Sales of Wild Horses Stopped by House
Houses Votes to Stop Sales of Wild Horses
The Associated Press
Thursday, May 18, 2006; 7:59 PM
WASHINGTON -- The House directed the Interior Department on Thursday to halt the sale of wild horses for slaughter, saying that was not the purpose of the program that makes the horses and burros available for adoption.
The measure, part of the department's spending bill for the 2007 budget year, prohibits the use of agency funds for the sale or slaughter of wild, free-roaming horses and burros.
It was approved unanimously by voice vote.
"We need to stop the slaughter of wild horses and burros not only because it is morally wrong, but also because the program itself is a failure," said Rep. Nick Rahal, D-W.Va., a sponsor of the provision...[READ MORE...]