Today we went to court to defend Nevada's wild horses and burros from a legal assault by ranchers who want these national icons removed from public lands and sold for slaughter.
We're up against the powerful and well-financed enemies of mustangs and burros. Can we count on you to back us up?
We seek to intervene in a lawsuit filed against the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) by the Nevada Association of Counties and the Nevada Farm Bureau on behalf of ranchers who enjoy cheap, taxpayer-subsidized livestock grazing on public lands where wild horses graze.
These ranchers want to clear BLM holding pens -- where 50,000 mustangs and burros are stockpiled -- by opening their gates to slaughter kill buyers and then go out and round up thousands more wild horses.
Make no mistake; the BLM is on the side of the ranchers. With holding space filling up and no funds for roundups, the agency is getting desperate. It already got away with selling 1,700 wild horses to a known kill buyer, Tom Davis, with no consequence.
This is why we're acting to defend our wild horses and burros in court. Are you with us?
The timing could not be more critical. Last week, the Associated Press obtained an internal BLM memo detailing a plan for an "aggressive" sales program with "reduced" checks to find out where the horses end up. This is a backdoor slaughter program that will end in suffering, terror and death for our iconic wild horses and burros.
We can't let this happen. Not on our watch. Please help us fight back by contributing to our legal fund.
Thanks for standing with us and our cherished wild horses and burros.
- Suzanne Roy
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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.