Many more horses will be lost to the Virginia Range darting program, now moving into its fifth year, than harsh winter conditions.
With few if any new foals hitting the ground, the death rate is going up as the average age of the herd increases.
Many of the mares are now at risk of sterility.
Advocates with the Campaign Against America’s Wild Horses and bureaucrats with the Nevada Department of Agriculture are responsible for the destruction.
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