Legislation

AWHC applauds the reintroduction of the SAFE Act in the U.S. House of Reps.

The Save America’s Forgotten Equines (SAFE) Act would permanently ban horse slaughter in the US and stop the export of slaughter-bound equines to Mexico and Canada 


Colorado Lawmakers Pass Reform Measure Offering Alternative to Wild Horse Roundups

Colorado Wild Horse Project Clears Both Chambers and Advances to Governor’s Desk to be Signed into Law

DENVER (May 8, 2023) – The American Wild Horse Campaign (AWHC) applauds Colorado lawmakers, particularly its bill sponsors, for today officially passing the Colorado Wild Horse Project, SB23-275 which includes $1.5 million for on-range and off-range conservation efforts.


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