Robert Redford: Euthanasia would betray wild horses, Americans who care for them


Return to Freedom Wild Horse Sanctuary and Preservation board member Robert Redford this week expressed hope that the Bureau of Land Management and Congress will heed the public’s outcry and embrace humane alternatives, both on and off the range, over the Advisory Board’s recommendation to euthanize 45,000 captive wild horses and burros in long-term holding

September 22nd, 2016|

PZP vaccine is best way to stave off BLM’s pending “billion-dollar” fiscal crisis

PZP vaccine is best way to stave off BLM’s pending “billion-dollar” fiscal crisis

Press Release: June 1, 2016

Contact: Neda DeMayo



38 wild horse advocacy groups press BLM for increased use of humane fertility control as alternative to costly roundups


Santa Barbara, CA (June 1, 2016) …Today, Return to Freedom joined with 38 wild horse advocacy, rescue and

June 2nd, 2016|

Senate Appropriations Committee Votes to Continue to Prohibit Funding Horse Slaughter for Another Year

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Washington, DC— Today, America’s horses won some protection for another year! The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee voted in favor of an amendment to the FY17 Agriculture Appropriations bill. The provision continues the block on federal funding for USDA inspections of horse slaughter facilities. Since 2007 when the last horse slaughter facility was

May 19th, 2016|

Lawsuit Filed to Stop BLM from Sterilizing Idaho Wild Horse Herd


For Immediate Release
Boise, ID (January 4, 2016) . . . Today, the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC), The Cloud Foundation, Return to Freedom, and Virginia Marie Hudson filed a lawsuit in the Idaho District Court today against the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), charging that the agency’s plan to permanently sterilize the entire herd

January 4th, 2016|

Protections for America’s Horses included in FY2016 Omnibus Spending Bill


Lompoc, California, December 16, 2015 – Today just 2 days before the anniversary of the passing of the 1971 Wild Free Roaming Horse and Burro Act, America’s wild and domestic horses have something to celebrate!

This morning, after more than two weeks of ‘horse trading’ and negotiating the final packages for inclusion in the FY2016 Appropriations spending bill – Congress

December 16th, 2015|

Press Release- Response to GOP letter to BLM

GOP letter to BLM Biased and Hypocritical

Promotes lack of accountability for ranchers and targets America’s wild horses


RETURN TO FREEDOM, 805-735-3246, 206-245-4984


November 16, 2015


LOMPOC, Calif – Return to Freedom (RTF) is challenging the recent letter from GOP Representatives to Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Director Neil Kornze.

According to Neda DeMayo, Founder and President of RTF, the letter

November 17th, 2015|

BLM Forced to Allow Public to See Massive Mustang Roundup ~Largest Federal Roundup of Year Begins This Week in Oregon

For Immediate Release
Jack Carone,, 818- 675-8112
Grace Kuhn,, 804-218-4252

Lakeview, Oregon (November 4, 2015) . . . . The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has been forced to reverse its restriction on public observation for a massive wild horse roundup scheduled to begin today or tomorrow in Oregon.
The BLM had intended to allow the public to see just three days

November 4th, 2015|

Governor Bill Richardson, The Foundation to Protect New Mexico Wildlife and Return to Freedom support efforts to protect the Salt River Wild Horse Herd

 For Immediate Release
August 5, 2015
Foundation to Protect New Mexico Wildlife
Alarie Ray-Garcia
505-573-9496Return to Freedom
Neda DeMayo


SANTA FE, NM. The Foundation to Protect New Mexico Wildlife, founded by Governor Bill Richardson and Robert Redford, and Return to Freedom Wild Horse Conservation are joining forces to urge federal officials to immediately stop plans to remove the Salt River wild horse

August 5th, 2015|

GAO Report 1991

Report Abstract, 1991
Public Land Management: Observations on Management of Federal Wild Horse Program T-RCED-91-71 June 20, 1991

GAO discussed the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) wild horse program. GAO noted that:

(1) BLM removed thousands of wild horses from the range each year without the land condition data that would enable it to determine how many horses

April 23rd, 2015|

Federal Lands Improvement Act of 1999

(Introduced in the House)
HR 2825 IH
1st Session
H. R. 2825To direct the Secretary of the Interior to dispose of all public lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management that have been identified for disposal under the Federal land use planning process.


September 9, 1999
Mr. DUNCAN introduced the following bill; which was

April 22nd, 2015|