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Dangerous Times on Capitol Hill

Published on Jun 16, 2016

June 16, 2016 Yesterday the House Appropriations Committee adopted the "Stewart Amendment" to the 2017 Interior Appropriations bill. This language could provide a back door slaughter route for thousands of wild horses and burros by allowing their transfer to state and local agencies that actively lobby for their mass removal and slaughter. Although the amendment includes a sentence intended to prohibit their "destruction for commercial processing," the prohibition will be difficult to enforce and and does not prohibit killing the horses for non-commercial purposes

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Mustang Tales: Bringing the Reader to the Range

Published on Apr 11, 2016

In August of 2015, I was a lucky passenger in TJ Holmes’s Jeep, joining her, Suzanne Roy, and Jen Maramonte in an especially rewarding visit to Spring Creek Basin Herd Management Area in southwestern Colorado. Actually I am often lucky, as TJ is my friend and neighbor and I go into the basin with her regularly.

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Axtell Wild Horse and Burro Holding Facility: December 16, 2015

Published on Feb 1, 2016

By Jim Schnepel, Wild Horse of America Foundation

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13 Virginia Range Wild Horses Arrive at Sanctuary

Published on Jan 15, 2016

By Tamara Gerdts, Project Manager

January 14, 2016

American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign has found a forever home for 13 more Virginia Range wild horses so that they don’t have to face the devastating outcome of being sent to auction and possibly slaughter.

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Help Rescue 24 Virginia Range Horses Who Face Slaughter Auction

Published on Nov 11, 2015

We are desperately attempting to find placement for two bands of horses recently removed by the Nevada Department of Agriculture from the Virginia Range, who will go to slaughter auction in less than two weeks if we are unsuccessful.

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Beatys Butte Roundup: November 4, 2015- November 22, 2015

Published on Nov 5, 2015
Starting on Wednesday, November 4, 2015, the BLM is launching a massive capture of 1,400 horses in Oregon. Born wild, these animals will lose their freedom and their families in this roundup. Some will lose their lives. Most will be sent to holding facilities where nearly 50,000 wild horses and burros are stockpiled. Read more

Fallon Broken Arrow Tour: October 23, 2015

Published on Oct 30, 2015

By Mary Cioffi

On October 23, 1015 I toured the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) wild horse Short Term Holding facility referred to as Broken Arrow located on Indian Lakes Road in Fallon, Nevada.

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Tragedy at Silver King: Braveheart’s Last Stand

Published on Oct 30, 2015
By Suzanne Roy as written with Terri Farley In the early morning of Wednesday, October 6, 2010, amid the vast landscape of the Silver King Herd Management Area in southeastern Nevada, a mustang family lost everything in a BLM helicopter roundup. Read more

West Douglas Roundup: September 16-24, 2015

Published on Sep 24, 2015
The BLM White River Field Office in Colorado rounded up and removed 167 wild horses from the West Douglas Herd Area. Read more

BLM Advisory Board Meeting Signals Dark Clouds Ahead for Wild Horses & Burros

Published on Sep 18, 2015

By Suzanne Roy, AWHPC

The BLM held its second, and final, Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board meeting of 2015 on September 2nd and 3rd in Oklahoma City, OK.

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The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Meeting: April 22-23, 2015

Published on Apr 29, 2015
The first meeting of the BLM Wild Horse and Burro (WHB) Advisory Board was held in Columbus, Ohio on April 22-23, 2015. Read more

McDermitt Pauite-Shoshone Criteria Inadequate for BLM Wild Horses

Published on Apr 6, 2015

By Laura Leigh, Wild Horse Education

Analysis of a proposed project to remove over 1,200 horses from tribal and federal land is currently underway.

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