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LOMPOC, CALIF. -- Return to Freedom Wild Horse Conservation on Friday thanked House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone (D-NJ) for his support of bills to ban horse slaughter and soring and urged him to schedule a markup before the full committee as quickly as possible. The Subcommittee on Consumer ... Read More
May 27, 2022Cory Golden
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What follows is written testimony by RTF President Neda DeMayo to the United States House of Representatives Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce. The subcommittee is set to hold a hearing on Thursday, May 26, to consider bills that include the Save America’s Forgotten Equines (SAFE) Act of 2021 (H.R. 3355) ... Read More
May 26, 2022Cory Golden
In the midst of Triple Crown season, the “Final Stretch Alliance to End Horse Slaughter” issues a joint letter to congressional leaders, calling for passage of the SAFE Act to end the slaughter of American horses May 17, 2022 For Immediate Release WASHINGTON, DC – Today, a diverse group of equine industry ... Read More
May 17, 2022Cory Golden
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The number of wild horses that have died during a respiratory disease outbreak at the Bureau of Land Management’s off-range holding corrals in Cañon City has climbed to 143 following another death announced on Friday. A total of 127 wild horses died between April 23 and May 4; 16 have ... Read More
May 13, 2022Cory Golden
Return to Freedom said Thursday that the Bureau of Land Management taking steps to treat more wild horses and burros with fertility control is encouraging. RTF has worked since 1999 for policy changes to keep wild horses and burros on the range by managing population growth with proven, safe and humane ... Read More
May 12, 2022Cory Golden
Statement from Return to Freedom: In our conversations with new Bureau of Land Management leadership, we feel cautiously optimistic that their focus and funding will shift to minimally intrusive on-the-range management. Of course, we have to see how it all plays out, but we hope that this signals a new ... Read More
May 12, 2022Cory Golden