Wild Horse Bill Needs Work; Complete Ban Only Answer
The article below explains a little bit about the two wild horse bills that were just introduced. Please call your US Reps and Senators and ask them to oppose these bills!
Title: To provide for the sale of excess wild free-roaming horses and
Sponsor: _Rep Porter, Jon C.http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/?&Db=d109&querybd=@FIELD(FLD003+@4((@1(Rep+Porter++Jon+C.))+01739)))
Latest Major Action: 6/20/2005 Referred to House committee.
Status: Referred to the House Committee on Resources
Title: A bill to provide for the sale and adoption of excess wild
free-roaming horses and burros.
Sponsor: Sen Reid, Harry http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/?&Db=d109&querybd=@FIELD(FLD003+@4((@1(Sen+Reid++Harry))+00952)))[NV]
Latest Major Action: 6/20/2005 Referred to Senate committee.
Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
Humane Society says 'whoa' to Nevadans' wild horse bill
By Scott Sonner
7:26 p.m. June 21, 2005
RENO, Nev.--Horse protection advocates said Tuesday that they'll oppose a proposal aimed at boosting adoptions of wild horses unless Congress also bans the slaughter of any horses in the U.S. Leaders of the Humane Society of the United States and other groups said they favor part of the proposal introduced by Nevada's entire congressional delegation Monday to impose a one-year waiting period on the transfer of ownership for wild horses sold through a relatively new sale program at the U.S.
Bureau of Land Management.
But they said other provisions in the bill would undermine protections for the mustangs unless the bill is accompanied by the slaughter ban, which has passed the House and is awaiting action in the Senate.
"We are very unhappy with this bill," said Nancy Perry, the society's vice president based in Washington, D.C. "The bill does four things and one thing is very good-- the one-year waiting period," she said.
"But the other three things would flood the pipeline with horses that ultimately will end up at slaughter houses," she said. [READ ENTIRE ARTICLE]