Tuesday, April 24, 2007

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"Wild Horses Lose Protection from Slaughter" -Rebecca Rosen Lum

" A provision slipped into a federal appropriations bill silently killed a 1971 law that kept feral horses from being sold to slaughterhouses." It forces the Bureau of Land Management to sell all unadopted horses and burros and keep the profits. This mainly targets the wild horses that are over 10 years old (past likely adoption age) and young horses that have been to three auctions with out being sold. Senator Conrad Burns, who created this, says that his intentions were to keep the wild horses from overpopulating and running out of food. Some say it will not work, because the horses can just be brought to other states. Renee Been said, "This ends 33 years of protection."

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