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Nearly 1800 protected wild horses sent to slaughterhouse in Mexico

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Nearly 1800 protected wild horses sent to slaughterhouse in Mexico Nearly 1800 protected wild horses sent to slaughterhouse in Mexico

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) - A new report released by the Bureau of Land Management has some wild horse activists outraged.

According to a report, the Bureau sold nearly 1,800 federally protected wild horses to a Colorado rancher, who then sent them to a slaughterhouse in Mexico.

The Colorado rancher admitted to investigators that the horses were resold for slaughter and that he assumed they would be killed.

Under a federal program, the rancher was required by law to promise he would not resell the horses for slaughter.

Instead, he told marketing specialists with the Bureau that he would sell the horses only to landowners.

Wild horse activist Madeleine Pickens was live in studio to talk more about this report and the protection of wild horses. 

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