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American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign

Hello Supporter                                             November 4, 2010

BLM Suspends Roundup of Walker Lake, NV Mustang Herd

Let's Keep the Momentum Up to Stop Removal of Another Nevada Herd

Good news for a change: the BLM has suspended the proposed roundup of 104 horses living south of Walker Lake on the Hawthorne Army Depot in northern Nevada. The agency is working with horse advocacy groups on a plan to protect these horses without removing them. Congratulations to the local residents and horse advocates who are working hard to save the Walker Lake herd!

Now let’s convince the BLM to do the same thing for 50 wild horses living outside the Augusta Mountains Herd Management Area (HMA) in north central Nevada. AWHPC has just learned that these horses are living in an area that was once designated as wild horse habitat but was “zeroed out” for wild horses while livestock grazing was allowed to continue.

Augusta Mountain Mustangs. Photo Taken By Laura Leigh in October 2010

Help us compel BLM decision-makers to scrap plans for the permanent removal of these horses in favor of managing this herd on the range. Take Action Here.

Also: Today is the deadline to submit your comments on the BLM's treat-and-release plan for horses living within the Augusta Mountains HMA. If you didn't take action on last week's alert yet, please Take Action Here by end of day today.

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Watch Video of Wild Horses of Augusta Mountains, Nevada

After you have taken the actions above to help protect the Augusta mustangs, please enjoy this video taken in October of some of the mustangs living free in Nevada's Augusta Mountains.

Photo by Laura Leigh

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