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April 21, 2016
Tell BLM: Protect Wyoming Wild Horses!
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) wants to conduct yet another wild horse roundup in the Adobe Town Herd Management Area (HMA) in Wyoming. Previous roundups in this HMA in 2013 and 2014 resulted in the deaths of scores of Adobe Town horses. The BLM is spending millions of our tax dollars on perpetual roundups in this area for the direct benefit of the wealthy and powerful Rock Springs Grazing Association, whose members receive millions more in taxpayer subsidies to graze their livestock on our public lands in the Adobe Town HMA.
This roundup will include a "research project" in conjunction with the University of Wyoming that will place radio collars on approximately 15-40 mares to gather data about "habitat selection, seasonal use and movement between habitats, and the migration patterns with and outside of the HMA." Unfortunately, valid data on natural behavior will be scarce after a traumatic helicopter roundup that removes 46% of the herd and shatters the horses’ close-knit family/ social structures.
Big Day on Capitol Hill for America's Horses
On Tuesday, April 19, America's horses scored two significant victories on Capitol Hill. By a 25-23 vote, the House Appropriations Committee adopted an amendment to prohibit the expenditure of U.S. tax dollars on horse slaughter. And later that day, the U.S. Senate voted to adopt an amendment to the Energy Policy Modernization Act to protect the Corolla wild horses of North Carolina's Outer Banks by ensuring the genetic viability of this historic herd of colonial Spanish mustangs. Both victories are testimony to the growing strength of the grassroots base of support for America's horses — both domestic and wild — and the power of the people to overcome the special interests that lobby for horse slaughter and the eradication of wild horses on our public lands..
Thank you to Representives Sam Farr (D-CA) and Charlie Dent (R-PA) for working to protect horses from brutal slaughter, and to North Carolina Senators Richard Burr and Thom Tillis and Congressman Walter Jones for their dedication to protecting the Corolla wild horses. A sincere “Thanks” to everyone who called and wrote their Representatives and Senators on these two issues. Both of these victories are important examples of how our calls and letters can and do make a difference for our wild horses and burros.
Just In Time For Mother's Day: Get Your Wild Horse Tee Today!
This week only...Get your limited edition 'Keep Wild Horses Wild' T-shirt...and support AWHPC's work!We are thrilled to announce that FLOAT is featuring these T-shirts, and for the next six days, will donate $8 for every shirt sold to the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign.
Mother's Day is a great reason to share your love of wild horses. Please visit www.float.org and SHOP today – there are lots of fun colors and styles to choose from! This is a great way to support AWHPC's work to Keep Wild Horses Wild and free on the range and remember that special mother. Don't miss this opportunity!