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Horse Advocate Fights Against Roundups


Wild horse advocate Neda DeMayo — the founder of Return to Freedom, a horse sanctuary in Lompoc — joined forces with actress Wendie Malick and Arizona Congressmember Raul Grijalva in Reno on 9/4 to call attention to what they say are problems with the Bureau of Land Management’s wild horse roundup program. In July, the bureau announced that it will remove 1,300 wild horses in western states. The activists say that rounding up the horses and housing them costs taxpayers too much money. They asked that the bureau heed the advice of the National Academy of Sciences, which recommends fertility control over roundups.

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