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Advocates Demand Public Observation of Controversial BLM Wild Horse Sterilization Experiments

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Burns, Oregon (July 20, 2016) . . . 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.

BLM approves controversial wild horse sterilization experiments despite public outcry, veterinarian opposition

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BURNS, Oregon (June 27, 2016) - Despite objections by more than 21,000 members of the public and formal complaints to leadership of Oregon State University, OSU and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management today released a Decision Record announcing its intention to move forward with barbaric experiments on Oregon wild horses.

TODAY: House Subcommittee Holds Wild Horse “Oversight” Hearing

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Biased hearing aims to lay groundwork for lifting ban on mustang slaughter

Washington, D.C. (June 22, 2016) – This afternoon, the House Natural Resources Federal Lands Subcommittee will hold an oversight hearing on the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) wild horse and burro program. The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC), a leading national wild horse advocacy organization and coalition. today expressed its concern that the hearing is intended to lay the groundwork for lifting the Congressional prohibition on selling wild horses and burros for slaughter.

36+ wild horse advocacy groups press BLM for increased use of humane fertility control as alternative to costly roundups

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Washington DC (June 1, 2016) ...Today, 36+ wild horse advocacy, rescue and humane organizations, representing more than 10 million citizens, stand united in calling on the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to make greater use of the humane fertility control vaccine PZP as a way to stave off its “billion-dollar” fiscal crisis caused by wild horse roundups in the American West.

National Coalition Blasts BLM for “Scientifically Unsound and Deceptive” Claims of Mustang Overpopulation

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Washington, DC (May 11, 2016) . . . The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC), a national coalition, today responded to the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) pending release of 2016 wild horse and burro population estimates by blasting the agency for fraudulent claims of wild horse overpopulation, which are based on unscientific and arbitrary BLM-imposed “appropriate” management levels (AMLs).

Arizona Governor Signs Historic Bill to Protect Salt River Wild Horses

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Phoenix, AZ (May 11, 2016) …. This morning Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed into law HB 2340, the bill to protect the famed Salt River wild horses of the Tonto National Forest near Phoenix. Outside the State Capitol, dozens of Salt River Wild Horse Management Group (SRWHMG) members and supporters, joined by riders on horseback waving flags, are celebrating the Governor’s signing of this historic legislation.

Salt River Wild Horse Management Group Celebrates with live Horses & Flags at State Capitol in anticipation of Governor signing the bill to protect the Salt River Wild Horses

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Phoenix, AZ (May 10, 2016) …. Dozens of Salt River Wild Horse Management Group (SRWHMG) members and supporters, joined by riders on horseback waving flags, will be on 17th avenue tomorrow in front of the State Capitol in celebration of HB 2340, the bill to protect the Salt River wild horses. The street will be closed to regular traffic.

US agency ends Nevada mustang fertility project

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May 11, 2016

Under the threat of another legal battle, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management has pulled the plug on a public-private partnership in northern Nevada aimed at shrinking the size of a wild horse herd through the use of contraceptives, according to documents The Associated Press obtained on Tuesday.

Historic Bill to Protect Famed Salt River Wild Horses Passes AZ Legislature with 53-3 House Vote

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Phoenix, AZ (May 5, 2016). . . .HB 2340 to protect the famed Salt River wild horses in the Tonto National Forest cleared its last hurdle in the Arizona legislature today with a 53-3 vote in the House of Representatives to approve the bill and send it on to Governor Doug Ducey’s desk for signature.

Wild horse advocates file complaint to stop inhumane BLM/OSU sterilization experiments

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Redmond, Ore. (April 12, 2016) - Wild horse advocacy groups this week filed a formal complaint with Oregon State University to halt barbaric sterilization experiments on wild mares the university is planning in conjunction with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.