Despite promise, US government spent little of its wild horse budget on fertility control

  • by: SCOTT SONNER , Associated Press
  • Updated: February 19, 2014 - 4:55 PM

RENO, Nev. — The government spent less than 1 percent of its wild horse management budget on contraception programs and more than 60 percent on horse holding facilities last fiscal year despite a pledge to step up use of fertility control as an alternative to controversial roundups of overpopulated mustang herds on U.S. rangelands, agency records show.

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