AWHPC In The News

Horse preservation group alleges Pelahatchie man remains 'slaughterhouse middleman'

By Clarion-Ledger

A Pelahatchie man embroiled in a national controversy over the fate of wild horses rounded up from federal land in northern Nevada received a shipment of wild horses on Monday, despite warnings he was giving them away, a national preservation group claims.

On Wild Horses, the Secretary of the Interior Needs to Listen to the Scientists

By Andrew Cohen, The Atlantic

Nearly seven months into her tenure as Secretary of the Interior, Sally Jewell last Thursday at last made her first extended public comments about one of the most controversial and under-reported aspects of her portfolio as steward of the nation's public lands.

At Mesa Verde National Park, wild horses have become unwanted nuisance

By Nancy Lofholm, Denver Post

At Mesa Verde National Park, wild horses are referred to as "trespass livestock." They have trampled archaeological sites, damaged ice-making machines trying to get to water, and broken through fences meant to keep them out.

Kevin O'Neill: Law is good for horses, people

By Kevin O'Neil, Reno Gazette Journal

This past June, Gov. Brian Sandoval signed a number of new bills into law that elevate animal welfare throughout Nevada.

2013 Wild Horses Wait on New Pastures

By Caitlin Esch, KQED California Report

Horse slaughter is a hot-button issue. A federal court recently issued a temporary restraining order that blocked two horse slaughterhouses from opening, in response to a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture brought by the Humane Society and other groups opposed to treating horses like commercial livestock. The district judge will decide the case at the end of October.

Wild horses saved from slaughter

By Sharyn Cornelius, East Valley Times

The call to rescue hundreds of wild horses from slaughter went out on Friday, August 16, 2013. A total of 467 horses had been captured by the Fort McDermitt Paiute-Shoshone tribe with the approval of the U.S Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management and delivered to the Fallon Livestock Exchange

Rep. Grijalva calls BLM’s horse policy ‘broken’

By Scott Sonner, Associated Press

PALOMINO VALLEY — The top Democrat on a congressional subcommittee on public lands said Wednesday that he wants to work with well-meaning U.S. land managers to overcome decades of mismanagement of wild horses and fix outdated, “broken” roundup policies he says prioritize livestock over mustangs.

Wild Horse Advocates, BLM to Work Together on Issues

By Arianna Bennett, KTVN

Wild horse advocates met with Bureau of Land Management representatives Wednesday at the Palomino Valley holding facility - and they may be coming closer to finding common ground.

Arizona congressman to tour Palomino Valley wild horse facility, hold press conference

By Reno Gazette Journal Staff

A congressman from Arizona will hold a press conference Wednesday at the Palomino Valley National Adoption Center north of Sparks.

Nevada wild mustangs saved

By Dianna Stallings, Alamogordo Daily News

RUIDOSO >> Last week, when a federal judge lifted a temporary restraining order clearing the way for the sale of 149 unbranded wild horses captured by the Fort McDermitt Paiute and Shoshone Tribe in northern Nevada, wild mustang advocates reacted swiftly.

Researcher claims wild horses overpopulating; ignores livestock grazing in Herd Management Areas"

By Brad Plumer, Washington Post

The West is on the verge of a serious horse crisis. That’s the upshot of a new paper in Science, which argues that the wild horse population is growing so fast that the government could soon be unable to manage the herds.