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Washoe County Commissioners Vote to Support Virginia Range Horse Management Public-Private Partnerships

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Reno, NV -- December 9, 2014 – Earlier today, the Washoe County Commissioners unanimously passed a resolution affirming the value of wild horses to the State of Nevada and supporting the implementation of public/private partnership agreements for the humane management of wild horses and burros in Nevada that are not protected by federal law.

Wild Horse Advocates Blast Governor Mead for Suit Against Feds Over Wild Horses

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Request that Gov. Mead reveal the cost of livestock grazing on public lands in Wyoming

WILD HORSE ADVOCATES JOIN GRASSROOTS COALITION TO BLAST PUBLIC LAND PROVISIONS IN DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION BILL

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(December 8, 2014)…. The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC) has joined the coalition of grassroots environmental groups from across the country in issuing a letter demanding the removal of damaging public land “riders” that have been added to the Defense Authorization Bill now headed for the Senate. Title XXX (30) of the bill includes several controversial and harmful public land proposals.

Wild Horse Advocates Respond to Nevada Dept. of Agriculture Statement on Horse Captures in South Reno

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Reno, NV – October 28, 2014 – Today, the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC), the coalition created by Return to Freedom, responded to the Nevada Department of Agriculture's (NDA’s) press release issued earlier today regarding the removal of Virginia Range wild horses from the range.

Advocates Ask Federal Court to Dismiss Utah Ranchers Anti-Mustang Lawsuit

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Salt Lake City, UT (October 22, 2014)….

Highway 50 Tragedy Highlights Need for Proactive Management of Virginia Range Horses

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Wild Horse Advocates Urge State to Finalize Agreement for Private-Public Management Agreement

Interior Secretary Called Upon for Fair, Effective Protections for Sage Grouse that Do Not Scapegoat Wild Horses

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Lakeview OR (September 24, 2014) . . . On the eve of Interior Secretary Sally Jewell’s visit to the Lakeview, Oregon Bureau of Land Management (BLM) District, wild horse advocates are calling on her to ensure fair and effective sage grouse protections that target the major cause of habitat degradation – livestock grazing – and do not scapegoat wild horses.

Environmental Report Confirms BLM Scapegoating Wild Horses for Range Damage Caused by Livestock

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Washington, DC (September 18, 2014)....The Public Employees Environmental Responsibility (PEER) this week released an analysis that exposed the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for scapegoating a relatively small number of wild horses on western public lands for range damage caused by vastly larger numbers of livestock.

FEDERAL COURT ALLOWS WILD HORSE ADVOCATES TO INTERVENE IN UTAH RANCHER LAWSUIT

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SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH (September 10, 2014)…. Late last week, the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah granted a motion by the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC), The Cloud Foundation, Return to Freedom, photographer John Steele and wild horse advocate Lisa Friday to intervene in a lawsuit filed by the Western Rangeland Conservation Association and Utah ranchers against the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

Appellate Court Denies Emergency Motion and Allows Unprecedented Wyoming Wild Horse Roundup That Turns Over Public Lands to Private Livestock Interest

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Denver, CO (September 10, 2014).... Today the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit denied an emergency motion to block the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) wild horse roundup in the Wyoming Checkerboard. The motion was filed by the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC), The Cloud Foundation, Return to Freedom and wild horse photographers Carol Walker and Kimerlee Curyl.

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