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    Consumption of Wild Horses Explored as Their Population Grows

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    Wild horse populations living on public lands in the United States are getting too big, so one possible solution is to start hunting and eating them.

    Wild horse populations living on public lands in the United States are getting too big, so one possible solution is to start hunting and eating them.

    It currently costs the Bureau of Land Management 75 million dollars annually for dealing with the population of 33 thousand wild horses, which is 10 thousand more than the population allowed by federal mandate.

    Commercial horse butchering in the United States was halted six years ago, when Congress banned funding for slaughterhouse inspections done by the US Department of Agriculture.

    Although the ban has been lifted, there has been little action to renew slaughterhouse inspections for horses.

    Eating horses is culturally taboo for Americans and British people.

    It is a common meat in parts of Asia, and is served as a specialty item in some European restaurants.

    People who are opposed to the idea of horse slaughtering say that it is even worse for the environment than slaughtering cows, and since there are fewer regulations on how horses are treated with chemicals, the meat might be dangerous to consume.