AWHPC In The News

More than $20,000 raised to save wild horses

By Cy Ryan, The Las Vegas Sun

CARSON CITY — More than $20,000 has been raised to protect 41 wild horses being put on the auction block by the Nevada Department of Agriculture.

Nevada mustangs likely saved from slaughter

By Scott Sonner, The Associated Press

RENO - Wild horse protection advocates were confident they had raised enough money to buy 41 horses at a state auction in Nevada on Wednesday, animals they feared otherwise would be headed to slaughterhouses in Mexico and Canada.

Sandoval: No need to intervene in wild horse auction

By Sean Whaley, Las Vegas Review Journal

CARSON CITY - Gov. Brian Sandoval said Tuesday he sees no need to intervene in an upcoming auction of 41 stray horses trapped by the state Department of Agriculture on private and state-owned lands near Virginia City.

What Do Wild Horses, the Scottish Parliament and LA’s Neighborhood Councils have In Common?

By Greg Nelson, City Watch

THE POWER OF ONE - In a previous CityWatch column, I wrote about the plight of America’s wild horses, and the battles that community organizations have waged against the federal government’s Bureau of Land Management to prevent these majestic animals from being rounded up and sold for slaughter in Canada and Mexico.

Wyoming ranch is first to house wild horses for tourism

By Kelsey Dayton, The WyoFile

There was a charge in the air, the smell of incoming cold weather on a late November afternoon.

New BLM rules restrict sales of wild horses

By Sandra Chereb, Associated Press

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Sales of wild horses and burros will be restricted under new rules announced Friday by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management after an investigation into the sale of more than 1,700 horses to a Colorado livestock hauler who supports the horse meat industry.

Tens of thousands of wild horses face mass slaughter after mustangs breed too fast on the great plains

By James Black, The Daily Mail

They are an icon of the American West and a symbol of the country's frontier history, but now hundreds of mustang horses face slaughter due to overpopulation.

Buyer of Wild Horses Under Investigation by State, Feds

By Dave Philipps, ProPublica

A southern Colorado man under investigation for his handling of protected wild horses has admitted to state regulators that he shipped animals out of Colorado in violation of brand inspection laws, officials said.

Are We Leading Our Wild Horses to Slaughter?

By Andrew Cohen, The Atlantic

Wild horse advocates call for roundups to stop, KOAA, Colorado Springs

By Elaine Sheridan, KOAA News

Wild horse advocates are calling on the Bureau of Land Management to suspend its annual roundup following an investigative report suggesting that some animals are being sold to slaughterhouses.

Advocacy groups call for halt on wild horse roundups, Denver Post

By Jordan Steffan, The Denver Post

Wild-horse advocates are calling on the Bureau of Land Management to suspend its annual roundup following an investigative report suggesting that some animals are being sold to slaughterhouses.

Durell Vineyard Owner Ellie Price Gives Rescued Mustangs Freedom and a New Home

SONOMA, Calif. -- Almost two years after staging one of the largest wild horse rescues in history, wildlife advocate and owner of the legendary Durell Vineyard, Ellie Price, was about to witness the happy end of a very long journey. This summer, together with a group of supporters and friends, Price looked on in anticipation as 115 Mustangs, rescued in 2010 from a livestock auction in Fallon, Nevada, and housed in leased feedlots ever since, took their first tentative steps towards freedom.