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Agency seeks compassion for horses

RENO, Nev. — The US Bureau of Land Management is issuing new policy directives emphasizing ‘‘compassion and concern’’ for wild horses on federal lands in the West, in response to a growing public outcry about alleged abuse during roundups of thousands of mustangs in recent years.

Federal laws protecting wild horses since the 1970s require the government to treat them humanely when culling overpopulated herds.

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