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.

Congress Releases Omnibus Spending Bill that Includes a Better Way to Manage Nation’s Federally-Protected Wild Horses

WASHINGTON (December 23, 2022) — The nation’s leading wild horse protection organization, the American Wild Horse Campaign (AWHC), commended the U.S. Congress for including an important bipartisan wild horse protection measure in the final Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 appropriations omnibus passed today.

BREAKING: New House Bill Aims to Protect and Preserve Wild Horses

“Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Protection Act of 2022” will help reform the federal government’s management of wild horses and burros as 2022 sees record numbers of captured wild horses and burros, animal welfare violations, and deadly disease outbreaks. 

Gruesome wild horse shooting in Arizona sparks calls for protection

Dozens of horses found shot, maimed and dead in Apache National Forest

Senate Committee Moves to Reform Fed'l Wild Horse and Burro Program

Washington, DC (July 28, 2022) — Today, the nation’s leading wild horse protection organization, the American Wild Horse Campaign, commended the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee for including reversible immunocontraceptive fertility control vaccines in its fiscal year 2022 Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies bill released today.

U.S. House Committee Takes Key Steps to Reform Federal Wild Horse and Burro Program

WASHINGTON (June 29, 2022) — Today, the American Wild Horse Campaign (AWHC) commends the U.S. House Committee on Appropriations for advancing bipartisan language in its Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies funding bill and its accompanying report, which includes an allocation of $11 million for reversible immunocontraceptive fertility control in FY23 to manage wild horses and burros.

Members of Congress Call for Oversight of Federal Wild Horse and Burro Program

Citing recent disease outbreaks at two wild horse holding facilities, seven U.S. House Members call for an official oversight hearing on BLM practices