AWHPC News Releases

Dozens of Unreported Wild Horse Deaths from BLM Nevada Roundup Revealed

Sparks, Nevada (February 13, 2017). . . . As first reported on ABC7 News, San Francisco on Friday, February 10, dozens of federally protected wild horses have died at the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Palomino Valley Holding Corrals in Sparks, Nevada after being captured in the agency’s Owyhee Complex roundup, which took place between November 1 and -December 4, 2016.

Wild Horse Advocates Head to Court To Stop U.S. Forest Service Assault Against California Horses

WASHINGTON, DC – January 10, 2017 – Tomorrow, on January 11, 2017, the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign, Return to Freedom and California resident Carla Bowers will make oral arguments before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in their lawsuit to stop the U.S. Forest Service from taking actions that will negatively impact some of California’s last significant wild horse herds.

Wild Horse Group Blasts BLM for Galloping Ahead With Cruel Roundups, Despite Humane Alternatives

Davis, CA (January 3, 2017) . . . The nation’s leading wild horse advocacy organization, The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC), today blasted the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for continuing cruel and inhumane wild horses and burro roundups despite a scathing report by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) that characterized the agency’s management practices as “expensive and unproductive for the BLM and the public it serves.”

Wild Horse Group Responds to Trump's Interior Secretary Pick

Washington, DC (December 15, 2016) . . . The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign today issued the following statement in response to news that President-Elect Trump has nominated Rep. Ryan Zinke for the position of Secretary of the Interior.

Arizona House Congressional leaders call for humane fertility control of Salt River wild horses

Phoenix, AZ (November 23, 2016). . Republican and Democrat members of the Arizona Congressional Delegation on Tuesday called on the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) to immediately approve the use of fertility control vaccine to manage the Salt River wild horses of the Tonto National Forest.

Reward Offered, Help From Public needed in Salt River Wild Horse Shooting

October 24, 2016 ... The Salt River Wild Horse Management Group (SRWHMG) and the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC) are offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who shot three Salt River wild horses in the Tonto National Forest on Friday. At least one horse – a beautiful 6-month foal named Kai – died, and two other young members of the same band have been observed alive, but are wounded and may need to be rescued by the SRWHMG.

Landmark Appellate Court Decision Stops BLM Wyoming Wild Horse Wipeout

Denver, CO (October 14, 2016) . . . The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit today issued a landmark decision that stops the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) from wiping out wild horses from over one million acres of public land in the Wyoming Checkerboard.

Major Victory for Wild Horses: Federal Appeals Court Tosses State of Wyoming’s Anti-Mustang Lawsuit

DENVER, CO (October 11, 2016) . . . Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals Tenth Circuit upheld a lower court’s dismissal of a lawsuit filed by the State of Wyoming against the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) seeking the removal of hundreds of wild horses from public lands across the state.

Wild Horse Groups File for Injunction/TRO to Stop BLM Wyoming Checkerboard Roundup

Cheyenne, WY (October 6, 2016) – The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC), Return to Freedom, The Cloud Foundation, and photographers Carol Walker and Kimerlee Curyl today filed a motion for a Preliminary Injuction/Temporary Restraining Orderin U.S. District in Wyoming to block the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) from conducting the roundup and removal of 500 wild horses from the Wyoming Checkerboard. The agency has informed the plaintiffs that it intends to begin the roundup in the Adobe Town, Salt Wells Creek and Great Divide Basin Herd Management Areas (HMAs) on October 18.

New Lawsuit Filed to Stop BLM Wild Horse Roundup in Wyoming Checkerboard

Cheyenne, WY (October 4, 2016) – The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC), Return to Freedom, The Cloud Foundation, and photographers Carol Walker and Kimerlee Curyl filed suit yesterday in U.S. District in Wyoming against the BLM, challenging the agency’s decision to conduct another wild horse roundup in the Wyoming Checkerboard in the southern part of the state. The wild horse advocates are represented by Bill Eubanks of the public interest environmental law firm Meyer Glitzenstein & Eubanks LLP.

Today: Federal judges to hear arguments against wild horse roundups

Denver, CO (September 16, 2016 – Arguments on two cases focused on the inhumane and costly rounding up of wild horses will be heard by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit in Denver on Monday, Sept. 19, at 9 a.m. (Courtroom 1 at 1823 Stout Street).