The House Interior Appropriations Committee on Wednesday approved a $44.8 billion bill for Fiscal Year 2023 that includes $156 million for the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Wild Horse and Burro Program -- a $19 million increase over the program's 2022 budget.
- Congress approved the same amount for "administration of and research of reversible immunocontraceptive fertility control" for 2022.
- "We applaud the Committee for continuing to support proven, safe and humane fertility control," said Neda DeMayo, president of RTF, a national nonprofit wild horse and burro advocacy organization.
- Return to Freedom Wild Horse Conservation(RTF ) is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to wild horse preservation through sanctuary, education, conservation,andadvocacy since 1998.
- It also operates the AmericanWild Horse Sanctuary at three California locations, caring for more than 450 wild horses and burros.