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How Wild is a Wild Mustang?
Imagine losing your freedom and being separated from your family and friends. When a wild horse is captured from the wild, it may have never encountered humans and has learned to survive, as a prey animal by it's instinct of flight or fight and belonging to a herd for safety. . . read more
Wild Horses as Native North American Wildlife
Are wild horses truly “wild,” as an indigenous species in North America, or are they “feral” weeds - barnyard escapees, far removed genetically from their prehistoric ancestors? The question at hand is, therefore, whether or not modern horses, Equus caballus, should be considered native wildlife. . . read more
Mustang Future Survival
Experts say the drastic reduction in the wild horse population could jeopardize their future survival. To guarantee a herd's existence, 150 breeding individuals are necessary, said Ernest Gus Cothran, an equine-genetics specialist at the University of Kentucky. . . read more
They shoot wild horses, don't they?
There's a move afoot to send thousands of wild horses to auction, where they are likely to be bought for slaughter by horse dealers and sent to one of three foreign-owned plants in the U.S. that slaughter horses...read more
Poem: A Silent Tear