Discusses controversial management of and legislation on wild horses and burros, including the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act of 1971, which provides for protection, management, and control of wild free-roaming horses and burros on Federal lands. Reviews current issues regarding the priority given wild horses and burros in land use decisions, the removal of animals from the range, adoption and sales programs, animal slaughter, holding animals in facilities, fertility control use, and management costs. Considers GAO recommendations, Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board recommendations, possible establishment of a wild horse sanctuary, Department of Interior Oct. 2009 proposal, and legislation in the 111th Congress.
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