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Are their days numbered?

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The following post comes from the American Wild Horse Preservation.

The historic Corolla wild horses on North Carolina’s Outer Banks have survived for 500 years, but their days may be numbered without legislation to protect them.

Two calls from you could change the future for these historic wild horses, who are direct descendants of the colonial Spanish mustangs brought here in the 1500’s.

The federal government is imposing a herd size of 60. This number is not large enough for a viable herd and is causing inbreeding and birth defects.  An Amendment would increase the herd size to 120-130 to ensure the future of this herd.

Legislation to protect the Corolla wild horses twice passed the House of Representatives unanimously, but has stalled in the Senate.

Please call your Senators to ask them to vote in favor of the Burr-Tillis Amendment to the Energy Policy Modernization Act.  

The vote could be as early as Tuesday. Even if you have weighed in previously, your voice is needed again, so please act today! 

 

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