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Introducing the Next Generation of Wild Horse Advocacy

Published on Apr 30, 2018

We’re so excited to introduce AWHC’s first Youth Leader – Bailey Prasad!

During Velma Johnston’s “Pencil War” in the late 1950’s, thousands of school children wrote letters to Congress and were instrumental in helping to pass the first piece of wild horse legislation – the...

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Are Mustang Slaughter Proponents Shifting Tactics?

Published on Apr 12, 2018
    At April 11 hearing, officials focus on non-lethal management solutions     Yesterday on Capitol Hill, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke testified before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior and Environment where he faced... Read more

Why No PZP for Wild Horses? Follow the Money!

Published on Mar 2, 2018

When speaking to reporters, we’re often asked why the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) does not embrace the use of the scientifically recommended fertility control vaccine, PZP, as a management tool for our wild herds.

It’s a vexing question that we struggle to answer. A calcified...

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Wild Horses & Capitol Hill: Hurry Up and Wait

Published on Feb 6, 2018

(February 8, 2018) Hurry up and wait is once again the message from Capitol Hill as AWHC works to stop the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) continued push to slaughter wild horses.

There’s a likely new deadline looming for the federal budget in Washington as the short-term...

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Fact-checking fake news about wildlife fertility control

Published on Jan 27, 2018

The wildlife fertility control vaccine PZP is supported by nearly 40 organizations as a humane way to manage wild horses and reduce the use of inhumane roundups.

However, there are some opponents to the approach and a few have worked to spread...

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Five Things the Government Shutdown Could Mean for Wild Horses & Burros

Published on Jan 20, 2018

(January 20, 2018) ... Late last night, the U.S. Senate failed to come to agreement on a Continuing Resolution to keep the government running, sparking a government shutdown. The duration of the shutdown is unknown, as Senators and House members meet todayin another attempt to...

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Winter Wild Horse Roundups in Full Force

Published on Jan 17, 2018
 

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) winter roundup season is upon us. The traumatic helicopter roundups that will be conducted this season are even more concerning than usual,  since every single wild horse captured is in danger of being killed or sold for slaughter....

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Congress is Back: What This Means for Wild Horses

Published on Jan 10, 2018

(Jan. 11, 2018) ... Congress is back in session this week, with Members of the House and Senate set to return to Washington to continue negotiations on the  budget for Fiscal Year 2018, which officially began on October 1, 2017. After a last minute deal before Christmas to...

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Pressure Building in NV to Restore Agreements for Humane Mustang Management

Published on Jan 10, 2018

January 11, 2018... It’s been nearly two months since the Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) abruptly terminated two Cooperative Agreements between the state and the American Wild Horse Campaign (AWHC) that allowed for the rescue and humane management of the Virginia...

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The Difference You Make for Wild Horses

Published on Dec 18, 2017

Supporter –

There’s one thing standing between our opponents getting their way and ushering in a new policy to slaughter America’s wild horses: you.

This was our organization’s most challenging year ever. But, thanks to you, we...

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Nevada to Give Away Virginia Range Mustangs - Please Help!

Published on Dec 14, 2017

Dear Supporter,

Nevada’s beloved Virginia Range mustangs are in grave danger.

On Tuesday, the Nevada Board of Agriculture voted to direct the Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) to transfer ownership of the estimated 3,000 Virginia...

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