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.
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.