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BLM Utah Poised To Conduct Rigged “Research Study” of Wild Burros

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Salt Lake City, UT (February 11, 2016) … The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC) is calling upon the Bureau of Land Management to halt plans, announced yesterday, round up and remove more than 60 percent of burros in the Sinbad Herd Management Area (HMA) in Utah.

BLM’s 2017 Budget Opens Door for Wild Horse Slaughter & Sterilization

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Washington, DC (February 11, 2016) … The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign is calling foul on the Bureau of Land Management’s just-released 2017 budget proposal, which includes a provision that would strip wild horses of the legal status that currently protects them from being sent to slaughter. This is a marked departure from President Obama’s position of safeguarding wild horses from possible slaughter.

PUBLIC LOUDLY OPPOSES BLM’S PLANNED BARBARIC WILD HORSE STERILIZATION EXPERIMENTS

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Hines, OR (February 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.  

The Ian Somerhalder Foundation Announces $20,000 in Grants for Wild Horse Fertility Control

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Los Angeles, CA -- (ReleaseWire) -- 01/20/2016 --The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC) recently launched a program to humanely manage iconic animals on Nevada's historic Virginia Range. The Ian Somerhalder Foundation (ISF) and AWHPC announce a new partnership to keep the historic horses of Nevada's Virginia Range wild and free. This innovative program will use a safe and humane approach to manage the more than 1,500 wild horses that inhabit the magnificent Virginia Range, which encompasses more than 280,000 acres in northern Nevada. By year two, it will be the largest humane management program for wild horses in the world.

Public demands protection for wild horses in Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado

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January 11, 2016

Nearly 9,000 letters delivered National Park Service. Local residents and former park employees call for protection of Mesa Verde herd.

AWHPC Launched as Independent Non-Profit Organization

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(January 4, 2016) The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC) and Return to Freedom, the founding organization of AWHPC, are happy to announce the launch of AWHPC as an independent 501 C 3 nonprofit organization.

Lawsuit Filed to Stop BLM from Sterilizing Idaho Wild Horse Herd

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Boise, ID (January 4, 2016) . . . Today, the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC), The Cloud Foundation, Return to Freedom, and Virginia Marie Hudson filed a lawsuit in the Idaho District Court today against the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), charging that the agency’s plan to permanently sterilize the entire herd of wild horses in the Saylor Creek Herd Management Area (HMA) violates the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act of 1971 (“Wild Horse Act”) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

Forest Service to Withdraw Notice to Impound Salt River Horses

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Salt River, AZ (December 10, 2015). . . . The U.S. Forest has informed the Salt River Wild Horse Management Group (SRWHMG) that it intends to withdraw its July 31, 2015, notice to round up and impound the wild horses that roam the Tonto National Forest along the Salt River.

Salt River Horse Advocates Applaud Arizona Congressional Delegation’s Support for Salt River Wild Horses

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December 5, 2015

Phoenix, AZ ...The Arizona-based Salt River Wild Horse Management Group and its national coalition partner, the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign today applauded U.S. Rep. Matt Salmon and seven of his colleagues from Arizona for sending a letter asking the U.S. Forest Service to step up efforts to protect the Salt River wild horses in the Tonto National Forest outside Phoenix.

Horse-vehicle accident demonstrates immediate need for improved road safety, groups say

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Reno, NV – November 20, 2015 – The vehicle-horse accident on Highway 395 Alternate earlier today has prompted wild horse organizations to call upon the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) to immediately install cattle guards, fencing and take other public safety measures to prevent Virginia Range horses from accessing highways and other high-speed roadways where the horses are known to travel. The accident earlier today is in an area where Virginia Range horses are known to travel.