Legislation

Currituck County Ordinances
The Wild Horse Ordinance of Currituck County says, among other things, that feeding the wild horses or getting within 50 feet of them is punishable by law. Cruelty, enticing, harboring, luring, seizing, and failure to report injury are unlawful. Additionally, the Currituck County Code of Ordinances also states that It shall be unlawful for any person to keep, harbor, maintain, possess, ride, walk or bring a horse into or upon that area of the county on the Outer Banks from the terminus of the 28 paved portion of N.C. State Highway 12 to the Virginia state line….

North Carolina State Law
In June 2010 the North Carolina General Assembly adopted the Colonial Spanish Mustang as the Official Horse of the State of North Carolina. READ Session Law 2010-6.

Federal Law: The Corolla Wild Horses Protection Act
On January 3, 2013,  H.R. 126 was first introduced to Congress by NC Congressman Walter B. Jones.  It failed to pass the senate that session.  In June of 2013, it passed the House vote again (unanimously), and it now needs to pass the U.S. Senate to become law.  Our hopes remain high.

H.R. 126 is critical to the long-term survival of the Corolla wild horses, and it requires no additional funding from the federal government.  READ H.R. 126.   YOU CAN HELP! Please contact your federal Representatives and tell them that you support H.R. 126 and want them to do so as well. FIND YOUR REPRESENTATIVES AND THEIR CONTACT INFORMATION