Tell BLM: Protect Wild Horses and Burros in 20-Year Plan!
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The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is accepting public comments on the Draft Resource Management Plan (RMP)/Environmental Impact Statement for the Carson City District Office. This document will set management policy for the next 10-20 years for a 4.8 million-acre public land area that includes 17 wild horse and burro Herd Management Areas (HMAs). If passed in its current form, the draft RMP would perpetuate the BLM's unsustainable and inhumane reliance on removals of wild horses and burros from the range as its primary management approach, and will "zero out" (eliminate all horses) six HMAs. This is the stage of the BLM's planning process where the voice of the public must be heard, so please take a moment to speak up for these wild horses and burros by clicking below!
24,000+ Citizens Call for Release of Senior Horses
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Last week, we delivered to the BLM a petition signed by more than 24,000 citizens in just two weeks calling for the release of the captured 25-year old grulla stallion known as "3907" and other senior horses captured from the Sulphur HMA in Utah in February. This elder stallion's plight captured the attention of so many Americans because it is emblematic of the BLM’s heartless and inhumane approach to wild horse management. Unfortunately, the BLM is refusing to listen to this public outcry. Instead of freeing the Sulphur Stallion, the BLM is auctioning him off, beginning today, for a starting bid of $25. Meanwhile, this stallion's story has gone viral.
Rescued Virginia Range Foal Recovering
Photo | Shirley Allen
Two weeks ago we brought you the story of a Virginia Range foal, now named "Easter," who was in desperate need of medical attention to address a severe facial injury. Working with the Nevada Department of Agriculture, local Nevadans rescued Easter and her mother. The veterinarian examined her and performed a successfu surgery to repair her injury. We are happy to report that Easter and her mom are doing great! In the coming weeks, when the veterinarian gives the ok these lucky two will be reunited with their family on the range.
Read the full story of Easter's rescue and learn how you can support the Foal Rescue Fund which made this lifesaving work possible by clicking below.
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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.