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The Devil's Garden Wild Horses

Published on Oct 23, 2018

In October 2018, the U.S. Forest Service conducted a massive helicopter roundup of 1,000 federally-protected wild horses from the Devils Garden Wild Horse Territory, a 300,000-acre public lands area within the Modoc National Forest near Alturas, California....

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Fact vs. Fiction: Truth About the Devils Garden Wild Horses

Published on Oct 22, 2018

FS Claim: The horses are destroying the environment.

Truth: In making this claim, the FS omits any mention of the vastly larger number of livestock authorized in Devils Garden. This link shows forage allocations in the Garden – which includes two new grazing allotments...

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What We're Doing: Devil's Garden Wild Horses

Published on Oct 19, 2018

By now you’ve probably heard about the situation in California, as a thousand federally-protected wild horses are being rounded up from the Devil's Garden Wild Horse Territory in the Modoc National Forest. Hundreds of these iconic mustangs are in danger of being sold without limitation on...

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Wyoming Livestock Lawyer Appointed at DOI

Published on Oct 18, 2018

(October 18, 2018) Yesterday, the Associated Press announced the appointment of Wyoming attorney Karen Budd Falen as deputy solicitor for the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI). She will provide legal council for the DOI and primarily, the Secretary of the Interior, Ryan Zinke. This should be...

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Frequently Asked Questions about the Devil’s Garden Wild Horses

Published on Oct 12, 2018
Q: What Is Happening?

A: The U.S. Forest Service is in the process of rounding up and removing 1,000 federally-protected wild horses from the Devil’s Garden Plateau Wild Horse Territory, a 300,000-acre public lands area in Alturas, California.

The Forest Service claims...

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Devils Garden Roundup: October 2018

Published on Oct 11, 2018
Day 30, November 8, 2018

19 horses were rounded up andd removed from the Territory on this day.  Total number of horses captured: 932. 14 horses have died or been euthanatized,  and 3 mares miscarried during this helicopter capture operation.  


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Warm Springs Roundup Begins in Oregon

Published on Oct 3, 2018

The BLM began the roundup and removal of wild horses from the Warm Springs HMA in Oregon on October 2, 2018.  The BLM intends to subject 100 of the captured mares to the risky and invasive sterilization experiments that AWHC, the Cloud Foundation and the Animal Welfare Institute have filed...

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Owyhee Complex Roundup 2018

Published on Sep 28, 2018

The 1.1-million acre Owyhee Complex is located within both the Elko and Winnemucca Districts of the BLM and encompasses the Snowstorm Mountains, Little Owyhee, Rock Creek, Owyhee, and Little Humboldt Herd Management Areas (HMAs).  The Complex has been the site of...

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Understanding Our Lawsuit: Oregon Mare Experiments

Published on Sep 28, 2018

The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) plan to surgically sterilize mares from the Warm Springs Herd Management Area (HMA) is not new. We stopped a similar plan in 2016, and we plan to again. Here is what you need to know:

The 2016 Plan

In 2016, the BLM planned to...

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Where to View Wild Horses and Burros: Map

Published on Sep 25, 2018

This map, put together by the AWHC team, shows all the wild horse and burro Herd Management Areas (HMAs) managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in the Western United States. The AWHC team plans to update the map quarterly with links to the work we are doing to help our wild horses in...

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Protecting Wildness: The Vision for America’s Wild Horses & Burros

Published on Sep 25, 2018

Freedom and Humane Management on Our Western Public Lands

On December 17, 1971, then President Richard M. Nixon signed into law the Wild Free Roaming Horses and Burros Act, which was passed unanimously by Congress. The president’s...

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Your Tax Dollars at Work: BLM Targets Herd for Third Time

Published on Sep 20, 2018

On September 19, 2018 the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) began an “emergency” roundup in the Dolly Varden Springs area of the Antelope Valley and Goshute Herd Management Areas (HMAs). The BLM will use bait/water trapping, no helicopters, to roundup and remove 900 horses from the area.


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