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Desatoya Wild Horse Roundup: December 2019

Published on Dec 6, 2019

The Bureau of Land Management, Carson City District, Stillwater Field Office will begin a wild horse roundup on or about December 5, 2019, at the Desatoya Mountain Herd Management Area (HMA) located approximately 77 miles east of Fallon, Nevada. The BLM plans to roundup approximately 450 wild...

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NEPA and the Connection to Wild Horse Management

Published by Brieanah Schwartz, AWHC Policy Counsel on Dec 5, 2019

The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) is meant to be a checks and balances system for any project that the government wants to pursue which could impact the human environment. The process of completing Environmental Assessments and Environmental Impact Statements has long been...

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About Our Lawsuit: The Mass Removal of the Devil's Garden Mustangs

Published by Brieanah Schwartz, AWHC Policy Counsel on Nov 26, 2019

Beginning in 2018, livestock permittees in Devil’s Garden Wild Horse Territory in the Modoc National Forest near Alturas, California, filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Forest Service seeking the immediate removal of over 2,000 wild horses from their home on the range in the Modoc...

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Interview: Collaboration on Nevada's historic Virginia Range

Published on Nov 20, 2019

Documentary filmmaker, Michael Alfuso, gives us glance at the people and positivity behind the world's largest fertility control program. Stay tuned for more -- we've got a mini documentary in the works.

Q: You just returned from a trip out to Nevada to document...

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VA Adoption and Sales Event Another Example of BLM’s Mismanagement of Wild Horses

Published by Mary Koncel, AWHC Program Specialist on Nov 15, 2019

(November 14, 2019) The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) held but then aborted a recent adoption and sales event in Lorton, VA that resulted in horses being subjected to dangerous storms, the death of one horse, and multiple horses receiving a strike toward becoming eligible for sale authority....

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Nov 2019: The Roundup of White River/Seaman Mustangs

Published on Nov 13, 2019

This week the BLM began rounding up horses from the Seaman and White River Herd Areas (HAs) in Nevada. AWHC is particularly concerned about this operation both because the BLM plans to zero-out, or remove all, wild horses from these HAs and due to the fact that we have an active...

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About Our Lawsuit: The Eradication of the Caliente Mustangs

Published on Nov 12, 2019

In June of 2018 AWHC, The Cloud Foundation (TCF), and Western Watersheds Project (WWP) filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) challenging the agency’s decision to roundup and permanently remove all wild horses from...

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Nevada Business Leaders & Leading Conservationist Speak Up for Mustangs in Reno

Published on Nov 8, 2019

On October 23, 2019, AWHC organized a highly successful press conference in Reno to counter the messaging of an anti-wild horse propaganda film showing later that evening. The film, Horse Rich Dirt Poor, blames wild horses for destroying BLM lands in the West, without ever mentioning...

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Keeping Wild Horses Wild by Supporting Humane Management Programs

Published on Nov 7, 2019

Nevada

The Virginia Range mustangs have inhabited a 300,000-acre habitat in the greater Reno, Nevada area for a century and a half. They are deeply entwined in the local culture — with statues of wild horses gracing local businesses and highway...

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Wild Horse Week on Capitol Hill

Published on Nov 7, 2019

November 6, 2019

Wild Horse Week on Capitol Hill

Last week, AWHC joined with Animal Welfare Action (AWA) and The Cloud Foundation (TCF) for an action packed week on Capitol, lobbying key offices and holding a highly successful briefing sponsored by Energy and Natural...

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Keeping Wild Horses Wild by Supporting Humane Management Programs

Published on Nov 7, 2019
Nevada

The Virginia Range mustangs have inhabited a 300,000-acre habitat in the greater Reno, Nevada area for a century and a half. They are deeply entwined in the local culture — with statues of wild horses gracing local businesses and highway overpasses. They are...

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The Scapegoating of Wild Horses

Published by Erik Molvar, Western Watersheds Project on Nov 4, 2019

From the perspective of Western Watersheds Project, the nation’s leading environmental conservation group working to solve the widespread problem of poor range health on western public lands, cattle — not wild horses — are the main problem causing overgrazing and...

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