Good news in newly signed congressional spending bill relates to horse slaughter, wild horses and burros, wolves, the USDA data purge, and much more.
The Nevada Dept of Agriculture's attempt to give away the Virginia Range horses and protect them as free-roaming horses on the Virginia Range is problematic for numerous reasons.
The Forest Service announced its intent to remove and 'dispose of' the Salt River wild horses, but this ignited a public outcry so large that it changed the fate of these animals.
AWHC warns transferring ownership will put horses at risk and raise legal issues, since state laws do not provide for transfer of thousands of horses to a private owner.
The chairman's 'explanatory statement' for the bill directs the BLM to address wild horse management with humane and politically viable options.
Nevada Governor Sandoval is being urged to rescind the termination of the Virgina Range Horse Cooperative Agreement with AWHC which includes the humane birth control program.
TRI officials will speak about the importance of this humane birth control program and the strong support for the mustang program by businesses opening operations in Nevada.
The push for mustang slaughter is being orchestrated by a tiny but powerful special interest group that views wild horses as competition for cheap, taxpayer subsidized grazing.
The Humane Society Legislative Fund along with William Shatner, Kaley Cuoco, Willie Nelson and others, are urging law makers to pass an amendment that prohibits the use of federal funds to inspect horse slaughter facilities.
A precedent-setting victory makes clear that federal land management agencies cannot exclude federally protected wild horses or other key uses of public lands without grappling with the implications of such actions.