Advocacy

We don't have to round up or slaughter wild horses to manage them. Arizona is proof

By Simone Netherlands, AZ Central

December 3, 2020

Arizona’s wild horses and burros are part of what makes the state unique in the American West. Our state’s love for wild horses was evident five years ago when citizens and political leaders, led by Gov. Doug Ducey, rose up in opposition to the federal government’s plan to round up the beloved Salt River wild horses from their home in the Tonto National Forest.


Neguse, colleagues pen letter to Pelosi: Wild horse roundups ‘harmful to health of animals,’ keep PZP in 2021 funding

By John LaConte, Vail Daily

November 30, 2020

A Nov. 25 letter from 22 members of Congress, including House Representative Joe Neguse, urges House leadership to consider a more “humane and sustainable” practice of fertility control for wild horses in Colorado and across the West.


Wild horse advocates hail Pendley withdrawal at BLM

By Pahrump Valley Times

September 11, 2020

The American Wild Horse Campaign recently hailed the Trump administration’s decision to withdraw the nomination of William Perry Pendley as director of the Bureau of Land Management.


BLM’s wild horse management must be fixed

By Joanna Grossman, Las Vegas Sun

August 7, 2020

For decades, the Bureau of Land Management, which oversees hundreds of millions of acres of public land, has opted to spend a significant portion of its budget on a failed policy to remove thousands of “excess” wild horses from the range.

Many Americans remain unaware that the federal government devotes more than $50 million each year to stampeding and rounding up horses with helicopters and then stockpiling these free-roaming animals in off-range holding facilities and corrals for the rest of their lives.


Letter: BLM numbers on wild horses aren’t backed by science

By Jennifer Caudill, AWHC

(February 1, 2020) In response to the Jan. 24 opinion by student Saige Bowen, “Wild mustangs need to be managed, not saved,” we contribute science-based evidence for consideration, instead of sweeping, unsubstantiated suggestions. Refer to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) 2013 comprehensive report (paid for by the BLM). The entire report is available to the public. We’ll paraphrase.


Guest Blog: Extending My Impact for Wild Horses

By KT Merry, Photographer

Growing up in Northern Nevada and working on a family-run cattle ranch on the backside of Yosemite, I had the pleasure to experience much of the West’s wildlife, including wild horses and burros.

Photo by KT Merry


How to take action for wild horses and burros right now

We get it, there’s a lot going on in the wild horse world right now. It can get a little confusing so we’re here to help! Here are 5 ways to help wild horses right now!

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AWHC Grants Funds to Rescue Horses in West Virginia

(March 24, 2021) AWHC recently assisted with a rescue in West Virginia. You may be thinking, "West Virginia?" Yes.