A foal born on the island will soon have a new name after a successful auction by the Assateague Island Alliance, according to a report published July 7 by The Dispatch of Berlin, MD.
A similar report last year gave the number of foals born in 2021 and the size of the herd.
Not so this year.
Those figures are no longer appropriate for the public domain.
The herd is still trying to recover from the darting program that was shut off in 2016.
The advocates point to the island as a paragon of wild horse management.
Western Horse Watchers was unable to find an announcement with the 2022 census results at the AIA home page, so they may be helping the Park Service with the cover-up.