Activists say laws have done little to protect wild horses
By Benjamin Grove - April 29, 2005
SUN WASHINGTON BUREAU CHIEF
WASHINGTON - Animal activists say they suspect that a number of wild horses from public lands have gone to U.S. slaughterhouses for years, despite laws designed to protect them.
"It happens all the time," said Trina Bellak of the American Horse Defense Fund Inc.
The issue of wild horse slaughter is in the spotlight this week in Congress following reports that 41 wild horses sold by the Bureau of Land Management were re-sold and slaughtered at an Illinois plant.
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