WASHINGTON–Wild horse advocates are rejoicing over the Senate’s stance to protect thousands of mustangs.. but the fight isn’t over yet.

These horses have been kept out of slaughterhouses since 1971. Now, the ongoing budget debate will predict their future.

Over the years The Bureau of Land Management has run out of space trying to adopt the mustangs which was the only option.
The House introduced a bill in September opening to door with the possibility of slaughter which is illegal in the United States.

“Our biggest fear is that then the slaughter would be legalized in this country and there won’t be a horse that won’t be at risk,” said CANA president Manda Kalimian.

But the Senate has introduced more humane ways to control the population such as contraception. Both the Senate and the House will now have to negotiate a middle ground for their proposed bills.