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They’ll Shoot Horses, Won’t They?

Published by Ellie Phipps Price for The New York Times on Jul 24, 2017

SONOMA, Calif. — Should the federal government encourage the slaughter of a living symbol of the American West?

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Horses in the crosshairs: A ‘license to kill’ or step toward proper management?

Published by Dennis Webb, The Daily Sentinel on Jul 24, 2017

An advocate for wild horses is decrying a House committee amendment as providing a ‘license to kill” tens of thousands of the animals, while a representative of two local conservation districts says it’s necessary to curb excess numbers of the animals on Western rangeland.

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Majority of Americans don’t support horse slaughter

Published by Aaron McDonald, Global Meat on Jul 20, 2017

A new poll has revealed that 80% of the American population opposes the slaughter and consumption of the nation’s horses. 

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CO Committee votes to reverse ban on killing wild horses

Published by KRDO Staff on Jul 20, 2017

DENVER - The Congressional Committee voted this week to allow the destruction of wild horses which could affect wild animals in Colorado.

The Denver Post reports the House Appropriations Committee voted to reverse a ban on killing wild horses and burros.

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Wild Horses to Be Culled Out West After House Committee's OK

Published by Jen Krausz, News Max on Jul 20, 2017

The American West's population of wild horses is set to be culled after a House Committee on Tuesday night authorized the culling, or euthanizing, of thousands of wild horses and burros that roam public land.

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Congressional committee votes to allow destruction of wild horses

Published by Tom McGhee, Denver Post on Jul 20, 2017

A Congressional committee vote on Tuesday amounts to a death warrant for the mustangs and wild burros that roam America’s range land, an advocate for the animals said.

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Congressional panel permits culling of wild horses

Published by Bartholomew D Sullivan, USA Today on Jul 19, 2017

WASHINGTON – A congressional committee Tuesday night authorized the “humane euthanization” — some called it “extermination” — of what many acknowledge is a large and unsustainable population of wild horses and burros on public land in the West.

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A House committee signed a ‘death warrant’ for wild horses and burros on public lands, advocates say

Published by Jeff Horseman, The Press Enterprise on Jul 19, 2017

Advocates for wild horses and burros reacted angrily Tuesday night, July 18 to an amendment to a House spending bill they said would pave the way for the mass killing of wild horses and burros on public lands.

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Eating Horse Meat Could Soon Become Legal In The US

Published by Henry Rodgers, The Daily Caller on Jul 19, 2017

The House Appropriations Committee is set to debate a Department of the Interior appropriations bill Tuesday that could legalize eating wild horse meat.

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Congress could authorize horse meat for dinner

Published by Bartholomew D Sullivan, USA Today on Jul 18, 2017

WASHINGTON —  Last week, the House Appropriations Committee took a step toward allowing for horse slaughter in the U.S. by defeating a ban on horse meat inspections by the Agriculture Department.

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House Appropriations Committee could determine the fate of wild horses and burros on public lands

Published by Jeff Horseman, The Press Enterprise on Jul 18, 2017

A Tuesday, July 18, meeting in Washington, D.C., could determine whether thousands of wild horses and burros on public lands will face euthanasia or sale to slaughterhouses.

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Is it legal to feed wild horses displaced by wildfires? No

Published by Mark Robison, Reno Gazette-Journal on Jul 14, 2017

Can you legally help wild horses who are thirsty or hungry after being displaced by a fire?

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