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Hello Supporter                                                                 October 22, 2010

American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign

TAKE ACTION BY MONDAY (Oct. 25): Be a Voice for 1000's of Nevada Mustangs

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is in the process of updating the Resource Management Plan (RMP) for the Winnemucca District in Northwestern Nevada. This document will determine management policies for 8.5 million acres of public land and for 20 Herd Management Areas, affecting thousands of federally-protected mustangs and burros.

BLM policies have traditionally been driven by commercial users of our public lands. The agency routinely sets artificially low wild horse population levels, then awards the majority of forage and water in designated herd areas to livestock. 

This is our chance to weigh in and compel BLM to set management policies that are in the interest of the public and our wild horses. Be a voice for Nevada mustangs today –this is the land use planning stage at which we can really make a difference!

Read More and Take Action Here.

CALICO STALLION RESCUE UPDATE: Video of Bucky and Buddy Back Home in Nevada after 1,600 Mile Journey

Bucky (aka Mr. Buckskin), a 12-year old buckskin stud, was one of the original Calico stallions identified by the sanctuary Return to Freedom  for rescue in July. Along with 18 other stallions, Bucky was to be a founding member of the proposed Return to Freedom/Soldier Meadows Ranch Wild Horse Preserve, located in the Calico Mountains Complex where Bucky was captured in a January 2010 BLM roundup.

Due to an Internet glitch, Return To Freedom lost Bucky to another bidder. This bidder reportedly wanted to make Bucky a carriage horse and had him shipped all the way to Oklahoma. After this 1,600-mile journey, the bidder declined to take Bucky because he was “too wild” to train. Return To Freedom was more than happy to rescue Bucky and arrange for his long journey home. Appreciating the social bonds between horses, Return To Freedom also adopted Bucky’s friend, who we now call Buddy. Buddy is also a Calico horse.

Click here to see video and read update about Bucky and Buddy’s safe return to Nevada.

RESCUE FUND

The rescue and transport of the beautiful Calico 20 has been a worthy, but expensive undertaking. If you can help underwrite this project – which aims to return these stallions to their native lands and re-establish family bands that were shattered in the roundup – please donate by clicking here. Be sure to mention that you are contributing for the Calico Rescue Fund.


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