Dear Supporter, September 25, 2012
EMERGENCY: WILD NEVADA MUSTANGS TO BE SOLD AT AUCTION TOMORROW!!
Please Help Save Them from Slaughter!
Photo by Carrol Abel.
This is Sandy. Wild horse advocates in northern Nevada have watched Sandy since before she was born, living peacefully with her family in the foothills outside of Reno. Now Sandy and her herd mates face the cruelest of fates after being captured by the Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDOA) and dumped at the Fallon Livestock Exchange.
Tomorrow, Sandy and 24 other wild Nevada mustangs will be put up for auction. If local wild horse advocates do not raise the funds necessary to purchase the horses and locate temporary housing for them, they will be sold to kill buyers. Unless rescued, Sandy and her family will be crammed into trailers and trucked on an arduous journey across the border of Canada or Mexico, where they will face an unspeakably horrible and cruel death on the slaughterhouse floor.
Will You Help Save Sandy and Her Mustang Friends?
► If you or know anyone you know can offer a temporary home to some of these horses, please contact us immediately by clicking here.
►If you can contribute to the fund to purchase and feed the horses, please donate as generously as possible by clicking here. Every dollar you donate will be sent to the local rescue groups in Nevada who are mobilizing as we speak to save Sandy and her friends.
Just last week, Nevada wild horse advocates rescued 23 wild Nevada mustangs from the same slaughter auction. Their resources are stretched; please help today!
►Call Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval (775-684-5670 or 702-486-2500) to protest -- politiely but in the strongest of terms - his Nevada Department of Agriculture's (NDOA) continued dumping of wild Nevada mustangs at livestock auctions to be sold for slaughter. Tell him to direct the NDOA to work with local wild horse groups to place captured horses and to implement management programs aimed at keeping the Virginia Range horses in the wild, where they belong.
Because Sandy and her family made their home on state, not federal, public lands, they are not protected by federal law. YOU ARE THE ONLY PROTECTION THEY HAVE.
WON'T YOU HELP TODAY?
Please click here to see more photos of the wild horses who will be put up for bid tomorrow.
We apologize for sending two emails to you in one day, but we felt that the urgent and developing nature of this situation required us to bring this update to your attention without delay.
The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC) is dedicated to preserving American wild horses and burros in viable free-roaming herds for generations to come, as part of our national heritage. Supported by a coalition of over 50 organizations, its grassroots campaign seeks:
* A suspension of roundups in all but verifiable emergency situations while the entire BLM wild horse and burro program undergoes fiscal and scientific reform;
* Higher Appropriate Management Levels (AML) for wild horses and burros on those rangelands designated for them based on a fairer allocation of resources on our public lands;
* Implementation of in-the-wild management, which would keep wild horses and burros on the range and save taxpayers millions of dollars annually by avoiding the removal and stockpiling of wild horses in government holding facilities.
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