Press Releases

NEW LAWSUIT FILED TO STOP BLM WILD HORSE ROUNDUP IN WYOMING CHECKERBOARD

Action Comes As Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals Considers Legality of BLM Decision to Eradicate Wild Horses from Public Lands in the Area Cheyenne, WY (October 4, 2016) – The Cloud Foundation (TCF), the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC) ,Return to Freedom, and photographers Carol Walker and Kimerlee Curyl filed suit yesterday in U.S. District in Wyoming against the BLM, challenging […]

BLM DIRECTOR ANNOUNCES NO KILLING OF WILD HORSES IN CAPTIVITY

Points to TCF/AWHPC Lawsuit as reason for Halting Wild Mare Sterilization WASHINGTON, DC – (September 15, 2016) – Yesterday, BLM head, Neil Kornze announced that the BLM was not accepting the recommendation from their National Advisory Board to destroy wild horses in holding and to offer wild horses that had been passed over for adoption […]

LAWSUITS & PUBLIC OUTRAGE HALT DANGEROUS BLM WILD HORSE STERILIZATION EXPERIMENTS

Washington, DC (September 9, 2016) –  This morning, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) notified The Cloud Foundation (TCF) and the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC) that today it cancelled highly controversial sterilization (spaying) experiments on wild mares. This reversal comes in the wake of massive public opposition and three separate lawsuits, including a Motion for Preliminary Injunction […]

LAWSUIT FILED TO UPHOLD RIGHT TO OBSERVE CONTROVERSIAL WILD HORSE STERILIZATION EXPERIMENTS FILED IN OREGON

Portland, Oregon (August 15, 2016)  – Two leading wild horse advocacy organizations today filed a lawsuit in Oregon U.S. District Court to uphold their First Amendment right to observe highly controversial and invasive sterilization experiments that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) intends to conduct on federally-protected wild horses at the agency’s Wild Horse Corral Facility […]

ADVOCATES DEMAND PUBLIC OBSERVATION OF CONTROVERSIAL BLM WILD HORSE STERILIZATION EXPERIMENTS

Advocates Demand Public Observation of Controversial BLM Wild Horse Sterilization Experiments Burns, Oregon (July 20, 2016) . Citing the First Amendment, two leading wild horse advocacy organizations have filed a formal request to observe and record controversial surgical procedures to be performed on wild horses at the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s Wild Horse Corral […]

REPUBLICAN LED SUB-COMMITTEE ON FEDERAL LANDS TURNS “OVERSIGHT HEARING” ON WILD HORSE AND BURRO PROGRAM INTO A ONE-SIDED ATTACK ON WILD HORSES

KATHRENS WAS EFFECTIVELY MUZZLED AS REPUBLICANS LED A FULL-OUT ASSAULT ON WILD HORSES IN THE WEST; DEMOCRATIC MEMBERS WERE ABSENT AND STAGING A SIT-IN ON GUN CONTROL ON THE HOUSE FLOOR WASHINGTON, DC (June 23, 2016 ) –Republicans on the Federal Lands Sub-Committee launched a full out assault on wild horses on public lands in […]

GINGER KATHRENS TESTIFYING BEFORE HOUSE OVERSIGHT HEARING ON “CHALLENGES AND POTENTIAL SOLUTIONS FOR BLM’S WILD HORSE AND BURRO PROGRAM.”

on 22 June 2016. KATHRENS WILL PRESENT HUMANE AND ECONOMICALLY SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS TO BLM’S BELEAGUERED WILD HORSE AND BURRO PROGRAM — WASHINGTON, DC (Tues, June 22, 2016) – Ginger Kathrens, Founder and Volunteer Executive Director of The Cloud foundation has documented and advocated for wild horse herds for over 22 years. Known as the Jane […]

THE CLOUD FOUNDATION APPEALS TO HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS SUBCOMMITTEE TO REJECT BLM’S 2017 BUDGET PROPOSAL

PROPOSAL WOULD AMEND 1971 WILD FREE-ROAMING HORSES AND BURROS ACT AND AFFORD FEWER PROTECTIONS TO WILD HORSES IN BLM CAPTIVITY. WASHINGTON, D.C, May 25, 2016 – On May 24 The Cloud Foundation (TCF) sent letters to the Appropriations Subcommittee on the Interior stating: “The Cloud Foundation urges your opposition to dramatic policy changes affecting the […]

THE CLOUD FOUNDATION STRESSES NEED FOR PROTECTIVE LANGUAGE IN BLM’S WILD HORSE “TRANSFER OF EXCESS ANIMALS” PROPOSAL

-EASY FIXES IN WORDING WILL DEMONSTRATE GOOD INTENTIONS OF BLM COLORADO SPINGS, CO (Feb. 12, 2016) – As described by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to the Cloud Foundation (TCF) this week, the BLM is attempting to increase adoptions of four and five year-old horses currently in short-term holding facilities by offering them to […]

NEW INFORMATION REVEALS UNREPORTED DEATH IN EXPERIMENTAL WILD MARE/BURRO STERILIZATIONS PERFORMED BY DR. LEON PIELSTICK

DR. PIELSTICK IS SCHEDULED TO PERFORM MARE STERILIZATION RESEARCH AT OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY. COLORADO SPRINGS, Co. (May 17, 2016) – On May 10, The Cloud Foundation (TCF) received a call from an unnamed Phoenix resident who had witnessed deadly burro and mare sterilization operations performed in Arizona last month by Dr. Leon Pielstick, DVM, the veterinarian […]