In historic move, Senate Appropriations aligns with House on directing BLM to utilize humane fertility control in treatment of wild horses.
'The PAST Act is endorsed by every major horse industry, veterinary, law enforcement and animal protection group in the country, and it's time Congress put politics aside and pass this commonsense bill.'
As the national association representing all segments of the horse industry in Washington, D.C., the American Horse Council works daily to represent equine interests and opportunities.
The American Wild Horse Campaign has filed a notice of appeal of decision authorizing the roundup and permanent removal of 733 wild horses from the Sand Wash Basin in Colorado.
'This drastic action to use helicopters to capture 783 federally-protected wild horses in Colorado's Sand Wash Basin will decimate the state's most high profile and popular wild horse herd, said Colorado native Ellie Phipps Price
BLM Agency's recent reforms will not stop this tax-subsidized slaughter pipeline for federally-protected wild horses and burros.
During the first half of 2021, a handful of lawmakers are emerging as friends of the horse industry, fighting for the sector on a variety of fronts.
Equine refuge steps up to save 7 wild horses and burros adopted through controversial Bureau of Land Management Adoption Incentive Program then dumped at slaughter auctions.
Funding will expand the use of equine-assisted therapy in conjunction with mental health care treatment and services to veterans.
The U.S. House is moving toward reforming the Wild Horse Program by requiring the BLM to pursue management alternatives to removing horses to holding facilities at astronomical costs.