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As published by E&E News The House Rules Committee late last night rejected a bipartisan amendment to the massive spending package that would have protected healthy wild horses and burros from slaughter. The measure would have limited funds in the legislation from being used to euthanize the animals, which the ... Read More
September 7, 2017AnnieFannie
  Wild Horse Nation, The legislative battle on behalf of wild horses just grew rougher for wild horse advocates. To recap: In July, the House Appropriations Committee narrowly voted down an anti-horse slaughter amendment, then approved another that would allow the Bureau of Land Management to kill healthy, unadopted wild horses and ... Read More
September 7, 2017AnnieFannie
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Republicans in the House Rules Committee on Wednesday rejected a bipartisan amendment that would have prevented the Bureau of Land Management from killing healthy, unadopted wild horses and burros. Reps. Dina Titus, D-Nevada, Peter King, R-New York, Jared Polis, D-Colorado, Reps. Carlos Curbelo, R-Florida, and Michelle Lujan Grisham, D-New Mexico, introduced ... Read More
September 7, 2017AnnieFannie
The House Rules Committee on Tuesday rejected a bipartisan amendment to would have barred the U.S. Department of Agriculture from funding horsemeat inspectors, a move that would have kept horse slaughter from returning to the United States for the first time since 2007. Reps.Vern Buchanan, R-Florida, Lucille Roybal-Allard, D-California, Ed Royce, R-California, and Earl ... Read More
September 6, 2017AnnieFannie
  Return to Freedom is actively lobbying on six bills in Congress: the House and Senate versions of the Agriculture appropriations bill, Interior appropriations bill and SAFE Act. Here’s a guide to where each stands. Key votes are in red. WILD HORSE BILLS Context: RTF and other advocates have ... Read More
September 5, 2017AnnieFannie
  Recent University of Cincinnati journalism graduate Paloma Ianes spent late spring and summer as an in-residence volunteer at Return to Freedom’s American Wild Horse Sanctuary. She helped with tour and photo safari and helped ensure that workshops ran smoothly, assisted with ranch work, photographed resident horses and burros, created advocacy-related ... Read More
September 1, 2017AnnieFannie