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A consideration of the video Horse Rich & Dirt Poor

Published by By Lara Joy Brynildssen, Wild Horse Photographer & Advocate on Mar 27, 2019
  I watched the video, Horse Rich & Dirt Poor, presented by The Wildlife Society, directed by Ben Masters and Charles Post because I’m a wild horse advocate and photographer. I love these creatures.   I’m not a fan of Ben Masters nor his coming-of-age film Unbranded. I am... Read more

Harmful New Mexico Wild Horse Legislation Defeated

Published on Mar 25, 2019

(March 25, 2019)... The New Mexico legislative session concluded on March 16, 2019 with a major victory for New Mexico’s wild horses.  SB158, if enacted, would have placed the fate of the state’s wild horses in the hands of the Livestock Board, providing a mechanism for the removal of all...

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Understanding BLM's New Notice Policy

Published by By Brieanah Schwartz, AWHC on Mar 22, 2019

(March 22, 2018) On Friday, March 15th, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released a new internal memorandum (IM) related to the window of notice the agency provides the public before roundup operations. This new IM (PIM 2019-004) states that now the BLM will only provide two weeks notice to...

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BLM 2018 Data – More Mismanagement of Wild Horses and Burros

Published by By Mary Koncel, AWHC on Mar 19, 2019

BLM 2018 Data – More Mismanagement of Wild Horses and Burros

·       Removals up nearly 70% from 2017.

·       Number of horses and burros in holding facilities skyrockets to nearly 51,000...

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USFS Hands Management of CA Wild Horses Over to Local Cattle Interests

Published on Mar 7, 2019

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According to the Wild Free-Roaming Horse and Burro Act of 1971, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the United States Forest Service (USFS) are tasked with managing, protecting, and...

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Devil's Garden Horses Available for Adoption

Published on Feb 25, 2019

In October 2018, the U.S. Forest Service completed its roundup and removal of 932 horses from the Devil’s Garden Wild Horse Territory (DGWHT) in the Modoc National Forest near Alturas, CA.  Besides losing their freedom and families, these cherished horses have endured ongoing mismanagement...

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Navy Plans to Expand Operations Putting Wild Horses at Risk

Published on Feb 15, 2019

(February 15, 2019) The Fallon Range Training Complex Modernization Draft Environmental Impact Statement (“EIS”) was drafted to evaluate the potential environmental impacts of expanding land ranges and modifying associated airspace configurations in the Fallon Range Training Complex (“FRTC”) and...

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The Omnibus Bill: What's Included for Wild Horses and Burros

Published on Feb 15, 2019

(February 15, 2019) In what might be considered a Valentine’s Day miracle, the House passed a spending package Thursday night which included funding for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Department of the Interior, completing congressional action to avert a...

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Get the Report: Pine Nut Mountains Wild Horse Roundup 2019

Published on Feb 5, 2019

The start date for the roundup in the Pine Nut Mountains Herd Management Area (HMA) begins on Thursday, Feb. 7, delayed one day by snow and ice in the northern Nevada region. The BLM's Carson City District intends to remove approximately 575 wild horses from the HMA as...

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Palomino Valley Roundup: What You Need to Know

Published on Feb 1, 2019

On January 4-5, 2019, the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe, assisted by Cattoor Wild Horse Roundups, conducted a surprise roundup that devastated the residents of Palomino Valley, a rural community northeast of Reno. When it was over, several...

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Update: Palomino Valley Roundup Lawsuit

Published on Jan 28, 2019

(January 28, 2019) We were in federal court in Reno today for a hearing on our lawsuit over the illegal roundup of wild horses conducted by the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe and Cattoor Livestock Roundups from private lands in Palomino Valley, a rural community northeast of the city.

At issue...

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BLM Records Reveal Suspect Use of Euthansia During NV Roundup

Published by Brieanah Schwartz, Government Relations and Policy Counsel on Jan 11, 2019

January 10, 2019... Last October, AWHC sent a FOIA request to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Nevada Field Office to request all documents related to horses both euthanized and who died during the 2018 Owyhee Complex Roundup.

As a reminder, the Owyhee roundup was...

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