AWHPC In The News

Wild horse “ecosanctuary” to allow horses to roam free off public lands

By Willow Belden, Wyoming Public Radio

Every year, the Bureau of Land Management removes thousands of horses from public land in Wyoming. They ship most of the horses to long-term holding facilities in the Midwest. But that’s expensive … and they’re running out of space

Oklahoma Poised to Lift Ban on Horse Slaughterhouses

By Kelsey Gee and Bill Tomson

Oklahoma's governor is expected to sign a new bill permitting horses to be slaughtered in the state to produce meat for human consumption, the latest salvo in a national debate over how to deal with wild and abandoned horses.

Budget cuts hit wild horse adoption center

By Jaime Hayden, Fox Reno

Even though the economy seems to be picking up, it has claimed one casualty in the form of the biggest wild horse adoption center.

Deer Run group adopts Carson City wild horses removed from BLM

By Jeff Munson, Carson Now

A herd of wild horses removed from an area off of Deer Run Road last month were purchased Saturday at a Bureau of Land Management adoption in Carson City.

State of Nevada, Wild Horse Advocates Reach Agreement

By Pat Raia, The Horse

Wild horse advocates will get the first option to purchase horses collected from Nevada's Virginia Range by that state's Department of Agriculture under an agreement struck between the agency and Return to Freedom, Inc. (RTF), a California-based wild horse advocacy group and sponsor of the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign.

How the Department of the Interior Sold Out America's Wild Horses

By Andrew Cohen, The Atlantic

Say you were sitting in a law school classroom taking an exam, or you were on a panel of experts talking about ethics in government, or you were the Inspector General of the Interior Department or a member of Congress, or you were just a plain old citizen who still believes that public officials ought to be honest brokers in conflicts between competing interests -- and the following hypothetical were posed to you. What would you think? What would you say? What would you do?

Government and Industry Are Colluding to Eliminate America's Wild Horses -- Will Sally Jewell Stop Them?

By Suzanne Roy, Special to the Huffington Post

Wild horses capture the American public's imagination like no other animal. The image of magnificent mustangs running wild on the vast Western range embodies the best of America - our independent, free and untamed spirit. America's mustangs are even protected by an act of Congress that recognizes them as "living symbols of the historic and pioneer spirit of the West" that "enrich the lives of the American people."

All the wild horses

By Michelle Hamilton, Farm Talk

Parsons, Kansas — Renewed interest in a decades-long controversy regarding horse slaughter emerged at the Bureau of Land Management’s Wild Horse & Burro Advisory Board meeting at the Oklahoma City Sheraton earlier this month.

Nevada Reaches Deal With California-Based Wild Horse Advocates

By CBS San Francisco

RENO (CBS/AP) — The state of Nevada has signed a cooperative agreement with wild horse protection advocates allowing longtime critics of mustang roundups to have the first chance at purchasing state-captured animals that otherwise might end up at the slaughterhouse.

Was BLM justified in removing Carson horses?

By Mark Robison,

The claim:
The Bureau of Land Management was justified in removing a family of wild horses off Deer Run Road near Carson City.

Advocates say massive gas project could harm wild horses

By Willow Belden, Wyoming Public Media

Wild horse advocates say a proposed natural gas project in south-central Wyoming could negatively affect herds in the area.

BLM announces adoption of Carson City wild horses; advocates want herd at sanctuary

By Jeff Munson, Carson Now

The Bureau of Land Management will hold an adoption on March 23 for several wild horses recently removed from the outskirts of Carson City.