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.

Reps. Titus and Cohen Urge Halt to Wild Horse Roundups, Citing Deadly Disease Outbreaks at Multiple Holding Facilities

WASHINGTON (May 6, 2022) —Today, the nation’s leading wild horse protection organization, the American Wild Horse Campaign (AWHC) applauded Congresswoman Dina Titus (D-NV) and Congressman Steve Cohen (D-TN) for urging U.S. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland to investigate the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) holding facilities and put a halt to wild horse and burro roundups, following recent disease outbreaks in Colorado and Wyoming. 

Congressman Calls for Oversight of BLM Wild Horse Off Range Corrals as CO Death Toll Mounts

Congressman Steve Cohen (D-Tenn) Spoke at the House Natural Resources Committee Hearing on Preventing Pandemics through US Wildlife-borne Disease Surveillance today.

Biden Allocates Additional $16M Towards Federal Wild Horse Program

American Wild Horse Campaign Urges Administration to Fund Humane Fertility Control Vaccines Instead of Cruel Roundups for Protection of America’s Wild Horse & Burro Herds

Congress Releases Omnibus Spending Bill, Includes New Measure Mandating Humane Management of Federally-Protected Wild Horse Herds

Congress Releases Omnibus Spending Bill that Includes New Measure Mandating Use of Birth Control to Manage Nation’s Federally-Protected Wild Horse Herds

Nevada Congresswoman Dina Titus calls for ban on deadly helicopter roundups

NEVADA - Citing cruelty and harm to wild horses and burros, Nevada Congresswoman Dina Titus has introduced a bill banning helicopter roundups (H.R. 6635).

Leading Wild Horse Advocacy Group Announces National Support for Effort to Pass Ejiao Act in Congress

(Washington DC – February 7, 2022) - The American Wild Horse Campaign (AWHC) is pleased to join with the international equine welfare organization, Brooke USA Foundation (Brooke USA), in the effort to promote the passage of the Ejiao Act (H.R. 5203). The bill was introduced by U.S.

50 years after historic act U.S. is still failing to do right by its wild horses

Dec. 15 Marks the 50th Anniversary of the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act

WASHINGTON (Dec 15, 2021) — Wildlife advocates are calling on the U.S. Department of the Interior to do better by the nation’s wild horses.