News and Noteworthy

Return to Freedom by Tony Stromberg
The National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board has announced meetings July 9-11 in Boise, Idaho, and Oct. 29-31 in Washington, D.C. The nine-member board typically meets twice per year to provide recommendations to the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service on the management of wild horses and ... Read More
June 10, 2019Cory Golden
Return To Freedom
  The House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday voted to approve a Fiscal Year 2020 Agriculture Appropriations bill that includes language defunding horse slaughter inspections for another year. This stop-gap measure has helped us keep slaughter plants inside the United States closed since 2007 as we work to pass the SAFE Act ... Read More
June 4, 2019Cory Golden
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A Step Forward for Wild Horses Return to Freedom on Wednesday applauded the House Appropriations Committee for taking an unprecedented step toward on-range oversight of America’s wild horses and burros by calling on the Bureau of Land Management to develop humane, non-lethal and sustainable management practices. The committee approved as ... Read More
May 22, 2019Cory Golden
The Bureau of Land Management is again proposing an August spay study on 100 wild mares captured at the Warm Springs Herd Management Area in Oregon. BLM aims to determine the feasibility of performing ovariectomies via colpotomy. This is a rare procedure which removes the ovaries by crushing and pulling them ... Read More
May 21, 2019Cory Golden
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As published by The Hill By Kitty Block, Matt Bershadker, Sara Amundson and Neda DeMayo Our nation guaranteed protection to wild horses and burros in 1971 by passing the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act, which ensured they would remain safe and federally protected on our rangelands. But in the nearly 50 years since, ... Read More
May 13, 2019Cory Golden
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Help us continue the fight against horse slaughter: Donate to RTF's Wild Horse Defense Fund! Thursday marked a positive day in federal court in Return to Freedom’s ongoing fight to prevent horses from Devils Garden Wild Horse Territory in Northern California from being shipped to slaughter – and to keep ... Read More
May 10, 2019Cory Golden