Across the West, ranchers are taking aim at wild horses who they view as competition for cheap, taxpayer-subsidized livestock grazing on public lands.
But, because of your help, we've been there to take them on.
In Nevada, a federal court just granted us the right to intervene in a rancher-backed lawsuit seeking to force the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to sell wild horses in its possession “without restriction.” This means that the BLM could sell the 50,000 wild horses and burros currently stockpiled in holding facilities for slaughter, clearing the pens to allow BLM to capture even more horses from the range.
We can’t let that happen.
Contributions from supporters like you make it possible for us to take on these powerful forces and defend Nevada’s wild horses and burros from this latest attack.
Please consider making a donation today to ensure that we have the resources we need to win.
In Utah, we’ve been there to challenge a group of ranchers threatening to conduct a rogue wild horse roundup on public land. The ranchers don’t want to reduce their livestock grazing on our public lands, despite the drought. So they’re scapegoating wild horses.
Acting immediately, our attorneys dashed off a letter warning the ranchers and the BLM that any roundup of federally-protected wild horses from our public lands would be a federal crime. The letter had an effect: ranchers are standing down…for now. But we must remain vigilant.
These events in Nevada and Utah aren't a coincidence. With the BLM's program in crisis, enemies of wild horses are taking matters into their own hands. We and our coalition allies are the last line of defense for our nation’s wild horses and burros. We must stand firm.
Help us stay in this fight with a contribution today. For wild horses like the mother and foal pictured at left, this work could make the difference between a life of freedom and family, and one of confinement, suffering and death.
Thank you for everything you do for wild horses and burros.
American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign