AWHPC In The News

Wild horses get favorable hearing in battle with California ranchers over sanctuary

By Michael Doyle, McClatchey News January 12, 2016 WASHINGTON- A top federal court on Wednesday appeared ready to force changes in a Forest Service plan that reduced wild horse protections in a remote Northern California county.

Ranchers, Government Find Common Ground in Fight to Restrict Wild Horses

By Sara Randazzo, The Wall Street Journal

January 10, 2017

After years of tussling with federal authorities over public land where cattle herds graze, ranchers are now teaming up with the government to battle a common foe: wild horses.

Bureau of Land Management begins busy season of horse roundups in Utah

By Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune

January 7, 2017

Federal land managers are embarking on the busiest wild horse roundup season in years for Utah.

Judges corral arguments over wild horse protections in remote California county

By Michael Doyle, The Sacramento Bee

January 5, 2017

WASHINGTON

A dust-up in California’s remote Modoc County has lassoed the attention of one of the nation’s top courts, with wild horse protection and property rights both on the line.

BLM WILD HORSE ROUND-UP PROTESTED

By Nevada Appeal

January 5, 2017

THE AMERICAN WILD HORSE PRESERVATION CAMPAIGN IS PROTESTING THE BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT’S PLANS TO ROUND UP NEARLY 800 HORSES IN NEVADA AND UTAH DURING THE COMING TWO MONTHS.

Wild Horse Advocates Ponder Zinke Nomination

By Pat Raia, The Horse

December 16, 2016

In the wake of President-Elect Donald Trump's Dec. 15 nomination of U.S. House Representative Ryan Zinke (R-MT) as Secretary of the Interior, some wild horse advocates are considering how the Montana Congressman might influence the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and its management of wild horses and burros.

Arizona House Members Seek Salt River Herd Growth Control

By Pat Raia, The Horse

November 28, 2016

A bipartisan group from Arizona's U.S. House of Representatives delegation is calling on the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) to establish a plan to manage the growth of the Salt River feral horse herd.

Salt River horse group wants to give herd fertility vaccine

By Nanci Huston, Daily Courier

November 29, 2016

Advocates for the Salt River herd of wild horses want to begin a humane management protocol they suggest should include an injectable fertility vaccine that would limit population growth and maintain a healthy herd within its habitat on the Salt River.

How the American West Became Overrun with Wild Horses

By Ben Christopher, Priceonomics

November 22, 2016

The Northern Nevada Correctional Center houses 2,947 inmates: 1,469 are men, 17 are women, and 1,461 are horses.

Reward to Find Salt River Foal Shooter Grows

By Pat Raia, The Horse

November 9, 2016

A reward being offered in connection to the fatal shooting of a foal belonging to Arizona’s Salt River herd has grown to $25,000.

Can Birth Control Save Our Wild Horses?

By Virginia Morell, National Geographic

October 31, 2016

When Nancy Kilian, a self-described horse lover, spotted a brown-and-white pinto mare standing among the sagebrush and juniper trees near Carson City, Nevada, a couple of weeks ago, she didn’t hesitate.

U.S. wrong to round up wild horses from Wyoming region - 10th Circuit

By David Bailey

October 26, 2016

(Reuters) - A 2014 U.S. Bureau of Land Management roundup of more than 1,200 wild horses from a Wyoming region in which public and private lands are intermingled violated land management and horse protection laws, a federal appeals court has ruled.