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Update from Capitol Hill: The Good and the Bad and What's Next

Published on Jul 21, 2017

July 21, 2017

It’s been an eventful week on Capitol Hill for horse protection issues, and the upshot is:  AMERICA’S HORSES ARE NOT YET SAFE FROM SLAUGHTER.

THE GOOD NEWS: Yesterday, the Senate Appropriations committee approved an amendment to...

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Five Things You Need To Know Right Now About Congress & America’s Horses

Published on Jul 19, 2017
#1. The House Appropriations Committee just approved two pro-slaughter measures that endanger the lives of America’s horses:

·         The FY 2018 Agriculture Appropriations Bill – Passed last week by the Committee, the bill does not...

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Wild Horses: What’s Happening Today on Capitol Hill

Published on Jul 18, 2017

July 20, 2017

8:30 a.m. PST - Good News! The Senate Appropriations Committee just approved an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2018 Agriculture spending bill to prohibit federal funding for USDA inspections of horse slaguhter plants. The amendment was offered by Senator Tom...

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USFS Tour of Devil's Garden Wild Horse Territory

Published on Jul 13, 2017

On July 6, 2017, the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) hosted a tour of the Devil's Garden Plateau Wild Horse Territory (WHT) in the Modoc National Forest to discuss the wild horse situation, gather public input, and identify solutions to manage the wild horse population.  


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What Happened Yesterday with Horses on Capitol Hill?

Published on Jul 12, 2017

By Suzanne Roy

July 13, 2017

Two important votes – one bad, one good -- took place in the House of Representatives yesterday regarding the future of America’s horses.

The Bad Vote: Ag Spending...

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Wednesday: House Subcommittee to Consider Lifting Ban on Wild Horse Slaughter

Published on Jul 10, 2017

The House Interior Appropriations Committee has scheduled a markup for the 2018 Interior Department spending bill on Wednesday, July 12, 2017. This will provide our first insight into where House members stand on the Interior Department’s budget request to lift the ban on destroying healthy wild...

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Today We Celebrate America's Independence

Published on Jul 3, 2017

By Simone Netherlands

July 4, 2017

We celebrate America’s independence and freedom today.

But this Fourth of July, America’s symbols of freedom are under attack.

The Interior Department has asked Congress to lift the ban on slaughtering our federally-protected...

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Cloud Foundation: Zinke Orders BLM to Categorize Wild Horses for Slaughter

Published on Jul 2, 2017

Our friends at the Cloud Foundation report a tip from an anonymous source stating that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has ordered the BLM to categorize all wild horses in holding facilities by age and weight to prepare them for being sold for slaughter. If this is true, it shows that Zinke is...

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Sec. Zinke on Capitol Hill to Continue Crusade Against Wild Horses

Published on Jun 23, 2017

June 26, 2017

Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke was on Capitol Hill again last week, hoping to get Congress to endorse his wildly unpopular plan to slaughter wild horses and burros. On Tuesday, in the first of three Congressional hearing appearances last week, Secretary Zinke sat...

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Interior Secretary Zinke to Testify Before Senate on Wednesday, June 21

Published on Jun 18, 2017

Interior Secretary Zinke to Testify Before Senate on Wednesday, June 21

Senators need to hear from you to oppose mustang slaughter!

The Senators on the Interior Appropriations...

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Interior May Give Ranchers' Lawyer the Reins at BLM

Published on Jun 17, 2017

According to the article below,  the Interior Department is considering the appointment of Wyoming attorney Karen Budd Falen as director of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). This should be troubling news to anyone that cares about our western public lands and the wild animals who...

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Interior Secretary Zinke Demonstrates in Congressional Testimony That He is Fundamentally Misinformed about Wild Horses

Published on Jun 15, 2017

On Thursday, June 8, 2017, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke appeared before the House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee to justify his 2018 budget request to Congress.  Responding to a question from Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT) about the abundance...

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