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Drought Causes Stray Horses To Seek Food In Nevada's Urban Areas

The Nevada Department of Agriculture responded to well-meaning folks feeding wild horses carrots in a counter intuitive way: Director Barbee ordered MORE food to be placed in neighborhoods.
NDofA's green pipe corrals full of hay tempt wild horses down from canyons where they have survived centuries of drought.
Director Barbee has conditioned these horse to cross highways and enter private property. This is dangerous to all concerned.
The Department of Agriculture Board meets this coming Wednesday in Reno, and they would serve the public well by directing an end to this expensive, labor-intensive "strategy" and a return to free, cooperative agreements with equine groups skilled in moving wild horses back to where they belong -- in the foothills of wild Nevada.

December 8, 2012 at 7:06 a.m. ( | suggest removal )