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Wild horses could be sold for slaughter or euthanized under Trump budget

Published by Karen Brulliard and Juliet Eilperin , Washington Post on May 26, 2017

The Bureau of Land Management spends about $50 million a year to house and feed more than 46,000 wild horses and burros in corrals.

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Trump plans mean 100,000 US horses could face slaughter

Published by Sarah Radford, Horse and Hound on May 26, 2017

Advocacy groups in the US say up to 100,000 mustangs could face slaughter as the Trump administration slashes rural budgets.

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Trump’s Budget Would Allow Sale of Wild Horses for Slaughter

Published by Associated Press on May 25, 2017

PALOMINO VALLEY, Nev. — President Donald Trump's budget proposal calls for saving $10 million next year by selling wild horses captured throughout the West without the current requirement that buyers guarantee the animals won't be resold for slaughter.

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Budget Proposals Jeopardize the Lives of Tens of Thousands of American Wild Horses

Published by Horse Talk on May 24, 2017

America’s wild horses could be slaughtered in their thousands if the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) gets approval for its proposal to sell the horses without limitations.

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Wild Horse Group Calls On Trump To Save Mustangs

Published by Kerry Picket, Daily Caller on May 24, 2017

The American Wild Horse Campaign (AWHC) on Tuesday demanded President Trump intervene on the proposed Interior Department’s budget and save American Mustangs

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Budget calls for BLM to euthanize animals it can't adopt out

Published by Scott Streater, E&E News reporter on May 24, 2017

The Bureau of Land Management's $1.1 billion fiscal 2018 budget request would reduce growing herds of wild horses and burros on federal rangelands by allowing for the "humane euthanasia and unrestricted sale" of potentially thousands of animals it cannot adopt out to other agencies or individuals

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70 horses gathered in Elko County

Published by Elko Daily Free Press on May 15, 2017

ELKO – A wild horse advocacy group called on the Bureau of Land Management to return horses collected in an emergency gather this week, saying there were financial arrangements to provide them with water on the range.

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Omnibus Bill Sparks Controversy

Published by Pat Raia, The Horse on May 8, 2017

Last week both houses of Congress approved a finance bill intended to keep the government functioning through September.

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BLM transfer provision in omnibus outrages advocates

Published by Scott Streater, E&E News reporter on May 5, 2017

The omnibus spending package the Senate approved today contains a provision that would make it easier for the Bureau of Land Management to adopt out or transfer wild horses and burros, reducing the growing number of animals under the agency's care.

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Wild horses on federal land put at risk by omnibus provision, American Wild Horse Campaign warns

Published by Ken Shepherd, The Washington Times on May 2, 2017

An interest group devoted to protecting the nation’s wild horses is warning that a change in federal law tucked into the omnibus spending package could lead to exploitation of the creatures and a diminishing of their number on federal lands.

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Navajo Nation Exploring Wild Horse Management Plan

Published by Pat Raia, The Horse on May 2, 2017

In an effort to control the population of unbranded free-roaming horses competing for resources on tribal lands, the Navajo Nation announced it would consider allowing permitted hunters to harvest the animals.

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Commentary: Why are humane solutions for wild horse management being ignored?

Published by Elko Daily News on Apr 25, 2017

If we had a national scapegoat, the leading candidate would be wild horses.

Whenever we debate land use in the West, it’s always the horses that come under fire.

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