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Tell BLM: Use Birth Control Instead of Removals for Wild Horses in Nevada
We have six days to show our support for an important proposal to implement a humane birth control pilot program for wild horses in the BLM's Antelope Herd Management Area (HMA) in eastern Nevada. Please add your name to the petition by clicking below.
Photographer Jeanne Bencich Nations has been chronicling the lives of the wild horse who live near her ranch in the Antelope HMA for many years. Now, as a member of the BLM's Northeastern Resource Advisory Council (RAC), she is taking pro-active steps to protect them. Her proposal to implement pilot birth control program as an alternative to removing horses from their homes on the range will be heard at the RAC meeting in Elko on October 16. Share this petition wide and far...it will be presented at the meeting. Help us collect 6,000 signatures in six days... please act and share today!
So No to Predator Killing Derby on BLM Land in Idaho
The BLM is considering a request to allow a five-year predator-killing derby on our public lands in Idaho. The Derby would take place in a large geographic area that includes the Challis Herd Management Area, which is home to one of the state's last remaining wild horse populations.
The BLM is mandated to manage public lands to maintain a "Thriving Natural Ecological Balance." No ecological balance can be achieved when predators are killed and removed from the ecosystem. This killing spree violates basic scientific principles for proper public lands and wildlife management. It would also have serious negative impacts on wild horses and wildlife in the area. Please take one moment to submit comments in opposition to this barbaric and inhumane proposal.
Wyoming Wild Horse Roundup Ends with 14 Dead and Over 1,200 Captured
The BLM's 25-day siege on Wyoming's wild horses is over. More than1,200 wild horses lost their freedom in the roundup, which eradicated wild horses from more than one-million acres of "checkerboard" lands in the Adobe Town, Salt Wells Creek and Great Divide Basin HMAs. At least 14 horses were killed, including several young colts who crashed into panels and broke their necks, as well as a number of old, ailing, injured and/or arthritic horses who were forced to run in terror for miles before being "euthanized" by a bullet to the head.
Our lawsuit against the BLM over this roundup continues. It's essential that we hold BLM accountable for its flagrant legal violations so that the agency cannot again trample public opinion and federal law. Additionally, we are seeking a remedy that could possibly result in the return of some of the captured horses to the HMAs. If you can support this critically important legal action please click below. Thank you.
New York Times Gets it Wrong on Wild Horses
Journalist Dave Phillips may have broken the story on the BLM's sale of 1,700 to Colorado kill buyer Tom Davis, but he got it all wrong in his recent article for The New York Times entitled, "As Wild Horses Overrun the West, Ranchers Fear Land Will Be Gobbled Up." Phillips' unbalanced article merely regurgitates rancher rhetoric and the BLM party line, while relegating the findings of the National Academy of Sciences to a few words and the opinions of wild horse advocates to one small paragraph and quote. The article's lack of analysis, perspective and balance is far beneath the journalistic standards one expects from The New York Times, Phillips' new employer.
Click here to read Phillips' article and here to read AWHPC's letter-to-the-editor in response.
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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