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I n Wild Horses & Renegades, Anaquad-Kleinert weaves shocking footage of actual roundups with the story of a horse named Traveler and his journey from a strong stallion on the range to a broken inmate at a Bureau of Land Management processing center in Canon City, Colorado. Shot in high definition, this film's incredible aesthetics contrast with the mismanagement of our last wild public lands. In the film, Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crow, Viggo Mortensen, Raoul Trujillo, Daryl Hannah and Dances with Wolves author Michael Blake join with former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson and Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) to highlight how the great symbol of the American West is being purposefully driven to extinction by a corrupt Bureau of Land Management. The documentary captures the corporate benefits of wild horse roundups, including clearing land for Uranium mining claims, oil and gas pipelines and corporate cattle grazing. Anaquad-Kleinert is offering the film as a tool to spark support for an executive order ending Bureau of Land Management wild horse roundups and an a congressional investigation into the Department of the Interior. "Whereas most Americans would be shocked that the very symbol of the American West is ending 48 A Distinctive style . com up being sold for human consumption, the Bureau of Land Management shows very little regard for the life of wild horses," said Director James Anaquad-Kleinert. "The federal attack on the American wild horse is an indicator of what is to come of our public natural resources. Wild horse advocates are seeking: • A moratorium of roundups in all but verifiable emergency situations while the entire BLM wild horse program undergoes objective and scientific review; • Higher Appropriate Management Levels (AML) for wild horses on rangelands designated for them; • Implementation of in-the-wild management, which would keep wild horses on the range and save taxpayers millions annually by avoiding the mass removal and stockpiling of wild horses in government holding facilities. "If the public could view what's being done to wild horses, the public would stand up and take action. This is not a film just about America's Wild Horses, this is a film about what is happening to America itself," states Michael Blake, author of Dances with Wolves, in Wild Horses & Renegades.

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