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American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign

Hello Supporter,                November 3, 2011

The Legal Fight Is Here: Livestock vs. Wild Horses .... Your Help Is Urgently Needed to Win One for the Mustangs!

Court Grants AWHPC & Partners the Right to Intervene in Grazing Assn. Lawsuit Seeking to Wipe Out Wild Horses in So. Wyoming

This it! We now must go head to head against the largest public lands grazing association in the nation over its bid to destroy most of the wild horse herds living in southern Wyoming! And we need YOUR help to carry this fight forward....
Yesterday, November 2, 2011, the U.S. District Court in Wyoming granted the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC) and our coalition partners,The Cloud Foundation (TCF) and the International Society for the Protection of Mustang and Burros (ISPMB), the right to intervene in the lawsuit filed by the Rock Springs Grazing Association (RSGA) against the U.S. Department of the Interior and its Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

The court decision gives AWHPC, TCF and ISPMB the right to vigorously defend Wyoming's mustangs against the RSGA's attempts to remove all wild horses from a 2 million-acre swath of public land in southern Wyoming. We will mount this aggressive defense because we know that the federal government will not -- especially since the Interior Department itself advised the grazing association to file this litigation as a way to get Congress to appropriate more funding for wild horse roundups and removals!
This lawsuit epitomizes what our wild horse herds are up against in all 10 Western states -- it is one battle that we simply cannot afford to lose.
But we need your help to continue this fight for the mustangs!

The More You Can Help - The More We Can Do! Please read more and donate by clicking below.


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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...

NYU Legal Forum Marks 40th Anniversary of the Wild Free-Roaming Horses & Burros Act

The New York University (NYU) Environmental Law Journal (ELJ) and NYU Environmental Studies Program will co-host MANAGED TO EXTINCTION? A 40th Anniversary Legal Forum assessing the 1971Wild Free-Roaming Horses & Burros Act (WFRH&BA). Moderated by Dale Jamieson, Professor of Law and Director of the NYU Environmental Studies Program, this panel discussion will take place at 6 p.m. on Wednesday evening, November 16th,  2011 at NYU School of Law, Vanderbilt Hall, 40 Washington Square South.

AWHPC's Deniz Bolbol will be joining a distinguished panel that also includes Dr. Ross MacPhee, Curator at the American Natural History Museum; Ginger Kathrens, award-winning wildlife filmmaker and volunteer executive director of The Cloud Foundation; Katherine Meyer, partner at the public interest law firm Meyer, Glitzenstein & Crystal; Nancy Perry, Senior VP Government Relations at the ASPCA; and Deanne Stillman, author, Mustang: The Saga of the Wild Horse in the American West.

The event is open to the public. For more information, click below.