Commissioners to Ban Feeding of Placitas Wild Horses?

They’re taking public comment on the proposal, according to a story dated February 24 by the Corrales Comment.

The topic does not appear on their March 8 meeting agenda.

A web page managed by the County indicates that Mt. Taylor Mustangs was hired to apply the Montana Solution to the herd, which is considered the industry standard wildlife fertility control method that has been successfully used for decades.

Success, of course, means gradual extermination.

The fourth quarter update indicates 168 horses roaming in 22 bands, with 80 treatments delivered and six foals born in 2022.

A herd of that size would probably see eight to nine deaths in the same period, meaning the herd is probably shrinking, a hallmark of PZP darting programs.

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