The Confederated tribes of the Umatilla, the Yakama tribe, Colville tribe, Nez Perce tribe, Warm Springs tribe, along with the Intertribal Agriculture Council,the U.S. Dept of Agriculture Animal Plant Health Inspection Service and the BIAare planning on building a horse meat processing plant as a means to do away with the wild mustangs.
For more information on this issue, go to http://www.umatilla.nsn.us/cuj.html and click on confederated Umatilla journal magazine, then home page, then click on March 2009 and you can go page by page to page 10 "NW tribes want to reduce horse numbers."
http://www.umatilla.nsn.us/48%20page%20March%20CUJ.pdf (Continue on to page 10.)
Also April 2009, front page "Tribes unite over feral horse issue," and page 41 "Tribal horse coalition."http://www.umatilla.nsn.us/cuj%20april%2009%20pdf%2048%20pages.pdf (Starts on Page 1, then continue on to page 41.)