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How wild horses of the West would die under Trump budget

Published by Benjamin Spillman, Reno Gazette-Journal on Jul 13, 2017

RENO — Wild horses, a living symbol of the wide-open West, could be killed in greater numbers under a budget proposal from President Trump.

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Judge rejects Utah ranchers plea to evict wild horses

Published by Brian Maffly, Salt Lake Tribune on Jul 13, 2017

A federal judge on Tuesday tossed a lawsuit brought by Utah ranchers demanding the Bureau of Land Management remove "excess" wild horses from several areas in the

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Advocates Stand Against Wild Horse Slaughter Threat Ahead of Federal Hearing

Published by Horse Talk on Jul 12, 2017

Animal advocates are vowing to fight budget proposals that could see tens of thousands of captive wild horses slaughtered as lawmakers prepare to consider the idea.

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Wild horses and burros on public lands won’t be killed – for now

Published by Jeff Horseman, The Press Enterprise on Jul 12, 2017

The federal government would be barred from euthanizing wild horses and burros on public lands if provisions in a draft House spending bill released this week end up in the final legislation.

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Trump budget sets up wild horse showdown

Published by Benjamin Spillman, Reno Gazette-Journal on Jul 12, 2017
Proposed BLM budget lifts slaughter restrictions, cuts birth control

The proposal upsets wild horse advocates who prefer non-lethal management methods such as birth control.

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Thousands of California’s wild horses may live or die depending on federal budget

Published by Jeff Horseman, The Press Enterprise on Jul 11, 2017

The fate of thousands of wild horses and burros could hinge on an Inland congressman and a few sentences in the upcoming federal budget.

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Wild Horses in the American West at Risk of Being Imported by Foreign Slaughterhouses

Published by The Navajo Post on Jun 20, 2017

For more than 50 years, legislation has prohibited the sale of wild horses detained in the West. This may soon change if Trump’s proposal for budget cuts is passed. The new mandates could result in thousands of wild horses being sent to overseas butchers, where they would be sold as food.

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Budget cut would send wild horses to slaughterhouse, says activist

Published by David Sherfinski, The Washington Times on Jun 5, 2017

Activists are warning the country to brace for mass horse slaughterings after President Trump’s new budget called for axing $10 million from the government’s wild horse management program.

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Why are we destroying our wild burros?

Published by Charlotte Roe, For The Desert Independent on Jun 2, 2017

Perhaps no animal has given so much to humankind as the gentle donkey. As farm workers, guardians, backcountry packers, therapeutic healers and all-around great companion animals, their light footprint and capacity for giving is unsurpassed.

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Wild Horses Could Be Sold to Slaughter Houses or Euthanized Under President Trump’s New Budget

Published by Char Adams, People.com on Jun 2, 2017

Animal advocacy groups are fighting back against President Donald Trump‘s fiscal 2018 budget proposal, which could lead to the slaughter of thousands of the nation’s wild horses in an effort to manage the population.

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BLM Budget Cuts Put Wild Horses at Risk, Advocates Say

Published by Pat Raia, The Horse on May 26, 2017

Under President Donald Trump’s proposed 2018 budget, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) would save $4 million on wild horse and burro management by eliminating restrictions on sales and other management options.

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Trump Administration Moves to Slaughter America’s Wild Horses – Take Action Now!

Published by Grace Kuhn, AWHC Special to One Green Planet on May 26, 2017

Wild horse advocates’ biggest fear is coming true. On Tuesday, the U.S.

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