Placitas Wild Horse Feeding Ban Raised from Ashes

A new ordinance has been drafted, to be considered by Sandoval County commissioners at their May 24 meeting, according to a report dated May 9 by the Rio Rancho Observer.

The measure is accompanied by a resolution that would establish a permitting process for feeding the animals, and only 501(c)(3) nonprofits with demonstrated experience and knowledge in wild horse management and protection would be eligible.

Given the remarks about overpopulation in the preamble, applicants that poison mares with restricted-use pesticides, such as Zonastat-H and GonaCon Equine, would likely receive highest priority.

A public meeting to enable residents and others to share their opinions and suggestions has been set for May 17, as described in a county news release dated May 8.

RELATED: Commissioners Reject Placitas Feeding Ban.

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