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...Read more
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...Read more
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.
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...Read more
(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,...Read more
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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...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
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....Read more
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...Read more