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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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By Scott Sonner, Associated Press

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.

Victory for Salt River Wild Horses: Bill to Protect the Herd Passes the AZ Senate!

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Phoenix, Arizona (April 11, 2016) . . . . Wild horse advocates are declaring victory for the Salt River wild horses after today’s Senate vote of 27-2 in favor of HB 2340, legislation to protect the cherished wild horse herd. The House passed the bill on Feb. 25, and the legislation will now head back there for concurrence on amendments added in the Senate to strengthen the legislation, before moving on to the Governor’s desk for signature into law.

New Video Shows Brutality of BLM’s Proposed Wild Horse Sterilization Experiments

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Hines, Oregon (March 17, 2016) ….The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign today released a new video depicting the reality of the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) plans to “spay” wild mares. The video includes never-before-seen footage of the risky, painful, invasive and archaic sterilization (“spay”) procedures the BLM is proposing to conduct on wild mares held at its Wild Horse Corrals in Hines Oregon and on the range in Wyoming.

Bill to Protect Salt River Wild Horses Passes Unanimously Out of AZ Senate Committee

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Phoenix, AZ (March 8, 2016). . . . Wild horse advocates are cheering a unanimous vote this morning by the Arizona State Senate Committee on Federalism, Mandates and Fiscal Responsibility in favor of HB 2340, a bill to protect the famed Salt River Wild Horses in the Tonto National Forest near Mesa.

Today: Bill to Protect Salt River Wild Horses Heard by Arizona Senate Committee

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Phoenix, AZ (March 8, 2016). . . . Today at 9 a.m., the Arizona State Senate Committee on Federalism, Mandates and Fiscal Responsibility will hear HB 2340, a bill to protect the famed Salt River Wild Horses in the Tonto National Forest near Mesa.