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BLM’s New Sale Policy Sets Up “Excess” Wild Horses and Burros for Slaughter

Published on Jul 31, 2018

Will the federal government join the U.S. quarter horse industry as one of the top suppliers of American horses to slaughter plants in Mexico and Canada? It could be well on its way, thanks to a new Bureau of Land Management (BLM) policy that allows the sale of up to 25 federally protected wild...

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Summer Roundups Underway

Published on Jul 30, 2018

We are currently in the middle of the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) summer roundup season. Signaling its intent for America's wild herds, the agency has increased capacity to hold horses at its short term holding pens -- which now have...

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5 Ways to Help the Fish Springs Wild Horses

Published on Jul 11, 2018

The BLM Carson City District Office is planning to permanently 44 of the Fish Springs wild horses from their homes on the range. Proud stallions like Blondie, Samson and Blue will lose their families, loving mares will be separated from their foals and the dramatic...

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Get Informed: What BLM is Proposing for Wild Mares in Oregon

Published on Jul 11, 2018

By Brieanah Schwartz, AWHC Government Relations and Policy Counsel

The Bureau of Land Management’s Burns District Office is accepting public comments on an Environmental Assessment for the Spay Feasibility and On-Range Behavioral Outcomes Assessment and Warm Springs HMA Population...

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Equine Vets Needed to Speak up for Humane Wild Horse Management

Published on Jul 5, 2018
Reach Out to Your Horse Vet Today! 

If you have a horse in your life, then chances are you also have a relationship with at least one equine veterinarian. We need you to contact him/her ASAP!

The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) – the professional...

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Introducing Shiloh – The Mustang Who Inspired Me to Become a Wild Horse Advocate

Published on Jun 26, 2018

By Bailey Prasad

Hello again, everyone. If you read my last post about who I am and how I became interested in the plight of the wild horse population, you may recall that I am the first Youth Leader of the American Wild Horse Campaign (AWHC). I began my wild horse journey a few...

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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

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