AWHPC In The News

Lawsuit challenges plan to sterilize wild horse herd

By Keith Ridler, The Associated Press

January 6, 2016

BOISE — Wild horse advocates have filed a lawsuit challenging a U.S. Bureau of Land Management plan to sterilize a herd of wild horses in southwestern Idaho.

Wild Horses Under Attack By U.S. Bureau of Land Management – You Can Help!

By Grace Kuhn, AWHPC for One Green Planet

January 18, 2016

Wild horses capture the American public’s imagination like no other animal. The image of magnificent mustangs running wild on the vast Western range embodies the best of America – our independent, free, and untamed spirit. America’s mustangs and burros are even protected by an act of Congress that recognizes them as “living symbols of the historic and pioneer spirit of the West” that “enrich the lives of the American people.” So why are these animals being systematically eliminated by our government today?

Nearly 9,000 call for protections for Mesa Verde’s horses

By Jonathan Romeo, Durango Herald

January 13, 2016

Park officials say their one option is to remove them. On deadline day for public comment, nearly 9,000 people sent letters demanding protection for horses roaming Mesa Verde National Park, which wildlife officials say are trespassing and damaging a significant archaeological site.

Feds to spay wild mares and reduce Wyoming herds to nearly nothing

By Cathy Taibbi, Examiner.com

January 11, 2016

An urgent petition is circulating now to put a stop to a federal plan to surgically spay 30-50 wild mares in the White Mountain Herd Management Area (HMA) of Wyoming. Supposedly it's part of a "research" program to control numbers of wild horses.

Capturing Icons of the American West—While They Still Run Free

By Coburn Dukehart, National Geographic

January 5, 2016

When Melissa Farlow was a little girl growing up in Paoli, Indiana, she was completely enamored with the idea of having a horse.

Lawsuit Challenges BLM's Plan for Saylor Creek Herd

By Pat Raia, The Horse

January 5, 2016

A group of wild horse advocates has filed suit that challenges the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) alleged plan to sterilize animals in the Saylor Creek Herd Management Area, located south of Glenns Ferry, Idaho.

Greens Fight Sterilization of Wild Horses

By Philip A. Janquart, Courthouse News Service

January 6, 2016

BOISE (CN) - Animal lovers sued the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to try to stop it from sterilizing a herd of wild horses in southwestern Idaho.

Lawsuit Filed to Stop BLM from Sterilizing Idaho Wild Horse Herd

By The Desert Independent

January 6, 2016

BOISE, Idaho – On Monday, January 4, The Cloud Foundation (TCF), the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC), Return to Freedom, and Virginia Marie Hudson filed a lawsuit in the Idaho District Court 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).

Lawsuit challenges plan to sterilize Idaho wild horse herd

By Keith Ridler, Associated Press

January 5, 2016

Boise, Idaho • Wild horse advocates have filed a lawsuit challenging a U.S. Bureau of Land Management plan to sterilize a herd of wild horses in southwestern Idaho.

Lawsuit Filed to Stop BLM from Sterilizing Idaho Wild Horse Herd

By Clearwater Tribune

January 4, 2016

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).

Wildlife contraceptive researcher Jay Kirkpatrick, 75, Developed PZP for use in 85 species

By Merritt Clifton, Animals 24-7

December 23, 2015

Jay Kirkpatrick, 75, for more than 40 years a leading developer of contraceptive vaccines for wild horses, deer, elk, and other wildlife, died on December 16, 2015 in Billings, Montana “from a brief but serious illness,” family and friends said.

Wild horses reportedly sold to kill buyer

By Craig Bennett, Iron County Today

December 16, 2015

SOUTHERN UTAH – The debate continues over the population of wild horses in Southern Utah and surrounding areas.