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Wild Horses #43829

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Jun 12, 1976
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(Studio) Report on wild horses.
REPORTER: Steve Bell

(NV) Wild horses reproducing at 5-20% rate per year on public lands. 50,000 wild horses estimated in the American West. Department of Interior's Bureau of Land Management says horses eating forage needed for cattle and wildlife. BLM's 3 options are noted. BLM started adoption program in 1971. Private citizens, if approved, are granted possession not ownership of 1 or more of horses. [Bob COBB - says horses need a home and can help with his retarded students.] Velma Johnston fought for protection of wild horses all her life. She leads group that helps BLM screen applicants. [JOHNSTON - says program can help problem.]
REPORTER: Roger Caras

Bell, Steve;
Caras, Roger

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