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.


AWHC Welcomes Fernando Guerra as Legal Affairs Director

AWHC(September 20, 2022) American Wild Horse Campaign (AWHC) welcomes Fernando Guerra as our new Legal Affairs Director. Guerra joins the ranks of AWHC’s East Coast team from Charles County, MD.


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.


Documents show BLM wild horses sold to slaughter, advocates say

By Scott Streater | 07/26/2022 1:30 PM EDT

There’s more trouble on the horizon for the Bureau of Land Management’s embattled wild horse and burro adoption incentive program.


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