Wild Horses Wait on New Pastures

20 Sep

Wild Horses Wait on New Pastures  From The California Report  

Reporter: Caitlin Esch

Horse slaughter is a hot-button issue. A federal court recently issued a temporary restraining order that blocked two horse slaughterhouses from opening, in response to a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture brought by the Humane Society and other groups opposed to treating horses like commercial livestock. The district judge will decide the case at the end of October.

Meanwhile, wild horses and donkeys run free on public lands in California and across the West as “living symbols of the historic and pioneer spirit of the West.” They’re protected by the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act of 1971.

Some activists say the Bureau of Land Management needs to better control this population, which is booming, instead of the usual round-up and adoption plan.

At the Ridgecrest corrals in rural Kern County, 750 formerly wild horses and burros hang out, eating hay on fenced-in patches of land. The corral is one of just two short-term holding facilities in California where the BLM takes animals rounded up in Nevada, Arizona and California.

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