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Senate Says No to Sterilization, but House Says Yes

Published on Jun 15, 2018
SENATE FY 2019 INTERIOR APPROPRIATIONS LEGISLATION

On June 15, 2018, the Senate Appropriations Committee unanimously passed Fiscal Year 2019 Interior Appropriations legislation that maintains prohibitions on killing and slaughter of our wild horses and burros and does not...

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Capitol Hill and America's Horses: Summer 2018 Update

Published on Jun 1, 2018

(June 22, 2018) Congress returned from the Memorial Day recess and, among other things, turned its attention to the Fiscal Year 2019 Appropriations Process. (The fiscal year begins on October 1, so Congress must pass spending legislation by September 30 in order to keep the government...

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TUNE IN: House Subcommitte Hearing on Interior Bill

Published on May 15, 2018
At 530 EST today, the House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee will hold a hearing to mark up its Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Interior and Environment Bill. Included will be funding for the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM's) Wild Horse and Burro Program. The hearing will be webcast at this link:... Read more

The Mesa Verde Horses Need Your Help

Published on May 9, 2018

 

The National Park Service (NPS) is seeking public comments on an Environment Assessment (EA) that would remove all the wild horses from the Mesa Verde National Park in Four Corners, Colorado.

Wild horses have lived on land that became the Mesa Verde National...

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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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