Wild horses & burros are safe for now – thanks for your phone calls!

Straight from the Horse's Heart

Thanks to each and every one of you for your many phone calls.  The good news is that House and Senate members met in a formal conference committee meeting yesterday to negotiate the final version of Fiscal Year 2019 spending bills, including the Department of the Interior.  This funding bill supports the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Wild Horse and Burro Program.

The Committee agreed on Continuing Resolutions (CRs) to fund ten federal agencies – including the Interior Department – through December 7.   The CRs carry forward Fiscal Year 2018.

So, the current law protecting America’s wild horses and burros from mass “euthanasia” (killing) and sterilization remains in place through Dec. 7.  Hopefully, this will increase the chances of a year-long CR so that this remains in place for FY19.

The House and Senate version of the bill are very different.  The House bill, in directing the BLM on the…

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