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.


Making A Movie Authentic: Meet The Wild Horse Expert Who Assisted On ‘Black Beauty’

By Jeryl Brunner, Forbes

January 19, 2021

This past November Disney released the classic film Black Beauty about a wild mustang that bonds with a young girl. The film, which is based on the classic 1877 novel by Anna Sewell, gives audiences a sense of the life and struggles of the wild horse.


Wildness is a necessity: Interview with AWHC Staff Member

“Wildness is a necessity.” – John Muir

By Brieanah Schwartz


7Ways To Help Wild Horses This Holiday Season 

(Dec 4, 2020) ... As this year comes to a close, many are giving thanks, and getting ready for a holiday season. With Covid-19 on the rise and new guidelines in place, much of the holiday shopping and preparation will be online this year. And luckily, AWHC has lots of online ways for you to spread the holiday cheer and help keep wild horses wild.

  So, without further ado, here are seven ways to help support AWHC’s work and wild horses while getting ready for the holidays! 


How to Apply Wild Horse Advocacy to Your Everyday Life

(November 12, 2020) On the heels of worsening roundups, we all want to know what else can we do? How can we stop this? What more can we do to protect America’s iconic wild horses and burros? We hear your pleas and we have some answers! 

Advocacy is never easy. It takes grit, strength, and determination to incorporate wild horse advocacy into your everyday life. The wild horses and burros need strong advocates for their protection and preservation, like you!