Source: wildhoofbeats.com Day 18 of the Checkerboard Roundup Where Less and Less Horses Will Be Free by Carol J. Walker, Dir. of Field Documentation for Wild Horse Freedom Federation Stallion Running Away And a little foal On the way out to the Checkerboard Area in Adobe Town, we […]
The moment has finally come. We have just learned that the Senate Appropriations Committee has finally scheduled the markup sessions for the FY2018 Interior appropriations bill next Tuesday 17th and Thursday 19th.
Potential Future Carnage of our Native Wild Horses and Burros
As you likely already know, last July, acting at the request of the Trump administration and specifically Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, the pro-slaughter lobby led by representatives Chris Stewart (R-Utah), Mark Amodei (R-Nevada), Ken Calvert (R-California), Mike Simpson (R-Idaho) and Adrian Smith (R-Nebraska) moved to remove from the FY2018 House Agriculture and Interior Appropriations bills long-standing bans preventing BLM from killing and selling at will without restrictions (including for slaughter) wild horses and burros in holding and freshly captured, as well as banning USDA from conducting mandatory pre-slaughter inspections of horses at slaughter plant, hence preventing new horse slaughter plants from opening up in the US.
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