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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.


BLM Moves Against Wyoming’s Iconic Wild Horses

Agency seeks to wipe out one-third of mustang population and 40% of habitat in the state


Salt River Horses Threatened by New Fencing in Tonto National Forest

  • MANAGEMENT GROUP WARNS PUBLIC OF DETRIMENTAL IMPACTS;
  • SALT RIVER WILD HORSES TO LOSE HABITAT
  • TUBERS/KAYAKERS TO BE HINDERED BY RIVER CROSS FENCE

Mesa, AZ (January 12, 2020)....


AWHC Asks BLM to Postpone Massive Wild Horse Roundup in Nevada

PIOCHE, NEVADA (January 10, 2020)... Today, the American Wild Horse Campaign (AWHC), the nation’s leading wild horse protection organization, sent a legal letter to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) asking for the postponement of a wild horse roundup scheduled to begin on Monday, citing a violation of the public’s First Amendment rights.


Administration Plan to Weaken NEPA Will Harm Nation’s Wild Horses, Advocacy Group Warns

Washington, D.C. (January 9, 2020)...The nation's leading wild horse protection group, the American Wild Horse Campaign (AWHC), is calling foul over the Trump Administration's plan, announced today, to weaken the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).


Despite new law, Forest Service invites ill-intent with $1 wild horse sales 

​ALTURAS, CALIF (January 8, 2020)... The nation’s leading wild horse advocacy organization, the American Wild Horse Campaign (AWHC), today blasted the U.S. Forest Service for its plan to begin selling off federally-protected wild horses in California for just $1 apiece beginning January 10. The horses in question were rounded up four months ago from the Devil’s Garden Wild Horse Territory in the Modoc National Forest near Alturas, CA. 


AWHC Releases "Best & Worst of 2019 for Wild Horses"

AWHC RELEASES “BEST & WORST OF 2019 FOR WILD HORSES”

Slaughter and Betrayal Top the List

Davis, CA (January 6, 2020).... The American Wild Horse Campaign today released its Best and Worst of 2019 for Wild Horses list, recapping a tumultuous year that saw wild horses scapegoated by federal officials seeking to divert attention away from the true causes of public lands degradation and sold out by large corporate animal welfare groups seeking to curry favor with Congressional appropriators.