More wild horses slaughtered at Cavel as Interior Department, Ford unite to save 52
WASHINGTON - The Interior Department abruptly halted delivery of mustangs to buyers while it investigates the slaughter of 41 wild horses at the Cavel International plant in DeKalb this month.
By enlisting last-minute financial help Monday from Ford Motor Co. - makers of the Mustang sports car - the agency saved the lives of 52 other mustangs.
The latest horses killed came from a broker who obtained them from the Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota. The tribe traded 87 of the 105 aging horses it bought from the government for younger ones. Interior officials said they would review whether a federal contract had been violated. Tribal officials were unavailable for comment.
"I don't think it's fair to say they violated the agreement," Kathlee