AWHPC News Releases

BLM Doubles Down on Wild Horse Helicopter Roundup Despite Scientific Study Calling for Alternatives

WASHINGTON, DC (February 3, 2013) - The Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is poised to continue its costly, cruel and inhumane helicopter roundups of wild horses and burros in 2014, according to contracts timidly released at 4:33 PM ET last Friday, January 31.

Recent Wild Horse Capture Highlights Need for Cooperative Management Agreement with State

Reno, NV – January 31, 2014 – This morning, eight Virginia Range horses, trapped in Pleasant Valley, south of Reno, by a local resident were apparently collected by the Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA). The family of wild horses had moved out of their range to the west side of Highway 395. There are reports that the trapped horses may have been let loose by an unknown person or persons last night.

Virginia Range horses available for adoption

Department of Agriculture and Return to Freedom ask for assistance in the adoption of horses gathered from the Virginia Range

BLM Ignores Tens of Thousands of Public Comments; Gallops Ahead with Wyoming Wild Horse Wipeout

Rock Springs, WY (January 13, 2014)…. As of Friday’s deadline, more than 12,000 citizens had submitted comments opposing the Wyoming Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) plan to conduct a wild horse roundup in the Great Divide Basin Herd Management Area (HMA) this summer.

Coalition Reacts to Horse Slaughter Ruling by Tenth Circuit

Each year, more than 150,000 American horses -- domestic and wild -- are cruelly trucked across the border to slaughter plants in Mexico and Canada where they face a brutal end.

BLM to Begin Massive Wyoming Wild Horse Roundup to Appease Ranchers

Rock Springs, WY (November 21, 2013) . . . Today, the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC), a national coalition of more than 50 organizations, blasted the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for continuing business as usual with the massive removal of wild horses in Wyoming, scheduled to begin as early as today in the 1.6 million acre Adobe Town Salt Wells Herd Management Area (HMA) Complex in southern part of the state.

Renowned Horse Artist Ritch Gaiti Uses Art to Support Wild Horses

Lompoc, California -- November 11, 2013 -- Horse artist Ritch Gaiti, known for his unique horse paintings, donates art piece to the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign. Ritch Gaiti, known for his unique horse paintings, which capture the spirit and soul of wild horses, announced his donation to the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign.

Senate Investigation Sought for Federal Agency Misuse of Tax Dollars on Laundering Scheme to Send Wild Horse to Slaughter Pipeline

Washington, DC (November 6, 2013). . . .The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign today sent an official request to the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee for immediate action and investigation of the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) for the shipment of 252 wild mustangs, captured from the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge in Nevada, to a slaughter middleman in Mississippi.

Jewell dodges easy question on status of reforms

In a Q&A session today at the National Press Club in Washington D.C., Secretary Jewell refused to answer our simple question about the status of reforms to the Bureau of Land Management's wild horse program.

She didn't answer. Instead, she defended a failed policy and a bureaucracy that refuses to change.

She repeated BLM PR spin on the NAS report, and misrepresents its clear and strong recommendation that humane and cost-effective measures (fertility control) are available and must be implemented immediately as an alternative to further removals of horses.

Admidst Gov't Shutdown, Miss. Man Receiving $250,000 to Help Feds Dispose of 240 Wild Horses

Feds Paying Mississippi Man $250,000 to Take Captured Nevada Wild Horses

Fish & Wildlife Service Spending $250,000 to Launder Nevada Wild Horses into Slaughter Pipeline, Advocates Charge

Reno, NV…. The government shutdown may be preventing many operations, including full staffing of federal wild horse and burro holding facilities, but it has not stopped officials at the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge in northern Nevada from shipping 108 wild horses to a slaughter middleman in Mississippi.

Federal Agencies Contradict Obama Administration Anti-Horse Slaughter Stand; Send Wild Horses Into Slaughter Pipeline

Washington, DC (September 19, 2013)…. Despite receiving 14,000 faxes and emails from concerned citizens and inquiries from Congress, the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) is still poised to turn over an estimated 240 wild horses, captured from the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge in Nevada last week, to a slaughter middleman in Mississippi.