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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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