Trump budget 2018: Thousands of wild horses could be sold for slaughter under president's proposal

Trump budget 2018: Thousands of wild horses could be sold for slaughter under president's proposalDonald Trump’s latest budget proposal could allow thousands of wild horses to be sold for slaughter by reversing nearly fifty years of protections for an American icon. “The current program is wholly unsustainable and a new approach is needed, particularly when considering the sharp and consistent growth in resource requirements,” the budget proposal reads. America’s estimated 59,000 mustangs live across about 40,000 square miles (103,600 square kilometres) of land controlled by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).



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