U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee voted in favor of a provision that, if enacted into law, could halt any efforts to resume slaughtering horses for human consumption.
President Obama's proposed FY 2014 budget included a request for Congress to prevent tax dollars from supporting horse slaughter, and currently no horse slaughter facilities are operating in the U.S.
The Corolla Wild Horse Fund manages the herd through observing and tracking the health and condition of each individual, bringing in veterinary intervention when necessary.
Incoming Interior Secretary Sally Jewell has promised to strike a better balance between the competing interests of industry and environmental protection, and she could literally determine whether America's wild horses have a future on public lands in th
Â Soring is a major animal welfare issue that has been illegal for over forty years under the federal Horse Protection Act (HPA) yet the practice is still widespread in show rings.
The bipartisan SAFE bill would stop the inhumane killing of American horses for human consumption and prohibit the transport of horses across the U.S. border for slaughter in Canada and Mexico.
According to the report, the BLM needs to stop relying on short-sighted wild horse roundups, and instead make immediate changes necessary to set the program on a long-term, humane and financially sustainable path.
Law needs to be changed so veterinarians can legally carry and use controlled substances for the health and welfare of horses and other animals, to safeguard public safety and to protect the nation's food supply.
President Obama's 2014 budget proposal asks Congress to block spending by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to inspect horse slaughter plants which effectively shuts out U.S. horse slaughter industry.