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Group seeks help in protecting horses in Placitas

May 12, 2013 • State News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A group that advocates for the protection of free-roaming horses in Placitas has asked federal officials to help the group confront public safety concerns about animals straying on the roads.

The Wild Horse Observers Association also has offered to help administer a contraceptive to curb the growth of the horse population, and to remove and relocate horses that are at risk of a high-speed collision, the Albuquerque Journal reported (http://bit.ly/ZVqHqT ).

Last month, a vehicle collision killed a horse on state Highway 165 in Placitas, prompting Sandoval County Commissioner Orlando Lucero to call for some kind of action to forestall further horse, or potentially, human fatalities. Some residents have estimated there are about 100 free-roaming horses in the Login to read more

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