Tell BLM to Leave Oregon Mustangs on the Range!
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is planning a roundup of wild horses living in the Cold Springs Herd Management Area (HMA) in remote eastern Oregon. Although the agency plans to utilize the PZP birth control vaccine to humanely reduce population growth, it also intends to remove as many as 186 horses from their homes on the range, and to reduce the Cold Springs wild horse population to just 75 - a number that is much too small to maintain the genetic diversity and viability of this herd. The BLM needs to hear from YOU to demand equitable and humane alternatives to the large-scale removal of wild horses from their homes on the range. Please take action today!
Burro Awareness Month Comes to a Close
Photo Courtesy of Mark Terrell, Wild Horses of Nevada Photography
May is Burro Awareness month, a time when we celebrate burros, the intriguing equines who are an integral part of this nation's history and the landscape of the American West. More than half of the nation's burros (over 4,400 of them) survive in the deserts of Arizona, while California claims the second largest burro population with 1,922 remaining on BLM lands in the state. It is our hope that Burro Awareness Month will spread awareness about the plight of America's burros and reignite efforts to protect these national treasures. To close the month, we'd like to share "Desert Wild," a lovely appreciation of Arizona burros from our coalition partner The Cloud Foundation. Thanks to all for taking the time this month to learn more about our amazing wild burros and act in their defense!
Wild Horses on NC Coast Humanely Managed with PZP
Summer is upon us and our thoughts turn to the beach. Did you know that some wild horses actually call the beach their home? One such group is the Corolla wild horses of North Carolina's Outer Banks. These historic horses have weathered the centuries since the Spanish brought them to our shores in the 1500's. Today, they survive amidst development and summer tourist throngs. In 2010, the Corolla wild horses inspired the state legislature to adopt the Spanish colonial mustang as the official horse of North Carolina. Our coalition partner, the Corolla Wild Horse Fund, works hard every day to keep these horses safe, protected, healthy.... and free! Learn how they do it 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.