AWHPC In The News

Letter: The failure of wild horse policy

By Suzanne Roy, AWHPC, special to The Bulletin

July 15, 2016

The headline for The Bulletin’s June 28 editorial is absolutely right and deserves some all-caps emphasis: “Wild horse policy is NOT working.”

Taking The Wild Out Of The Wild Horse

By Ryan Moloney, Eugene Weekly

July 14, 2016

Roughly 67,000 wild horses roam the public lands of the western United States, and around 4,000 of them are in Oregon.

Wild Horse Management, From The Outside

By Geoffrey Riley & Emily Cureton, Jefferson Public Radio

July 8, 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.

Congressional committee seeking solutions to wild horse populations

By David Louis, Rawlins Daily Times

June 29, 2016

RAWLINS — A Congressional subcommittee on federal lands last week attempted to answer a long-standing question: what to do about wild horses grazing on public lands.

Wild horse advocates oppose BLM’s plan to sterilize mustang mares

By The Associated Press

June 28, 2016

BEND — A plan to remove the ovaries of 100 wild horses has prompted backlash from a nonprofit horse group.

Horse spaying proposals draw backlash

By Hilary Corrigan, The Bulletin

June 28, 2016

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management and Oregon State University plan to remove the ovaries of 100 wild horses as part of a research effort, drawing a nonprofit horse group to immediately denounce it as a barbaric, dangerous procedure.

BLM Investigating Burro Deaths After Roundup

By The Associated Press

June 16, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Bureau of Land Management is investigating the deaths of 18 wild burros after a round-up in central Utah.

Congress, Activists Eviscerate Land Management Over Horse Population Measures

By Kevin Daley, The Daily Caller

June 22, 2016

The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) wild horse and donkey control policies have raised the ire of Congressional Republicans and animal rights activists, who thoroughly raked them over the coals during a Wednesday hearing convened by the House Subcommittee on Federal Lands.

Advocacy Groups Want BLM to Increase PZP Use in Wild Horses

By Pat Raia, The Horse

June 7, 2016

More than 30 wild horse advocacy groups are asking the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to reduce the number of wild horse gathers and increase the use of the contraceptive vaccine porcine zona pellucida (PZP) to manage herd population growth.

Wild-Horse Advocates Urge Birth-Control Program

By Dennis Webb, The Daily Sentinel

June 5, 2016

Some three dozen wild-horse groups are citing the success of fertility control vaccine programs in western Colorado in urging much more widespread use of such programs as an alternative to rounding up and caring for excess horses.

Advocacy Groups Unite In Call To Use PZP To Manage US Wild Horses

By HorseTalk

June 2, 2016

More than three dozen wild horse advocacy groups have voiced their desire for federal authorities to make greater use of the fertility control vaccine PZP to manage America’s wild horses.

How BLM’s Latest Policy Initiatives May Open The Door To The Mass Slaughter Of Wild Horses

By Kevin Daley, The Daily Caller

June 1, 2016

A pattern of new policy initiatives at the Bureau of Land Management has animal rights activists fearing a culling of thousands of wild horses.