Opinion: Sen Murkowski can help determine the future of the American wild horse

By Suzanne Roy, Special to Juneau Empire

September 3, 2020

The great Alaskan wilderness is home to iconic wildlife, and it would be very hard to imagine Alaska without its majestic bears, caribou, moose and other wild creatures.

In the Western Lower 48, the wild mustang is the iconic image of rugged American freedom, the loss of which would be just as devastating. These unique resources should be carefully stewarded for future generations to enjoy, and Alaskans can play an important role in making sure this happens.

Titus amendment directs $11 million to wild horse birth control program

By Jeniffer Solis, Nevada Current

July 28, 2020

The House of Representatives has approved $102.6 million for the Bureau of Land Management’s Wild Horse and Burro Program, a portion of which will be spent on implementing a humane fertility control vaccine used to manage wild horse populations.

The Senate has yet to take up companion legislation.

Leading Wild Horse Protection Group Releases First 100-Days Agenda for Biden Administration

Washington, D.C. (Jan 13, 2021) — Today, the American Wild Horse Campaign (AWHC), the nation’s leading wild horse protection organization, delivered a First 100 Day Wild Horse Agenda to the Biden Administration, with an urgent plea for reform of the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) wild horse and burro management program, which is careening toward a fiscal and animal welfare disaster. 

AWHC Hails Nomination of Rep. Deborah Haaland as Interior Secretary

WASHINGTON (Dec. 17, 2020) The American Wild Horse Campaign released the following statement in response to President-Elect Biden’s nomination of U.S. Rep. Deborah Haaland as Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior:

Bipartisan lawmakers to Appropriators: Follow the House Lead and Protect Wild Horses

WASHINGTON, DC (November 25, 2020)… Today, lawmakers in both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives sent letters to leadership urging them to ensure the final FY21 spending bill contains a key provision to reform the mismanaged and controversial Bureau of Land Management Wild Horse and Burro Program. 

58 Members of Congress Tell BLM to Cancel Inhumane Wild Horse Sterilization Surgeries  

WASHINGTON, DC (Nov. 19, 2020)... Today, Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Representative Dina Titus (D-NV) sent a bipartisan letter signed by 58 Members of Congress to Interior Secretary David Bernhardt calling on the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to drop a controversial plan to surgically sterilize federally-protected wild horses in Utah. 

Senate Proposes $14 Million Increase to BLM Wild Horse & Burro Budget

AWHC Criticizes Approps Committee for Funding Mass Roundup Program While Ignoring Humane Alternatives

WASHINGTON, DC (Nov. 10, 2020)…Today the nation’s leading wild horse protection organization, the American Wild Horse Campaign (AWHC) expressed disappointment with the U.S.

Capitol Hill Update: What RBG's Passing Means for Wild Horse Protection

(Washington, D.C., September 23, 2020) Today begins three days of public mourning for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a champion of equality and women's rights. The AWHC team was saddened to hear of the passing of Justice Ginsburg this past weekend.