Prepared by Marika Ruppe, Equine Welfare Consulting Services for AWHPC
The BLM Humboldt helicopter roundup began on January 30, 2015 in a public land area that has been "zeroed out" for wild horses and turned over to ranching interests.
By Terri Farley
Fallon, NV (October 17, 2014)….Following two years of locked gates and secrecy, the public was allowed to tour Bureau of Land Management’s Indian Lakes Road Short-Term Holding Facility in Fallon, Nevada.
Death tolls from the Wyoming checkerboard roundup
The Roundup of over 800 wild horses from the Salt Wells, Adobe Town, and Divide Basin HMAs began September 15, 2014
By Karen Vineis, AWHPC
On June 24, 2014 I traveled to Lovelock, NV to tour the bait/water trap and holding site where a wild horse removal will begin and continue into the next few weeks. I was met by BLM employee Lisa Ross, as well as the Field Manager for the Humboldt River Field Office. A reporter from the Lovelock-Review Miner was also in attendance on the tour.
For many years, a number of tribes in the Pacific Northwest have been pushing to open horse slaughter plants on tribal lands and to maintain horse slaughter as a market for domestic and wild horses left to breed unchecked on Native American reservations.
Following are collected stories from AWHPC supporters about the beloved burro.
Key AWHPC supporter Ellie Phipps Price and AWHPC director Suzanne Roy traveled to Washington last week for meetings with Senators and staff on Capitol Hill and a screening of Ellie’s film, AMERICAN MUSTANG. We were honored that two U.S. Senators attended the film screening – Mary Landrieu (D-LA) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), who brought her family with her to see the movie. Both Senators are committed to helping improve the plight of America’s wild horses and reforming the broken federal wild horse program.