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They Count Horses, Don't They?

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City Councilmember Richard Alarcon is leading a new effort to enforce a "horse census" and accompanying $14 annual horse licensing fee so that the city planning department can get a better idea of where the horses are living (in areas like Sylmar and Shadow Hills): "Only 1,396 horses were registered with Los Angeles Animal Services last year, despite estimates putting the actual number of horses in the city at 10,000 or possibly as high as 90,000." However, horse owning types apparently also tend to be small government, anti-regulation types, so there's been some resistance (just like with the human census!). [LADN, image via]