March 16, 2004, 11:06PM


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Bo Derek seeks ban on killing horses for food

Bo Derek, who galloped onto movie screens in the hit movie 10, urged Congress on Tuesday to support legislation that would ban the killing of horses for gourmet dining in European and Asian diners. Thousands of American horses are killed every year and sent to overseas restaurants. In countries such as France and Japan, horse is often considered gourmet fare. "As a horseowner, I was shocked," Derek said. "We don't use horses any longer for pet food so why are we sending them over to other countries?"