Residents Want Answers About Heber Wild Horse Shootings

Thirty federally protected horses have been found dead of possible gunshot wounds in the last 15 months and the investigation has not turned up any suspects or motives.

Some residents and visitors to the forest are worried that the shooter could pose a threat to the public, according to a report posted today by the White Mountain Independent.

RELATED: Necropsies Performed on Heber Wild Horses.

Floyd County Horse Deaths Prompt Legislative Action

A resolution was introduced yesterday in the Kentucky state senate calling for the creation of an Abandoned Horse Task Force.  If approved, the group would discuss the problems caused by abandoned horses, ways to stop individuals from abandoning their horses and ways to remove horses currently running at large, according to a report posted today by the Louisville Courier Journal.

The three surviving horses are still roaming the area near the mine and the reward for information on the shootings has risen to $23,000.

RELATED: Floyd County Wild Horse Rescue in Progress.