AWHPC In The News

Nev. requests info to manage Virginia Range horses

By Sandra Chereb, Associated Press

CARSON CITY, Nev. — The Nevada Department of Agriculture wants to hear from nonprofit groups on developing a wild horse management plan for the Virginia Range southeast of Reno.

1,300 wild horses, burros targeted

By Martin Griffith, The Associated Press

RENO — U.S. Bureau of Land Management officials say they plan to remove only 1,300 wild horses and burros from the range across the West this summer because of budget constraints and overflowing holding pens.

Mustangs: How to manage America's wild horses? The debate rages

By John M. Glionna, The Los Angeles Times

ANTELOPE VALLEY, Nev. – Just after dawn, a dozen mustangs stampede across the high desert, harassed by a white helicopter that dips and swoops like a relentless insect.

Return to Freedom Leads Fight to Save Nation’s Mustangs

By The Santa Barbara Independent

A national grassroots sign-on campaign to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, to stop federal wild horse roundups and secure lasting protection for these iconic animals, is being spearheaded by Santa Barbara County’s Return to Freedom (RTF) and the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC), a national coalition RTF launched in 2004 to create a strong grassroots base and a unified platform for the wild horse issue.

State won't prosecute Colorado wild horse buyer

By Dave Philipps, The Gazette

A Colorado man who repeatedly broke state brand laws by shipping hundreds of federally protected wild horses out of state will not be prosecuted for violating state brand inspection rules because of time limits on prosecution, authorities said this month.

Horse lovers mount a full-scale Facebook protest

By Cody Permenter, The Daily Dot

It’s one of the largest citizen uprisings ever seen on Facebook. It left the U.S. Department of the Interior with hundreds of messages urging immediate action. And who’s behind it? People who love horses.

Where the Wild Mustangs Roam

By Dream Villager

30 US House members want new Interior secretary to reform BLM’s costly wild horse program

By Associated Press

RENO, Nev. — Thirty U.S. representatives urged new U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Thursday to make a priority out of reforming the government’s wild horse management program and its spiraling budget that they say has created an “untenable situation” for both the mustangs and taxpayers.

Grijalva Leads Letter to Interior Secretary Jewell Calling for Reforms of Wild Horse Program – Identical Citizen Letter Delivered Today

Washington, D.C. – Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva today sent a letter, co-signed by a bipartisan group of 29 other House Members, to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell asking for review and reform of the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Wild Horse and Burro Program.

New Law Allows Wild Horse Management Agreements

By KOLO 8 News

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Wild horse advocates are celebrating a newfound ability to help manage wild horses in the Silver State.

Report: wild horse roundups aren't working

By Jane Velez-Mitchell, HLN TV

Independent Scientists, American Public, Members of Congress and Celebrities to BLM: Reform Wild Horse Program

By Suzanne Roy, Special to Huffington Post

Americans from all backgrounds are coming together to tell the BLM that its approach to wild horses must be overhauled.