AWHPC News Releases

Public demands protection for wild horses in Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado

January 11, 2016

Nearly 9,000 letters delivered National Park Service. Local residents and former park employees call for protection of Mesa Verde herd.

AWHPC Launched as Independent Non-Profit Organization

(January 4, 2016) The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC) and Return to Freedom, the founding organization of AWHPC, are happy to announce the launch of AWHPC as an independent 501 C 3 nonprofit organization.

Lawsuit Filed to Stop BLM from Sterilizing Idaho Wild Horse Herd

Boise, ID (January 4, 2016) . . . Today, the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC), The Cloud Foundation, Return to Freedom, and Virginia Marie Hudson filed a lawsuit in the Idaho District Court today against the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), charging that the agency’s plan to permanently sterilize the entire herd of wild horses in the Saylor Creek Herd Management Area (HMA) violates the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act of 1971 (“Wild Horse Act”) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

Forest Service to Withdraw Notice to Impound Salt River Horses

Salt River, AZ (December 10, 2015). . . . The U.S. Forest has informed the Salt River Wild Horse Management Group (SRWHMG) that it intends to withdraw its July 31, 2015, notice to round up and impound the wild horses that roam the Tonto National Forest along the Salt River.

Salt River Horse Advocates Applaud Arizona Congressional Delegation’s Support for Salt River Wild Horses

December 5, 2015

Phoenix, AZ ...The Arizona-based Salt River Wild Horse Management Group and its national coalition partner, the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign today applauded U.S. Rep. Matt Salmon and seven of his colleagues from Arizona for sending a letter asking the U.S. Forest Service to step up efforts to protect the Salt River wild horses in the Tonto National Forest outside Phoenix.

Horse-vehicle accident demonstrates immediate need for improved road safety, groups say

Reno, NV – November 20, 2015 – The vehicle-horse accident on Highway 395 Alternate earlier today has prompted wild horse organizations to call upon the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) to immediately install cattle guards, fencing and take other public safety measures to prevent Virginia Range horses from accessing highways and other high-speed roadways where the horses are known to travel. The accident earlier today is in an area where Virginia Range horses are known to travel.

Whole Foods Beef Supplied by Ranchers Behind Massive Oregon Roundup

November 10, 2015

Natural food giant urged to stop selling meat from animals grazed in mustang habitat

BLM Forced to Allow Public to See Massive Mustang Roundup

Largest Federal Roundup of Year Begins This Week in Oregon

Lakeview, Oregon (November 4, 2015) . . . . The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has been forced to reverse its restriction on public observation for a massive wild horse roundup scheduled to begin today or tomorrow in Oregon.

Massive Roundup of 1,500 Wild Horses Begins in Oregon This Week!

Lakeview, Oregon (November 2, 2015) . . . In the ongoing conflict between private, commercial interests and federally protected wild horses and burros living on public lands in the American West, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) today begins a massive roundup of 1,500 wild horses in Oregon.

Tens of Thousands of Citizens Oppose Massive Oregon Mustang Roundup

Prineville, Oregon (October 27, 2015) . . . As the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) reels from recent confirmation that it illegally sold 1,794 federally-protected wild horses for slaughter, tens of thousands of citizens are urging the agency to nix plans to remove 1,500 more mustangs from the range in Oregon at a roundup scheduled to begin next week.

Investigation Confirms BLM Illegally Sold Federally Protected Wild Horses for Slaughter

BLM Employee Who Sold Horses Given “Monetary Awards”

October 23, 2015

Advocacy Group Slams BLM for Proceeding with Experiment on Nevada Wild Horses

Ely, Nevada (October 13, 2015). . . The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC) today blasted the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for ignoring scientific advice and environmental complaints in its decision to proceed with the use of an experimental fertility control vaccine on wild horses in the Antelope Herd Management Area (HMA) in eastern Nevada.