Our Work Continues Amidst the COVID-19 Crisis

(March 17, 2020) We hope that you and your loved ones are staying safe and well during this difficult time. Like you, we are doing our best to stay up to date on the evolving COVID-19 situation, and we wanted to take a moment to share with you how the latest developments are affecting our work to protect wild horses and burros.

The President's Budget: What's At Stake for Wild Horses

(February 13, 2020) This past December, Congress authorized a 25% ($21 million) increase for the Bureau of Land Management’s badly broken Wild Horse and Burro program. Now the Administration is asking Congress to approve an additional 15% ($15.3 million) budget increase for the program two months later, as the BLM prepares to massively accelerate the roundup and removal of tens of thousands of wild horses.

What’s At Stake

Despite new law, Forest Service invites ill-intent with $1 wild horse sales 

​ALTURAS, CALIF (January 8, 2020)... The nation’s leading wild horse advocacy organization, the American Wild Horse Campaign (AWHC), today blasted the U.S. Forest Service for its plan to begin selling off federally-protected wild horses in California for just $1 apiece beginning January 10. The horses in question were rounded up four months ago from the Devil’s Garden Wild Horse Territory in the Modoc National Forest near Alturas, CA. 

Congress Bans Forest Service from Selling Wild Horses from Slaughter

New Law Protects Wild Horses in California’s Modoc National Forest and Across the West

WASHINGTON, DC (December 19, 2019)... Today, Congress passed the Fiscal Year 2020 “minibus” spending bill that prohibits the U.S. Forest Service from destroying healthy wild horses and burros and selling them for slaughter.

Does the PACT Act Affect Wild Horses?

(December 19, 2019) How does the PACT (Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture) Act affect wild horses? Does it apply to the BLM? Short answer, it doesn’t.  

Well what’s the long answer? It’s complicated and is very interesting for all of you crime junkies out there. So saddle up and let’s get started! 

The PACT Act fills loopholes created by the United States vs. Stevens Supreme Court case and a subsequent Animal Crush Video Prohibition Act, passed in 2010. 

Breaking Down the Wild Horse News from Capitol Hill - What Happened?

(December 18, 2019)... Today all eyes are focused on Congress and the impeachment vote, but yesterday they passed legislation that is the biggest threat to wild horses in a generation. On Tuesday in Congress, the House of Representatives passed two bills that will fund the federal government through September 2020.

Wild Horse Week on Capitol Hill

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 Resources (ENR) Committee chair Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) and held in the ENR Committee hearing room in the Rayburn House Office Building.

Bipartisan Members of Congress Denounce Gruesome Wild Horse Sterilization Experiments

Washington, DC (June 24, 2019) … The nation’s largest wild horse protection organization, the American Wild Horse Campaign (AWHC) today commended Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), co-chair of the Congressional Animal Protection Caucus for spearheading a bipartisan letter signed by members of Congress to Interior Secretary David Bernhardt, expressing concerns over the proposed surgical sterilization experiments


The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board will meet July 9-11 in Boise, Idaho, and October 29-31 in Washington, D.C. The Board will discuss the pressing challenges of wild horse and burro management, including the number of unadopted and unsold animals in BLM facilities and the effects of overpopulation on public lands.