AWHPC In The News

Reader View: Wild horse management needs reform

By Suzanne Roy, The AWHPC

February 22, 2016

The Western Governors Association recently penned a letter to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management asking some tough questions about the agency’s management of wild horses and burros on public lands. This is good. The BLM’s current management scheme, which is focused on roundups and restricting horses and burros to unnaturally low numbers, is an unmitigated failure.

Wild Horse Torn From His Family Meets Friends Just Like Him

By Lavanya Sunkara, The Dodo

February 17, 2016

Journey was just a baby mustang when he was first trapped.

One View: Government Should Listen To Science For Wild Horse Management

By Suzanne Roy, AWHPC for Reno Gazette Journal

February 17, 2016

The Western Governors Association recently penned a letter to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management asking some tough questions about the agency’s management of wild horses and burros on public lands.

Salt River Wild Horse Issue To Be Heard At Wednesday State House Hearing

By Mesa Independent Staff Report

February 16, 2016

Two wild horse protection organizations are urging the public to oppose two state bills related to the famed Salt River wild horses in the Tonto National Forest, according to a press release.

Our Food Choices Illustrate the REAL Reason Wild Horses are Being ‘Managed’ Into Extinction

By Aisling Maria Cronin, One Green Planet

February 16, 2016

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is charged with the duty of protecting wildlife on U.S. public land … but when it comes to “managing” herds of wild horses, the government body has a terrible history of abuse behind it. Their practice of “rounding up” the horses in helicopter-driven chases has drawn intense condemnation from animal protection groups and concerned members of the public. In Defense of Animals (IDA) has described the operations thus: “Roundups are physically torturous and indiscriminate as the young, old, and pregnant are forced into a violent stampede over rocky and dangerous terrain.”

State Gains A Toehold In Wild-Horse Control

By Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune

February 15, 2016

The Bureau of Land Management has settled a lawsuit brought by Utah trust-lands officials over wild horse management, conceding greater influence to the state in deciding whether to remove "excess" horses from herds that roam over state trust lands in the midst of public lands.

Wild Horse Group Calls For Halt To Planned Burro Round-Up

By Associated Press

February 12, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign is speaking out against a planned federal round-up of wild burros in eastern Utah as part of an in-depth study of the animals.

Workshop Focuses On Burro Solutions

By Jim, Seckler, The Daily News

February 9, 2016

KINGMAN — Eight solutions to the overpopulation of burros in the Black Mountains were discussed Monday.

Public Loudly Opposes BLM’s Planned Barbaric Wild Horse Sterilization Experiments

By YubaNet

February 1, 2016

HINES, OR, Feb. 1, 2016 - Public outrage is rising over a series of inhumane, dangerous and experimental sterilization procedures proposed by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC) is decrying the proposed experiments, and today announced that, so far, nearly 13,000 citizens have submitted comments to oppose the experiments in response to an alert that the group released last Thursday.

Majestic Video of Wild Horses Going for a Swim Shows How These Animals Deserve to Live

By Latrice Harrison, One Green Planet

January 30, 2016

Despite the fact that many consider wild horses American icons, these animals are being threatened across the U.S.

The Sterilization of Wild Mustang Mares

By Merrill Baum, Milwaukee Animal Advocacy Examiner

February 1, 2016

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is planning a sterilization of wild Mustangs mares at its Wild Horse Corral Facility in Hines, Oregon.

The #IanSomerhalder #Foundation Announces $20,000 in Grants for #WildHorse Fertility Control

By Mary Cioffi, Investor Ideas

January 22, 2016

The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC) recently launched a program to humanely manage iconic animals on Nevada's historic Virginia Range.