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

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A budget proposal by President Donald Trump could mean the sale of thousands of wild horses to slaughter. The proposal calls for anticipated savings of $10 million next year from a reduction in the cost of feeding and containing the animals, as well as cutbacks in contraception programs and roundups. Wild horses captured throughout the western states would be sold “without limitation” or without the requirement that buyers guarantee the animals would not be resold for slaughter.

Wild horses destined for slaughter would go to Canada, Mexico, and foreign slaughterhouses where horse slaughter is legal, as it is prohibited in the US... READ MORE

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