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Nevada Governor Signs Historic Bill to Allow Non-Profits to Humanely Manage Wild Horses Under State’s Jurisdiction

Published on Jun 17, 2013

(Carson City, Nev.) June 17, 2013 – Today, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval held a signing ceremony for Assembly Bill 264 (AB264), which allows the Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) to resume cooperative agreements between the state and non-profit organizations to humanely oversee the wild horses in the Virginia Range outside Reno

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Nat'l Coalition Calls on Interior Sec to Halt Wild Horse Roundups in Wake of Independent Report

Published on Jun 5, 2013

Washington, DC (June 5, 2013) The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC), a national coalition, and its founding coalition partner Return to Freedom are calling for an immediate halt to the roundup and removal of wild horses from western public lands in light of a scathing report released today by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS).

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Majority of Americans Want Wild Horses Protected, National Poll Reveals

Published on Jun 4, 2013

Just as the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is scheduled to release to the media a report on its review of the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Wild Horse and Burro Program, the American Wild Horse Preservation (AWHPC) and its parent organization Return to Freedom (RTF) are making public a national poll that tested, for the first time, the perceptions of Americans about wild horses and the federal program that manages them in the West.

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Number of wild horses in government warehouses reaches all time high

Published on May 3, 2013

A recent Bureau of Land Management (BLM) report reveals that the number of wild horses stockpiled in government holding facilities has reached an all time high, a national wild horse preservation coalition announced today.

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Federal Court Sanctions Gov’t Plans to Eliminate Wild Free-Roaming Horses from Wyoming Checkerboard

Published on Apr 4, 2013
Cheyenne, WY ( April 4, 2013) – A federal court in Wyoming has approved a consent decree between the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Rock Springs Grazing Association (RSGA) that will wipe out wild free-roaming horses from the Wyoming Checkerboard, a two-million acre swath of public and private land in the southern part of the state. Read more

Independent Review Confirms: BLM Lacks Justification to Remove Wild Horses Near Carson City

Published on Mar 18, 2013

Carson City, Nevada – March 18, 2013 – Today, responding to the independent confirmation that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lacked evidence to support the removal of a small family of wild horses in Carson City, the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC), a national coalition, and local community members are calling on the BLM to cancel the planned March 23 auction of the horses.

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Gov't to Get Rid of Wild Horses on Wyoming Checkerboard

Published on Mar 18, 2013

Cheyenne, WY ( March 18 2013) – A federal court in Wyoming is expected to rule imminently on a proposed settlement agreement between the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Rock Springs Grazing Association (RSGA) that, if approved by the Court, would wipe out wild horses from the Wyoming Checkerboard, a two-million acre swath of public and private land in the southern part of the state.

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State of Nevada & Wild Horse Group Sign Agreement to Protect State's Mustangs

Published on Mar 15, 2013

Carson City, NV (March 15, 2013). . . . Return to Freedom, the parent organization of the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign, the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), Hidden Valley Wild Horse Protection Fund, and community horse advocates praised the signing of a new cooperative agreement with the Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) as a first step in establishing a humane approach to the control of the historic Virginia Range horses

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BLM Urged to Send Beloved Group of Wild Horses to Sanctuary Where Family Can Remain Together

Published on Mar 12, 2013
Carson City, Nevada – March 12, 2013 – Today, as the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced plans to auction off a family of wild horses recently captured in a Herd Management Area outside of Carson City, Nevada, local community members are calling on the BLM to send the horses to a private sanctuary in California – rather than break up the family and sell off the horses individually. Read more

WY Continental Divide-Creston Gas Drilling Project Raises Concerns for Wild Horses

Published on Mar 7, 2013

Rawlins, Wyoming (March 7, 2013)…. The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC), a national coalition, and its coalition partner The Cloud Foundation (TCF) call for protections of wild horses in the development of the proposed Continental Divide-Creston Natural Gas Project in Wyoming

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Official Records Expose Fraudulent Nature of BLM Excuses for Carson City Wild Horse Capture as Humane Society of U.S. Calls for Release of Mustangs

Published on Mar 6, 2013

Carson City, Nevada – March 6, 2013 – Today, amidst calls by the Humane Society of the U.S (HSUS) for the release of a small family of wild horses captured by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) last week near Carson City, frustrated community members released information documenting the government’s false claims about the reasons for the removal of the horses.

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Statement of the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign BLM Advisory Board Meeting, March 4, 2013

Published on Mar 4, 2013

I am Suzanne Roy, director of the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign. I speak today on behalf of our parent organization Return to Freedom, our more than 50 coalition partners, as well as the Campaign’s tens of thousands of supporters throughout the U.S. and the world.

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