Sustainability of Currituck Wild Horses Questioned

The topic was discussed at the September 19 meeting of the county commissioners according to a report posted today by The Coastland Times.

One of the commissioners claimed that only six mares were fertile but the herd manager stated in a subsequent interview that 19 out of 53 mares (36%) were producing.

The percentages of males and females in the herd were not given.

The story indicated that a contraceptive process several years ago—sorry, a safe, proven and reversible fertility control program—ended up making several mares sterile.

The article also indicated that the filly put down by the advocates last month contracted swamp cancer.

RELATED: Currituck Filly Dies.

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