Policy

Breaking It Down: BLM’s Path to Destruction for America’s Wild Herds

At A Glance

  • BLM submitted long overdue report to Congress on wild horse & burro management

  • It calls for mass roundups, 70% cull to herds, & surgical sterilization; will cost $1 billion in five years

  • Congress must force BLM reform, but deal between Big Ag and Big Humane blocked action last year


New BLM Report Outlines Destruction of Wild Horses and Burros

BLM Delivers Death Sentence for America’s Wild Horses

New Report Outlines Mass Roundup Plan that Will Result in Fiscal Ruin and the Destruction of America’s Wild Horse & Burro Herds  


"Predatory Businessman" Proposes Feedlot for 5K Mustangs

Plan is one of several underway to create Confined Animal Feeding Operati

Despite Pandemic, Forest Service Continues to Sell California Wild Horses for $1

(April 7, 2020) While most of the country has ground to halt because of COVID-19, the United States Forest Service (USFS) is continuing its efforts to empty its Double Devil Wild Horse Corral, located in the Modoc National Forest in Alturas, California, by not only selling horses for only $1 but also offering free shipping of them -- courtesy of American taxpayers!


BLM and USFS COVID-19 Response to Wild Horses/Burros Management

(April 2, 2020) Wild horses and burros roaming freely on western public rangeland managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the United States Forest Service are untouched by COVID-19. However, because thousands of others are in holding at government facilities, AWHC decided to check in with the two agencies to see how they are responding in light of the ongoing pandemic.

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AWHC Protests Bad Plan for Wild Horses in Idaho

By Brieanah Schwartz, Policy Counsel

(March 18, 2020) Last May, the BLM prepared a Draft Resource Management Plan (RMP) that will affect a small herd of wild horses living in the Four Mile Herd Management Area (HMA) in southwestern Idaho, near the Oregon border.


Wild Horse Group Files Suit for Records Over Special Interest Meeting Documents

Wild Horse Group Files Suit for Records Over Special Interest Meeting Documents

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 13, 2020) - The American Wild Horse Campaign sued the Trump Administration today under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) for documents related to closed-door meetings between the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and special interests groups regarding key wild horse policies. The DOI has not complied with its statutory deadlines and failed to produce any documents to the AWHC.


BLM Moves Against Wyoming’s Iconic Wild Horses

Agency seeks to wipe out one-third of mustang population and 40% of habitat in the state


Administration Plan to Weaken NEPA Will Harm Nation’s Wild Horses, Advocacy Group Warns

Washington, D.C. (January 9, 2020)...The nation's leading wild horse protection group, the American Wild Horse Campaign (AWHC), is calling foul over the Trump Administration's plan, announced today, to weaken the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).


NEPA and the Connection to Wild Horse Management

The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) is meant to be a checks and balances system for any project that the government wants to pursue which could impact the human environment. The process of completing Environmental Assessments and Environmental Impact Statements has long been described as arduous and so complex that it causes inconvenient delay to progress. Under the current administration, the goal has been to “streamline” the NEPA process, but unfortunately that has led to potentially harmful cuts that would largely weaken the original purpose of the statute itself.