AWHPC In The News

Wild horses: BLM says comment count at 36,000

By Tracie Sullivan, The Spectrum

CEDAR CITY – After confirming it had received 26,574 comments opposing the agency’s proposed upcoming horse gather in two southern Utah counties, Bureau of Land Management officials are now saying their records were inaccurate.

Utah BLM tries contraception to rein in wild horse population

By Kristen Moulton, Salt Lake Tribune

Simpson Mountains » A herd of wild horses grazes amid sagebrush and knee-high clumps of grass along the path Pony Express riders rode through southern Tooele County.

Wild Horse Advocates Fight Against Horse Roundup

By Duke Dance, Mid Utah Radio

Wild horse advocates are fighting back against the BLM as plans are being made to roundup wild horses in Beaver and Iron Counties.

Record Number of Americans Protest Wild Horse Roundup Scheduled to Appease Handful of Utah Ranchers

By KCSG

CEDAR CITY, Utah) - The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has received a record number of public comments from over 35,000 individual citizens protesting a planned roundup of hundreds of wild horses from public lands in southwestern Utah, the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC) and its founding organization Return to Freedom announced today.

Wild horse advocates flood BLM with roundup opposition

By Kristen Moulton, The Salt Lake Tribune

Wild horse advocates say 35,000 people have filed comments with the Bureau of Land Management, urging the agency not to "appease" ranchers by rounding up wild horses in Utah’s Iron and Beaver counties.

Wild-horse advocates urge dismissal of Nevada lawsuit using same logic that sank theirs

By Scott Sonner, Associated Press

RENO, Nevada — Wild-horse advocates fighting government roundups across the West are citing past rulings that shot down their own legal challenges in urging a U.S. judge to throw out a lawsuit by livestock interests seeking the removal of thousands of more mustangs from the range.

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

By KCSG Television

RENO, Nev.) - 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.

Iron County calls BLM horse roundup a 'joke'

By Associated Press

ST. GEORGE, Utah — Iron County commissioners are mocking a Bureau of Land Management plan to round up 200 wild horses in southern Utah, calling it a "slap in the face."

Utah Governor Making Scapegoat of Wild Horses

By Horsetalk

Wild horse advocates have accused Utah’s governor of using wild horses as a scapegoat for range damage caused by private livestock.

BLM to pull 200 horses from Utah’s West Desert

By Brian Maffly, Salt Lake Tribune

The federal Bureau of Land Management will likely clear most if not all the wild horses from a West Desert block of state land in July as part of a newly approved plan to remove 200 wild horses from Utah rangelands this year.

Bids sought for new wild horse corrals

By Martin Griffith, Associated Press

RENO, Nev. – The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is soliciting bids for new, short-term holding facilities for wild horses removed from Western rangelands under its ongoing program to thin what it calls overpopulated herds.

Amid debate, eight wild horses captured in Iron County

By Kristen Moulton, The Salt Lake Tribune

The Bureau of Land Management on Monday removed eight wild horses from private land northwest of Cedar City, an Iron County commissioner said Tuesday.