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Interior Secretary Ken Salazar's new federal plan to relocate thousands of desert mustangs to preserves in sharply opposing Eco factions continues to attract the ire of horse protectors who call Salazar's pricey proposal a “travesty of justice and humaneness.” This is why Horse Rescue of America has now joined a growing number of other activists, corporations and celebrities in an allied and heated effort to stop the roundup and managed slaughter of these fanciful badges of the American West.
SALE OF WILD FREE-ROAMING HORSES AND BURROS.
This bill was proposed in a previous session of Congress. Sessions of Congress last two years, and at the end of each session all proposed bills and resolutions that haven't passed are cleared from the books. This bill never became law.
WASHINGTON D.C.--Bureau of Land Management director Kathleen Clarke and Public Lands Council president Mike Byrne on February 21,
2006 sent letters to more than 15,000 holders of BLM grazing permits, asking them to buy some of the 7,000 wild horses and burros whom the BLM was directed to sell "without limitation" by a stealth rider slipped through Congress in November 2004.
Horse Slaughter Continues in U.S., Despite Recent Law
Three foreign-owned processing plants will be allowed to continue slaughtering horses for meat, the U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced yesterday.
The Horse Slaughter Amendment to the Agricultural Appropriations Bill was approved.
Texas’ two horse-slaughtering plants have scored a legal victory with a federal judge’s ruling that district attorneys cannot try to shut them down under a 1949 state law.
JUNE 6th & 7th
We need your help on Monday and Tuesday (June 6th and 7th) as Congress is poised to vote on legislation that WILL STOP the brutal slaugher of horses in the United States for human consumption in foreign countries. If this passes, this will also help our over 8,000 wild horses facing slaughter.
Wild horses sold last week to slaughter!
U.S. Representative Nick J. Rahall (D-WV) introduced legislation today that would protect the wild horses roaming our public lands from certain slaughter.