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Hello Supporter,                  February 9, 2011

Update on Case Against BLM for Cruelty on the Range

White Pines County Sheriff Investigating

Video, taken by the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign's (AWHPC's) Deniz Bolbol, of an old mare collapsing in a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) helicopter stampede is continuing to send shock waves around the nation.
According to News 4 Reno, the incident is under investigation by the White Pines County Sheriff's Department for possible violations of the Nevada anti-cruelty statute. Meanwhile, mistreatment of horses in this unnecessary roundup continues on lands destined to become a wild horse eco-sanctuary developed by philanthropist Madeleine Pickens. AWHPC continues to press the case with local law enforcement, federal officials and our elected representatives in Congress to hold BLM accountable for its egregious treatment of our federally-protected mustangs.

Just Say No to Spending Tax Dollars to Remove Mustangs from the West

Send a Letter-to-the-Editor & Help Spread the Word!

Appropriations time on Capitol Hill is fast approaching. It's time to let Congress know that Americans do not want their tax dollars spent on the cruel and senseless mass removal of mustangs from our public lands in the West. Help us spread the word to our fellow citizens and expand our grassroots network to convince Congress to turn off the federal funding spigot for this costly, inhumane and broken government program.

Take Easy Action to Send a Letter-to-the-Editor Here.


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The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC) is dedicated to preserving the American wild horse in viable free-roaming herds for generations to come, as part of our national heritage. Supported by a coalition of over 40 organizations, its grassroots campaign seeks:

    * A suspension of roundups in all but verifiable emergency situations while the entire BLM wild horse program undergoes objective and scientific review;
    * Higher Appropriate Management Levels (AML) for wild horses on those rangelands designated for them;
    * Implementation of in-the-wild management, which would keep wild horses on the range and save taxpayers millions annually by avoiding the mass removal and stockpiling wild horses in government holding facilities.


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Also of Note...

For Valentine's Day. . . Help Reunite Mustang Families

Raya, the beautiful pinto mare on the right, was living with her family last year when she was captured in the BLM's Calico Mountains roundup in Nevada. Pregnant at the time, she gave birth to little Mia in July in the BLM's holding pens. Now Mia and Raya are part of Return to Freedom's (RTF's) Calico Rescue Project, which aims to recreate family bands for 100 wild horses whose families were destroyed in BLM roundups.

As Valentine's Day approaches and love is in the air, will you open your heart to help RTF give back to these horses who have lost their families and freedom due to our government's heartless wild horse policy?

Read More and Support the Rescued Mustangs Here.

Still Time to Speak up for Wild Horses in the Heart of Mustang Country

If you haven't done so yet, you have until Friday (2/11) to submit comments on the BLM's Battle Mountain Resource Management Plan. This Plan will determine forage allocations and allowable wild horse population levels for BLM lands in central Nevada, so please be a voice for the mustangs!

Take Easy Action Here.