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October 25, 2012

Dear Supporter,

Take Action to Oppose Removal of Historic Timber Horses in Eastern Oregon

Please take easy action today to oppose the government’s plan to remove 338 wild horses from the Murderers Creek Herd Management Area in eastern Oregon. Many of these mustangs are known as “timber horses” who live deep in the Malheur National Forest.

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) wants to reduce this unique wild horse population down to just 50, while allocating five times more forage to private livestock. Please click below to urge BLM to scrap this plan and to keep these wild horses on the range where they belong.

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Breaking News… 29 More Virginia Range Mustangs Rescued from Slaughter!

Last night, Nevada advocacy groups again mobilized to save 29 more wild horses (4 foals, 12 mares and 13 gelded stallions) from slaughter. For the third time in two months, members of Hidden Valley Wild Horse Protection Fund, Least Resistance Training Concepts and other groups, returned to the Fallon Livestock Exchange where the state of Nevada had again dumped wild horses it had captured and removed from the hills outside of Virginia City. Once again, the advocates had to outbid kill buyers who intended to truck the mustangs to Mexican slaughterhouses.

Thanks in part to your generous support, the local advocates have now saved 82 wild horses from the cruel fate of slaughter. Now they must care for these horses while permanent homes are found. Your help to continue this heroic rescue effort is desperately needed and deeply appreciated.  


AWHPC Calls on BLM to Cancel Dangerous Experiment on Wild Wyoming Mares

Yesterday, AWHPC dispatched an urgent letter to the White House and BLM leadership, demanding cancellation of a dangerous experiment that will subject 60 wild Wyoming mares to an unproven fertility control drug known as SpayVac. Next month, the BLM plans to begin a field trial in Wyoming’s North Lander Complex, despite the fact that its pen trial of the drug is several years from completion. Existing research on the drug is limited but it does indicate serious side effects and the possible permanent sterilization in mares given just one dose of SpayVac. 

Challis Roundup Begins

Challis, Idaho… the roundup and removal of 225 wild horses from the remote Challis Mountains began yesterday. AWHPC has a videographer onsite and will be bringing you news of this capture operation as we receive it. 

Meanwhile, please take a moment to remember these beautiful wild horses by watching this video of the last roundup at Challis, which occurred just three years ago.  

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The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign is dedicated to preserving American wild horses and burros in viable free-roaming herds for generations to come, as part of our national heritage.