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House passes horse rescue

July 18, 2009|Times Wire Reports

Galloping to the aid of the nation's wild horses and burros, the House has voted to rescue them from the possibility of a government-sponsored slaughter and give them millions more acres to roam.

But the effort may get penned up in the Senate, where no comparable bill has been sponsored.

GOP opponents said that the bill underscored wrongheaded Democratic priorities.

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