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US agency ends Nevada mustang fertility project

Published on May 11, 2016
May 11, 2016 Under the threat of another legal battle, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management has pulled the plug on a public-private partnership in northern Nevada aimed at shrinking the size of a wild horse herd through the use of contraceptives, according to documents The Associated Press obtained on Tuesday. Read more

Historic Bill to Protect Famed Salt River Wild Horses Passes AZ Legislature with 53-3 House Vote

Published on May 5, 2016
Phoenix, AZ (May 5, 2016). . . .HB 2340 to protect the famed Salt River wild horses in the Tonto National Forest cleared its last hurdle in the Arizona legislature today with a 53-3 vote in the House of Representatives to approve the bill and send it on to Governor Doug Ducey’s desk for signature. Read more

Wild horse advocates file complaint to stop inhumane BLM/OSU sterilization experiments

Published on Apr 12, 2016

Redmond, Ore. (April 12, 2016) - Wild horse advocacy groups this week filed a formal complaint with Oregon State University to halt barbaric sterilization experiments on wild mares the university is planning in conjunction with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.

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Victory for Salt River Wild Horses: Bill to Protect the Herd Passes the AZ Senate!

Published on Apr 11, 2016

Phoenix, Arizona (April 11, 2016) . . . . Wild horse advocates are declaring victory for the Salt River wild horses after today’s Senate vote of 27-2 in favor of HB 2340, legislation to protect the cherished wild horse herd. The House passed the bill on Feb.

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New Video Shows Brutality of BLM’s Proposed Wild Horse Sterilization Experiments

Published on Mar 17, 2016

Hines, Oregon (March 17, 2016) ….The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign today released a new video depicting the reality of the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) plans to “spay” wild mares. The video includes never-before-seen footage of the risky, painful, invasive and archaic sterilization (“spay”) procedures the BLM is proposing to conduct on wild mares held at its Wild Horse Corrals in Hines Oregon and on the range in Wyoming.

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Today: Bill to Protect Salt River Wild Horses Heard by Arizona Senate Committee

Published on Mar 8, 2016

Phoenix, AZ (March 8, 2016). . . . Today at 9 a.m., the Arizona State Senate Committee on Federalism, Mandates and Fiscal Responsibility will hear HB 2340, a bill to protect the famed Salt River Wild Horses in the Tonto National Forest near Mesa.

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Bill Relating to the Salt River Wild Horses Gains Support of Horse Advocates; Passes House

Published on Feb 24, 2016

Phoenix, Arizona (February 25, 2016). . . . The Salt River Wild Horse Management Group and the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign are dropping their opposition to HB 2340, a bill relating to the management of the Salt River wild horses, after bill sponsor Representative Kelly Townsend today amended the legislation to better protect the horses.

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Salt River Horse Issue to be Heard at Wednesday State House Hearing: Public Urged to Attend!

Published on Feb 15, 2016

Phoenix, AZ (February 15, 2016) . . . Two leading wild horse protection organizations are urging the public to oppose two state bills related to the famed Salt River wild horses in the Tonto National Forest.

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BLM Utah Poised To Conduct Rigged “Research Study” of Wild Burros

Published on Feb 11, 2016

Salt Lake City, UT (February 11, 2016) … The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC) is calling upon the Bureau of Land Management to halt plans, announced yesterday, round up and remove more than 60 percent of burros in the Sinbad Herd Management Area (HMA) in Utah.

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BLM’s 2017 Budget Opens Door for Wild Horse Slaughter & Sterilization

Published on Feb 11, 2016

Washington, DC (February 11, 2016) … The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign is calling foul on the Bureau of Land Management’s just-released 2017 budget proposal, which includes a provision that would strip wild horses of the legal status that currently protects them from being sent to slaughter. This is a marked departure from President Obama’s position of safeguarding wild horses from possible slaughter.

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Published on Feb 1, 2016

Hines, OR (February 15, 2016) ... Public outrage is rising over a series of inhumane, dangerous and experimental sterilization procedures proposed by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

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