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American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign

Hello Supporter,                November 23, 2011

Giving Thanks

As Thanksgiving approaches, we wanted to take a moment to express our deep gratitude to the thousands of AWHPC supporters who take action week after week in response to our alerts, lending their voices to the wild horses and burros who have none, and whose generous contributions have supported our work over the past year. The fight to save America's mustangs is a marathon, not a sprint. Thank you for your persistence and dedication on behalf of the horses and burros. 

We would also like to express our deep thanks to our founding sponsor, Road Ranger, and our other key contributors. Your generosity and dedication truly inspires us to continue this work.

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we wanted to share a video with you of the beautiful family of wild horses we encountered during a visit to the Calico Complex this past April. It breaks our hearts to tell you that these horses are again under siege in a BLM roundup in the Calico Complex, which is taking place less than two years after one of the deadliest roundups in BLM history. The 2010 Calico roundup removed nearly 2,000 from this same area, resulting in the deaths of at least 200 of these beautiful animals.

Meanwhile, 100 mustangs rescued from the 2010 Calico roundup remain in the care of Return to Freedom (RTF) as the organization negotiates a land purchase to create a national wild horse preserve in the West.

In honor of Thanksgiving, and in memory of the Calico mustangs who are losing their freedom as we write this, please consider making a donation to support this one-of-a-kind rescue effort. Read more about the Calico horses 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...

If you haven't already: Please Take Action to Oppose Stone Cabin Roundu

More comments are needed to oppose the BLM's plans to remove more than 500 horses from Nevada's Stone Cabin Complex, where livestock outnumber wild horses by more than 3 to 1.

If you haven't already done so, please join with us by taking action below to oppose this unnecessary and inhumane removal. The deadline for taking action is November 29, so please don't delay!

NYU Law Forum marking 40th Anniversary of Wild Horses Act a Big Success!

Kudos to the New York University's (NYU's) School of Law for an excellent legal forum last Wednesday. The panel discussion marked the upcoming 40th anniversary of the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act (which was signed into law on December 15, 1971).

Under the guidance of moderator Dale Jamieson, Professor of Law and Director of the NYU Environmental Studies Program, the panel discussion was lively and provided fascinating insghts from a variety of distinguished panelists. Conspicuously absent, however, was the BLM, which refused to attend the panel because they claimed it was "unbalanced by design."

Andrew Cohen, CBS legal analyst, wrote an insightful article on the evening's discussion for The Atlantic.

Click here to read "The Night Wild Horses Came to Manhattan,"

Click here to read AWHPC's update on the NYU legal forum.