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Over 1,000 Wild Horses and Burros Sold at Slaughter Auctions in 22 Months, New Report Reveals

American Wild Horse Campaign links Bureau of Land Management cash incentive adoption program to the flood of federally-protected wild horses and burros into kill pens


American Wild Horse Campaign Pledges Reward MATCH for Justice in Nevada Wild Horse Killings

American Wild Horse Campaign Pledges Reward MATCH for Justice in Nevada Wild Horse Killings

Ely, Nevada (September 15, 2022) –  Today, the American Wild Horse Campaign (AWHC) announced that it will match the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) $5,000 reward fund in hopes of bringing justice to the case of the brutal killing of wild horses from Jakes Valley in November of 2021. 


National Ad Campaign to US Taxpayers: “There’s a Better Way” to Manage Wild Horses

WASHINGTON, DC (September 15, 2022) — The nation’s leading wild horse conservation organization, the American Wild Horse Campaign (AWHC) is unveiling a multi-state TV and social media advertising campaign — There’s a Better Way — aimed at raising awareness of the crisis facing American wild horses funded by the U.S. taxpayer.


Forest Service Calif. Wild Horse Roundup Starts in Modoc Nat’l Forest Despite Calls from Congress and Animal Welfare Groups

Alturas, Calif. (Sept. 12, 2022) – Amid the start of California’s largest wild horse roundup – historically laden with problems – the nation’s leading wild horse protection organization, the American Wild Horse Campaign (AWHC) – is calling on the United States Forest Service (USFS) for greater transparency and the humane treatment of these treasured wild horses. 


Death Toll Mounts to 64 in CA/NV Fed’l Wild Horse Roundups

Death Toll Mounts to 64 in CA/NV Fed’l Wild Horse Roundups

Fifteen foals among the dead

(August 17, 2022) – Amid growing controversy surrounding the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Wild Horse and Burro Program, helicopter roundups in California and Nevada have resulted in the deaths of 64 federally-protected wild horses and burros so far. 


Deadly Day at California Wild Horse Roundup

5 horses - including 2 foals - die days after the stampede and a pileup kills 2


Senate Committee Moves to Reform Fed'l Wild Horse and Burro Program

Washington, DC (July 28, 2022) — Today, the nation’s leading wild horse protection organization, the American Wild Horse Campaign, commended the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee for including reversible immunocontraceptive fertility control vaccines in its fiscal year 2022 Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies bill released today.


Federally-Protected Wild Horses Adopted Under Government Program Are Going to Slaughter, Investigation Finds 

New American Wild Horse Campaign report documents at least 840 American wild horses and burros sold at slaughter auctions since program began 


VIDEO: Dozens of Stressed Wild Horses Attempt Escape from Cramped Pens in CA/NV Fed’l Operation

July 25, 2022

The nation’s leading wild horse protection organization, the American Wild Horse Campaign (AWHC) is currently on the ground at the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Twin Peaks Herd Management Area (HMA) wild horse roundup along the California-Nevada border in Lassen County, California and Washoe County Nevada. 

Update:


MEDIA UPDATE: COLORADO AND NEVADA WILD HORSE ROUNDUP REPORT

Six Deaths Reported

(July 22, 2022) – Amid public and political backlash toward the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Wild Horse and Burro Program, two wild horse roundups are proceeding in Colorado and Nevada. Following is the latest update from the American Wild Horse Campaign (AWHC), which has observers onsite at each location.