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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.

Bill Relating to the Salt River Wild Horses Gains Support of Horse Advocates; Passes House

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Phoenix, Arizona (February 25, 2016). . . . The Salt River Wild Horse Management Group and the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign are dropping their opposition to HB 2340, a bill relating to the management of the Salt River wild horses, after bill sponsor Representative Kelly Townsend today amended the legislation to better protect the horses.

Salt River Horse Issue to be Heard at Wednesday State House Hearing: Public Urged to Attend!

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Phoenix, AZ (February 15, 2016) . . . Two leading 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.

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 15, 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, nearly 21,000 citizens have submitted comments to oppose the experiments in response to an alert that the group released last Thursday.