1,800 Protected Wild Horses Sent To Their Deaths In Mexican Slaughterhouses

Critics say BLM favors for-profit cattle ranchers that graze their livestock on the public land

1,800 Protected Wild Horses Sent to their Deaths in Mexican Slaughterhouses

Image Credits: aigle_dore, Flickr

John M. Glionna | LA Times


Wild-horse activists are furious now that a government report has confirmed their suspicions: The Bureau of Land Management sold 1,794 federally protected wild horses to a Colorado rancher who sent them to slaughter.

The report by the U.S. Interior Department Office of Inspector General, horse advocates say, shows “a picture of government incompetence and a willful evasion of the law.”

Now they’re collecting petition signatures to pressure Western legislatures to overhaul the government program that removes wild horses from the range.

“The only thing standing between mustangs and certain doom is the American public, which opposes horse slaughter,” said Suzanne Roy, director of the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign. “We are putting a lot of effort to building a grass-roots army of activism.”

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