It looks like all it took was one state to start the ball rolling.
I'm not surprised SD is right behind WY in this. I'd be surprised if MT, UT, ND, and ID also didn't fall in line fairly shortly.
The eastern states may take longer, but there is a real need to do something
about the abused, neglected, and abandoned horses in this country.
The rescues are full to bursting, and those of us who have horses know what our financial capabilities are concerning adding more. I have my quota; I can't acquire any more without seriously jeopardizing the health and well being of the animals already in my care, as well as my finances.
Arguments to the contrary, there are
unwanted horses and the numbers increase every day. This has now reached crisis level, and I applaud WY and SD for realizing this and taking action. Especially since it's not going to be popular with a certain subset of American society.