WPR News
7:06 am
Mon April 26, 2010

State lawmaker plans effort to care for unwanted horses.

Gillette, Wy – A Wyoming state lawmaker says she's part of a group planning a program to care for unwanted horses, but that some could be humanely killed as a last resort.
Republican state Rep. Sue Wallis of Recluse said Saturday the
nonprofit United Horsemen's Front would accept horses from
individuals or law-enforcement agencies.
Wallis says all horses will be checked by veterinarians. Those
that qualify would be rehabilitated.
Wallis says horses that can't be rehabilitated would be killed
in a slaughter operation, which was reported Saturday by the
Wyoming Tribune-Eagle.
She says the group is working with Temple Grandin, a professor
of animal science at Colorado State University who specializes in
humane treatment of livestock.