The PAST Act would end "soring" - the intentional infliction of pain on hooves and legs of horses to force them to perform an artificially high-stepping gait.
This legislation helps make sure the horse can be legitimately sold and establishes penalties based on the value of the horse.
Tribal members will decide whether to sell or keep their horses and constrain them from further unauthorized grazing on federal land.
The sale, import or export of horses for slaughter for human consumption has been a felony in the state of California for two decades.
The Bureau of Land Management recognized the MHF for their placement of more than 11,200 wild horses and burros into good homes.
According to Animal Wellness Action, Marsha Blackburn is a leading opponent of legislation ending the painful practice of soring Tennessee Walking Horses.
"We thank the court for preventing the BLM from proceeding with a reckless and inhumane surgical sterilization experiment that endangers the lives of wild horses."
A federal lawsuit to block the U.S. Forest Service from selling federally-protected wild horses in California for slaughter was filed on Friday, October 19, 2018.
Although the Forest Service has not stopped the roundup or committed to protecting horses from slaughter, they have extended holding time before selling them.
The plan to sell hundreds of wild horses by the truckload for $1 a piece including for slaughter is a gross violation of the public trust.