Monday, February 23, 2009

House Committee Gets New Mustang Bill

Wild horses and burros could get more room to roam under a bill introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee on Thursday by Committee Chairman Rep. Nick Rahall (D-WV) and Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ), chairman of the House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands. The Restoring Our American Mustangs Act (HR 1018), amends the Wild Horse and Burro Act of 1971 to allow the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to increase acreage available to free roaming herds, and to develop wild horse and burro sanctuaries on public lands. The bill also forbids the killing of healthy animals, and allows greater public participation in herd management decisions...The

1 comment:

MuleKist / ErthMa said...

Cool. Its about time they gave back the 20M acres they took from them, and its about time we ended the BLM plan of exterminating our wild horses!