AWHPC In The News

Nevada Department of Agriculture Urges Caution on Highway 395


November 20, 2015

The Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) urges extreme caution after a motorist was taken to the hospital Friday morning after a collision with a feral horse at the intersection of old 395 and Rawhide Drive.

Oregon Wild Horse Roundup Spurs Debate

By Camilla Mortensen, Eugene Weekly

November 19, 2015

About 1,400 wild horses are currently being gathered (aka rounded up) via helicopter from Oregon’s public lands in an area known as Beaty’s Butte on Oregon’s east side. Wild horse advocates are questioning the management of the area and what will ultimately happen to the mustangs once they have been removed from the range.

Timely turkey rescue for a humane Thanksgiving twist

By Margo Ann Sullivan, Manchester Ink Link

November 15, 2015

With Thanksgiving coming up, The Gabby Dog dialed up her pals at Farm Sanctuary to find a turkey to adopt for the holidays.

Fed Program Faulted in Sale of Hundreds of Horses that Led to Their Slaughter

By Danny Biederman and Noel Brinkerhoff,

November 5, 2015

An agency of the federal government was taken to task for shirking its responsibility to protect the lives of nearly 1,800 wild horses in the course of selling them to a private party. The agency’s failure to abide by its own policies allegedly resulted in the slaughter of the animals.

Guest Commentary: Wild horses need more humane management

By Suzanne Roy, Denver Post

November 14, 2015

Is this the smoking gun that will finally result in better treatment of our nation's iconic wild horses and burros?

Wild Horse Roundup Nets Hundreds in Southern Oregon

By Public News Service

November 11, 2015

LAKEVIEW, Ore. - It's been one week since the Bureau of Land Management started rounding up wild horses east of Lakeview.

Federal government busted for illegally selling captured wild horses to be processed as meat

By Raw Story

November 8, 2015

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the federal agency tasked with sustaining the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands, has been implicated in a scheme to illegally sell captured wild horses to a Colorado rancher, who then sold the animals for slaughter.

The Platero Project Spotlights the American Wild Burro

By Kristen Kovatch, Horse Nation

November 5, 2015

Wild burros are protected under the Wild Free-Roaming Horses & Burros Act — but often get overlooked despite the spotlight on America’s mustangs. The Platero Project seeks to change that fact.

Oregon muster targets 1500 wild horses

By Horsetalk

November 4, 2015

Federal authorities in Oregon are gearing up for one of the biggest wild horse roundups in the state’s history, as opponents condemn the ongoing use of musters to control herd numbers.

Nearly 2,000 wild horses sent to slaughterhouse instead of pasture after government sale, probe says

By Lisa Rein, Washington Post

November 2, 2015

The government’s largest sale of wild horses was to a rancher who sent almost 1,800 mustangs to slaughterhouses across the Mexican border and lied to federal officials, a new report concludes, finding lapses with a federal program that’s supposed to find the animals safe homes.

Federal government begins large Oregon wild horse roundup

By GOSIA WOZNIACKA, Associated Press

November 2, 2015

PORTLAND, ORE. — Wild horse advocates are calling for a stop to one of the largest roundups of wild mustangs in Oregon history.

Wild Horse Advocates Challenge BLM Roundup Plan

By Amanda Peacher, OPB

October 28, 2015

Wild horse advocates are challenging the Bureau of Land Management’s plan to round up mustangs and burros in Southeast Oregon.