We Fought Legal Battles and Won
Lawsuit Stops Cruel "Spay" Experiments -The BLM dropped plans to conduct inhumane surgical ovariectomy experiments on wild mares in Oregon after a federal court granted our motion for preliminary injunction to stop the study. It was the third time in as many years that legal action by AWHC and our coalition partners blocked the BLM from sterilizing mares via a procedure that veterinarians call "barbaric."
Lawsuit Stops Slaughter Sale in California - The U.S. Forest Service put an indefinite hold on its plan to sell California wild horses without limitation on slaughter after we filed a lawsuit and the judge ordered both parties into negotiations. The delay gave Congress time to pass legislation to prohibit the Forest Service from selling federally-protected wild horses and burros across the West for slaughter.
Legal Victory Means All Mustangs Count - A federal court ordered the BLM to stop excluding foals and weanlings from official roundup counts, awarding AWHC and our allies another legal victory in the fight to protect the wild horses of the Wyoming Checkerboard. The ruling puts the brakes on BLM’s strategy of removing more horses from the range than disclosed by not counting foals in overall removal totals.