Advocacy

Legal Letter: Halt the McCullough Peaks Roundup

On Friday, January 26 2024, American Wild Horse Campaign (AWHC) sent a legal letter to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) with an urgent appeal to halt the ongoing McCullough Peaks bait trap Roundup. This roundup, which began November 1, 2023 and is set to run through March, 2024, sparks major concerns for the genetic diversity of the herds, their population numbers, and the impact of a winter gather on foals and elders.


Honoring Wild Horse Champion Rep. Dina Titus

(Jan 2024): It is with great honor that AWHC presented the 2023 Freedom Award to Congresswoman Dina Titus in person this month. It was a privilege to have our Awareness Ambassador Chloe Gosselin, Nevada State Director Tracy Wilson, and the Nevada lobbyist Helen Foley join Executive Director, Suzanne Roy for the occasion. Representative Titus is an unwavering advocate for the protection of wild horses and burros, dedicated to putting an end to inhumane and unsustainable helicopter roundups on public lands. She truly deserves our gratitude and support!


The BLM Updates Its 2024 Roundup Schedule

20,000 Wild Horses and Burros in the Crosshairs


AWHC Volunteers Attend AZ Burro Adoption Event

On December 8th, the Florence BLM Wild Horse & Burro adoption event took place at the Department of Corrections in Florence, Arizona. Inmates, with proper clearance, care for and handle wild horses and burros at this facility. Five of those inmates showcased the talents of three gentled wild horses and three tamed burros in front of 25 potential adopters.


Tonto National Forest Successfully Defends Humane Treatment of Wild Horses While Apache Sitgreaves National Forest Blatantly Disregards It

While the Apache Sitgreaves National Forest (ASNF) was busy trucking 45 Alpine wild horses to a Texas kill pen, the Tonto National Forest (TNF) held its ground in defending the Salt River wild horses from a lawsuit aimed at overturning the humane management program created under Arizona State law. The program is implemented by the Salt River Wild Horse Management Group (SRWHMG) in partnership with the AZ Department of Agriculture. It includes a humane fertility control program that is successfully reducing the size of the population without removals.


How We're Fighting Back Against Roundups

(August 2, 2023) We share people’s anger and frustration about the continued abusive wild horse and burro roundups, and we want you to know what we are doing about it, with your continued support and participation.

We're educating the public

We observe, document and disseminate photos, video footage, and written accounts of the roundups to keep the public informed.


The Bully Pulpit Rally for the Theodore Roosevelt Wild Horses: Let’s Work Together

Wild horses took center stage at the Bully Pulpit Rally: Fighting for the Spirit of the Badlands that was held July 12-13 in Medora, North Dakota.  Hosted by Chasing Horses Wild Horse Advocates (CHWHA), the two-day event drew multiple stakeholders who collectively supported saving the wild horse h


Selena: A Survivor Against Amazing Odds

By Boo Geisse, Volunteer to AWHC

Selena is a special horse—not just because of her soft eyes, kind nature, and comfortable gaits-- but because she has survived against amazingly dire odds. 


Apache Sitgreaves National Forest Trapping Wild Horses During Foaling Season

Without public notice, the Forest Service resumes controversial capture operation of Alpine wild horses; young foals at risk of injury and death


Guest Blog: Huck, Puck, and Their Official Burro Policies

By Dick Wagner, Guest Blog

As you might remember, Huck and Puck, AWHC’s wild burro ambassadors, were pulled from their range in Nevada in one of the BLM’s helicopter roundups, adopted through the Adoption Incentive Program, and flipped at an infamous kill pen in Oklahoma soon afterward. From there their luck changed, however, and they were saved by a rescue and fostered in Wyoming. Then it was on to our home in Worthington, Massachusetts.