AWHPC In The News

Callers decry sterilization for wild horses

By Larry Meyer, The Argus Observer

April 6, 2016

ONTARIO — The main discussion regarding wild horses at the Southeast Oregon Resource Advisory Council meeting was held Monday, but the issue dominated the public comment period Tuesday morning.

Wild horse roundup sparks renewed anger

By David Louis, Rawlins Daily Times

April 5, 2016

RAWLINS — Many factors contribute to the health of Wyoming’s open rangeland.
From climate and drought to soil conditions, human recreation to energy development, land managers agree that the northern plains habitat is a fragile ecosystem.

Wild Horses Go On BLM Adoption Tour, But Is Slaughter Looming?

By Nancy Bailey, Inquisitr

March 22, 2016

Wild horses and burros will be up for grabs this year through an adoption program hosted by the Bureau of Land Management. Their next stop is April 1 and 2 in Ewing, Illinois. According to the Mt. Vernon Register News, that group will consist of about 40 wild horses available for adoption, ranging in age from one year to 5-years-old. Potential buyers will fill out an application and submit it to the BLM officials during the Friday preview hours. The horses are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Adoption fees are nominal: Only $125 for a horse less than three years of age and $25 for an older one.

5 Reasons Why Surgical Sterilization Of Wild Horses Is A Bad Idea

By AWHPC for Buzzfeed

March 18, 2016

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is planning painful, invasive and dangerous sterilization experiments on captured wild mares at its Wild Horse Corral Facility in Hines, Oregon. Here are 5 reasons why you should oppose these barbaric procedures.

Bill To Protect Iconic Salt River Wild Horses A Step Closer


March 10, 2016

Legal protection for Arizona’s famous Salt River wild horses is a crucial step closer after a bill to safeguard the animals received unanimous support from a state senate committee.

Legislation to Protect Salt River Wild Horses Advances to Arizona Senate

By Elizabeth Stuart, Phoenix New Times

March 8, 2016

The Arizona Senate Federalism and States' Rights Committee voted unanimously today to move forward a proposal to make it illegal to take, harass, kill, or otherwise interfere with a herd of horses that runs free along the Salt River.

New BLM initiative to control wild horse population stirs controversy

By Rebecca Moss, The New Mexican

March 5, 2016

Last summer, a photographer captured an image of a foal nursing from a mother whose large rib cage protruded, bone by bone, beneath her skin. The animals were among a band of slowly starving wild horses that had been corralled and removed from a range in Nevada by the federal Bureau of Land Management.

North Carolina’s Historic Herd of Wild Horses is in Jeopardy – You Can Help Now!

By Grace Kuhn, AWHPC

February 29, 2016

When Cordero, a wild foal, was first spotted on North Carolina’s famed Outer Banks, the tides were too high to bring a trailer. For the four days that followed, Karen McCalpain, director of the Corolla Wild Horse Fund, and volunteers searched for him through wooded areas and marsh until they happened upon him and his family.

Salt River Wild Horses Getting Capitol Attention

By Nanci Hutson, Daily Courier

February 27, 2016

Advocates for the Salt River wild horses lauded state House leaders decision on Thursday to adopt a bill that will better protect the historic herd.

Tell Congress: Don't Let BLM Slaughter 50,000 Wild Horses

By Suzanne Roy, The AWHPC

February 24, 2016

Rather than preserve our nation's wild horses and burros, the agency charged with managing them - the U.S. Bureau of Land Management - has hatched a plan to sneak them out the backdoor and send them to slaughter.

County, federal officials meet to discuss control of wild burro herds

By Sara Weber, Cronkite News

February 24, 2016

WASHINGTON – Federal and county officials agreed after face-to-face meetings in Washington this week that “there is a problem” with overpopulation of wild burros in Arizona’s western counties and that something needs to be done.