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Owyhee Complex Roundup: November 2016

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November 8, 2016

The BLM is continuing on a collision course with disaster in the costy and cruel roundup of an astoundding 1,100 wild horses from the Owyhee Complex in eastern Nevada which began on November 2, 2016.

A Night to Remember

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October 26, 2016

The Wild Night Gala, hosted by Camille and Chris Bently and the Bently Foundation to benefit the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign on October 19, 2016 was an extraordinary evening of entertainment, art, food and drink in celebration of America’s iconic mustangs and burros.

Eyewitness Report: Defending Wild Horses at the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals

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September 20, 2016

On September 19, 2016, William Eubanks, of Meyer Glitzenstein and Eubanks, did an outstanding job of defending Wyoming’s wild horses before the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver.

September 7, 2016: Field Tour for the BLM National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board

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The BLM National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board is composed of representatives from multiple interest groups and the public. The nine members of the Board, who represent interests ranging from humane advocacy to livestock management, usually meet twice a year to listen to presentations on issues that affect wild horse and burro management decisions, discuss the topics and issues, and generate a list of recommendations on how to improve the management of wild horses and burros which they submit to the BLM for consideration.

Dangerous Times on Capitol Hill

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June 16, 2016

Yesterday the House Appropriations Committee adopted the "Stewart Amendment" to the 2017 Interior Appropriations bill. This language could provide a back door slaughter route for thousands of wild horses and burros by allowing their transfer to state and local agencies that actively lobby for their mass removal and slaughter. Although the amendment includes a sentence intended to prohibit their "destruction for commercial processing," the prohibition will be difficult to enforce and and does not prohibit killing the horses for non-commercial purposes

Mustang Tales: Bringing the Reader to the Range

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In August of 2015, I was a lucky passenger in TJ Holmes’s Jeep, joining her, Suzanne Roy, and Jen Maramonte in an especially rewarding visit to Spring Creek Basin Herd Management Area in southwestern Colorado. Actually I am often lucky, as TJ is my friend and neighbor and I go into the basin with her regularly.

Axtell Wild Horse and Burro Holding Facility: December 16, 2015

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13 Virginia Range Wild Horses Arrive at Sanctuary

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By Tamara Gerdts, Project Manager

January 14, 2016

American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign has found a forever home for 13 more Virginia Range wild horses so that they don’t have to face the devastating outcome of being sent to auction and possibly slaughter.

Help Rescue 24 Virginia Range Horses Who Face Slaughter Auction

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We are desperately attempting to find placement for two bands of horses recently removed by the Nevada Department of Agriculture from the Virginia Range, who will go to slaughter auction in less than two weeks if we are unsuccessful. Additionally, we have eight horses at Horses Plus Humane Society in northern California who were removed from the Virginia Range by the NDA over a year ago. We have been paying Horses Plus to keep these horses and not euthanize them, however they are moving and cannot take these horses with them.

Beatys Butte Roundup: November 4, 2015- November 22, 2015

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Starting on Wednesday, November 4, 2015, the BLM is launching a massive capture of 1,400 horses in Oregon. Born wild, these animals will lose their freedom and their families in this roundup. Some will lose their lives. Most will be sent to holding facilities where nearly 50,000 wild horses and burros are stockpiled.