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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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Raging Wild Horse Controversy Heads to Oklahoma City as Federal Advisory Board Meets & State Prepares to Legalize Horse Slaughter

Published on Mar 4, 2013

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (March 4, 2013) . . . At a Monday, March 4, 2013 meeting of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Committee, the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC), a national coalition, will call for a halt to federal wild horse roundups, an end to the government’s policy of selling wild horses for as little as $10 a piece, and an outright ban on horse slaughter. AWHPC will also offer humane solutions to keep wild horses out of government holding facilities.

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Showdown Between BLM & Carson City Community: Feds Set Trap to Capture Beloved Herd of Wild Horses

Published on Feb 27, 2013
Carson City, Nevada – February 27, 2013 – Today, ignoring the wishes of the local community, including a mayor, county supervisor and State Senator, the BLM has moved ahead with its plan to capture a small herd of cherished wild horses near Carson City, Nevada. Read more

BLM Ignores Pleas of Local Community to Keep Wild Horse Family Free

Published on Feb 26, 2013
Carson City, NV – February 26, 2013 – Today, the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC), a national coalition, joined forces with a Nevada State Senator and local community leaders in and around Carson City to harshly criticize the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for refusing to work with local residents to keep a small group of wild horses free. Read more

Congress turns up the heat on Administration over handling of wild horse program

Published on Feb 13, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC -- Twenty-one members of Congress sent a strong message of disapproval today to outgoing Interior Secretary Ken Salazar over his handling of the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) wild horse program with just weeks left before he steps down.

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Sally Jewell's Nomination Could Be A Step in the Right Direction For America's Wild Horses

Published on Feb 6, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC --- The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC) today responded optimistically to reports that President Obama will nominate Sally Jewell, current CEO of REI, to replace Ken Salazar as Interior Secretary.

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New Gov’t Standards for Wild Horse & Burro Roundups A Charade, National Coalition Says

Published on Feb 1, 2013

Washington, DC -- February 1, 2013 -- Today, the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC), a national coalition of more than 50 organizations, harshly criticized the wild horse and burro roundup “animal welfare” and transparency policies released today by the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

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