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FINAL DAY: Save mares in Oregon from cruel experimentation

The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign: A few weeks ago, a mare gave birth to two beautiful twin foals in Oregon – a rarity in nature, and a miracle that all three horses remain healthy and alive. This beautiful family was supposed to live together, happy and free, at Skydog Sanctuary, but the Bureau of Land Management office in Burns, Oregon had other plans. The mother is on a list to become part of the sterilization experiment the BLM is planning to conduct conduct called “ovariectomy via colpotomy.”The procedure involves a BLM vet inserting their arm into a mare’s vagina, making an incision, and twisting/severing their ovaries to pull them out. It’s no wonder that veterinarians call it barbaric and risky. The chances of infection and death are dangerously high during and after the procedure, and because the mares are conscious the whole time, it’s extremely painful for the mares to endure. Tomorrow is the final day to submit your comments objecting to the BLM’s cruel and inhumane sterilization practices. Act now to save the wild mares in Oregon. Thank you, The AWHC Team Take Action ...
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Three actions you can take this week to help wild horses

The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign: News & Alerts Act Now: Stop the Wild Horse Sellout Plan On May 22, 2019, the House Appropriations Committee approved the 2020 Interior-Environment appropriations legislation, including language requested by the National Cattlemen's Beef Association, the Humane Society of the United States., the ASPCA, and Return to Freedom establishing a $6 million "pilot" program for wild horse management. The funds will be used to round up and remove large numbers of wild horses from their habitats, and, according to Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT), to sterilize these free-roaming animals. The "pilot" is Phase 1 of a devastating, ten-year plan to round up and remove an astounding 130,000 wild horses and burros -- more than even exist today -- from their habitats.  Please join AWHC in opposing the plan and asking the Senate to reject it.   Use Your Voice to Stop Dangerous Sterilization Surgeries on Mares The BLM is at it again. For the third time in as many years, the agency is planning dangerous and painful surgical sterilization experiments on wild mares in Oregon. The BLM abandoned previous attempts to conduct the controversial procedures (ovariectomy via colpotomy) in the face of multiple lawsuits, a federal injunction and widespread public outrage. The BLM is currently accepting public comments on its third attempt to implement the procedures. With your help, we stopped these cruel experiments twice before and we'll do it again to protect innocent wild mares in Oregon from being brutalized. The deadline for public comments is June 12, so please act today!    Sign the Petition to #FreeTheTwins Something miraculous happened a few weeks ago at the BLM Hines Corrals in Oregon. A mare who was rounded up from the Warm Springs Herd Management Area in October 2018 recently gave birth... to twins! BLM employees asked Skydog Sanctuary if it would adopt the miracle mare and her twins but later blocked the adoption because the mare is slated to be used in the barbaric sterilization study mentioned above. This unique and innocent family deserves to go to Skydog Sanctuary. Please take one moment to sign the petition below!    Donate ...
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Don’t let this miracle turn to tragedy

The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign: Something miraculous happened last week the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Hines Corrals in Oregon. A mare who was rounded up from the Warm Springs Herd Management Area (HMA) in October, recently gave birth... to twins! Twin births are extremely rare in the equine world, and of those that are born, 80% do not survive. And when they do, most often the foals are malnourished and need special help to survive. That's why, when BLM employees asked Skydog Sanctuary -- a highly regarded nonprofit that operates wild horse and burro refuges in both California and Oregon -- if they would adopt the miracle mare and her twins, the answer was a resounding yes. A beautiful story, right? A win for the unique family, for Skydog, and for the BLM. But the miracle quickly turned to tragedy when the BLM Burns District's Wild Horse and Burro Specialist blocked the adoption because he had other plans for the mare... She is slated to be used in BLM's barbaric sterilization experiments! Instead of receiving loving care at Skydog's beautiful Oregon sanctuary, this innocent mare will have her twin foals ripped from her side before being subject to invasive surgeries to remove her ovaries in an archaic procedure that veterinarians have called barbaric and risky! This is unconscionable, but it's part of a pattern at BLM Oregon, which recently told Skydog that it will "euthanize" (shoot) special needs horses rather than adopt them to the sanctuary. The twisted reasoning: When Skydog tells the story of these special need horses, it gives the BLM bad publicity! We cannot let this happen. Please take the following steps today! 1. Flood the BLM Oregon with calls. Just say: "I am calling to urge you to allow Skydog Sanctuary to adopt the mare and twin foals currently being held at the Burns corrals in Oregon. It's unconscionable for BLM to deny these miracle horses a loving home and the special care they need. Thank you."
  • State Office: Main: 503-808-6001 and Theresa Haynes, OR State Director: 503-808-6026
  • Burns Office: 541-573-4400
2. Sign and share the Skydog Petition - let's get to 20,000 signatures and beyond! 3. Download the graphic below and post it on BLM Oregon’s Facebook page. 4. Send them a tweet. This family deserves to go to Skydog's sanctuary. Let's work together to make it happen. - The AWHC Team ...
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Something horrific could happen to horses in Oregon

The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign: News & Alerts The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is at it again. For the third time, despite multiple federal lawsuits and public outrage, the agency is planning dangerous surgical sterilization experiments on wild mares in Oregon. Warning: this may be hard to read. In the proposed "ovariectomy via colpotomy," procedure, a veterinarian makes an incision in the mare's vagina, inserts his arm into the vaginal cavity, manually locates the ovaries and rips them out using an "ecraseur," a rod-like device with a chain on the end. The painful procedure will subject mares to the risk of infection, hemorrhage, and evisceration. We have to stop this. Click here to submit a comment opposing this cruel treatment. The BLM has only provided until June 12 to send in comments opposing the proposal. And if we don’t take action today, these experiments could mean living hell for helpless horses in Oregon. The prior action you took helped us stop them before, and we can do it again - together. Please, take action today. - The AWHC Team Donate ...
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wild horses were just sold out

The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign: I wanted to send a quick update - the House Appropriations Committee just took the first step toward implementation of the dangerous mass wild horse roundup and sterilization plan promoted by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, the American Farm Bureau Federation and other livestock lobbying interests with support from the Humane Society of the U.S. (HSUS), ASPCA, and Return to Freedom (RTF). The plan could spell the end of wild free-roaming horses and burros in the West through the unprecedented roundup of 130,000 of these animals over the next ten years -- that’s 45,000 more than even exist in the wild today! Horses and burros that remain on the range could be permanently sterilized, as Representative Chris Stewart just admitted moments ago on the House floor. We can’t let this happen. Please support our work today. Rep. Stewart claims that the plan will “not harm any horses,” even though tens of thousands will be subjected to cruel helicopter roundups that traumatize, injure and kill, and rob these animals of their families and their freedom. Babies will literally be run to death, heavily pregnant mares will be stampeded, and stallions will break their necks desperately trying to defend their families. The animal groups supporting the cattlemen’s plan have allowed Rep. Stewart and his allies to get away with false claims about tens of thousands of starving horses and allegations that they are destroying the West. AWHC is ready to fight back.  Congress must ensure that additional funds appropriated to the BLM for wild horse management are spent on humane and scientific fertility control, not mass roundups. As FY 2020 spending legislation moves to the floor of the House and through the Senate, we'll be working with our lobbying team in partnership with like-minded organizations dedicated to preserving the West’s wild free-roaming horses and burros. Please stand with us by supporting our work today. We pledge to continue to fight without wavering for you and our magnificent mustangs and burros. - Suzanne Donate ...
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