Wild Horses and Burros
Restores the prohibition on the commercial sale and slaughter of wild free-roaming horses and burros. This provision was stripped by an amendment slipped into the 2005 Omnibus Spending Bill.
On May 19, 2005, the U.S. House overwhelmingly passed an amendment to the Interior Appropriations bill that removed the Bureau of Land Management's funding for horse slaughter. However, this amendment was ultimately left out of the final version of the bill.
Bill Number:H.R. 1018
Bill Sponsor:Reps. Nick Rahall (D-WV) and Raul Grijalva (D-AZ)
Bill Status:Passed House