AWHPC News Releases

Lawsuits & Public Outrage Halt Dangerous BLM Wild Horse Sterilization Experiments

Washington, DC (September 9, 2016) . . . This morning, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) notified The Cloud Foundation (TCF) and the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC) that today it cancelled highly controversial sterilization (spaying) experiments on wild mares.

#StopThemSally Campaign Causing Uproar On Social Media

Belmont, CA – August 25, 2016 – A massive public uprising is underway on social media over cruel wild horse sterilization experiments proposed by the federal government. Using the hashtag #StopThemSally, thousands of citizens have joined the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC) in calling on U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, to stop the experiments and implement sweeping reform of the federal Wild Horse and Burro Program, which is administered by the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

#StopThemSally Campaign Launched to Halt Cruel Wild Horse Sterilization Experiments

Belmont, CA – August 23, 2016 – Today, the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC) launched the #StopThemSally social media campaign. The campaign aims to convince U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to step in and halt the barbaric wild horse sterilization experiments that her department plans to conduct on wild mares in Oregon.

Lawsuit Filed to Uphold Right to Observe Controversial Wild Horse Sterilization Experiments Filed

Portland, Oregon (August 15, 2016) . . . Two leading wild horse advocacy organizations today filed a lawsuit in Oregon U.S. District Court to uphold their First Amendment right to observe highly controversial and invasive sterilization experiments that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) intends to conduct on federally-protected wild horses at the agency’s Wild Horse Corral Facility in Hines, Oregon.

Advocates Demand Public Observation of Controversial BLM Wild Horse Sterilization Experiments

Burns, Oregon (July 20, 2016) . . . Citing the First Amendment, two leading wild horse advocacy organizations have filed a formal request to observe and record controversial surgical procedures to be performed on wild horses at the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s Wild Horse Corral Facility in Hines, Oregon.

BLM approves controversial wild horse sterilization experiments despite public outcry, veterinarian opposition

BURNS, Oregon (June 27, 2016) - Despite objections by more than 21,000 members of the public and formal complaints to leadership of Oregon State University, OSU and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management today released a Decision Record announcing its intention to move forward with barbaric experiments on Oregon wild horses.

TODAY: House Subcommittee Holds Wild Horse “Oversight” Hearing

Biased hearing aims to lay groundwork for lifting ban on mustang slaughter

Washington, D.C. (June 22, 2016) – This afternoon, the House Natural Resources Federal Lands Subcommittee will hold an oversight hearing on the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) wild horse and burro program. The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC), a leading national wild horse advocacy organization and coalition. today expressed its concern that the hearing is intended to lay the groundwork for lifting the Congressional prohibition on selling wild horses and burros for slaughter.

More than 3 dozen wild horse advocacy groups press BLM for increased use of humane fertility control as alternative to costly roundups

Washington DC (June 1, 2016) ...Today, 36+ wild horse advocacy, rescue and humane organizations, representing more than 10 million citizens, stand united in calling on the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to make greater use of the humane fertility control vaccine PZP as a way to stave off its “billion-dollar” fiscal crisis caused by wild horse roundups in the American West.

National Coalition Blasts BLM for “Scientifically Unsound and Deceptive” Claims of Mustang Overpopulation

Washington, DC (May 11, 2016) . . . The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC), a national coalition, today responded to the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) pending release of 2016 wild horse and burro population estimates by blasting the agency for fraudulent claims of wild horse overpopulation, which are based on unscientific and arbitrary BLM-imposed “appropriate” management levels (AMLs).

Arizona Governor Signs Historic Bill to Protect Salt River Wild Horses

Phoenix, AZ (May 11, 2016) …. This morning Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed into law HB 2340, the bill to protect the famed Salt River wild horses of the Tonto National Forest near Phoenix. Outside the State Capitol, dozens of Salt River Wild Horse Management Group (SRWHMG) members and supporters, joined by riders on horseback waving flags, are celebrating the Governor’s signing of this historic legislation.

Salt River Wild Horse Management Group Celebrates with live Horses & Flags at State Capitol in anticipation of Governor signing the bill to protect the Salt River Wild Horses

Phoenix, AZ (May 10, 2016) …. Dozens of Salt River Wild Horse Management Group (SRWHMG) members and supporters, joined by riders on horseback waving flags, will be on 17th avenue tomorrow in front of the State Capitol in celebration of HB 2340, the bill to protect the Salt River wild horses. The street will be closed to regular traffic.

US agency ends Nevada mustang fertility project

May 11, 2016

Under the threat of another legal battle, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management has pulled the plug on a public-private partnership in northern Nevada aimed at shrinking the size of a wild horse herd through the use of contraceptives, according to documents The Associated Press obtained on Tuesday.