Magnificent Nelson, rescued Wild American Mustang, © Photo by Terry Fitch
By Susan Wagner, Pres. of Equine Advocates
It is quite unbelievable that in the midst of all the turmoil taking place in our country now due to natural disasters that horse slaughter proponents in the House of Representatives and the special interests from whom they take their marching orders would move to satisfy their deadly agendas by voting to kill the more than 46,000 healthy Wild Horses and Burros being held captive in BLM holding facilities.
The Stewart Amendment, inserted in the House Omnibus Bill by Rep. Chris Stewart of Utah, allows for the killing and sale “without regulation or limitation” (meaning to slaughter) of Wild Horses and Burros, thus removing any remaining federal protections they have.
The only hope left for these animals is for the U.S. Senate to act to protect them by passing the Udall-Graham Amendment…
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