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Published on February 6, 2023
By Mark Heinz, Outdoors Reporter
Reopening American horse slaughter plants would be a vital step toward managing Wyoming’s mustang herds, says a Wyoming state lawmaker.
“The next thing that’s really hampering this whole effort (toward mustang management) is the fact that these horses cannot be slaughtered for meat,” said Rep. John Winter, R-Thermopolis. “We used to have a slaughter plant in North Platte, Nebraska, and it worked very well.”
Winter made the remarks during House floor discussion of a bill he sponsored, House Joint Resolution 3. It calls upon Congress to revise management of wild horses and burros, and reopen horse slaughterhouses in the United States.
It passed the House on Monday with nobody speaking against it...
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Mustangs have long played a roll in the West. They play a roll in endurance riding too: mustangs were the 2018 Haggin Cup winner; the highest LD mileage equine; the 2001 and 2010 AERC Hall of Fame horses.
This administration calls mustangs an "existential threat" to America's public lands.
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