Giving Tuesday has become the single biggest giving day of the year. Like all nonprofits the funds raised during the end of year “giving season” can make or break our ability to be effective in the coming year.
The “Giving Tuesday” weekend starts on Thanksgiving and runs through the long weekend until Tuesday.
Wild Horse Education has been challenged to raise $10,000 over the long holiday weekend, Nov 25 – Dec 4. Can you help us unlock the match? (We have one very generous supporter matching the first 5K. If we make that challenge? we have another donor that will match the second. This will be one of the largest matches WHE has ever had.)
On Giving Tuesday, Dec 3, Facebook and Paypal will also match donations.
365 days a year we advocate for our wild horses and burros. From field monitoring of herds and range health, rescue, litigation, research and planning, we are working to be your voice to protect our wild horses on our public lands.
We work hard to keep wild horses free from abuse, slaughter and to be given freedom on the range. Our goals include creating sanity in range management, breaking corruption, and transparent and humane treatment of wild horses and burros on and off the range.
Each contribution between now and the end of the year will receive our “Year in Review, 2019” digital magazine as our thank you gift. The magazine will publish the last week of 2019 and take you through a year of roundups, politics and advocacy; and a look ahead at 2020.
If you shop online this holiday season you can help WHE! You can choose Wild Horse Education as your charity of choice when you shop at Amazonsmile.com , a portion of the sale will be donated to us by Amazon.
Our WHE t-shirts and sweatshirts are available through Dec 4. “Freedom and Justice” motto over the heart and the preamble to the Wild Horse and Burro Act on the back, these shirts make a nice gift for the wild horse lovers on your gift list.
Over a dozen successful legal actions have brought not only an impressive track record on litigation, but changed management practices, policy and created legal precedent. These efforts opened the door for legal actions brought by others; wild horses advocates, public land interests and civil rights cases across the nation.
For over 40 years the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) rounded up wild horses and packed them into holding facilities without any policy that ensures the animals are handled humanely. Wild Horse Education is the only organization to bring issues of inhumane treatment into a courtroom and win ruling after ruling. After more than a million miles on the road, thousands of days observing government handling of wild horses and hundreds of hours litigating, we now have a humane handling policy and protocol for addressing infractions.
Range documentation gathered on wild horses and their habitat has stopped unjustified removals. Up-to-date and consistent monitoring of the range can, and does, create a basis for engaging policy makers and management plans. It makes a difference to the horse itself.
There are ways to hold land managers accountable to the law. WHE uses the courts and oversight agency engagement. Working with the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), Government Accounting Office (GAO) and recently an investigative team with the US House of Representatives (Congress), WHE works against the odds to fight corruption that traps wild horses in a deadly game of politics and exploitation.
In 2019 we litigated hard rock mining, filed legal complaints against corrupt officials, stopped oil and gas in several HMAs and moved legal action forward at a national level against abuse.
In 2020 we face some of the most difficult challenges ever against mass removals, cruel experiments and rapid habitat loss.
Wild Horse Education is an organization of action. Help make the coming year one of effective, relentless, action to protect wild horses and the land they stand on.
Thank you so much for considering Wild Horse Education in your year end giving!
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