Tribes, states could take over wild horse issue

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Western states and Native American tribes could soon take over management of wild horses and burros.

A Utah congressman has introduced legislation that would allow for that to happen.

The congressman says the U.S. Bureau of Land Management has failed to manage horses and burros.

The lawmaker says an overpopulation of wild horses is leading to destruction of important habitat for native species.

A conservation group criticizes the legislation, saying it would allow states and tribes to sell the animals for slaughter for human consumption. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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