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Submit Comments to Urge Forest Service to Protect Wild Horses in Monte Cristo Territory
The U.S. Forest Service is asking for public comments on what to include in an updated management plan for wild horses living in the Monte Cristo Wild Horse Territory in Nevada. This is our opportunity to make sure the Forest Service understands the value that the public places on these wild horses and how we would like them to be managed over the next 10-20 years. Please take a moment to speak up in favor of humane management that leaves the Monte Cristo wild horses on the range where they belong!
GIVING THANKS TO YOU!
We are forever grateful for all the wonderful AWHPC supporters and coalition partners who steadfastly take action, week in and week out, to help protect America's wild horses and burros. From the on-the-ground heroes in Nevada saving wild horses from the gruesome fate of slaughter, to the citizens across the country who tirelessly take action and donate to support this cause, we are truly touched by this generosity and support for these majestic animals.
The fight to save America's wild horses and burros is a marathon, not a sprint. Although it can be frustrating, please know that this battle is truly a group effort, and that every action you take gets us closer to our goal of securing fair treatment and preserving mustangs and burros for generations to come.
The AWHPC Team would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to each and every one of you and our warmest wishes to you and your family for a peaceful and joyful Thanksgiving holiday.
BLM Advisory Board Meeting Recap
The BLM Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board met in Salt Lake City, Utah on September 29 -30, 2012. AWHPC was on site to witness and document, as this Board -- which the BLM has stacked with livestock and hunting interests -- made ill-conceived and unscientific recommendations to the BLM, including the recommendation that the BLM spay (surgically sterilize) wild free-roaming mares on the range. In addition, the pro-slaughter ranchers and hunters on the Board opined that the BLM should be allowed to dispose of horses through "sale without limitation." This means "slaughter." It is abundantly clear that the BLM and the biased Advisory Board majority are just waiting for their moment to claim that there is no choice but to open the doors of holding facilities to buyers who will sell the horses for slaughter. At the meeting, AWHPC delivered hard-hitting comments to the Board and BLM regarding the recent revelation that the BLM sold more than 1,700 horses to a known kill buyer and the BLM's self-created problems. Please read more by clicking here.