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Feds Allow Unbranded, Federally-Protected Wild Horses to be Sent to Slaughter Auction

Published on Aug 12, 2013

Winnemucca, NV (August 12, 2013)…. Late yesterday, the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) notified a coalition of wild horse advocacy and conservation groups that it was “issuing a stop order” to helicopter wranglers hired to roundup hundreds of wild horses on USFS, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and tribal lands on the Ft. McDermitt Paiute Shoshone Reservation on the Nevada/Oregon Border and transport them to a slaughter auction.

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USDA Postpones Controversial Round Up of Wild Horses for Slaughter

Published on Aug 8, 2013

Winnemucca, NV (August 8, 2013) ... Late today, the U.S.

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USDA Shuts Down Public Observation at Controversial Wild Horse Roundup; Horses Slated for Slaughter Auction

Published on Aug 8, 2013
Winnemucca, NV (August 8, 2013) ... Yesterday, the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), a division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, informed the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC), a national coalition, that it was reneging on its previous commitment to provide public observation of the taxpayer-funded helicopter roundup of wild horses on public lands in the Humboldt Toiyable National Forest. The capture operation is set to begin tomorrow, Friday, August 9, 2013, at 5 a.m., and the wild horses that are rounded up are scheduled to go to slaughter auction the following week. Read more

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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