Policy

AWHC Joins in Calling on DOI to Retract Wild Horse Policies Enacted During Unlawful Tenure of Pendley 

WASHINGTON - (October 13, 2020)... The American Wild Horse Campaign (AWHC), the nation’s leading wild horse advocacy organization, today joined with major U.S. conservation organizations in calling on Interior Secretary David Bernhardt to rescind illegal actions of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) implemented during the unlawful tenure of William Perry Pendley as head of the agency. 


Have you Bought a BLM Mustang Between 2018-2020? We Need Your Help

The American Wild Horse Campaign (AWHC) is investigating the relationship between current Bureau of Land Management (BLM) adoption and sales practices and the apparent increase in the number of mustangs ending up in kill pens.


BLM Plans to Brutalize UT Wild Horses With Risky Surgical Procedures

(FILLMORE, UTAH) Oct 5, 2020 - Despite multiple lawsuits, federal injunctions, and overwhelming congressional and public opposition, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced today that it is again moving ahead with implementing the barbaric surgical procedure, ovariectomy via colpotomy, on wild mares, this time targeting the federally-protected wild horse herds of Utah’s Confusion Herd Management Area (HMA), 90 miles northwest of Delta


AWHC Reacts to Pendley Nomination Withdrawal

Davis, California (August 15, 2020) .... The American Wild Horse Campaign (AWHC) today hailed the Trump Administration's decision to withdraw the nomination of William Perry Pendley as director of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), issuing the following statement:

William Perry Pendley has spent his career working to sell off America's public lands to private industry and was the worst choice possible to lead the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), which is the steward of 245 million acres of public lands primarily located in the American West. 


House Committee Votes to Hand BLM $102 Million to Round Up America’s Iconic Wild Horses 

WASHINGTON, DC (July 10, 2020)…Today, two of the nation’s leading wild horse protection and humane organizations expressed disappointment with the U.S. House Appropriations Committee’s decision this morning to approve Fiscal Year 2021 Interior appropriations legislation giving the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) $102 million for its wild horse and burro program.


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 Operations to warehouse wild horses removed from public lands

(May 6, 2020) ... If you thought the mismanagement of America’s wild horses and burros had hit rock bottom, think again.


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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