House Agriculture Committee endorses resolution calling on Congress to address wild horses

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CHEYENNE, Wyoming — The state House Agriculture Committee has endorsed a resolution calling on Congress to address the over population of wild horses in Wyoming and other western states.

The resolution passed the committee on a 9-0 vote Thursday and now goes to the full House for debate.

There are some 3,000 wild horses roaming Wyoming on federal land. But some landowners say there are too many wild horses that stress the available food resources and cause damage to ranch operations.

The Bureau of Land Management manages the wild horse herds but hasn't been able to keep up.

The proposed resolution has the support of Wyoming farming and ranching organizations.

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