Feds Considering Wild Horse Adoption Incentive
Written by Andrew-Rossi on April 30, 2018
Federal land managers are again seeking congressional backing to sterilize, euthanize or sell for slaughter tens of thousands of wild horses roaming public lands across the West.
But the Bureau of Land Management, overwhelmed by what it calls a $1 billion problem, has added a new idea for culling overpopulated herds: $1,000 paychecks for those who adopt one.
The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association praised the agency for trying to end a decade-long stalemate in Congress it says has resulted in unhealthy horses, degraded rangeland and program costs that are spiraling out of control.
Horse advocates condemned the package of alternatives as “a roadmap for destruction of America’s wild free-roaming horses.”