HSUS Supports Parts Of Trump’s Budget Bill

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is supporting parts of the final 2018 budget bill from President Trump that went into law in March. The HSUS stated on their website that the bill “includes language that will restrict funds from being used to harm horses and to address a purge of key animal enforcement records, [and] it increases federal resources to enforce significant animal protection laws ….”

The budget bill include language that prohibits the government from spending money on the inspections of horse slaughter plants, meaning that horse slaughter will remain banned in the U.S.

The budget bill will also prevent the slaughter of wild horses and burros. It includes specific language that will “prevent the Bureau of Land Management and its contractors from sending wild horses and burros to slaughter, or from killing excess healthy horses and burros.”

A provision that allows the horses to be removed from public lands to be transferred to federal, state or local governments notes that they must be used as work horses and that they cannot be killed for human consumption or euthanized without the recommendation of a licensed veterinarian. In this case, the horse must be suffering from severe injury or illness, or advanced age. The bill also asks for a science-based, comprehensive proposal that will reduce costs while improving the health and welfare of wild horses and burros, as well as improving the rangeland on which they reside.

Additionally, the bill will help with funding for some animal programs, including $1.5 million more for veterinary student loan repayment and $2 million additional dollars for USDA enforcement of the Animal Welfare Act.

Read more at the HSUS website.

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