Wild horses could be sold for slaughter, euthanized under Trump proposal


Wild horses could be sold for slaughter, euthanized under Trump proposal

SALT LAKE CITY — Frustrated Utah ranchers and wildlife managers who say excess wild horses are running amok are optimistic over President Donald Trump’s budget plan that would allow the animals’ slaughter or euthanization, at the same time advocates say it would lead to the Western icon’s near extinction.
Caught in the middle of the untenable situation is the Bureau of Land Management, which for years has been hamstrung by lack of financial resources and willing adopters to control the animals’ burgeoning populations.

Trump wants to save $10 million in 2018 by erasing the budget language that prohibits the sale of wild horses …

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