U.S. Code of Federal Regulations

Regulations most recently checked for updates: Oct 17, 2019

§ 4730.1 - Destruction.

Except as an act of mercy, no wild horse or burro shall be destroyed without the authorization of the authorized officer. Old, sick, or lame animals shall be destroyed in the most humane manner possible. Excess animals for which adoption demand does not exist shall be destroyed in the most humane and cost efficient manner possible.