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The FY23 roundup season has begun >> Act NOW to protect wild horses and burros


The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

Any day now, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will announce the wild horse and burro herds it is targeting for roundup and removal in Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23). These helicopter roundups are brutal and traumatizing operations that often result in injury or death.

But the danger does not end there. Once these animals are captured, they become one of the nearly 64,000 wild horses and burros held in the BLM’s holding system — a system that is at its breaking point.

Just this year, the BLM conducted assessments of some of its facilities and Meredith, the results were shocking. On the heels of the deadliest disease outbreak in BLM holding facility history, these assessments showed underfeeding, lack of basic care, and poorly maintained facilities that put animals at a higher risk for injury.

AWHC is taking action to address this crisis and break the silence surrounding the beginning of the BLM’s next roundup season. But we cannot do it alone! Here are three actions you can take NOW to help us change this broken system and support the safety and freedom of our cherished wild horses and burros in FY23:

The BLM has its own assessment standards for holding facilities called the Comprehensive Animal Welfare Program (CAWP). Even with this program in place, many holding facilities have been found in violation of these standards. Send a message to the Department of the Interior to demand the BLM actively enforce its own CAWP standards. →


One of our wild horse champions in Congress, Representative Dina Titus (D-NV) introduced legislation this year that would take a stand against the brutality of the BLM’s helicopter roundups: The Wild Horse and Burro Protection Act (H.R. 6635). This bill would ban the use of helicopters for capture once and for all. Send a message to your representatives in Congress letting them know you support this legislation and ask them to sign on as a cosponsor. →


Often wild horses and burros are chased for miles before our field representatives see them. And even when the helicopter comes into view, the BLM places the observers as far as a mile away from the operation, making it nearly impossible to really see what’s happening. We’re fighting for the passage of Rep. Titus’ legislation to ban the use of helicopters, but so long as these roundups continue, we’re advocating for the installation of cameras on all helicopters used for these operations! Mandating helicopter cameras to record and document roundups will help the public hold the BLM accountable and establish a record of activities most Americans never see. Send a message to the BLM to advocate for camera installations on helicopters. →


There is a better way to manage wild horses and burros and brutal helicopter roundups are not it. Thanks for taking action. 

— AWHC Team

TAKE ACTION: 3 roundups are happening RIGHT NOW >>


The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

Many upsetting things are happening right now to our cherished wild horses and burros as the federal government’s helicopters fly this roundup season. As we speak, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is conducting three removal operations of wild horses and burros simultaneously across the West.

This is the most roundups that we’ve ever seen happen at once. And already, these roundups have caused the deaths of dozens of wild horses and burros.

It’s natural to feel discouraged by this news — but now more than ever, wild horses and burros need us to act on their behalf. That’s why today, we’ve come to you with actions you can take NOW to fight for the freedom of our beloved wild herds.


Right now, Congress is considering three major pieces of legislation that would secure more protections for wild horses and burros: 

1.) The annual budget bill, which could provide more funding for humane and proven safe fertility control, diverting funds away from brutal helicopter roundups;

2.) The Wild Horse and Burro Protection Act (H.R. 6635), which would ban the use of helicopters for wild horse and burro management;

3.) The SAFE Act (H.R. 3355; S. 2732), which would ban the transport of horses out of the country to slaughter.

These three bills would help change the BLM’s cruel and inhumane “management” tactics and would protect our precious wild horses and burros. But we need to make sure Congress knows how important it is to enact pro-horse and burro legislation.

That’s where you come in. We’re calling on supporters like you to help us raise our collective voices in defense of all the wild horses and burros stuck in the BLM’s crosshairs. Click here to take action now!


Thank you for stepping up for our wild horses and burros,

American Wild Horse Campaign