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April 6, 2016


Tell BLM Advisory Board: Say No to Dangerous Sterilization Experiments!

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board will meet on April 13, 2016 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and April 14, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Redmond, Oregon.

Please take a moment to sign the petition asking this citizen advisory board to oppose the BLM's barbaric, risky and invasive sterilization experiments, proposed to be conducted on captured wild mares at the BLM's corrals in Hines, Oregon. These painful experiments will expose mares to risk of death by bleeding, infection and evisceration (a deadly condition in which the intestines protrude through surgical incisions). The majority of the mares used in the experiment will be pregnant and the procedure will cause many to abort their unborn foals. We have one week to gather as many petition signatures as possible, which AWHPC will hand deliver to the Advisory Board. Help us take a strong stand against this cruelty by signing and sharing today!

                     

                    


BLM to Begin Helicopter Portion of the Sinbad Burro Removal

Since March 14, 2016, the BLM Price Field Office in Utah has been bait trapping wild burros living in the Sinbad Herd Management Area (HMA). To date, 126 burros have been captured and sent to the Axtell, Utah holding facility. So far one burro - a 3-year old jack - has died after crashing into corral panels at the bait-trap site while being loaded into the trailer.

The BLM will begin the helicopter portion of the roundup on Thursday, April 11. AWHPC opposes this roundup of burros living peacefully in the Sinbad HMA, which, prior to the roundup, had one of the few remaining, genetically healthy wild burro herds left in the West. Please learn more and read the BLM's daily reports below. 

                      

                                                                                         


Come See AWHPC at the Green Festival in NYC!

We are excited to partner with the National Green Festival Expo, the nation's largest and longest running sustainability and green living event! AWHPC will be represented at the festival in five cities across the country starting with New York City April 15-17!

Come meet members of the AWHPC team and learn about our work while you’re there! A portion of the proceeds from the screenings of Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret will go directly to AWHPC to keep wild horses and burros wild! 

                                                                                             

               

Calendar:

April 7: Blue Wing Scoping Public Comment Deadline

April 13-14: BLM Wild Horse & Burro Advisory Board Meeting 

April 15-17: AWHPC at Green Festival NYC

May 6-8: AWHPC at Green Festival DC

June 17-20: AWHPC at Take Action for Animals Conference DC

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