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Dept. of Interior Stops Delivery of Wild Horses

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Lawmakers have brought in a coalition of celebrities and race track owners in hopes of pushing forward legislation to end or limit the slaughter of wild horses.

Tuesday the  Department of the Interior abruptly halted the delivery of wild mustangs to buyers. It's investigating the slaughter of 41 wild horses in the west this month.

In December, Congress removed a 34-year old ban on slaughtering wild horses. Wild horse advocates say horses would be sold to make dog food and food overseas.

(Apr. 26) -- The Department of the Interior has stopped delivery of wild horses to buyers while it looks into the slaughter of wild horses.

Monday, 35 wild horses were slaughtered. They were bought from a Native American tribe in South Dakota. Fifty-two more horses from the same tribe were saved from slaughter with last minute financial help from Ford Motor Company.

In December, Congress removed a 34-year-old ban on slaughtering wild horses. The new law premits older and unwanted horses to be sold.

Wild horse advocates warned that horses would be sold for food overseas.

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