On Tuesday, the House Appropriations Committee narrowly passed a measure that would allow horse slaughterhouses to reopen following a 10-year ban.
The Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Markup of Appropriations bill may include language allowing for slaughter and mass killing of federally-protected wild horses
This past week the BLM Elko District began the extreme measure of removing wild horses on an “emergency” basis near Boone Spring Nevada after the horses no longer had access to a life-sustaining water source due to a fencing project.
The Horseracing Integrity Act is a step up from prior versions of the bill, not least because it seeks to bring regulation to all of horse racing and to ban any same-day drugging of horses.
"While we are concerned about Rep. Zinkeâs record regarding wild horse protection, we are hopeful that he will address the ongoing federal mismanagement of the program, save taxpayers' money and preserve free-roaming wild horses and burros as part of o
"The signing of the National Forest System Trails Stewardship Act by President Obama is a great opportunity for volunteer trail advocates of America to keep our trails open on United States Forest Service property.â
"National forest and trails are important to thousands of recreational horseback riders and are a vital component of the $32 billion recreation segment of the horse industry.â
"The American Horse Council has submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Agricultureâs Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service regarding proposed changes to the regulations governing enforcement of the Horse Protection Act related to the soring
"USDA's goals in upholding and enforcing the Horse Protection Act are to achieve the dual purposes of the Act: eliminate the cruel and inhumane practice of soring; and eliminate unfair competition by persons showing, exhibiting and selling sore horses.â
"Motion seeks to enjoin BLM Agency from from conducting the roundup and removal of 500 wild horses from the Wyoming Checkerboard on October 18, 2016.â