The American Wild Horse Campaign commends the U.S. Congress for maintaining protections from slaughter for America's horses in the final Omnibus spending bill for 2018.
Wild horse advocates challenge the BLM's decision to eradicate federally-protected wild horses from the Caliente Complex while continuing to authorize cattle to graze the area.
Funding will expand the use of equine-assisted therapy in conjunction with mental health care treatment and services to veterans.
The congressional bill maintains prohibitions on the BLM's destruction of healthy horses and burros and their sale for slaughter.
According to AWHC , BLM's push to reduce wild horse populations to the "appropriate management level" will leave these wild horse populations at extinction level.
AWHC worked to address all issues related to horses on the range, including population control through a humane birth control program.
Horse Industry Economic Impact Study results to be announced on Capitol Hill.
Americans want wild horses and burros protected, not brutally killed and slaughtered, and a humane and scientific path for wild horse management not only exists, but is broadly supported by 80+ groups.
AWHC is suing the BLM over its ten-year plan to remove nearly 10,000 wild horses from 1.2 million acres in Eastern Nevada and castrate wild free-roaming stallions.
Good news in newly signed congressional spending bill relates to horse slaughter, wild horses and burros, wolves, the USDA data purge, and much more.