AWHPC News Releases

Federal Court Asked to Toss Nevada Ranchers’ Anti-Mustang Lawsuit

RENO, NEVADA (May 29, 2014)…. Today the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC), author Terri Farley, and wild horse photographer Mark Terrell filed a motion to dismiss in a lawsuit filed by the Nevada Association of Counties (NACO) and the Nevada Farm Bureau against the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in the U.S. District Court of Nevada.

Statement in Response to BLM’s Capture of Wild Horses in Southern Utah

Salt Lake City, UT (May 6, 2014) … In response to news that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) had captured and removed eight wild horses from public lands in southwestern Utah, the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC), a national coalition of more than 60 organizations, issued the following statement:

FAXES POUR IN TO UTAH GOVERNOR IN DEFENSE OF WILD HORSES AS FEDS CAVE TO THREATS; SCHEDULE MASSIVE MUSTANG ROUNDUP

Salt Lake City, UT (May 1, 2014) . . . More than 7,000 citizens faxed Utah Governor Gary Herbert in less than 24 hours yesterday, urging him to back off his attack on federally protected wild horses in his state.

National Coalition Calls on Utah Governor to Stop Attack on Wild Horses

Salt Lake City, Utah (April 28, 2014)….Today, representing millions of American citizens, the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign, a national coalition, its parent organization Return to Freedom, and is coalition partner The Cloud Foundation sent a letter to Utah Governor Gary Herbert in response to his attack on wild horses.

BLM Called Upon to Protect Range and Federally-Protected Wild Horses: Remove All Livestock During Extreme Drought

Sacramento, CA (April 15, 2014) …. Today, the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC), a national coalition, and its founding organization, Return to Freedom, responded strongly to the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board recommendation that the agency focus on range damage caused by wild horses instead of the damage caused by private livestock, which dominate western public lands.

New BLM Director Called Upon to Uphold Federal Law to Protect Wild Horses as Ranchers Threaten Illegal Roundups

Washington, DC (April 8, 2014) ... Today, as the U.S. Senate confirmed Neil Kornze as the director of the Interior Department Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign, its parent organization Return to Freedom and coalition partner The Cloud Foundation called upon the new BLM director to vigorously uphold federal law in the face of threats by ranchers in Utah and Nevada to illegally capture and remove federally-protected wild horses from public lands. 
 

Advocates Warn Ranchers and BLM: Removal of Wild Horses Violates Federal Laws

The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC), a national coalition and its founding organization, Return to Freedom (RTF), today warned the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Iron County Commissioners that any removal of wild horses from federal lands would be in violation of federal laws.

Animal Advocates Sue US Forest Service Over California Horses

San Francisco, CA – March 24, 2014 – Today, a coalition of animal and environmental groups filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to stop the U.S. Forest Service from eliminating thousands of acres of protected territory and rounding up as much as 80% of the wild horses in the Devil’s Garden Wild Horse Territory in northeast California’s Modoc National Forest.

BLM “Creating a Crisis Where Slaughter is the Only Solution”

As Wild Horse Advocates Escalate Pressure on Congress, FOIA Document Shows BLM Continues “Business As Usual” Approach to Wild Horse Program

National Coalition Reacts to Nevada BLM Advisory Committee Recommendation to Sell Federally Protected Wild Horses for Slaughter

Elko, NV (February 7, 2014) …. Today, the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC), a national coalition, responded strongly to yesterday’s recommendation by the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) Nevada Tri-Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) that the agency sell federally-protected wild horses “without limitation,” which means for slaughter.

Cost of federal wild horse program pales in comparison to $500 million - $1 billion-a-year public lands grazing program

Washington, DC – February 7, 2014 – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Forest Service (FS) have announced that American taxpayers will again shoulder the burden of government handouts to private livestock operators who graze cattle and sheep on public lands. The federal government announced that the grossly below market grazing fee of only $1.35 per animal unit month (AUM) will continue for 2014.