Group continues push to protect Corolla Wild Horses (Video)

wild horses on the outer banks

By: Jane Wertz

wild horses on the outer banksCOROLLA, N.C. (WAVY) – The fight to protect wild horses on the Outer Banks is getting political. Two weeks ago, the State of North Carolina passed a resolution asking the United States Senate to pass the Corolla Wild Horses Protection Act, but the Senate decided not to move forward with it.

Horse enthusiasts are not done fighting. According to advocates, The Corolla Wild Horses Protection Act is critical to the horses’ long-term survival. They are not asking the government for money. Instead, this Act would create a herd with fewer birth defects, by pulling horses from another barrier island to breed with the Corolla ones – thus, protecting the population and creating a larger herd.

“Without this act being passed, the Corolla Wild Horses are pretty much doomed to a genetic collapse. We already know through genetic testing; we have one of the most highly inbred herds anywhere. We know we need to have introductions from horses at Shackelford Banks into our herd and we know we need to have a minimum herd size of 120 to 130,” explained Karen McCaplrin with the Corolla Wild Horse Fund.

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  • Suzanne Dunham

    I’m really getting sick about the government! If it’s not about war, healthcare, or some other stupid bs, the government doesn’t care. I think it’s time for a complete change of government before we don’t have a planet or anything else.

    July 16, 2014
  • