Have you Bought a BLM Mustang Between 2018-2020? We Need Your Help

The American Wild Horse Campaign (AWHC) is investigating the relationship between current Bureau of Land Management (BLM) adoption and sales practices and the apparent increase in the number of mustangs ending up in kill pens.

The two new BLM “initiatives” we are concerned about are 1) the Adoption Incentive Program, which pays a $1,000 to adopters but then allows horses and burros to be flipped once titled is received, and 2) the “streamlined” Online Corral which fast tracks horses and burros to becoming Sale Authority animals who can be purchased for $25 each.

In order to document this situation, we are seeking information on all mustangs and burros rescued from sales pens between May 18, 2018 and now. If you’ve purchased one or more of these animals, we’re asking if you would consider sending the following information to Amelia Perrin, amelia@americanwildhorsecampaign.org.

  • a copy of the title for each of your mustangs and/or burros acquired at sales pens;
  • bill of sale for each BLM mustang/burro you purchased from a sales pen;
  • the name of the sales pen and date when the animal/s appeared there; and
  • any other information about your mustang and/or burro and your experience acquiring them that you feel comfortable sharing.

AWHC guarantees that we will keep all personal identifying information confidential, meaning we will not reveal your name, home address, contact info, or anything about your horses and/or burros.

We are so grateful to everyone who has saved a wild horse or burro headed to slaughter, and we are actively trying to prevent more wild horses and burros from meeting this gruesome fate. We will pursue all avenues available to us -- legislative and legal -- and we have a strong track record of using both avenues to achieve real change for mustangs and burros.

We are committed to stopping the continuous stream of BLM wild horses and burros from ending up in the slaughter pipeline. We know that so many share our concern about this terrible situation, and we need your help.

Once again, please send your information to Amelia@americanwildhorsecampaign.org  If you have any questions, please email Amelia Perrin at amelia@americanwildhorsecampaign.org.