America’s Wild Horses Have a Voice at Rolex Three-Day Event, Kentucky Horse Park- April 24, 2014

This week, in the heart of Kentucky’s horse country, America’s wild horses have a voice. During Rolex’s thirty-seventh annual three-day event at Kentucky Horse Park, Return to Freedom (RTF), American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC) and creators of American Mustang the documentary (AM), share a booth to spread the word about the plight of America’s

April 26th, 2014|

BLM Approves Pilot Project to Treat Wild Horses With Fertility Control April 23rd, 2014

From the Bureau of Land Management:

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Carson City, Sierra Front Field Office has approved a pilot project to treat wild horses that reside near the Fish Springs community, approximately 10 miles south of the Pine Nut Herd Management Area, with fertility control porcine zona pellucide (PZP).

“Last year BLM held three

April 24th, 2014|

Wendie Malick Shouts Out To Rreturn To Freedom On Queen Latifah’s Talk Show April 22, 2014

Wendie Malick joined Queen Latifah as a guest on the show and gives a nice shout out to Return To Freedom!

Queen Latifah had Wendie play “What’s that? Old MacDonald Edition ” so Wendie could win some money to help Return to Freedom: American Wild Horse Preservation and Sanctuary, which is dedicated to preserving the freedom, diversity

April 23rd, 2014|

BLM Called Upon to Protect Range and Federally-Protected Wild Horses: Remove All Livestock During Drought- April 15, 2014

Private Commercial Livestock Special Interests Dominate Gov’t Advisory Board as They Target Wild Horses for Range Damage Caused By Private Livestock
Sacramento, CA (April 15, 2014) …. Today, the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC), a national coalition, and its founding organization, Return to Freedom, responded strongly to the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) National Wild

April 16th, 2014|

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|

Animal Advocates Sue U.S. Forest Service Over California Wild Horses-March 24, 2014

San Francisco, CA — March 24, 2014 – Today, a coalition of animal and environmental groups filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to stop the U.S. Forest Service from eliminating thousands of acres of protected territory and rounding up as much as 80% of the wild horses in the Devil’s Garden Wild Horse Territory in northeast California’s Modoc National Forest. Roundups mean herding horses into corrals using helicopters and separating them from their families — and frequently leads to their sale for slaughter in Mexico and Canada.

March 24th, 2014|

Wendie Malick shares RTF photos on ‘The View’ -March, 17th, 2014

Thank you to all the wonderful ladies from Hot in Cleveland!

Actress and co-star of Hot in Cleveland, Wendie Malick shared photos on ABC’s The View of the horses at Return to Freedom Sanctuary whom they sponsored for Betty White’s 92nd’s birthday gift! Betty sponsors two stallions captured in the infamous Calico roundup in 2010:

March 19th, 2014|

Horse slaughter could become county option before OK Legislature

Critics of horse slaughter asked a lawmaker to give a bill a hearing that could lead to up or down votes on the facilities. Last year, lawmakers passed and Gov. Mary Fallin signed a measure to lift the state ban on horse slaughtering. However, federal funding for inspections has not been forthcoming, essentially putting such facilities on hold.

February 20th, 2014|

Why the Interior Department desperately needs beat reporters

The federal agency’s treatment of wild horses has been scandalously poor. But you wouldn’t know it from reading the newspaper.

America needs a few aggressive journalists to uncover the ways in which the Interior Department is captive to the priorities of the industries it is supposed to regulate.

February 19th, 2014|