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Hello Supporter,                September 28, 2011

Please Sign White House Petition to Protect Wild Horses and Burros

The White House Launches Online Petition Website to Hear What's Important to Americans

This month, the White House launched the "We the People" petition website where Americans can create and sign online petitions urging the President to take action on issues of concern. The White House website states that every petition that generates at least 5,000 signatures within 30 days will be "reviewed by the Administration and an official response will be issued." This presents a tremendous opportunity for us to gain the President's ear on wild horse and burro issues.

AWHPC has written a petition urging the President to reform the wasteful and inhumane BLM Wild Horse and Burro program. Once the petition is signed by 150 people, it will be searchable on WhiteHouse.gov.

Please take a minute to log in with WhiteHouse.gov and add your name to the petition, then share it on Facebook. If we can generate at least 5,000 signatures by October 28 the White House staff will review our concerns and issue a formal response.

Please Support AWHPC Efforts to Protect Wild Horses & Burros

Your Donation Funds Public Outreach, Observation of Roundups, Litigation and More

Wild horses of Nevada.

AWHPC has been at the forefront of the fight to protect America's wild horses and burros. Over the past year, we've been busy on all fronts: from fighting anti-mustang legislation in Nevada, to filing litigation to stop the BLM's plan to castrate free-roaming stallions on the range. We've literally spent months out on the range observing and documenting roundups in California, Nevada and Oregon. And we've met with legislators in Washington DC to discuss the need for Congress to rein in and reform the broken wild horse and burro program. 

We are proud that the AWHPC weekly eNewsletter has seen a significant increase in readership since being launched nearly one year ago -- spreading the word and getting the public involved in opposing the inhumane and unnecessary roundups has long been one of our main objectives.

While AWHPC is dedicated to continue the fight to protect America's wild horses and burros, we need your help to keep up the work we are doing and to expand our outreach.

We greatly appreciate your concern for wild horses and burros and your support for AWHPC. We understand that not everyone is able to contribute financially, and we deeply appreciate all the ways in which you help wild horses and burros. But if you can make a donation, please know that your funds will be put to good use on behalf of our cherished wild horses and burros.


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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 of dollars annually by avoiding the mass removal and stockpiling wild horses in government holding facilities.


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Also of Note...

AWHPC Files Complaint Regarding BLM Oregon's Lack of Transparency

AWHPC has filed a formal complaint with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) about its Oregon Field Office's interference with observation and lack of transparency at the Barren Valley Complex roundup.

Thanks to a generous grant from coalition partner the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), AWHPC's Deniz Bolbol traveled to remote southeastern Oregon to observe and document the roundup of more than 600 horses. However, once she arrived, BLM Oregon restricted her access to areas where she was unable to adequately observe the roundup. In addition, BLM Oregon refused to provide basic information, which is usually shared with observers, about the horses captured and released. The withholding of this information is a direct contradiction of BLM's promises of "transparency" and reform.

To read more about AWHPC's complaint against the BLM Oregon click here.

The Economist Informs International Audience About the American Wild Horse Controversy

AWHPC Campaign Director Suzanne Roy spoke with the international news magazine, The Economist, about the BLM's mismanagement of its wild horse and burro program. Suzanne highlighted the more humane, in-the-field, PZP fertility-control alternative that could and should make the unnecessary, inhumane, and costly roundups and removals obsolete.

To read The Economist article click here.