Legislation

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.


AWHC Gov't Relations: An update from the Hill

(September 9, 2020) The Senate returned to Washington Tuesday after its summer recess, while the House returns for committee work this week and possible voting next week.  The two main legislative issues Congress will try to address before they leave town until after the election are a possible COVID stimulus package and funding for the federal government beyond the September 30 deadline either through appropriations bills or a continuing resolution. 


BREAKING: U.S. House Passes Historic Wild Horse Protection Amendment

WASHINGTON (July 23, 2020) -- The American Wild Horse Campaign, Animal Wellness Action, and the Animal Wellness Foundation today applauded the U.S. House for approving a wild horse protection amendment to H.R. 7608, the State, Foreign Operations, Agriculture, Rural Development, Interior, Environment, Military Construction, and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act 202. The amendment was led by a strong bipartisan team of lawmakers:  U.S.


American Wild Horse Campaign, Animal Wellness Join With Bipartisan Members to Protect Wild Horses

Advocacy groups push for House floor amendment to allocate $11 million of the current budget to PZP birth control to humanely manage wild horse and burro populations, Curbing Amount Spent on Roundups and Incarceration


AWHC Statement in Response to House Interior Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON, DC (July 6, 2020) ...The House Interior Approps subcommittee rejected the President’s budget request for $15.3 million in additional funding for the Wild Horse and Burro Program. The bill also continues to prohibit the BLM and the Forest Service from slaughtering wild horses and burros. That’s the good news.


Pulling Back the Curtain on the "Path Forward" Plan, Part II: The Fertility Control Deception

(March 24, 2020) Since the release of the "Path Forward", (brought to you by the Humane Society of the United States, the ASPCA, Wild horse sanctuary, Return to Freedom, the National Cattlemen's Beef Association, etc.) its supporters have consistently maintained that safe and humane fertility control is the core of the proposal and have downplayed the plan’s key component -- removal of up to 130,000 horses and burros from the public lands over the next 10 years.