Habitat for Horses
Do not be fooled – the States intend to treat the wild horses on our American federal lands as vermin. They will do away with the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act. Instead these beautiful creatures, symbols of our great American past, will be sent to slaughter. Is this really what we want for the American West? ~ HfH
NACo passes horse resolution — will it convince Congress to act?
From: The Spectrum
By: Tracie Sullivan
CEDAR CITY – In an effort to gather support for recent legislation introduced by Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT Iron County), Iron County Commissioner Dave Miller pushed a resolution through last week at the National Association of Counties that sends a resounding message back to Congress — let the states manage their own wild horses.
The resolution, which was also carried by County Commissioner Mark Whitney, Garfield County Commissioner Leland Pollock and Piute County Commissioner Darin Bushman, was unanimously passed by all 3,069 county members of NACo.
“It went through with very little to no debate,” Bushman said. “It was amazing.”
Stewart recently introduced the Wild Horse Oversight Act of 2014, H.R. 5058, that if passed would take jurisdiction from the Bureau of Land Management and give it to the states and Indian Tribes to implement their own management plans for the wild horses and burros according to their specific needs.
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