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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.

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