Policy

Grace Kuhn: Brutal federal plan for Utah’s wild horses must be stopped

By Grace Kuhn, Special to The Salt Lake Tribune

December 11, 2020

Utahns need to know what’s happening to their horses. It’s not pretty.


AWHC welcomes new Director Stone-Manning and calls for reforms to the BLM’s mismanaged Wild Horse and Burro Program

Leading wild horse advocacy NGO welcomes new Director Stone-Manning and calls for reforms to the BLM’s mismanaged Wild Horse and Burro Program


Concerning Changes to Wild Horse and Burro Euthanasia Policy

(September 10, 2021) A new Bureau of Land Management (BLM) policy establishes protocols for the euthanasia of wild horses and burros. These policies are implemented immediately and without a chance for comment or input from the public. Worse still, policies are internal guidelines that influence the agency’s work internally and are not legally enforceable, unlike laws or regulations.


Have You Adopted a Devil’s Garden Mustang from the Forest Service between 2018-2021? We Need Your Help.

The American Wild Horse Campaign (AWHC) is investigating the U.S. Forest Service’s completion of compliance checks before transfer of ownership (title) for any Devil’s Garden horses adopted from the Double Devil Wild Horse Corrals on the Modoc National Forest (MNF).


BLM to build largest U.S. Wild Horse Prison in Nevada

Advocates raise humane and environmental concerns over industrial-scale feedlot. 

RENO (September 3, 2021) —  Today, the nation’s leading wild horse protection organization, the American Wild Horse Campaign (AWHC) expressed outrage at a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposal to build a large-scale industrial agricultural facility in Nevada that will house thousands of federally-protected wild horses and burros removed from western public lands. 


Leading Wild Horse NGO Applauds Feinstein for Demanding Action to Protect Wild Horses and Burros from Slaughter

Washington D.C. (August 17, 2021) — Today, the nation’s leading wild horse and burro protection organization, the American Wild Horse Campaign (AWHC), praised U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) for calling on the U.S.


AWHC’s Top 5 Problems with the BLM’s Response to Concerns about the AIP

In summary, these reforms are a muck bucket of nothing and will not stop the steady flow of wild horses and burros into the slaughter pipeline. Cash incentives must be ended in order to address the root of the AIP problem.  

#1 The BLM continues to underestimate the scale of the problem, asserting that the “vast majority” of adopters adhere to agency requirements, but has failed to conduct a thorough and transparent investigation to support the claim.


BLM’s Adoption Incentive Program Sends Over A Dozen More Wild Horses and Burros to Slaughter Auctions

Agency’s recent reforms will not stop this tax-subsidized slaughter pipeline for these federally-protected icons


AWHC’s Response to the BLM’s Announced Changes to Its Wild Horse & Burro Adoption Program

July 28, 2021

On July 26, 2021, the BLM announced a series of reforms to its Adoption Incentive Program (AIP) in response to AWHC’s investigative findings and an explosive New York Times report documenting the program as a taxpayer-subsidized pipeline to slaughter for federally protected wild horses and burros. 


BLM Changes to Wild Horse Adoption Incentive Program Insufficient to Prevent Slaughter

Group that helped expose program as a pipeline to slaughter for scores of wild horses and burros says cash payments for adoption must end