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Leading Wild Horse Protection Group Releases First 100-Days Agenda for Biden Administration

Washington, D.C. (Jan 13, 2021) — Today, the American Wild Horse Campaign (AWHC), the nation’s leading wild horse protection organization, delivered a First 100 Day Wild Horse Agenda to the Biden Administration, with an urgent plea for reform of the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) wild horse and burro management program, which is careening toward a fiscal and animal welfare disaster. 


AWHC Hails Nomination of Rep. Deborah Haaland as Interior Secretary

WASHINGTON (Dec. 17, 2020) The American Wild Horse Campaign released the following statement in response to President-Elect Biden’s nomination of U.S. Rep. Deborah Haaland as Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior:


PZP Fertility Control Program Hits Record-breaking Milestone in Nevada’s Virginia Range

The humane PZP fertility control among wild horses is 97% proven effective in preventing pregnancy in free-roaming horse


Lawsuit Filed to Stop “Barbaric” Wild Horse Sterilization Surgeries

WASHINGTON, DC (December 11, 2020) —The American Wild Horse Campaign (AWHC) and Utah citizen Robert Hammer filed suit Thursday in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against the U.S. Department of the Interior to stop the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) from performing risky and inhumane surgical sterilization surgeries on federally-protected wild mares (female horses) recently rounded up in Utah.


Bipartisan lawmakers to Appropriators: Follow the House Lead and Protect Wild Horses

WASHINGTON, DC (November 25, 2020)… Today, lawmakers in both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives sent letters to leadership urging them to ensure the final FY21 spending bill contains a key provision to reform the mismanaged and controversial Bureau of Land Management Wild Horse and Burro Program. 


BLM to Begin Roundup and Dangerous Surgical Sterilization of Wild Horses

BLM Ignores Science & Congress; Announces Plans to Begin Roundup & Dangerous Surgical Sterilization of Wild Horses in Utah


58 Members of Congress Tell BLM to Cancel Inhumane Wild Horse Sterilization Surgeries  

WASHINGTON, DC (Nov. 19, 2020)... Today, Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Representative Dina Titus (D-NV) sent a bipartisan letter signed by 58 Members of Congress to Interior Secretary David Bernhardt calling on the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to drop a controversial plan to surgically sterilize federally-protected wild horses in Utah. 


Senate Proposes $14 Million Increase to BLM Wild Horse & Burro Budget

AWHC Criticizes Approps Committee for Funding Mass Roundup Program While Ignoring Humane Alternatives

WASHINGTON, DC (Nov. 10, 2020)…Today the nation’s leading wild horse protection organization, the American Wild Horse Campaign (AWHC) expressed disappointment with the U.S.


AWHC Joins in Calling on DOI to Retract Wild Horse Policies Enacted During Unlawful Tenure of Pendley 

WASHINGTON - (October 13, 2020)... The American Wild Horse Campaign (AWHC), the nation’s leading wild horse advocacy organization, today joined with major U.S. conservation organizations in calling on Interior Secretary David Bernhardt to rescind illegal actions of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) implemented during the unlawful tenure of William Perry Pendley as head of the agency.