House Votes to Save Wild Horses
"We need to stop the slaughter of wild horses and burros not only because it is morally wrong, but also because the program itself is a failure,"
- Nick Rahal, Rep. D-W.Va.
Washington, DC - The House directed the Interior Department on Thursday to halt the sale of wild horses for slaughter, saying that was not the purpose of the program that makes the horses and burros available for adoption.
Last year there were an estimated 32,000 wild horses and burros on public lands.