Roundups

BLM to Begin Roundup and Dangerous Surgical Sterilization of Wild Horses

BLM Ignores Science & Congress; Announces Plans to Begin Roundup & Dangerous Surgical Sterilization of Wild Horses in Utah


Breakdown: BLM Removal of Wild Horses on Private Lands

(October 15, 2020) As the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) summer roundup season comes to a close and the winter season picks up speed, we wanted to delve into the instances of wild horse removals on private lands. This summer we saw increased private land removals, as an excuse to permanently remove wild horses and burros from the range, often on private lands within and immediately adjacent to wild horse habitat areas.

Where did it happen?


Roundup Report: Red Desert Complex, WY 2020

The Red Desert of southern Wyoming is one of the last high-desert ecosystems in the United States. This vast 9,320 square mile area is home to an abundance of wildlife and federally protected wild horses. 

There are five herds that have called this land home for centuries: Antelope Hills, Crooks Mountain, Green Mountain, Lost Creek, and Stewart Creek. Together, these wild mustangs and the Herd Management Areas (HMAs) they live in, make up the Red Desert Complex, 703,500 acres of public land and 49,500 acres of private land.


The Red Desert Roundup: A Blatant Example of BLM Catering to Livestock

(October 10, 2020) The Red Desert of southern Wyoming is one of the last high-desert ecosystems in the United States. This vast 9,320 square mile area is home to an abundance of wildlife and federally protected wild horses. 

There are five herds that have called this land home for centuries: Antelope Hills, Crooks Mountain, Green Mountain, Lost Creek, and Stewart Creek. Together, these wild mustangs and the Herd Management Areas (HMAs) they live in, make up the Red Desert Complex, 703,500 acres of public land and 49,500 acres of private land.


American Wild Horse Campaign Documents Ongoing Abuse and Inhumane Treatment of Wild Horses by The Bureau Of Land Management 

AWHC Calls On Congress to Put a Moratorium on Roundups and Investigate BLM’s Routine Violations of Its Own Animal Welfare Standards 


Our Work At Roundups: AWHC Isn’t Staying Silent in the Face of Abuse

(September 18, 2020) We share people’s anger and frustration about the continued abusive wild horse and burro BLM roundups, and we want you to know what we are doing about it, with your continued support and participation.

1. Spreading awareness


Roundup Report: Diamond Complex, Sept 2020

>>WE'RE CALLING FOR AN INVESTIGATION AND STOP TO THE DIAMOND ROUNDUP - SIGN THE PETITION<<

The Diamond Complex is comprised of three HMAs in Nevada, Diamond, Diamond Hills South and Diamond Hills North. The Complex encompasses 258,278 acres of public and private lands. The combined Appropriate Management Level (AML) for the Diamond Complex is 123-210 wild horses and the BLM estimates there are currently 1,495 wild horses.


Roundup Report: Devil's Garden Wild Horse Territory, Sept 2020

While the agency has set an Appropriate Management Level of only 206-402 horses on the 258,000-acre Devil's Garden Wild Horse Territory, it authorizes as many as 3,700 cattle and 2,900 sheep to graze for six months a year.  Yet, the Forest Service maintains that this roundup – the third in three years – is necessary to protect “rare and threatened native wildlife and the economy of Modoc County.”


Emergency Roundups: Necessary or Just Appeasing Ranchers?

(September 1, 2020) We are currently in the midst of the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) summer roundup season. The agency is increasingly using “emergency” as an excuse to permanently remove wild horses and burros from the range, enabling them to skirt in-depth analysis and proceed without providing the opportunity for the public comment.


Over 10,000 Americans Weigh in Against California Wild Horse Roundup in Advance of Virtual Public Hearing Today

ALTURAS, CALIF (August 20, 2020)... More than 10,500 American citizens are opposing the U.S. Forest Service’s plan to round up 500 wild horses next month from the Devil’s Garden Wild Horse Territory in the Modoc National Forest in California. It will be the third roundup in as many years, with over 1,900 wild horses being removed from California’s largest and most significant herd.