Push to Accelerate Mustang Captures Draws Fire in Congress
Two House committee chairmen are trying to put the brakes on money for a new Trump administration proposal to accelerate the capture of wild horses across the West.
Nevada Rep. Dina Titus's high-desert state is home to about half the mustangs.
She part of a bipartisan group opposed to part of an Interior Department spending bill that calls for the roundup of 130,000 mustangs over the next 10 years.
They say it could bring the most sweeping changes in federal protections for the animals in nearly a half century.
Livestock interests and two animal welfare groups support the idea.
The biggest mustang groups in the West have condemned it.