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1 year ago

signed what I could,thank you

1 year ago
Tell BLM to Improve Plan to Manage Pryor Mountains Mustangs!

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has come a long way in its management of the famed wild horses of the Pryor Mountains Wild Horse Range on the Montana/Wyoming border. However, the agency needs to hear from you now to help it go the final mile and make this a truly humane and sustainable management program!

The BLM is accepting public comments on a proposal to remove up to 25 horses from the Pryor Range. The agency no longer uses helicopters to round up horses in the Pryor Mountains, and humanely manages the population using PZP fertility control. However, due to previous restrictions (no longer in effect) on the number and ages of mares vaccinated with PZP, zero population growth has not yet been achieved in this herd.  Presently, 160 wild horses, not including this year's foals, live in the Pryor Mountains, a number that not only exceeds the maximum Allowable Management Level of 120 horses, but also, realistically, is more than this small range and rugged, sparse terrain can sustain.  

No livestock grazing takes place in the 39,651-acre Pryor Mountains Wild Horse Range. Our coalition partner, The Cloud Foundation, which has documented the Pryor wild horses for two decades, is calling on the BLM to place strict limitations on removals and to expand the Pryor range to restore lost habitat. Please join The Cloud Foundation in speaking up for expanding the humane treatment and protection of the Pryor Mountains mustangs by taking action below! Thank you.

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1 year ago

thanks Mary

1 year ago

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1 year ago


Largest U.S. Burro Herd Needs Your Voice!

Photo | Mike Lorden

May is Burro Awareness Month, and with fewer than 9,000 wild burros roaming free on America's public lands burros, there is no question that burros are in crisis in the U.S. 

Yesterday, we just learned that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is considering a huge roundup of burros from what is probably the largest burro herd left in the country -- in the Black Mountain Herd Management Area (HMA) in Arizona.  Comments must be submitted by end of day tomorrow, Saturday May 2, 2015!

That means we have less than 36 hours left to speak up for burros....Won't you please take action today?

The Black Mountain burro population is one of the last healthy herds of wild burros in the country. Countless Americans and international tourists are aware of these burros, who are regularly encountered along Highway Route 66, and especially in the town of Oatman, Arizona. Cherished worldwide, these burros are now under the threat of a BLM roundup!

The BLM estimates the Black Mountain burro population to be over 1,500 and the agency only allows 478 burros on 574,000 acres of public lands where livestock grazing continues. It's time to call for the BLM to designate the Black Mountain HMA as a protected "range" where the burros would receive increased protections.

This rare and historic, genetically healthy herd must be protected, not rounded up and removed by the hundreds! Please take action below to stand up for Black Mountain Burros today - the first day of Burro Awareness Month!


1 year ago

Great news! This week, the federal court in Wyoming agreed with our legal arguments and dismissed the State of Wyoming's anti-mustang lawsuit against the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Backed by powerful ranching interests, Wyoming Governor Matt Mead waged this legal battle in an attempt to force the BLM to conduct constant roundups and removals of wild horses from public lands in the state. 

This is our second major legal victory for mustangs in just over 30 days! Last month, the federal court in Nevada granted AWHPC's motion to dismiss a similar rancher-backed lawsuit. 

We could not have achieved these legal victories without your support. But now we need your continued help to fight these battles to the end. 

You see, the ranchers in the Nevada case are appealing the lower court decision and we expect the State of Wyoming to do the same. 

Will you help us ensure that the appellate courts do not overturn these good lower court rulings?

Thank you so much to all the AWHPC supporters who have generously contributed to our Litigation Fund. We are deeply grateful to you for giving us the resources necessary to intervene in these cases and defend America's wild horses from these dangerous and scurrilous legal attacks.

Please, if you can, help us keep the victories coming by contributing to AWHPC's Litigation Fund today.

Thank you, as always, for cherishing America's amazing wild horses and burros.

- The AWHPC Team

2 years ago


2 years ago

Please sign and share for the horses. Thank you.


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Dear friends,

Please sign to help save our horses from abandonment and cruel neglect.

Thank you for being ONE MORE VOICE .. 

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2 years ago

please sign

3 years ago

thanks Ivonne

3 years ago

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3 years ago

thanks Mary for signing and sharing

3 years ago

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3 years ago

PCRM Action Alert

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Dear Mr. west,

Horses are safe from slaughter and human health is safe from the dangers of horse meat – for now. But despite a recent promising development in this ongoing battle, the slaughter of horses for food is still legal in the United States. We need your help to ban this practice forever: Please contact your elected officials today and urge them to pass the SAFE Act.

A provision in Congress’s current spending bill would effectively prevent the horse slaughter industry from operating in the United States, at least for another year. The bill prohibits the U.S. Department of Agriculture from funding the inspection of horse slaughterhouses, which cannot legally operate without federal inspectors. Although this bill represents a major achievement, it leaves room for the possibility of allowing horse slaughterhouses to operate in the future. We need to keep the pressure on Congress to pass a permanent ban.

The bipartisan Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act outlaws the slaughter of American horses both at home and abroad as well as the sale of horse meat to, from, and within the United States. If passed, it would curtail the grave threat to human health horse meat poses. Please urge your members of Congress to pass the SAFE Act and keep toxic horse meat out of the food supply: Call then e-mail their offices today.

After contacting your elected officials, please forward this message to your friends.

As always, we deeply appreciate your support. Please feel free to contact me at with any questions.

Very truly,

Noah Gittell

Noah Gittell
Director of Government Affairs

3 years ago


3 years ago

signed thanks Donna

3 years ago

Stand With 80% Of Americans Stop Horse Slaughter Recently, the USDA approved an inspection license for a horse slaughtering plant in New Mexico. This approval means that a precedent has been set -- one that could lead to permitting horse slaughter in other meat processing facilities in the United States.

