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American Wild Horse Campaign Documents Ongoing Abuse and Inhumane Treatment of Wild Horses by The Bureau Of Land Management 

AWHC Calls On Congress to Put a Moratorium on Roundups and Investigate BLM’s Routine Violations of Its Own Animal Welfare Standards 


Over 10,000 Americans Weigh in Against California Wild Horse Roundup in Advance of Virtual Public Hearing Today

ALTURAS, CALIF (August 20, 2020)... More than 10,500 American citizens are opposing the U.S. Forest Service’s plan to round up 500 wild horses next month from the Devil’s Garden Wild Horse Territory in the Modoc National Forest in California. It will be the third roundup in as many years, with over 1,900 wild horses being removed from California’s largest and most significant herd. 


AWHC Reacts to Pendley Nomination Withdrawal

Davis, California (August 15, 2020) .... The American Wild Horse Campaign (AWHC) today hailed the Trump Administration's decision to withdraw the nomination of William Perry Pendley as director of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), issuing the following statement:

William Perry Pendley has spent his career working to sell off America's public lands to private industry and was the worst choice possible to lead the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), which is the steward of 245 million acres of public lands primarily located in the American West. 


BREAKING: U.S. House Passes Historic Wild Horse Protection Amendment

WASHINGTON (July 23, 2020) -- The American Wild Horse Campaign, Animal Wellness Action, and the Animal Wellness Foundation today applauded the U.S. House for approving a wild horse protection amendment to H.R. 7608, the State, Foreign Operations, Agriculture, Rural Development, Interior, Environment, Military Construction, and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act 202. The amendment was led by a strong bipartisan team of lawmakers:  U.S.


Wild Horse Amendment Clears Rules Committee; Headed to House Floor Tomorrow 

Groups Applaud Bipartisan Team of Lawmakers for Leadership to Protect America’s Wild Horses & Burros 


American Wild Horse Campaign, Animal Wellness Join With Bipartisan Members to Protect Wild Horses

Advocacy groups push for House floor amendment to allocate $11 million of the current budget to PZP birth control to humanely manage wild horse and burro populations, Curbing Amount Spent on Roundups and Incarceration


Violent Death Of Wild Mustang At Fed'l Roundup Sparks Public Outrage

FILLMORE, Utah (July 19, 2020)…A wild mustang mare crashed, broke her neck and was dragged off with chains yesterday after at a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) helicopter  roundup in Utah’s Swasey Herd Management Area (HMA).


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.