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Beautiful footage of wild stallions

The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign: In honor of Father’s Day, we’re celebrating wild stallions for their integral role in herds across the American West. Male leaders of wild horse herds prepare younger horses for life on the range. They're known as protectors of their herd, but they’re also nurturers. Stallions show great affection and patience with their young and teach foals how to be horses. Every day, the American Wild Horse Campaign staff works to make sure these beautiful relationships are protected. This is our mission: to keep wild horses wild, and living with their families as nature intended. The relationships between horses on the range are intricate, beautiful, and precious. With roundups looming this summer, everything they know is under threat. Watch this beautiful video of stallions in the wild, and make a donation to help keep them wild and free. Thank you for working with us to keep wild horses wild, and a very happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there! -AWHC Team ...
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Help us prepare for this battle in court

The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign: In just a few short months, 100 innocent wild Oregon mares are slated to become victims of invasive and risky surgical sterilization experiments conducted by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Veterinarians call the procedure -- which involves manually ripping out the mares' ovaries with a rod-and-chain-like tool -- "barbaric." Many of these mares have recently given birth and are nursing young foals. Their survival is far from guaranteed. he BLM is doggedly moving forward with this cruel "research" despite massive public opposition, scientific criticism and loss of affiliation with two major research institutions that have cut ties with the project.   Twice before, we filed legal action to block these cruel experiments. Just seven months ago, working with The Cloud Foundation (TCF) and the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI), we won a federal injunction that blocked BLM from proceeding. Now the BLM is at it again and we are gearing up for a third legal battle.  Please help us build our war chest so that we can stop these brutal and dangerous sterilization experiments... again. Just yesterday, AWHC, TCF and AWI delivered a 51-page public comment document featuring opinions from leading veterinary and medical ethics experts -- a first step to continued litigation to battle this inhumane project. The stakes could not be higher. If we don't stop the agency, the BLM will subject these mares to the risky and painful "ovariectomy via colpotomy" surgery under unsterile conditions, without adequate anesthesia or pain relief. The mares face trauma, pain, suffering and serious risk of dying from hemorrhage, infection and evisceration (fatal and excrutiating protrusion of the intestines through the surgical incision in the vaginal wall.)   The threat to these wild mares and their helpless, dependent foals is real and looming. The BLM wants to begin the experiments as early as August.  Please contribute today to help us put a stop to this cruelty once and for all. Thank you for standing strong to protect wild mares and their foals, Suzanne Donate ...
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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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