DVM Pushes Back Against Colville Gather

Although the wild horse roundup has been delayed, a veterinarian and member of the Colville Tribes has spoken out to make sure it doesn’t happen.

She observed that wild horses are an ‘easy scapegoat,’ but noted that

“Many legitimate studies by government agencies, universities, and animal groups show that livestock with cloven hooves can do a broader range of damage, can consume more types of plant species, and will drink more water than horses.”

A long term program that benefits the tribe and the horses should be developed, she explained, to avoid “…the loss of this basic element of our heritage.”  Refer to this story, posted yesterday by The Star of Grand Coulee, WA.

RELATED: Colville Gather Announced.

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