New BLM Director Urged to Uphold Federal Law in Face of Ranchers’ Threats April 8, 2014

Washington, DC – April 8, 2014

April 8th, 2014|

Advocates Warn Ranchers and BLM: Removal of Wild Horses Violates Federal Laws April, 7, 2014

Advocates Warn Ranchers and BLM: Removal of Wild Horses Violates Federal Laws

Decades of Illegal Private Livestock Grazing Damages Public Lands As Ranchers Try to Scapegoat Wild Horses

The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC), a national coalition and its founding organization, Return to Freedom (RTF), today warned the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Iron County Commissioners that any removal of wild horses from federal lands would be in violation of federal laws. The warning came in response to a threat and ultimatum made by the Iron County Board of Commissioners to the BLM that local officials would round up federally-protected wild horses if the BLM did not.

April 7th, 2014|

Grijalva Will Headline Sept. 4 Press Conference at BLM Horse Facility Near Reno to Call for Wild Horse & Burro Management Reforms

Tucson, Ariz. — Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva, the ranking member of the House Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation, will tour and hold a press conference on Wednesday, Sept. 4, at the Palomino Valley National Adoption Center to discuss the current state and future of the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Wild Horse and Burro Program.

August 31st, 2013|

National Coalition Calls on Interior Secretary to Halt Wild Horse Roundups in Wake of Scathing Independent Report National Academy of Sciences Says Alternatives Available; “Business As Usual” is “Expensive and Unproductive”

Washington, DC (June 5, 2013)

The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC), a national coalition, and its founding coalition partner Return to Freedom are calling for an immediate halt to the roundup and removal of wild horses from western public lands in light of a scathing report released today by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS).

June 5th, 2013|

Majority of Americans Want Wild Horses Protected, National Poll Reveals

Carole King, Ali MacGraw, Viggo Mortensen, Ed Harris, Wendie Malick, Betty White, Noah Wylie and others speak up for America’s Mustangs in appeal to New Interior Secretary Sally Jewell 

June 5th, 2013|

Nat’l Coalition Calls on Interior Sec to Halt Wild Horse Roundups in Wake of Independent Report

Washington, DC (June 5, 2013) The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC), a national coalition, and its founding coalition organization Return to Freedom are calling for an immediate halt to the roundup and removal of wild horses from western public lands in light of a scathing report released today by the National Academy of Sciences

June 5th, 2013|

Obama Administration Challenged to Put Action Behind Rhetoric about Wild Horse Program Reform

As public and Congressional pressure mounts, BLM pledges change but continues costly and inhumane mustang roundups

Washington, DC – February 25, 2011 – The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC), Saving America’s Mustangs, and Return to Freedom today reacted to the Interior Department’s announcement of “accelerated reforms” for the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) wild horse and burro program with a challenge to the agency to put real action behind its rhetoric about change.

November 24th, 2012|

California’s Return to Freedom Wild Horse Sanctuary Embarks on Pioneering Mustang Rescue

Program to Re-establish Family Bands for Captured Wild Horses Advances with Today’s Arrival of 74 Mares to Return to Freedom’s Care

Fallon, Nevada (December 13, 2010) As the one-year anniversary of the controversial Calico wild horse roundup fast approaches, Return to Freedom – a leading wild horse sanctuary, education, conservation organization — is continuing its groundbreaking rescue of captured Calico mustangs. Today, the group will receive 74 Calico mares delivered by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to temporary quarters in Fallon, Nevada.

November 24th, 2012|

Devastating Calico Round Up Begins

It was not long ago that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced a proposal to euthanize some 30,000 wild horses that they have stockpiled in federal holding facilities, due to budget constraints. This overstock of horses is a result of years of gathering more wild horses from the range than the agency could successfully place through their adoption program. Rather than discontinuing the round ups, and implementing proven “in the wild” management solutions, the BLM is marching forward to the beat of the same old drum.

November 24th, 2012|

Join Return to Freedom and the Rickman Family to preserve an American legend

Wild horses galloping across the Western plains is an image that has long been associated with the spirit and freedom of America, and in 2004 Americans fell in love with a legendary mustang, thanks to the Disney film Hidalgo.

November 24th, 2012|