AWHPC News Releases
Phoenix, AZ (May 5, 2016). . . .HB 2340 to protect the famed Salt River wild horses in the Tonto National Forest cleared its last hurdle in the Arizona legislature today with a 53-3 vote in the House of Representatives to approve the bill and send it on to Governor Doug Ducey’s desk for signature.
Redmond, Ore. (April 12, 2016) - Wild horse advocacy groups this week filed a formal complaint with Oregon State University to halt barbaric sterilization experiments on wild mares the university is planning in conjunction with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.
Phoenix, Arizona (April 11, 2016) . . . . Wild horse advocates are declaring victory for the Salt River wild horses after today’s Senate vote of 27-2 in favor of HB 2340, legislation to protect the cherished wild horse herd. The House passed the bill on Feb. 25, and the legislation will now head back there for concurrence on amendments added in the Senate to strengthen the legislation, before moving on to the Governor’s desk for signature into law.
Hines, Oregon (March 17, 2016) ….The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign today released a new video depicting the reality of the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) plans to “spay” wild mares. The video includes never-before-seen footage of the risky, painful, invasive and archaic sterilization (“spay”) procedures the BLM is proposing to conduct on wild mares held at its Wild Horse Corrals in Hines Oregon and on the range in Wyoming.
Phoenix, AZ (March 8, 2016). . . . Wild horse advocates are cheering a unanimous vote this morning by the Arizona State Senate Committee on Federalism, Mandates and Fiscal Responsibility in favor of HB 2340, a bill to protect the famed Salt River Wild Horses in the Tonto National Forest near Mesa.
Phoenix, AZ (March 8, 2016). . . . Today at 9 a.m., the Arizona State Senate Committee on Federalism, Mandates and Fiscal Responsibility will hear HB 2340, a bill to protect the famed Salt River Wild Horses in the Tonto National Forest near Mesa.
Phoenix, Arizona (February 25, 2016). . . . The Salt River Wild Horse Management Group and the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign are dropping their opposition to HB 2340, a bill relating to the management of the Salt River wild horses, after bill sponsor Representative Kelly Townsend today amended the legislation to better protect the horses.
Phoenix, AZ (February 15, 2016) . . . Two leading wild horse protection organizations are urging the public to oppose two state bills related to the famed Salt River wild horses in the Tonto National Forest.
Salt Lake City, UT (February 11, 2016) … The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC) is calling upon the Bureau of Land Management to halt plans, announced yesterday, round up and remove more than 60 percent of burros in the Sinbad Herd Management Area (HMA) in Utah.
Washington, DC (February 11, 2016) … The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign is calling foul on the Bureau of Land Management’s just-released 2017 budget proposal, which includes a provision that would strip wild horses of the legal status that currently protects them from being sent to slaughter. This is a marked departure from President Obama’s position of safeguarding wild horses from possible slaughter.
Hines, OR (February 15, 2016) ... Public outrage is rising over a series of inhumane, dangerous and experimental sterilization procedures proposed by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC) is decrying the proposed experiments, and today announced that, nearly 21,000 citizens have submitted comments to oppose the experiments in response to an alert that the group released last Thursday.
Los Angeles, CA -- (ReleaseWire) -- 01/20/2016 --The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC) recently launched a program to humanely manage iconic animals on Nevada's historic Virginia Range. The Ian Somerhalder Foundation (ISF) and AWHPC announce a new partnership to keep the historic horses of Nevada's Virginia Range wild and free. This innovative program will use a safe and humane approach to manage the more than 1,500 wild horses that inhabit the magnificent Virginia Range, which encompasses more than 280,000 acres in northern Nevada. By year two, it will be the largest humane management program for wild horses in the world.