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House Committee Votes to Hand BLM $102 Million to Round Up America’s Iconic Wild Horses 

WASHINGTON, DC (July 10, 2020)…Today, two of the nation’s leading wild horse protection and humane organizations expressed disappointment with the U.S. House Appropriations Committee’s decision this morning to approve Fiscal Year 2021 Interior appropriations legislation giving the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) $102 million for its wild horse and burro program.


AWHC Statement in Response to House Interior Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON, DC (July 6, 2020) ...The House Interior Approps subcommittee rejected the President’s budget request for $15.3 million in additional funding for the Wild Horse and Burro Program. The bill also continues to prohibit the BLM and the Forest Service from slaughtering wild horses and burros. That’s the good news.


BLM Gallops Ahead with Mass Wild Horse Removal Plan; Helicopters Descend on Remote Utah Herd Beginning Today

BLM Gallops Ahead with Mass Wild Horse Removal Plan; Helicopters Descend on Remote Utah Herd Beginning Today

PRICE, Utah (July 1, 2020) … As controversial BLM acting director William Perry Pendley heads into a rocky confirmation process on Capitol Hill, the agency he heads is charging into summer with an unprecedented assault against the nation’s beloved wild horses and burros.


BLM to Roundup 5K Wild Horses & Burros from Public Lands this Summer/Fall 

BLM to Roundup 5,000 Wild Horses & Burros from Public Lands this Summer/Fall 

2020 to be the Most Perilous Year in Two Decades for Iconic Mustangs and Burros


New BLM Report Outlines Destruction of Wild Horses and Burros

BLM Delivers Death Sentence for America’s Wild Horses

New Report Outlines Mass Roundup Plan that Will Result in Fiscal Ruin and the Destruction of America’s Wild Horse & Burro Herds  


Americans speak out against BLM’s Wyoming wild horse wipeout plan

More than 12,000 citizens submitted public comments opposing the agency’s plan to round up 3,000 mustangs and replace them with privately owned livestock


Victory for Devil’s Garden Wild Horses, Following Lawsuit

The American Wild Horse Campaign and the Animal Legal Defense Fund continue work to ensure wild horses’ safety

SAN FRANCISCO (March 27, 2020)… Today, the American Wild Horse Campaign, the Animal Legal Defense Fund and local advocate Carla Bowers are dismissing a high-profile lawsuit against the U.S. Forest Service (Forest Service) over the federal government’s plan to sell wild horses captured from the Devil’s Garden Wild Horse Territory in northeast California’s Modoc National Forest for slaughter.


Wild Horse Group Files Suit for Records Over Special Interest Meeting Documents

Wild Horse Group Files Suit for Records Over Special Interest Meeting Documents

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 13, 2020) - The American Wild Horse Campaign sued the Trump Administration today under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) for documents related to closed-door meetings between the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and special interests groups regarding key wild horse policies. The DOI has not complied with its statutory deadlines and failed to produce any documents to the AWHC.


AWHC blasts UT Senator Legislation to Give Feds Carte Blanche to Round Up & Sterilize Wild Horses and Burros

Nation’s largest wild horse group blasts Utah Senator’s Legislation to Give Feds Carte Blanche to Round Up & Sterilize Nation’s Wild Horse and Burro Herds


Trump FY21 Budget Proposes Increase in Wild Horse Roundups and Sterilization, Omits Slaughter

President’s Budget Proposes Huge Increase in BLM Wild Horse & Burro Program for Mass Roundups and Risky & Cruel Sterilization Methods

Washington, DC (February 10, 2020). . . . The American Wild Horse Campaign (AWHC) today expressed alarm at the President’s Budget for FY2021, issued today, which seeks a 15% budget increase for the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) wild horse and burro program.