Wild Horses Shot to Death in North Carolina Preserve

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Local residents of the remote Outer Banks islands of North Carolina fear that a recent spree of wild horse killings in the western United States might be turning into a disturbing national trend.

In Nov. 2001, four wild horses and a domestic mule were shot with high-powered rifles by unknown assailants and left to die.

The dead horses--a stallion and three mares--were part of the

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