13 Feb '18, 7pm

Trump Budget Sells Out Wild Horses Again

The Trump administration's $1 billion budget request for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM ) seeks $66.7 million for the Wild Horse and Burro Management program and a continued push to eliminate annual appropriations bill riders that prohibit the sale or killing of the federally protected animals . Congress has yet to act on the administration's 2018 budget request, which also requested lifting the appropriations riders. "The 2019 budget continues to propose the elimination of appropriations language restricting BLM's use of all of the management options authorized in the Wild Free-Roaming Horse and Burro Act," the Interior Department's plan states, in reference to the 1971 law that calls for the "protection, management and control" of the animals on public land. "This change will provide BLM with the full suite of tools to manage the unsustainable growth of wild horse an...

Full article: https://www.ecowatch.com/wild-horses-blm-2534481758.html

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