**FILE** Cheri White Owl, founder of Horse Feathers Equine Rescue, is pictured with one of the 33 horses for which she cares in Guthrie, Okla., on Nov. 29, 2011. Ms. White Owl said she's seen more horse neglect during the recession, which coincided with the end of horse slaughtering in the U.S. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Cheri White Owl, founder of Horse Feathers Equine Rescue, is pictured with one of the 33 horses for which she cares in Guthrie, Okla., on Nov. 29, 2011. Ms. White Owl said she's seen more horse neglect during the recession, which coincided with the end of horse slaughtering in the U.S. (Associated Press)