ANIMALS: Wild Horse Annie

The wild horses and burros of the romantic old West are fast disappearing. Until 15 years ago they still galloped over the Western hills and grasslands in great herds, but since World War II an estimated 100,000 have been captured and cut up into dog food. Today, the Interior Department estimates, no more than 20,000 wild horses still graze on the lone prairies. Last week the wild horses had their day in Congress.

Their frail, unlikely-looking champion, Mrs. Velma B. Johnston. 47. is a Reno secretary. Ten years ago she was shocked to see a truckload of frightened, bleeding wild...

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