The worst sin toward our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them: that's the essence of inhumanity. -George Bernard Shaw

Sunday, January 30, 2005

More challenge to wild horse law...

  • Revised wild horse law challenged...
    "...A top House Democrat introduced a bill on Tuesday repealing a new law that allows the federal government to sell wild horses to buyers interested in slaughter.

    'We need to stop this senseless and inhumane policy change before it can be carried out,' said Rep. Nick Rahall, D-W.Va., said.

    Rahall, the ranking Democrat on the House Resources Committee, criticized a new law that lifts long-standing restrictions on how many horses the Bureau of Land Management can sell, to whom and for what purpose.

    ...'This backdoor legislative maneuver, enacted without public notice, will make these animals available to the highest bidder for processing into commercial products,' Rahall said.

    ...'Rounding up horses from public lands and putting them in the pipeline for slaughter is cruel and inhumane,' said Michael Markarian, executive vice president of the Humane Society of the United States. 'Our hope is Congress can correct the mistake before thousands of horses go to slaughter.'


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