On November 2nd, Judge Michael Mosman granted our motion for preliminary injunction. This meant that the court ordered the government to halt all plans to proceed with the BLM’s proposed mare sterilization experiments until the court had time to fully consider our lawsuit against them. ...Read more
After a month of trauma and terror, the helicopter roundup of the Devil’s Garden wild horses managed by the U.S. Forest Service has ended.
In total, 932 horses have permanently lost their homes on 300,000 federally-protected acres in the Modoc National Forest near Altura, CA ,...Read more
(November 7, 2018) As the U.S. Forest Service enters the last days of its roundup in the Devil’s Garden Plateau Wild Horse Territory, the agency is moving closer to this year’s goal of permanently removing 1,000 horses from California’s largest and most historic wild horse herds.
Last night's election results changed the playing field for many issues, including the fight to protect wild horses and burros. The power shift in the House of Representatives makes it extremely unlikely that the Interior Department's agenda of mass roundups, sterilization and slaughter will...Read more
(November 6, 2018)...Pursuant to the Act, last year, the Arizona Department of Agriculture (AZDA) and the U.S. Forest Service signed an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) for the management of the Salt River wild horses. This agreement allowed the AZDA to contract with the Salt River Wild Horse...Read more
(November 5, 2018) This past Friday, November 2, 2018, Judge Mosman of the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon heard oral argument on our motion for a Preliminary Injunction to stop the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) from surgically spaying 100 wild mares from the Warm Springs Herd...Read more
In an effort to continue our education mission, AWHC sent candidates running for federal and statewide office in Nevada, California, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, and Oregon a survey to determine their stance on protecting wild horses and burros, as well as population and land management....Read more
2018 National BLM Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board Meeting:
More Scapegoating - More Mismanagement
Between October 9-11, 2018 the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) held its Wild Horse and Burro...Read more
The Warm Springs Herd Management Area (“HMA”) Roundup completed on October 23, 2018. The Bureau of Land Management (“BLM”) rounded up and removed 846 horses, 41 burros, and 2 mules. The agency reported that 32 horses died during this roundup.
The Warm...Read more
October 24, 2018... Today, we’re organizing a rally at the U.S. Forest Service Region 5 headquarters in Vallejo, California to protest the roundup of wild horses from the Devils Garden Wild Horse Territory and the pending sale of captured horses for slaughter. Even if...Read more
The U.S. Forest Service is conducting a massive helicopter roundup of 1,000 federally-protected wild horses in the Devils Garden Wild Horse Territory, a 300,000-acre public lands area within the Modoc National Forest near Alturas, California. The intent of the...Read more
FS Claim: The horses are destroying the environment.
Truth: In making this claim, the FS omits any mention of the vastly larger number of livestock authorized in Devils Garden. This link shows forage allocations in the Garden – which includes two new grazing allotments...Read more