AWHPC In The News

1,800 protected wild horses sent to their deaths in Mexican slaughterhouses

By John Glionna, LA Times

October 29, 2015

Wild-horse activists are furious now that a government report has confirmed their suspicions: The Bureau of Land Management sold 1,794 federally protected wild horses to a Colorado rancher who sent them to slaughter.

Wild horse advocates say government agency fails herds

By Tom McGhee, The Denver Post

October 26, 2015

A report that found the Bureau of Land Management carelessly sold mustangs to a buyer who shipped them to slaughterhouses came as little surprise to advocates who believe the agency is incapable of handling the growing herds that roam federally protected land.

Report: BLM Wild Horses Sold For Slaughter

By Julia Ritchey, KUNR

A scathing federal report released Friday found that the Bureau of Land Management knowingly sold thousands of wild horses for slaughter.

Watchdog: Feds sold horses for slaughter to rancher with reported political ties

By Adam Shaw, Fox News

October 26, 2015

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) wrongly sold hundreds of federally protected wild horses to a Colorado rancher who in turn sold most the animals to be slaughtered for horse meat, according to a new watchdog report.

BLM illegally sold thousands of wild horses for slaughter: report

By Kellan Howell, Washington Times

October 24, 2015

The Bureau of Land Management, the agency tasked with protecting wild horses and cattle and their grazing lands, sold 1,794 federally-protected wild horses to a Colorado rancher who sent them to slaughter, a new report confirmed.

Wild Horses in Oregon Threatened By Livestock Industry. How You Can Help Now!

By Suzanne Roy, One Green Planet

October 23, 2015

Beginning in early November, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) helicopters will descend on the remote Beatys Butte Herd Management Area (HMA) in southern Oregon.

Wild horse advocates pan sterilization plan

By Dianne L. Stallings, Ruisodo News

October 22, 2015

Officials with a group that advocates for wild horses on Bureau of Land Management ranges across the West criticized a plan by the agency to permanently sterilize a horse herd, claiming it is a path to herd extinction.

Commentary: Group accuses BLM of experimenting on horses

By Elko Daily Free Press

October 14, 2015

The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign on Wednesday issued the following statement claiming that the Bureau of Land Management is ignoring scientific advice and environmental complaints in its decision to proceed with the use of an experimental fertility control vaccine on wild horses in the Antelope Herd Management Area in eastern Nevada:

Group accuses BLM of experimenting on horses

By Elko Daily Free Press

October 14, 2015

The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign on Wednesday issued the following statement claiming that the Bureau of Land Management is ignoring scientific advice and environmental complaints in its decision to proceed with the use of an experimental fertility control vaccine on wild horses in the Antelope Herd Management Area in eastern Nevada:

Another Wild Horse Roundup Coming

By Associated Press

RAWLINS, Wyo. (AP) — Land management officials are planning another wild horse roundup in the Red Desert herd management area.

National Coalition Blasts BLM for Plans to Destroy Protected Idaho Wild Horse Herd

By EquiMed

The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC) today harshly condemned the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) plan to turn a federally-protected wild horse population in the Saylor Creek Herd Management Area (HMA) in Idaho into a herd of sterilized mustangs by castrating and spaying all the horses there.

Wild Horse And Burro Advisory Board Nomination Deadline Looms

By Arizona Daily Independent

The deadline to apply for three open positions on the Bureau of Land Management’s national Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board is approaching.