AWHPC News Releases


Salt Lake City, UT (March 24, 2015)…. Today, the U.S. District Court District of Utah will hear arguments on a Motion to Dismiss a Utah rancher lawsuit against the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) seeking to compel the removal of hundreds of wild horses from public and private lands in the state.

Federal Plan to Round Up Horses for Slaughter Sparks Outrage

11,000 Citizens Join Wild Horse Advocacy Groups in Opposition to Taxpayer Funded Operation to Capture Tribal Horses in Nevada

Federal Court Dismisses Nevada Cattlemen’s Anti-Mustang Lawsuit

Court Grants AWHPC Motion to Dismiss Legal Action Seeking Roundup & Slaughter of Wild Horses

Reno, NV (March 12, 2015) . . . Today, the U.S. District Court in Nevada Judge Miranda Du granted a motion by the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC), author Terri Farley and photographer Mark Terrell to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the Nevada Association of Counties (NACO) and local ranchers against the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) seeking the removal of thousands of wild horses from public lands and the sale for slaughter of wild horses warehoused in government holding facilities.

Nevada Wild Horse Management Agreement Approved By Board of Agriculture

Carson City, Nevada – March 4, 2015 – Today, the Nevada Board of Agriculture voted eight to one approving a cooperative agreement between the Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) and Return to Freedom, the founding organization for the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC), to humanely manage horses in the Virginia Range which encompasses more than 280,000 acres and more than 1,500 horses.

Federal Court Rules BLM Violated Law in Wyoming Wild Horse Roundup

Laramie, Wyoming -- March 4, 2015 -- Today U.S. District Court of Wyoming Chief Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal issued an order stating that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) violated the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) when it conducted a massive “Checkerboard Roundup” last fall, during which 1,263 wild horses were permanently removed from their homes on the range in southwestern Wyoming.

Monday: Federal Court to Hear Lawsuit Against Massive BLM Wild Horse Roundup

Advocates Defend Mustangs Against Gov’t and Grazing Association


Petition Delivered at Nevada BLM Statewide Resource Advisory Council Meeting Today

Cattlemen Fight Wild Horse Birth Control Program to Continue Welfare Ranching on Federal Land

Eureka County, Nevada (February 23, 2015)… Wild horse advocates today blasted a group of Nevada “welfare ranchers” for blocking the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) planned release of nearly 200 wild horses back to the range in the Fish Creek Herd Management Area (HMA).

Advocates to Wyoming: Stop Scapegoating Wild Horses

Wild Horse Campaign Accuses House Ag. Committee of Riding Roughshod Over Truth in Claiming Mustang “Overpopulation”

11,000 Citizens Ask Federal Advisory Board in Oregon to Protect Wild Horses

Comments Delivered at Southeast Oregon Resource Advisory Council Meeting Today at 1:30 p.m.

Court Grants Wild Horse Advocates Right to Intervene in State of Wyoming Anti-Mustang Lawsuit

Cheyenne, WY (January 7, 2014) . . . On Monday, January 5, 2015, the U.S. District Court for the District of Wyoming granted a motion by the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign, The Cloud Foundation, Return to Freedom, and wild horse photographers Carol Walker and Kimerlee Curyl to intervene in a State of Wyoming lawsuit against the U.S Bureau of Land Management (BLM) over wild horse management.