Wednesday, April 25, 2007

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"Killings of Wild Horses Spark Outrage, Legislation" -James R. Carroll

41 mustangs, perfectly healthy, were sent to slaughter due to a new flawed federal program. Many congressmen and senators are very upset with the killings of these once wild horses. But a few have introduced a bill to outlaw the sales of mustangs. In 2005, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) halted sales when the heard of the slaughter. A separate effort has been brought up to ban any slaughter of horses, whether they be wild or domesticated, for the comsuption of humans. Republican Representative Ed Whitfild said that no horse should be slaughtered for human food, especially a horse under the protection of the BLM. There is an estimated 64,000 American horses slaughtered annually by the three foreign-owned plants in the United States, with the meat being exported to other countries.

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