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Horses get some help from DC lawmakers

H.R. 8294: Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2023

H.R. 8294 blocks the operation of horse slaughter facilities in the United States by permanently barring the use of federal funds to inspect such facilities. The bill includes $4.1 million—an increase of more than $1 million from the prior fiscal year—to enforce the Horse Protection Act (HPA) and combat the abuses associated with the soring of Tennessee walking horses and related breeds. The USDA is directed to finalize a long-awaited rule that would strengthen the HPA and protect horses from soring.

For wild horses, the package offers numerous victories, including $11 million for the administration of humane, reversible fertility control vaccines to manage herds in their natural habitats. The bill extends protections to wild horses and burros against slaughter and lethal control, and includes key directives to improve oversight and accountability of the government’s management of wild equines—from improving the vetting of potential adopters to identifying suitable habitat for wild horses.

Source: Animal Welfare Institute »

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3 thoughts on “Horses get some help from DC lawmakers”

  1. This is so wonderful!!! A branch of the US Government finally stands up for these poor horses and burros and does something great. I always wondered why they didnt use fertility control which seems easier than rounding them up with helicopters and causing so much unwanted stress and chaos. Thank you again for doing the right thing!


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