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Say NO to BLM Wyoming Wild Horse Wipeout - Sign & Share Petition
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced that on August 20th it will begin a massive helicopter roundup of nearly 1,000 wild horses from the Divide Basin, Adobe Town and Salt Wells Creek Herd Management Areas (HMAs) in Wyoming. The action is Step #2 in the agency's plan to wipe out wild horses from two million acres of land known as the Wyoming Checkerboard and turn the public lands in the area over to the Rock Springs Grazing Association (RSGA). The RSGA's members view wild horses as competition for cheap, taxpayer subsidized grazing on our public lands. The BLM is marching to the orders of these ranchers, who want our federally protected wild horses gone from the western landscape.
While we explore legal options to stop this outrageous action, will you please join us in taking a stand against the BLM Wyoming Wild Horse Wipeout? By signing and sharing this petition, you can help us achieve and surpass our 25,000-signature goal!
Photo of Divide Basin wild horses by Kimerlee Curyl Fine Art.
Big Game Hunters Join Ranchers in Nevada Anti-Mustang Lawsuit
Nevada Bighorns Unlimited and the Crawford Cattle Company have joined the lawsuit filed by the Nevada Farm Bureau and the Nevada Association of Counties against the BLM seeking the removal of thousands of wild horses from Nevada and the slaughter of 50,000 wild horses stockpiled in government holding facilities. The federal court has granted the AWHPC the right to intervene in this case, and we have filed a motion to dismiss this egregious lawsuit.
The entry of the big game hunters into the fray is no surprise, as the Nevada Bighorns group is led by Larry Johnson, a notorious wild horse hater and former member of the BLM's National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board. Big game hunters and ranchers are the traditional enemies of our wild horses. They view our mustangs as competition on the range with livestock and wildlife species they want to kill for sport. We are fighting as hard as we can against this attack on our wild horses and burros in the state where half of our nation's remaining wild horses reside. We need your help to carry on these efforts. Any contribution large or small will be put to immediate use as we defend wild horses and burros from attacks across the West!
AMERICAN MUSTANG 3D: Showing This Summer Across the U.S.
The Movie is set to screen in over 25 cities this summer - but the team behind the film needs your help! The screenings are demand-driven; that means that they need to pre-sell a ticket quota to be confirmed. The window is closing on the following cities to secure their screenings: Appleton, WI, Corvallis, OR; Chico, CA; Lexington, KY and Spokane, WA. Visit the following link for the full list of pending screenings. Please buy your ticket now to help secure the screening closest to your city! http://www.tugg.com/titles/american-mustang
. This important film is raising awareness across the U.S. about the plight of America's wild horses and burros - let's keep it going this summer by supporting the Tugg screenings!
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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. The Campaign is endorsed by a national coalition of more than 60 organizations. AWHPC's founding organization Return to Freedom (RTF), is a national non-profit dedicated to wild horse preservation through sanctuary, education and conservation. RTF's American Wild Horse Sanctuary is based in Lompoc, CA.
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