AWHPC In The News

Urgent Action Needed Now to Stop Horrific Sterilization of Wild Horses

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).

The BLM is Trampling on Our First Amendment Rights

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.

More groups file lawsuits to stop plan to spay wild horses

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

Lawsuit Filed to Uphold Right to Observe Wild Horse Sterilization Experiments

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.

Lawsuits gather on horse sterilization plan

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.

Wild horse advocates sue BLM over sterilization

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to allow them to observe sterilization of wild mares, calling the planned procedures, experimental, invasive, inhumane, outdated and dangerous.

Utah roundup will target wild horses on state land

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.

Objections mount to Oregon horse sterilization

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.

Wild Horse Management, From The Outside

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.

How This One State’s Mustang Program Offers Hope for the Future of America’s Wild Horses

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.

Animal Rights Groups Are Freaking Out Over Horse Population Control Methods

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.

Public Observation Demanded at BLM Wild Horse Sterilization Experiments

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.