August 9, 2016
Support Humane Burro Management in Arizona!
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is accepting public comments on an Environmental Assessment for a humane PZP fertility control pilot research program for wild burros in the Black Mountain Herd Management Area located near Kingman, AZ. The program will be a public-private partnership between the BLM and the Humane Society of the United States.
The Black Mountain wild burro population is one of the largest and most genetically healthy burro populations remaining in the U.S. The BLM is doing the right thing in this case by prioritizing humane burro management despite vocal calls from some state and local officials for large-scale roundups and removals....One county supervisor even called for opening a hunting season for burros in this area!
Please take action to support this humane management program by clicking below. Comments are due by August 15, 2016.
BLM Summer Roundups Underway
The BLM's summer roundups are currently underway. While there are considerably fewer horses being removed than in previous years, even one horse or burro is still too many considering the staggering number of animals already stockpiled in holding facilities. Except in a handful of areas like the Black Mountain HMA, the agency still continues to resist using humane PZP fertility control to manage wild horse and burro populations on the range. This despite the National Academy of Sciences findings that PZP birth control is an effective management tool and that continued removals of wild horses from wild are fueling high population growth rates for horses who remain on the range.
To read more about the BLM's summer roundups, please click below.
Help Keep Wild Horses Wild With Limited Edition Apparel
Get your limited edition 'Keep Wild Horses Wild' T-shirt...and support AWHPC's work! We are thrilled to announce that our friends at Modropy are featuring wild horse apparel and for the next week they will donate $6 for every item sold to the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign!
Please visit Modropy and SHOP today - there are lots of fun colors and styles to choose from! This is a great way to support AWHPC's work to Keep Wild Horses Wild and free on the range! Don't miss this opportunity!
The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign is 501(c)3 non-profit. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to support our work.
Header photo: USFS, Photo 1 & 2: Mike Lorden
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