Take Action to Oppose Removal of Historic Timber Horses in Eastern Oregon
Please take easy action today to oppose the government’s plan to remove 338 wild horses from the Murderers Creek Herd Management Area in eastern Oregon. Many of these mustangs are known as “timber horses” who live deep in the Malheur National Forest.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) wants to reduce this unique wild horse population down to just 50, while allocating five times more forage to private livestock. Please click below to urge BLM to scrap this plan and to keep these wild horses on the range where they belong.
Breaking News… 29 More Virginia Range Mustangs Rescued from Slaughter!
Last night, Nevada advocacy groups again mobilized to save 29 more wild horses (4 foals, 12 mares and 13 gelded stallions) from slaughter. For the third time in two months, members of Hidden Valley Wild Horse Protection Fund, Least Resistance Training Concepts and other groups, returned to the Fallon Livestock Exchange where the state of Nevada had again dumped wild horses it had captured and removed from the hills outside of Virginia City. Once again, the advocates had to outbid kill buyers who intended to truck the mustangs to Mexican slaughterhouses.
Thanks in part to your generous support, the local advocates have now saved 82 wild horses from the cruel fate of slaughter. Now they must care for these horses while permanent homes are found. Your help to continue this heroic rescue effort is desperately needed and deeply appreciated.
IN THE HANDS OF KILL BUYERS! When horses are purchased at auction by buyers intending to kill them, they're hauled away in double- decker tractor trailers where they are beaten and often blinded with baseball bats to mollify them. After crossing the border into Mexico, the animals are stabbed on each side-an act to tenderize their meat-and immobilized. Workers, then saw the horses legs off, at the knee and hang them to bleed out-all while the horses are ALIVE! (This is an excerpt, from an article written by Missy Diaz, crediting Victoria Mc Cullough and Sen. Joe Abruzzo for bringing awareness of horse slaughter, to Florida. In 2010 Florida Legislation unanimously passed the Horse Protection Bill, making it a felony to slaughter horses for personal or commercial use.)