Category archives for: Wild Horses

Welcome Mat at Slaughterhouse?

Young chestnut horse staggers from a vehicle upon delivery at a slaughterhouse.

Equine welfare advocates were struck a blow in November, when Congress passed a 2012 budget that was, at the last minute, stripped of an amendment that effectively prevented horse slaughter plants from operating in the U.S. This marks the first time since 2006 that this protection has not been part of the budget. The clause, […]

Horses on the Hill

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There has been a veritable stampede on Capitol Hill, with no fewer than three horse protection bills introduced since the beginning of the year. One has already cleared the House of Representatives with a decisive 239 to 185 win, while companion bills under the Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act of 2009 are parked in the […]

Doomsday Clock Ticks for Wild Horses of American West

Cloud, the grey stallion made famous in a PBS documentary, lives on federal land in Montana in a herd scheduled to be "reduced." (Photo by Tony Weingert)

The question on the minds of many of America’s wild horse advocates is will Bob Abbey, President Obama’s appointee to head the Bureau of Land Management, offer a reprieve to 30,000 of America’s wild horses and burros removed from public lands and moved to holding facilities? Or will he take the advice of a recent […]

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