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Ask the National Park Service to Protect Mesa Verde Wild Horses in Colorado

Wild horses have run free on the lands that now comprise the Mesa Verde National Park since the late 1800's - long before the park was created. Yet, these beautiful horses are now in danger. At least six horses there died this summer from dehydration, raising concerns about the ability of these horses to access life-sustaining water sources located within the park. Additionally, some park officials view the horses as a threat to Mesa Verde's archeological resources and would like to eradicate them from park lands.

However, the fact is that the Mesa Verde horses have co-existed with these resources for more than a century, and tens of thousands of visitors to the park each year enjoy watching the horses as well as the viewing the archeological treasures found there. Please take one moment to ask the National Park Service to work with local and national horse preservation and humane organizations to protect the Mesa Verde wild horses so that they can remain part of the park's landscape.  



Wyoming Roundup Continues -- Death Toll Includes Three Foals

To date, just over 500 wild horses have lost their freedom in the BLM roundup now underway in Wyoming. Six deaths have been reported, three of which were foals under the age of six months. Two of these babies crashed into the bars of the holding pens during the night when the horses were unattended, breaking their necks. No one knows how long they suffered; BLM found them dead the next morning. A third colt collapsed on the trailer and died. A necropsy showed scarred lung tissue, indicative of past pneumonia. This poor baby with compromised lungs was forced to run in terror for miles before collapsing and dying. These deaths are a stark reminder of the inhumanity of our government's policy toward wild horses.

Read more about the roundup here and please don't forget to sign our petition and demand #justice4mustangs now by clicking below.



4th Annual International Equine Conference A Success

Former Florida Governor (and current gubernatorial candidate) Charlie Crist was one of several prominent public officials who stopped by the fourth annual International Equine Conference this past weekend to show support for horse protection and for ending horse slaughter. The conference was organized by the Equine Welfare Alliance and graciously hosted by philanthropist, businesswoman and horse protection advocate extraordinaire Victoria McCullough at her Wellington, FL estate. 

An interesting array of speakers addressed topics ranging from the abuse of horses in the cruel PMU industry to efforts to reform the racing industry, protect wild horses and burros, and end horse slaughter. AWHPC's Suzanne Roy attended the conference, along with approximately 75 other advocates, and was encouraged to meet so many good-hearted people who do such good work to help horses and burros in America, Canada and throughout the world. For more information on the conference, please click here

AMERICAN MUSTANG Now Available To Rent Or Own

Beginning this week, AMERICAN MUSTANG The Movie is available for viewing in the comfort of your own home! You can now rent or buy this exciting documentary -- which has been drawing crowds and raising awareness at screenings across the nation -- from ITunes, Comcast, or DirectTV.

Part documentary, part narrative, AMERICAN MUSTANG uniquely weaves dramatic documentary footage of horses in the wild, together with a young girl’s fascination with a newly adopted wild mustang. Narrated by Daryl Hannah, AMERICAN MUSTANG is the first film ever to portray wild horses in 3D. Click below to rent or buy now!

►     iTunes 

►     Comcast xfinity (SEARCH "American Mustang the Movie")

►     DirectTV (SEARCH "American Mustang the Movie")

And available soon on DVD and other providers. For more information, please click here. 

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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