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1,800 protected wild horses sent to their deaths in Mexican slaughterhouses

1,800 protected wild horses sent to their deaths in Mexican slaughterhouses

Wild-horse activists are furious now that a government report has confirmed their suspicions: The Bureau of Land Management sold 1,794 federally protected wild horses to a Colorado rancher who sent them to slaughter.

The report by the U.S. Interior Department Office of Inspector General, horse advocates say, shows “a picture of government incompetence and a willful evasion of the law.”

Now they’re collecting petition signatures to pressure Western legislatures to overhaul the government program that removes wild horses from the range.

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