March 31, 2016
Take A Stand Against BLM's Illegal Wyoming Wild Horse Wipeout!
The BLM is accepting public comments on a proposal to remove all the wild horses from the Checkerboard lands within and outside of the Great Divide Basin, Salt Wells Creek, and Adobe Town herd management areas (HMAs) in Wyoming at the request of ranchers.
If allowed to stand, this action will place the fate of wild horses living on public lands throughout the West in the hands of private landowners who want them all removed. We have mounted a significant legal challenge to the BLM's illegal Wyoming wild horse wipeout, and our case is currently being considered by the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. While we battle the BLM in court, we need you to show the agency that "We the People" want our wild horses protected on our public lands. . . . Please take action today!
Shocking news: The BLM has appointed an actual wild horse advocate to join the Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board! Ginger Kathrens, founder and executive director of the Cloud Foundation, an AWHPC coalition partner, will serve as the board's "humane advocate."
Ginger is the Emmy award-winning creator of the acclaimed PBS Nature series, "Cloud: Wild Stallion of the Rockies." For 20 years, she has been an unwavering voice for protection and humane management of America's wild horses. We must all lend her our support to Ginger as she faces an uphill battle with the BLM and the Advisory Board, which has traditionally been stacked with pro-livestock, anti-wild horse interests. The Advisory Board next meets on April 13-14 in Redmond Oregon - stay tuned for more news on that next week.
Salt River Foal Rescued By Wild Horse Advocates
Members of the Salt River Wild Horse Management Group (SRWHMG), our coalition partner, have been stewarding and documenting the beloved Salt River wild horses in the Tonto National Forest in Arizona for nearly two decades. The organization has been a forceful advocate for these historic horses, successfully blocking a Forest Service plan to round them up last year.
Recently, the group rescued a tiny, abandoned Salt River wild horse foal, and their herculean efforts to save the little colt they named Roscoe are a must read! Click below!!