White buffalo to end brief stay at Dallas gas station

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by DAVID SCHECHTER

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WFAA

Posted on February 20, 2013 at 6:07 PM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 12 at 7:03 AM

Poll:
Should Fuel City keep its white buffalo on display?

DALLAS — The owner of a high profile Dallas gas station has caved to pressure from Native Americans and animal rights groups.

John Benda says Fuel City will no longer use a white buffalo — an animal some consider sacred — as a way to promote its business.

"I wanted the people of Dallas to see what a White Buffalo looked like," Benda said. "We reached this happy agreement that she will go to a sanctuary."

The white buffalo will be donated to Native Americans. The gas station's decision means it will no longer be subject to potential protests.

It continues to maintain a herd of longhorn cattle in a small pasture behind Fuel City on Riverfront Boulevard just south of downtown Dallas.

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