press release

Bill Introduced to Ban Brutal Helicopter Roundups of Wild Horses

Washington, DC (May 24, 2023)—The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) and the American Wild Horse Campaign (AWHC) commend US Reps. Dina Titus (D-NV), David Schweikert (R-AZ), and Steve Cohen (D-TN) for reintroducing today the Wild Horse and Burro Protection Act to prohibit costly and inhumane helicopter roundups of wild horses.

Apache Sitgreaves National Forest Trapping Wild Horses During Foaling Season

Without public notice, the Forest Service resumes controversial capture operation of Alpine wild horses; young foals at risk of injury and death

AWHC applauds the reintroduction of the SAFE Act in the U.S. House of Reps.

The Save America’s Forgotten Equines (SAFE) Act would permanently ban horse slaughter in the US and stop the export of slaughter-bound equines to Mexico and Canada 

Groups File Lawsuit Over Government Plan to Eradicate One-Third of Wyoming’s Wild Horse Population 

Bureau of Land Management plan amendment “zeroes out” the Salt Wells Creek and Great Divide Basin Herd Management Areas in Wyoming Checkerboard, while slashing the size of protected habitat in Adobe Town

American Wild Horse Campaign Unveils Spirit of Nevada Billboards in Nevada

RENO, NV (May 9, 2023) — Today, the American Wild Horse Campaign (AWHC) unveiled a new Spirit of Nevada billboard campaign celebrating the wild mustang’s emblematic status in Nevada. 

Colorado Lawmakers Pass Reform Measure Offering Alternative to Wild Horse Roundups

Colorado Wild Horse Project Clears Both Chambers and Advances to Governor’s Desk to be Signed into Law

DENVER (May 8, 2023) – The American Wild Horse Campaign (AWHC) applauds Colorado lawmakers, particularly its bill sponsors, for today officially passing the Colorado Wild Horse Project, SB23-275 which includes $1.5 million for on-range and off-range conservation efforts.

New BLM data claims on-range wild horse population growth, despite unprecedented removals and harsh winter

WASHINGTON (April 25, 2023) – This week, in light of the recent release of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) 2023 Wild Horse and Burro Program gather schedule and population data, the American Wild Horse Campaign (AWHC) is raising concerns about the unsustainable path the agency continues to follow and is reigniting calls to prioritize on-range solutions, including humane fertility control. 

NGOs Pledge Reward MATCH for Justice in Utah Wild Horse Slayings 

Tooele, Utah (March 23, 2023) –  Today, the American Wild Horse Campaign (AWHC) announced that it has pledge $5,000 to a Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) reward fund in hopes of bringing justice to the case of the brutal killing of wild horses from the popular Onaqui Herd Management Area (HMA) discovered this week.

Leading Wild Horse Protection Organization Applauds Governor and State Legislators for Support of Teddy Roosevelt Wild Horse Herd

(NORTH DAKOTA (Jan 31, 2023) — Today, the nation’s largest wild horse organization, American Wild Horse Campaign (AWHC), commended Governor Doug Burgum and North Dakota lawmakers for standing up for the historic wild horses of the Teddy Roosevelt National Park and for opposing a federal plan to eradicate them.  

ADVISORY: Feds to Hold Public Meeting to Discuss Future of North Dakota’s Historic Wild Horse Herd

January 11, 2023

 MEDORA, North Dakota — Amid growing controversy, the National Park Service (NPS) will hold a virtual public informational session tomorrow to discuss the future of the historic wild horses in the Teddy Roosevelt National Park (TRNP) in Medora. The meeting will be followed by a Q&A session with a panel of NPS staff and subject matter experts.