In a ruthless ploy to protect grasslands from wild horse herds that have roamed Alberta for centuries, the province’s Sustainable Resource Department (SRD) has put a large dent in the population of horses living in the Sundre/Olds area of Alberta. According to Bob Henderson of WHOAS (The Wild Horses of Alberta Society: http://northernhorse.com/wildhorses/), “Over 130 horses that we know about were taken.” Evidently the government is so anxious to rid the province of these majestic wild horses that even its customary capture application and license process has been waived this year. The horses have been rounded up and many have gone to slaughter.
Why would the SRD think to rob wild horses of their land – and their lives? The usual answer in similar situations has been greed, and once again, the burgeoning needs and wants of ranchers seem to have been given the upper hand. Even with…
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