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.

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?

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.