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Published on May 1, 2014

Salt Lake City, UT (May 1, 2014) . . . More than 7,000 citizens faxed Utah Governor Gary Herbert in less than 24 hours yesterday, urging him to back off his attack on federally protected wild horses in his state.

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National Coalition Calls on Utah Governor to Stop Attack on Wild Horses

Published on Apr 28, 2014

Salt Lake City, Utah (April 28, 2014)….Today, representing millions of American citizens, the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign, a national coalition, its parent organization Return to Freedom, and is coalition partner The Cloud Foundation sent a letter to Utah Governor Gary Herbert in response to his attack on wild horses.

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BLM Called Upon to Protect Range and Federally-Protected Wild Horses: Remove All Livestock During Extreme Drought

Published on Apr 15, 2014

Sacramento, CA (April 15, 2014) …. Today, the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC), a national coalition, and its founding organization, Return to Freedom, responded strongly to the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board recommendation that the agency focus on range damage caused by wild horses instead of the damage caused by private livestock, which dominate western public lands.

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New BLM Director Called Upon to Uphold Federal Law to Protect Wild Horses as Ranchers Threaten Illegal Roundups

Published on Apr 8, 2014

Washington, DC (April 8, 2014) ... Today, as the U.S.

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Advocates Warn Ranchers and BLM: Removal of Wild Horses Violates Federal Laws

Published on Apr 7, 2014

The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC), a national coalition and its founding organization, Return to Freedom (RTF), today warned the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Iron County Commissioners that any removal of wild horses from federal lands would be in violation of federal laws.

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Animal Advocates Sue US Forest Service Over California Horses

Published on Mar 24, 2014

San Francisco, CA – March 24, 2014 – Today, a coalition of animal and environmental groups filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to stop the U.S. Forest Service from eliminating thousands of acres of protected territory and rounding up as much as 80% of the wild horses in the Devil’s Garden Wild Horse Territory in northeast California’s Modoc National Forest.

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BLM “Creating a Crisis Where Slaughter is the Only Solution”

Published on Feb 18, 2014

As Wild Horse Advocates Escalate Pressure on Congress, FOIA Document Shows BLM Continues “Business As Usual” Approach to Wild Horse Program

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National Coalition Reacts to Nevada BLM Advisory Committee Recommendation to Sell Federally Protected Wild Horses for Slaughter

Published on Feb 7, 2014

Elko, NV (February 7, 2014) …. Today, the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC), a national coalition, responded strongly to yesterday’s recommendation by the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) Nevada Tri-Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) that the agency sell federally-protected wild horses “without limitation,” which means for slaughter.

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Cost of federal wild horse program pales in comparison to $500 million - $1 billion-a-year public lands grazing program

Published on Feb 5, 2014

Washington, DC – February 7, 2014 – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Forest Service (FS) have announced that American taxpayers will again shoulder the burden of government handouts to private livestock operators who graze cattle and sheep on public lands. The federal government announced that the grossly below market grazing fee of only $1.35 per animal unit month (AUM) will continue for 2014.

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BLM Doubles Down on Wild Horse Helicopter Roundup Despite Scientific Study Calling for Alternatives

Published on Feb 3, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC (February 3, 2013) - The Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is poised to continue its costly, cruel and inhumane helicopter roundups of wild horses and burros in 2014, according to contracts timidly released at 4:33 PM ET last Friday, January 31.

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Recent Wild Horse Capture Highlights Need for Cooperative Management Agreement with State

Published on Jan 31, 2014

Reno, NV – January 31, 2014 – This morning, eight Virginia Range horses, trapped in Pleasant Valley, south of Reno, by a local resident were apparently collected by the Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA). The family of wild horses had moved out of their range to the west side of Highway 395. There are reports that the trapped horses may have been let loose by an unknown person or persons last night.

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