SB 301 Advances to New Mexico Judiciary Committee

The bill cleared the Senate Conservation Committee yesterday, according to a story by KRQE News.

A representative of Animal Protection Voters spoke in favor of the measure.

An APV fact sheet says the bill allows population suppression (PZP for mares, castration for stallions), relocation to other areas, transfer to rescues and preserves for sanctuary or adoption and euthanasia of horses with untreatable medical conditions.

Curiously, the Campaign Against America’s Wild Horses opposed the bill, claiming that it could undermine efforts to control free-roaming herds with contraceptives.

The status of the bill can be monitored at this page.

RELATED: New Mexico Lawmakers Tackle Wild Horse Problem?

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