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U.S. proposal to round up wild horses draws opposition


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MARTIN GRIFFITH Associated Press Writer SPARKS, Nev.

One of most stirring symbols of the American West mustangs thundering freely across the range could be heading east. The government wants to carry out what is believed to be the biggest-ever roundup of wild horses on federal land, moving as many as 25,000 mustangs and burros to pastures in the Midwest and East out of fear their fast-multiplying numbers will lead to mass starvation. The plan is facing heated opposition from advocates, including celebrities Sheryl Crow, Bill Maher and Ed Harris, who contend the proposal is itself inhumane a...

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