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Salazar wants to move West's wild horses east

 

October 8, 2009



MATTHEW DALY Associated Press writer WASHINGTON

Thousands of mustangs that now roam the West would be moved to preserves in the Midwest and East under a new Interior Department plan to protect wild horse herds and the rangelands that support them. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Wednesday the plan would not require ki l l ing any wi ld ho r s e s. Int e r i o r Department officials had warned in recent months that slaughtering some of the 69,000 wild horses and burros under federal control might be necessary to combat rising costs of maintaining them. Nearly 37,000 wild horses and burro...



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