Legislation

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.


House Committee Moves to Reform Federal Wild Horse Program

House Committee Moves to Reform Federal Wild Horse Program


Actress Katherine Heigl Asks Congress for Halt to Wild Horse Roundup

WASHINGTON, DC (June 3, 2021) -- Today, actress and Utah resident Katherine Heigl (Grey’s Anatomy, Firefly Lane) sent letters to the U.S. Senate and House, urging Congress to take action to protect the famous Onaqui wild horse population in Utah.


Feinstein Joins AWHC in Calling for  Suspension of Federal Adoption Program that’s Sending Wild Horses to Slaughter

(WASHINGTON, DC) May 26, 2021 -- Today, U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) called on the U.S. Department of the Interior to suspend the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) wild horse and burro Adoption Incentive Program, citing reports by the New York Times and the American Wild Horse Campaign that federally-protected animals adopted through the program have been sold at slaughter auctions. 


Dangerous NM Wild Horse Bill Dies in Committee

(March 24, 2021) Advocates are breathing a sigh of relief after a dangerous wild horse bill in the New Mexico Senate (SB385), introduced by State Senators Pat Woods and Brenda McKenna, died when the 2021 legislative session ended without the legislation being heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee.

AWHC was monitoring this bill closely and prepared to launch grassroots opposition if it had advanced. 


Team Spotlight: Interview with Holly Gann Bice

In our team spotlight series, we sit down with members of the AWHC Team to help you, the reader, get to know us a little better! 

HOLLY GANN BICEHow did you come to work for animal protection on Capitol Hill?