One year ago this week, the American Wild Horse Preservation (AWHPC) was there when the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) helicopters were in the air, chasing wild horses in Nevada’s Owyhee Complex.
The brutal roundup took a terrible toll: stampeding horses crashed through barbed wire, wranglers hotshotted (electro-shocked) horses as they loaded them onto trailers. At least five horses were killed.
As we approach 2014, this is a tragic reminder of what we are fighting so hard to change.
With more wild horses in stockpiling today than remain free in the wild, time is running out. The government’s refusal to implement humane management means that more roundups are on the horizon. Next year, even more of these national icons will be warehoused in captivity, the threat of slaughter hanging ever present over their heads.
But thanks to you, we enter 2014 poised for real change:
- Our grassroots strength has grown, causing the BLM itself to publicly acknowledge our growing numbers and geographical reach.
- The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) has affirmed what we’ve been saying for years – that the BLM wild horse and burro program is broken and a better, more humane way to manage these cherished animals is available.
- The BLM is backed into a corner with an astounding 50,000 wild horses stockpiled and has no choice but to reform.
This is a pivotal time in the fight for our wild horses and burros.
But we can’t celebrate just yet. We can’t stop fighting until the helicopters are grounded and humane solutions are implemented to Keep Wild Horses Wild.
With your help, we’re almost there. Help us go all the way:
Thank you for all of your support, for spreading the word to friends and family about the plight of mustangs and burros, and for taking action week after week. And most of all, thank you for caring as deeply as we do about these magnificent animals.
With warmest wishes for a happy and healthy holiday and New Year,
Suzanne Roy & The AWHPC Team
P.S. We’d like to offer a special video gift for those who donate $250 or more. El Caballo is a powerful video that provides a wonderful overview of wild horses in America and their plight.
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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.