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National Coalition Slams BLM for Plans to Wipe Out Wild Horses from Wyoming Checkerboard

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Rock Springs, WY (July 19, 2014)…. The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC), a national coalition, today assailed a plan announced yesterday by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to round up and remove nearly 1,000 wild horses from 1.2 million acres of land in what is known as the “Wyoming Checkerboard” in the southwestern part of the state beginning.

Bundy Extremists Behind New Bill to Roll Back Federal Wild Horse & Burro Protections

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Washington, DC (July 15, 2014) …. The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC), a national coalition, responded today to the introduction on Thursday of the “Wild Horse Oversight Act” by stating that the new legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives aims to bypass a Congressional prohibition on the sale of wild horses and burros for slaughter.

National Coalition Calls Foul to BLM Announcement to Roundup 2,400 Wild Horses This Summer;

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Washington, DC (July 9, 2014).....The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC), a national coalition, today reacted to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) release of its 2014 wild horse and burro roundup schedule by using the agency’s own statistics to belie its claims that wild horses are overpopulating the West.

Record Number of Americans Protest Wild Horse Roundup Scheduled to Appease Handful of Utah Ranchers

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35,000+ Citizens Submit Comments Opposing BLM Utah Roundup Proposed for July

Federal Court Asked to Toss Nevada Ranchers’ Anti-Mustang Lawsuit

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RENO, NEVADA (May 29, 2014)…. Today the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC), author Terri Farley, and wild horse photographer Mark Terrell filed a motion to dismiss in a lawsuit filed by the Nevada Association of Counties (NACO) and the Nevada Farm Bureau against the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in the U.S. District Court of Nevada.

Statement in Response to BLM’s Capture of Wild Horses in Southern Utah

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Salt Lake City, UT (May 6, 2014) … In response to news that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) had captured and removed eight wild horses from public lands in southwestern Utah, the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC), a national coalition of more than 60 organizations, issued the following statement:

FAXES POUR IN TO UTAH GOVERNOR IN DEFENSE OF WILD HORSES AS FEDS CAVE TO THREATS; SCHEDULE MASSIVE MUSTANG ROUNDUP

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Salt Lake City, UT (May 1, 2014) . . . More than 7,000 citizens faxed Utah Governor Gary Herbert in less than 24 hours yesterday, urging him to back off his attack on federally protected wild horses in his state.

National Coalition Calls on Utah Governor to Stop Attack on Wild Horses

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Salt Lake City, Utah (April 28, 2014)….Today, representing millions of American citizens, the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign, a national coalition, its parent organization Return to Freedom, and is coalition partner The Cloud Foundation sent a letter to Utah Governor Gary Herbert in response to his attack on wild horses.

BLM Called Upon to Protect Range and Federally-Protected Wild Horses: Remove All Livestock During Extreme Drought

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Sacramento, CA (April 15, 2014) …. Today, the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC), a national coalition, and its founding organization, Return to Freedom, responded strongly to the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board recommendation that the agency focus on range damage caused by wild horses instead of the damage caused by private livestock, which dominate western public lands.

New BLM Director Called Upon to Uphold Federal Law to Protect Wild Horses as Ranchers Threaten Illegal Roundups

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Washington, DC (April 8, 2014) ... Today, as the U.S. Senate confirmed Neil Kornze as the director of the Interior Department Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign, its parent organization Return to Freedom and coalition partner The Cloud Foundation called upon the new BLM director to vigorously uphold federal law in the face of threats by ranchers in Utah and Nevada to illegally capture and remove federally-protected wild horses from public lands. 
 

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