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What the Omnibus Spending Bill Means for Wild Horses and Burros

Published on May 4, 2017

(May 4, 2017)… This week, Congress passed an Omnibus spending bill to keep the government running through the remainder of fiscal year 2017, which ends on September 30. It’s expected to be signed into law soon by President Trump. 

The bill contains both good news and bad news...

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Get Wild! Your Summer Vacation With Mustangs

Published on May 1, 2017
Many wild horse ecotourism opportunities exist on our public lands.    In New Mexico, the Jicarilla Wild Horse Territory offers visitors amazing opportunities to view these iconic animals.    In Colorado, the Little Book Cliffs Wild Mustangs, near Grand Junction... Read more

5 Best Quotes About Wild Horses

Published on Apr 25, 2017
May these quotes inspire you to continue the fight to protect America's wild horses! 

With flowing tail and flying mane,
Wide nostrils never stretched by pain,
Mouth bloodless to bit or rein,
And feet that iron never shod,
And flanks unscar'd by spur or...

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5 Things That Might Have Inspired Your Love of Horses

Published on Apr 25, 2017
1. The Misfits 

We have heards from many of you that the 1961 movie, The Misfits was a catalyst to work towards ending horse slaughter.

The Misfits was written by Arthur Miller, directed by John Huston, and starring Clark Gable, Marilyn...

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You Must See These Wild Horse Films ASAP

Published on Apr 25, 2017
1. Cloud: Wild Stallion of the Rockies

NATURE presents the compelling story of a remarkable denizen of the West in Cloud: Wild Stallion of the Rockies. Filmed in the mountains of Montana, this poignant, engrossing chronicle focuses on an extraordinary stallion,...

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How To: Schedule a Meeting With Your Legislators

Published on Apr 24, 2017

Pretty much everywhere you look these days, threats to wild horses and burros abound. Whether it’s ranchers and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) falsely claiming that wild horses are overrunning the West, or states like Utah lobbying to take over management of these federally protected...

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AWHC UT Case Heard in Federal Court

Published on Apr 12, 2017


Salt Lake City, Utah (April 11, 2017)... Oral arguments in the case of the Western Rangelands Coalition, representing 16 Utah public lands ranchers, against the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) seeking the removal of hundreds of horses from the public lands  in the...

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Trump's Priorities for BLM Raises Alarm For Wild Horses

Published on Apr 11, 2017

Recently leaked documents detailing the Trump Administration’s priorities for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) are raising alarm bells for many, including those of us working to protect wild horses and burros in the wild and in holding facilities.

As published by Energy and Environment...

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Scoring another major legal victory for wild horses and burros

Published on Apr 6, 2017


Our awesome legal team’s string of victories continued this week, with a decision from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco upholding the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by the Nevada Association of Counties (NACO), the Nevada Farm Bureau and others against the U.S....

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Exceeding Goals on the Virginia Range

Published on Apr 5, 2017

AWHC is proud to be implementing the largest humane on-the-range Wild horse management program in the world. (Note: Technically speaking, the Virginia Range horses are legally defined as "feral/estray horses" because they were not extended federal protections as "wild" horses.) This program is a...

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BLM Persists in Its Attack on Wild Horses in the Wyoming Checkerboard

Published on Mar 28, 2017


(March 28, 2017)  The management of the wild horses on the Wyoming Checkerboard is a story about persistence.  On the one hand, there’s the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) that’s determined to eliminate them to appease ranchers who want the land to graze...

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What will the President’s budget mean for wild horses and burros?

Published on Mar 18, 2017

So what will the President’s budget mean for wild horses and burros? The short answer: we don’t yet know.

(March 18, 2017) . . . The President’s budget was released earlier this week.  If passed by Congress, the budget will mean massive funding cuts for many federal...

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