, dangerous sterilization surgeries, or slaughter. We’re fighting back against the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) massive herd removals in court and on Capitol Hill — and the success of our PZP program in Nevada has been critical in our fight to protect wild horses. In roughly a month, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is scheduled to resume helicopter roundups. And over the next 5 years, the BLM is planning to round up an estimated 90,000 wild horses and burros! Will you make a donation today to help us continue our PZP program and help further research to prove that large horse populations can be managed humanely on public lands? DONATE $30 NOW What’s worse,  is that the BLM is accelerating roundups over the next five years, which is projected to cost taxpayers nearly $1 billion dollars. Now we don’t have to tell you that a $30 fertility control treatment is a MUCH MORE cost-effective option compared to these costly roundups! Tens of thousands of wild horses and burros will lose their families and freedom because of these roundups, and because the BLM doesn’t have the capacity to store all of the horses they capture, it’s already leading to slaughter for too many of these cherished animals. PZP is a much more sustainable and humane option to keep wild horses in the wild where they belong. On today, the 30th — will you help us to continue the successes of our PZP program with a $30 donation? $30.00 >> HELPS 1 HORSE $60.00 >> HELPS 2 HORSES $150.00 >> HELPS 5 HORSES $300.00 >> HELPS 10 HORSES DONATE OTHER >> Thank you for your support, AWHC Team ...
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