CONGRESS HAS TO DO WHAT THE PEOPLE SAY!!!! WHY IS IT THAT THE WILD HORSE AND BURRO ACT OF 1971-IS NOT Bwikimedia-button 220px-Wildhorsesowyhee 220px-Pryor_Mountains_feral_horse_-_2009 poweredby_mediawiki_88x31 magnify-clipEING UPHELD, AS IT WAS UNANIMOUSLY PASSED!!!!?????WTF

Tuesday's Horse

Cross-posted from ProPublica


(Jan. 31, 2013) — Two congressmen wrote to the Department of Interior this week to demand information on the progress of its investigation into whether more than 1,700 federally protected wild horses sold to a Colorado man may have been illegally sent to slaughter.

The investigation was triggered by a ProPublica story published in September showing that since 2009 the department had sold truckload after truckload of mustangs to a horse-slaughter proponent named Tom Davis who acknowledged shipping many of them out of state in violation of Colorado law. The fate of the horses is unknown.

Reps. Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz., and Ed Whitfield, R-Ky., have sent a letter to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar pressing him to explain what role the agency had in selling so many horses to a man the letter calls “a longtime kill buyer.”

“As you are aware, the ProPublica…

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