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USDA Shady Plan to Round Up Wild Horses for Slaughter Revealed

Published on Aug 7, 2013

Lompoc, CA (August 7, 2013)....The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC), a national coalition, today blasted the U.S. Forest Service (FS), a division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for its plan to roundup 750-1000 wild horses from federal and tribal Lands in northern Nevada and turn them over to the tribes to sell for slaughter. The plan will proceed despite the stated opposition of the Obama Administration and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to the practice of horse slaughter.

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BLM Continues "Business As Usual" Wild Horse Roundups With Plans to Remove 1,300 Wild Horses Over Next Eight Weeks

Published on Jul 19, 2013

Today, the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC), a national coalition, reacted with outrage and disbelief at the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) plan, released today, to roundup and remove 1,300 wild horses and burros from public lands this summer, bringing to 4,800 the total number removed in Fiscal Year 2013.

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Over 7,700 Citizens Protest Feds’ Las Vegas-Area Wild Horse & Burro Roundup Plan

Published on Jul 16, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (July 15, 2013) . . . Over 7,700 citizens have joined the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC), a national coalition, in urging the U.S. Forest Service to oppose a plan that could result in the removal of over 900 wild horses and burros from the Spring Mountain Complex, a nearly 800,000-acre public land area in southern Nevada.

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U.S. Forest Service Settles Lawsuit by Oregon Rancher Seeking Removal of Wild Horses in Malheur National Forest

Published on Jul 12, 2013

Portland, OR (July 12, 2013)…This week, the United States Forest Service (FS) entered into a settlement agreement with an Oregon livestock operator by committing to a roundup schedule for wild horses in the Murderers Creek portion of Oregon’s Malheur National Forest in order to bring the population to within the Allowable Management Level (AML) established by the FS.

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National Coalition Urges BLM to Work with Community to Keep Wild Horses on the Range

Published on Jun 26, 2013

Carson City, NV (June 26, 2013) -- Tonight, the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC), a national coalition, is attending a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) "public workshop concerning wild horses in the Fish Springs area" which is located on the outskirts of Gardnerville, Nevada. Joining local community members, AWHPC is calling upon the BLM to abandon its "business as usual" approach of removing wild horses and to instead work with the community on solutions to humanely manage the horses on the range.

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Celebrities, Congresspersons & Citizens to Int. Secy. Jewell: Step In to Save America's Wild Horses & Burros

Published on Jun 20, 2013

WASHINGTON (JUNE 20, 2013) -- Americans from all backgrounds came together on Thursday to keep the pressure on Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to reform the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) wild horse program.

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Nevada Governor Signs Historic Bill to Allow Non-Profits to Humanely Manage Wild Horses Under State’s Jurisdiction

Published on Jun 17, 2013

(Carson City, Nev.) June 17, 2013 – Today, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval held a signing ceremony for Assembly Bill 264 (AB264), which allows the Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) to resume cooperative agreements between the state and non-profit organizations to humanely oversee the wild horses in the Virginia Range outside Reno

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Nat'l Coalition Calls on Interior Sec to Halt Wild Horse Roundups in Wake of Independent Report

Published on Jun 5, 2013

Washington, DC (June 5, 2013) The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC), a national coalition, and its founding coalition partner Return to Freedom are calling for an immediate halt to the roundup and removal of wild horses from western public lands in light of a scathing report released today by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS).

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Majority of Americans Want Wild Horses Protected, National Poll Reveals

Published on Jun 4, 2013

Just as the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is scheduled to release to the media a report on its review of the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Wild Horse and Burro Program, the American Wild Horse Preservation (AWHPC) and its parent organization Return to Freedom (RTF) are making public a national poll that tested, for the first time, the perceptions of Americans about wild horses and the federal program that manages them in the West.

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Number of wild horses in government warehouses reaches all time high

Published on May 3, 2013

A recent Bureau of Land Management (BLM) report reveals that the number of wild horses stockpiled in government holding facilities has reached an all time high, a national wild horse preservation coalition announced today.

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Federal Court Sanctions Gov’t Plans to Eliminate Wild Free-Roaming Horses from Wyoming Checkerboard

Published on Apr 4, 2013
Cheyenne, WY ( April 4, 2013) – A federal court in Wyoming has approved a consent decree between the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Rock Springs Grazing Association (RSGA) that will wipe out wild free-roaming horses from the Wyoming Checkerboard, a two-million acre swath of public and private land in the southern part of the state. Read more

Independent Review Confirms: BLM Lacks Justification to Remove Wild Horses Near Carson City

Published on Mar 18, 2013

Carson City, Nevada – March 18, 2013 – Today, responding to the independent confirmation that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lacked evidence to support the removal of a small family of wild horses in Carson City, the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC), a national coalition, and local community members are calling on the BLM to cancel the planned March 23 auction of the horses.

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