The practice of horse slaughter is inhumane and pointless -- horse meat is not fit for human consumption. Additionally, the USDA reports that over 90% of horses sent to slaughter are healthy and capable of leading productive lives.

Eighty percent of Americans are opposed to this practice, so why is it happening? Money. Private companies are making a handsome profit in the foreign market. We must put a stop to this heartless bloodshed!
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3 years ago

Here is one band of our Salt River herd.  They are in danger of being rounded up and removed because the BLM has labeled them as feral rather than wild, even though they have been in the area for @100 years or more.

3 years ago

done Lone thanks saw this horse sanctuary video its hopeful

3 years ago

Horse slaughter for human consumption has been outlawed in the United States for many years, but a recent push by the animal agriculture lobby aims to open the slaughterhouse doors to horses once again.

Fortunately, the Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act (H.R. 1094/S. 541) was recently introduced in Congress. The SAFE Act aims to protect the food supply in the United States from the dangers that consumption of horse meat poses -- since horses aren't raised to be food in the United States, there are no meaningful safeguards to ensure that the consumption of horse meat is safe. Many horses, such as racehorses, are treated with drugs that would harm a human if eaten, according to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.

If passed, the SAFE Act would prohibit people from selling or transporting equines and equine parts in interstate or foreign commerce for human consumption. Aside from the fact that eating horse meat likely poses a serious threat to human health, ALDF takes the position that caring for horses is important in its own right -- regardless of what purpose a horse may be used for. Horses should be cared for and respected -- not eaten. This bill presents a good opportunity to prevent the horse slaughter industry from being revived in our country.

Take Action!

The SAFE Act is currently being considered by the Energy & Commerce and Agriculture Committees. We urge you to take five minutes and use our one-click action form to contact the members of these committees. Take action today to respectfully demand a full hearing on the bill pending in each chamber. We are confident that if the bill receives the full attention of our lawmakers it will pass -- and our laws will be stronger in protecting horses from cruel and inhumane practices.

For the animals,

Stephen Wells

Stephen Wells
Executive Director
Animal Legal Defense Fund

4 years ago


5 years ago

All caught up, thanks!

5 years ago
‎* Americans don't eat horses. Horses are our companions in sport, recreation, work, and entertainment; and are a living symbol of the pioneer spirit....
5 years ago

thank you John

5 years ago

Signed Lone. Thanks!  I don't live in SC but I want them to know we know whats going on in all states!

5 years ago

I just signed the petition "south carolina state house: STOP HORSE SLAUGHTER!" and wanted to see if you could help by adding your name..... south carolina state house: STOP HORSE SLAUGHTER! - Sign the Petition!
Both the transport of horses to slaughter and the slaughter itself is inhumane. Equipment used in the transport of horses to slaughter is designed for cows. Horses often end up trampled and injured, even dead, while being...

Our goal is to reach 100 signatures and we need more support. You can read more and sign the petition here:

5 years ago
Please use your voice for our horses!!!
HSUS is urging Congress to pass the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act (S. 1176), which will ban the long-distance transport and export of live American horses for slaughter in neighboring nations.
5 years ago
Petitions to SIGN!!!!


1. President: Obama Legalizes Horse Slaughter for Food In US!


2. President: Obama Legalizes Horse Slaughter for Food In US! Plz Sign To Overturn!!

3. The President of the United States: Keep horse slaughter illegal in the US and ban export of live horses!

4. ban horse slaughter:!/petition/ban-horse-slaughter/GnNH1pS4

5. Stop Horsemeat Slaughterhouses From Reopening

Thank You for Helping Animals!!!

5 years ago

All 4 signed!!

5 years ago

Stop Horsemeat Slaughterhouses From Reopening ANIMAL WELFAREPETITIONS — BY PAUL PREIBISIUS ON DECEMBER 2, 2011 8:17 AM 

Target: United States Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack

Goal: Prevent equine slaughterhouses from reopening.

Horse meat has never been technically outlawed from the United States (aside from a few individual states) but a ban on funding horsemeat inspections of slaughterhouses effectively eliminated the product from U.S. markets.  Now after five years Congress is electing to lift that ban–which may have slaughterhouses up and running in as short as a month’s time.

Prior to this the USDA was forced to find its own money for inspections.  Because of this lack of funding they simply elected to forgo inspections.  Without any inspections of the meat it could not be sold, effectively eliminating the industry without the outcry of an outright ban.

Advocates have given the excuse that neglect is on the rise over the five year period that the ban has been in place.  This excuse is faulty and misleading.  The economic downturn is the chief reason for rising animal neglect.  Horse owners that can’t afford their mortgages, or sometimes even to feed their families are put in a cruel position where animals end up suffering.  This does not make that neglect acceptable, but it does explain the growth of the issue.  Slaughterhouse inspection bans are not to blame, and neglect should not be trumpeted as a reason to bring them back.

When the last U.S. slaughterhouse that butchered horses closed in 2007 it should have marked the end of this debate entirely.  Instead now an estimated 200,000 horses could be slaughtered for human consumption next year despite the fact that there is virtually no U.S. demand for the meat (it will be primarily shipped to portions of Europe and Asia).

Lifting this ban is a hackneyed attempt at boosting the economy during a recession period that has political officials trying anything to boost the economy.  That goal is important to be sure, but not at the expense of innocent horses.  The original ban needs to remain in place.  Horses must be protected from slaughterhouses.

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5 years ago

signed and shared thank you Leigh

5 years ago

signed shared put on facebook what a betrayal for the horses they brought us everywhere we wanted to go on their backs they are our friends i'm devasted at this

5 years ago
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