Published December 17, 2012 by delia1979

Canadian Horse Defence Coalition's Blog

Tamara Elliott, Global News : Tuesday, December 11, 2012 3:16 PM

CALGARY – They’re majestic creatures with a link to the Wild West, but the fate of Alberta’s wild horses is now in the hands of the province.

About 800 wild horses roam the hills, descendants from early settler’s farms.

“They live in the wild, they reproduce in the wild, and so are considered feral,” explains Jessica Potter, from Alberta Enivornmental and Sustainable Resource Development.  Last year the government licensed the capture of over 200 feral horses, claiming they compete with native species by eating about 25 pounds of food each, every day.

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