Breaking News....Just as we were finalizing this enews, we received word that the federal court in Wyoming has granted AWHPC and our coalition partners the right to intervene in the State of Wyoming's legal assault on wild horses. Read the news here. And please read on to take action and get the latest news on the wild horse and burro advocacy front. Many thanks for being on our team! - The AWHPC Team
We Need 5,000 Signatures in Five Days to Help Oregon Mustangs
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Southeast Oregon Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet next Monday and Tuesday, January 12-13, 2015. The RAC is a citizen advisory board that considers public testimony and makes recommendations to the BLM on issues related to public lands management. The Southeast Oregon RAC has in its jurisdiction 16 wild horse Herd Management Areas (HMAs). We expect a small but vocal group of ranchers to be present at this meeting to call for increased removals of wild horses from Oregon's public lands. The horses need YOUR voice to counter this opposition....Please help us collect 5,000 signatures in five days to present at the meeting. Click below to take action and get details of the meeting in case you are able to attend in person. .
Photo by Central Oregon Wild Horse Coalition
BLM Winter 2015 Roundup Schedule: Updated
The BLM has made more details of its winter 2014 roundup schedule public. Beginning this month, the agency is targeting nearly 1,000 wild horses and burros for removal from their homes on the range. Helicopter roundups are scheduled in California (Centennial HMA near Ridgecrest, CA), Utah (Sulphur HMA, west of Milford, UT); and Nevada, where four large-scale capture operations are scheduled in the Humboldt Herd Area (HA) and the Pine Nut, Little Fish Lake and Fish Creek HMAs. The brutal helicopter stampedes will once again force heavily pregnant mares to run for miles in treacherous winter conditions. The horses that survive will be thrown into the BLM's holding system where 49,000 horses and burros are already stockpiled. There is one positive development, however -- the agency is increasing the use of PZP fertility control to humanely slow population growth, and fertility control will be applied in several HMAs where no removals are scheduled. Please read more about the winter roundups here.
Senior Wyoming Mustangs Saved, Thanks to Dedicated Photographer
Carol Walker is a talented and internationally renowned wild horse photographer whose dedication to protecting the herds she lovingly documents doesn't end with her camera. Carol has joined AWHPC on every legal action filed in defense of Wyoming's mustangs. She has also documented the BLM's unrelenting assault on Wyoming's wild horses by attending virtually every roundup there in recent years, even though it is incredibly painful for her to witness the loss of freedom for the horses she loves. Now she has gone a step beyond by fighting for a safe future for two beautiful families of wild horses that she photographed on the range and then witnessed captured in the BLM's most recent checkerboard roundup. These horses include the proud, 22-year old stallion Carol named "Bronze Warrior," pictured at left, his 20-year old mare and the rest of his family. Read Carol's story about saving these horses -- it includes a rare happy ending - promise! Click Here.
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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.