Wild Horses take heat even after capture and gelding…
A bill that would have required the state to develop a management plan for wild horses imported into Montana was voted down in committee Tuesday.
Senate Bill 402, sponsored by Sen. Kendall Van Dyk, D-Billings, was defeated 6-5 by the agriculture, livestock, and irrigation committee.
Besides a management plan, the Montana Department of Livestock would also have charged a fee of $100 on each imported horse or burro.
Van Dyk had worked with two Republicans in crafting the bill, Sen. Taylor Brown, of Huntley, and Sen. Eric Moore of Miles City.
“We talked about how this might happen,” Van Dyk told The Montana Standard on Tuesday evening after the vote. “We introduced this at a late date, but we elevated the issue and it’s far from over. Hopefully, we can pick it…
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