Activists Think Wild Horses Sold by U.S. are Being Killed

The United States Bureau of Land Management has sold 1,700 wild horses since 2009 and while buyers sign a contract that the horses are not to be slaughtered, animal rights activists believe that is not the case, NBC News reported on Saturday. Of the 1,700 horses sold, 70 percent were sold to an alleged advocate of horse slaughter, Colorado livestock hauler Tom Davis. “The BLM says it protects wild horses,” said Laura Leigh, founder of Nevada-based advocacy group Wild Horse Education, “but when they are selling to a guy like this you have to wonder.”

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