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The 2022 Spending Bill and horses

We have been fielding a lot of emails on this. — Fund for Horses

On Friday, March 11, 2022, the President signed into law H.J.Res. 75, the “Extension of Continuing Appropriations Act, 2022,” which provides fiscal year 2022 appropriations to Federal agencies, and for other purposes.

The horse protection issues covered are as follows.

Horse slaughter

Congress extended the ban on the slaughter of horses for human consumption in the United States by blocking the use of taxpayer funds to inspect domestic horse slaughter plants and horsemeat products.

Horse Soring

The spending package includes more than $3 million—a $1 million increase from fiscal year 2021—for the USDA to enforce the Horse Protection Act and curb the cruel practice of soring Tennessee walking horses, which involves deliberately inflicting pain on a horse’s hooves and legs to create a higher-stepping gait for competition. The omnibus also calls on the USDA to finalize a long-awaited rule that would clamp down on the abusive practices associated with soring and end the failed system of industry self-policing.

We will see what impact this actually has against this horrific cruelty, if any. — Fund for Horses

Wild horses and burros

The bill protects horses and burros under the authority of the Bureau of Land Management and the US Forest Service from being destroyed for commercial purposes, such as through sales to foreign slaughterhouses. In a historic movie, Congress directed the BLM to use $11 million for the robust expansion of safe, proven, and humane fertility control methods to manage our nation’s herds.

Again, we will see what and how the Bureau of Land Management apply the above. — Fund for Horses

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