AWHPC In The News

Should BLM euthanize wild horses? Advisory panel says yes

By Scott Streater, E&E Reporter

September 13, 2016

The Bureau of Land Management's decision last week to cancel a research project testing surgical sterilization methods for wild mares has once again ignited a fierce debate over how best to deal with growing herds of wild horses and burros that critics say are damaging Western rangelands.

45,000 Wild Horses To Be Killed By The U.S. Government

By Sarah V Schweig, The Dodo

September 12, 2016

A government board just recommended that 45,000 wild horses and burros be killed to make room for beef mega farms — and you're about to pay for it.

BREAKING NEWS: BLM Announces Plans to Kill Thousands of Wild Horses

By A. Griffee, Dennis Michael Lynch

September 10, 2016

At their meeting in Elko, Nevada Thursday and Friday, the Bureau of Land Management’s National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board discussed what to do with nearly 45,000 wild horses they consider unadoptable.

Advisory board suggests recommendations to the BLM

By Fallon Godwin-Butler, Elko Daily

September 10, 2016

ELKO — As the National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board meeting rounded out its last day in Elko, some of the working group recommendations given aligned with public comment and were focused on alleviating the population issue and restoring viable rangelands.

BLM won’t go through with wild horse sterilization research

By Marina Starleaf Riker, The Bulletin

September 10, 2016

Bureau of Land Management officials say they won’t go through with a plan to experiment with sterilization methods on about 200 wild horses in Oregon.

BLM pulls plans to sterilize wild horses in Oregon

By Yesenia Robles, Denver Post

September 9, 2016

An earlier plan this summer from the Bureau of Land Management to surgically sterilize wild horses in Oregon will not happen.

BLM drops plan to surgically sterilize wild horses

By Steven Dubois, WTOP

September 9, 2016

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has dropped a research effort that would have led to the surgical sterilization of more than 200 wild mares at a facility in Oregon.

They Shoot Horses (With Birth-Control Darts), Don’t They?

By Jacob Bunge, The Wall Street Journal

August 28, 2016

TJ Holmes begins each spring by apologizing to the wild horses in Colorado’s Disappointment Valley. Sometimes, she cries.

The Story Of A Soda Fire Horse Gives Insight Into Wild Mustang Program

By Samantha Wright, Boise State Public Radio

August 26, 2016

Last year’s massive Soda Fire burned more than 400 square miles of rangeland in southwest Idaho and eastern Oregon. That includes the food source for the area's three wild horse herds. When the Bureau of Land Management, which manages the Wild Horse and Burro Program, realized the horses were in peril, they rescued 279 animals last August.

#StopThemSally Campaign Causing Uproar on Social Media

By Sarah Wolcott, EIN News

August 25, 2016

BELMONT, CA, USA, August 25, 2016 / -- A massive public uprising is underway on social media over cruel wild horse sterilization experiments proposed by the federal government. Using the hashtag The public has responded to the #StopThemSally, thousands of citizens have joined the campaign launched this week by the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC) .

CO Horse Organization Sues the BLM

By One News Page

August 25, 2016

I'm Amber Freeman. a -Colorado organization has filed a lawsuit against the bureau of land management, opposing mare sterilization research at Oregon State University. Representatives with the "Cloud Foundation" out of Colorado Springs and the "American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign" say the procedure is invasive, dangerous, and needs to be recorded.

#StopThemSally Campaign Launched to Halt Cruel Wild Horse Sterilization Experiments

By Sarah Wolcott, EIN News

August 23, 2016

BELMONT, CA, UNITED STATES, August 23, 2016 / -- Belmont, CA – August 23, 2016 – Today, the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC) launched the #StopThemSally social media campaign.