The BLM Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board is meeting on July 9 -11 in Boise, Idaho. In recent years, the BLM Wild Horse and Burro Program has gone from bad to worse, and the special interest agenda of achieving the virtual extinction of wild free-roaming horses and burros for...Read more
(June 18, 2019) In 2017, the Wildlife Society and its National Wild Horse and Burro Rangeland Management Coalition, representing livestock and hunting interests including the NRA and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, organized a summit on wild horse management in Salt Lake City....Read more
(June 18, 2019) On April 9, the Nevada Department of Agriculture and the American Wild Horse Campaign signed a Cooperative Agreement to resume the fertility control darting program and the community darting team sprang into action! In just over 2 months, over...Read more
(June 18, 2019) If you've followed the plight of wild horses and burros in the past, then you almost certainly know the importance of Congress's yearly "appropriations" bills. For the uninitiated, appropriations bills both fund government operations and contain policy riders that affect how the...Read more
Hello again, everyone. Bailey here. If you read my last post, you may remember a very special horse from my local 4H, Shiloh. Shiloh was once a wild mustang in Wyoming, and at a young age, he was captured by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). To understand why the mustang population is in...Read more
(June 11, 2019) Last November, the United States Forest Service (USFS) completed its roundup and removal of 932 horses from the Devil’s Garden Wild Horse Territory (Territory). More than six months later, controversy and concerns persist. What will be the fate of the captured horses in...Read more
Something miraculous happened last week the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Hines Corrals in Oregon. A mare who was rounded up from the Warm Springs Herd Management Area (HMA) in October, recently gave birth... to twins!
(May 20, 2019) Details of the deal cut between the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and other livestock and hunting industry lobbying groups and the Humane Society of the U.S. (HSUS), the ASPCA and Return to Freedom are out, and it’s even worse than we thought....Read more
The Warm Springs Roundup was conducted in October of 2018 as part of the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) planned spay experiments to be conducted on mares from this Herd Management Area (HMA). The BLM reported that 846 horses, 41 burros and 2 mules were removed (however one escaped...Read more
San Francisco, CA (May 9, 2019). . . U.S. District Court Judge James Donato in San Francisco today continued the stipulated prohibition preventing the Forest Service from selling federally-protected wild horses without limitation on slaughter. Judge Donato further ordered the parties to...Read more
Wild burros have the same rich history and are as culturally significant as wild horses, but they receive far less attention. AWHC started Burro Awareness Month to promote awareness and appreciation for these amazing and unique residents of the American Southwest.