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Protecting Wildness: The Vision for America’s Wild Horses & Burros

Published on Sep 25, 2018

Freedom and Humane Management on Our Western Public Lands

On December 17, 1971, then President Richard M. Nixon signed into law the Wild Free Roaming Horses and Burros Act, which was passed unanimously by Congress. The president’s...

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Where to View Wild Horses and Burros: Map

Published on Sep 25, 2018

This map, put together by the AWHC team, shows all the wild horse and burro Herd Management Areas (HMAs) managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in the Western United States. The AWHC team plans to update the map quarterly with links to the work we are doing to help our wild horses in...

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Your Tax Dollars at Work: BLM Targets Herd for Third Time

Published on Sep 20, 2018

On September 19, 2018 the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) began an “emergency” roundup in the Dolly Varden Springs area of the Antelope Valley and Goshute Herd Management Areas (HMAs). The BLM will use bait/water trapping, no helicopters, to roundup and remove 900 horses from the area.


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Muddy Creek Roundup Concludes: 153 horses captured, 1 death

Published on Sep 14, 2018

As the Muddy Creek Roundup concludes (with 153 horses rounded up and removed and one horse dead), it is important to understand the full picture of the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) management of the area.

The Muddy Creek Herd Management Area (HMA) is located 15 miles south of Emery...

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Congress Agrees to Spending Measure; Wild Horses & Burros Safe for Now

Published on Sep 14, 2018

(September 14, 2018)... Yesterday, for the first time in nine years members of the House and Senate met in a formal conference committee hearing to negotiate the final version of Fiscal Year 2019 spending bills for numerous departments, including Interior. Importantly, this spending bill funds,...

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AWHC Calls for Cancellation of Reno Horse Show Division Featuring Sterilized Fillies

Published on Sep 13, 2018


Reno, NV ( September 12, 2018)… The American Wild Horse Campaign (AWHC), the nation’s largest wild horse advocacy group, today called on organizers of the Reno Snaffle Bit Futurity event to cancel future plans for a division involving wild...

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Washington Update: Conference Committee Hearing Scheduled

Published on Sep 12, 2018

Washington, DC (September 12, 2018) . . . The end of the federal fiscal year (September 30) is quickly approaching, so that can only mean one thing: some Members of Congress are working overtime to “manage” wild horses back...

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Administration Takes Aim at Laws Protecting Wild Horses and Burros

Published on Aug 23, 2018

The Trump Administration is proposing a significant weakening of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the first major federal environmental law ever enacted that serves as the basis for sound, fair, and transparent protections for our environment. (You can watch a video explaining NEPA...

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BLM's 2018 Summer Roundups

Published on Aug 22, 2018
Upcoming Roundups Muddy Creek HMA
  • Start Date: September 11, 2018
  • Reason: Utah/BLM State Agreement
  • Method: Helicopter Roundup

The Bureau of Land Management Price Field Office began  a wild horse removal at the Muddy...

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We’re Fighting BLM Roundup Cruelty: Here’s How

Published on Aug 17, 2018

We share people’s anger and frustration about the continued abuse of wild horses in BLM roundups, and we want you to know what we are doing about it, with your continued support and participation.

1. Spreading awareness

The roundups...

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Senate Passes Omnibus Bill, Protects Wild Horses

Published on Aug 2, 2018

August 1, 2018 ... Yesterday, the Senate passed a “minibus” spending bill to fund the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and other agencies. The bill maintains protections for wild horses against killing and slaughter and does not contain dangerous House provisions authorizing mass sterilization....

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BLM’s New Sale Policy Sets Up “Excess” Wild Horses and Burros for Slaughter

Published on Jul 31, 2018

Will the federal government join the U.S. quarter horse industry as one of the top suppliers of American horses to slaughter plants in Mexico and Canada? It could be well on its way, thanks to a new Bureau of Land Management (BLM) policy that allows the sale of up to 25 federally protected wild...

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