Amidst so much discouraging news about the government’s mistreatment of wild horses, we wanted to pause today to share three encouraging stories that bring us hope and renewed vigor.
It was two years ago this month that Sandy (pictured at left) and her family were rescued from slaughter after being captured from the Virginia Range near Reno by the State of Nevada. AWHPC supporters stepped up to provide funds needed to help the Reno-based Hidden Valley Wild Horse Protection Fund rescue Sandy, her family and more than 150 other captured Virginia Range horses from slaughter.
Today, AWHPC and our coalition partners in northern Nevada are moving closer to an agreement with the state of Nevada to humanely manage the remaining Virginia Range horses in the wild and prevent the capture of more horses like Sandy and her family.
Please donate today to support this precedent-setting work.
Last year, when the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) threatened to remove a beloved group of horses living in the Fish Springs area of Gardnerville, Nevada, AWHPC helped the local community to rally successfully in opposition. Today, we’re working with the BLM to humanely manage these horses with PZP fertility control, and we’re helping a new local group, Pine Nut Wild Horse Advocates, get organized and trained to take over the management of these horses in the future (At right, AWHPC's Deniz Bolbol is getting ready to remotely dart Fish Springs mares with the PZP vaccine.)
Next month, we’ll help fly in the world’s leading expert on humane management of wildlife using PZP, Dr. Jay Kirkpatrick, to address the Northeastern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council in Elko, Nevada. More and more, support is growing stronger for the use of this proven population-control tool as a cost-effective and humane mangement alternative to the brutal, callous, and wasteful roundup, removal and stockpiling of our wild horses and burros in holding pens.
With your help, we can spare more horses like Sandy and her family the trauma and tragedy of capture and removal from their homes on the range. Please help us continue to make progress in our work to preserve America's wild horses and burros.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your compassion, generosity and dedication to protecting our wild horses and burros.
-- Suzanne Roy and the AWHPC Team
|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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