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Federal government to spare thousands of wild horses
Topic Started: Sep 25 2016, 11:32 AM (792 Views)
Paula Ticks


Angry animal advocates can calm down: Tens of thousands of wild horses and donkeys will be spared the threat of an untimely death.

The federal government said this week that it will not consider a suggestion to euthanize the animals or sell them to slaughter.

The pronouncement, issued by the Bureau of Land Management, followed a public outcry over an advisory board’s recommendation on Friday that the agency kill or sell all of the 45,000 horses and donkeys in its custody that cannot be adopted.

The federal agency houses more than 45,000 horses and burros in corrals, pastures or sanctuaries at a cost of more than $49 million annually.

In addition to the animals in captivity, there are more than 67,000 wild horses and burros roaming on federal land in the West, about 2.5 times the level the agency deems ideal for them to “thrive in balance with other public land resources and uses.”

The imbalance is most severe in California, where the current population is 3.8 times the sustainable level, according to the bureau’s estimates.

Edited by Paula Ticks, Sep 25 2016, 11:46 AM.
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Give how ever many the Tribes out there may want.
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Sep 26 2016, 12:54 PM
Give how ever many the Tribes out there may want.
I'm guessing Harambe is dead set against that......

Barack Obama - the first president impeached out of office. Another milestone!

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