Support the SAFE Act to Ban Cruel Horse Slaughter
Each year, almost 150,000 American horses - both domestic and wild - are trucked across the border to slaughter plants in Canada and Mexico. After suffering during long, arduous transport without food, water and rest, these horses meet a horrific and terrifying end. The Safeguard American Food Exports Act (SAFE) will outlaw horse slaughter in the U.S. and prohibit the export of American horses to Canada and Mexico for slaughter. The livestock industry is working hard to re-establish this cruel and predatory industry in the U.S. and to lift the ban on the sale for slaughter of the nearly 50,000 wild horses and burros stockpiled in Bureau of Land Management (BLM) holding facilities. There is not a moment to waste...please take action and ask your U.S. Senators and Representative to support the SAFE Act to ban the cruel and un-American practice of horse slaughter today!
Cloud Foundation Responds to Misinformation About BLM Plans for Pryor Mountain Herd
Photo of Cloud, courtesy of PBS and The Cloud Foundation
Ginger Kathrens, founder and executive director of The Cloud Foundation, a key AWHPC coalition partner, has been observing and documenting the mustangs of the BLM's Pryor Mountains Wild Horse Range for more than two decades. Thans to herr award-winning PBS Nature series "Cloud, Wild Stallion of the Rockies," the Pryor herd is nationally known and beloved. The BLM's management of the Pryor Mountains wild horse population has improved greatly in recent years. Helicopter roundups have ended, and, thanks to the BLM's use of the PZP birth control vaccine, removals have been minimized. Recently, Ginger and others who have worked for decades to protect the Pryor mustangs have been the target of misguided and mean-spirited attacks from ill-informed newcomers to the wild horse scene. Now, The Cloud Foundation has responded to this misinformation with an important statement. Please get the facts by clicking below.
BLM Denies Shade to Captured Mustangs but Seeks VIP Escape from Heat for BLM Staff
At the same time that the BLM continues to deny captured wild horses and burros in holding pens shade from the unrelenting desert sun, the agency is seeking VIP accommodations for its staff at the Burning Man Festival, justifying the request as necessary for federal agents who are exposed to "white out conditions on the hot playa" during the week-long event. Of course, wild horses and burros in BLM feedlots are subjected to such conditions day in and day out without relief, but the BLM is unconcerned about their comfort. After it was exposed in the Reno Gazette Journal , the BLM has apparently backed off its $1 million demand for luxury accommodations at the annual Burning Man festival, which takes place on BLM lands in Nevada's Black Rock Desert. No such change in policy, however, is on the horizon for the 17,000 wild horses and burros stockpiled in BLM holding pens who remain without shelter from the elements for the foreseeable future. If you have not yet signed our Shade for Captured Wild Horses & Burros Petition, please do so 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.