Assateague Herd Struggling in Latest Census

The Assateague Island Alliance reports 78 wild horses living on the Maryland side of the island as of today, compared to 78 horses a year and a half ago.

Seven foals were born this year.

The herd could only generate a nine percent birth rate, and a zero percent growth rate, six years after the darting program was shut off.

Could this explain why the Park Service stopped publishing census results?

The advocates no longer point to the island as a paragon of wild horse management.

They are now trying to ruin the Virginia Range and Salt River herds.

RELATED: Park Service Goes Underground with Assateague Horse Census?

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