AWHPC In The News
By Grace Kuhn, special to One Green Planet
August 24, 2016
Equine veterinarians call the “ovariectomy” procedure that BLM is proposing to conduct on captive wild mares in Oregon “barbaric,” “archaic” and “unconscionable.” The procedure — in which a veterinarian blindly sticks his/her hand and arm into a horse’s abdomen through an incision in the vaginal wall, then manually twists and severs the ovaries – subjects wild horses to risk of death from bleeding, infection, or evisceration (intestines protruding through the incision).
By Suzanne Roy, Special to the Huffington Post
August 22, 2016
The First Amendment of the United States Constitution guarantees freedom of the press and the right to conduct news-gathering activities that are fundamental to maintaining transparency and accountability of government operations.
By Associated Press
August 18, 2016
BEND, Ore. (AP) - More advocacy groups have filed lawsuits seeking injunctions to stop researchers from surgically sterilizing more than 200 wild mares in central Oregon
By The Cloud Foundation for The Desert Independent
August 16, 2016
PORTLAND, Oregon – Two leading wild horse advocacy organizations today filed a lawsuit in Oregon U.S. District Court to uphold their First Amendment right to observe highly controversial and invasive sterilization experiments that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) intends to conduct on federally-protected wild horses at the agency’s Wild Horse Corral Facility in Hines, Oregon.
By The Bulletin
August 17, 2016
The Bureau of Land Management faces two more federal lawsuits over its proposal to sterilize wild horses at its corral in Hines, part of an effort to control the population.
By Tom McGhee, The Denver Post
August 16, 2016
Wild horse advocates have asked a federal judge to order the Bureau of Land Management to allow them to observe sterilization of wild mares, calling the planned procedures, experimental, invasive, inhumane, outdated and dangerous.
By Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune
August 12, 2016
The Bureau of Land Management this week launches another roundup to remove wild horses from Utah's open range, this time targeting Blawn Wash in Beaver County, where ranchers have complained free-roaming horses are degrading the range.
By Hilary Corrigan, The Bulletin
August 10, 2016
Bureau of Land Management officials in Hines may know by midmonth whether their proposal to sterilize wild horses in Oregon, including through a procedure that would remove mares’ ovaries, can proceed.
By Geoffrey Riley and Emily Cureton
July 13, 2016
Long live wild horses. That is the essence of the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign, which advocates for keeping horses alive and free and not facing slaughter in the American West.
By Grace Kuhn, AWHPC, for One Green Planet
July 28, 2016
Colorado’s majestic mustangs are a fine match for the state’s breathtaking landscapes. They also provide a shining example of how wild horse management programs can work when government and people come together to protect these national treasures.
By Kevin Daley, The Daily Caller
July 27, 2016
A coalition of animal rights group is having a conniption over controversial horse sterilization procedures, as western states grapple with an unprecedented surge in wild horse and burro populations.
By The Desert Independent
July 20, 2016
BURNS, Oregon – Citing the First Amendment, two leading wild horse advocacy organizations have filed a formal request to observe and record controversial surgical procedures to be performed on wild horses at the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s Wild Horse Corral Facility in Hines, Oregon.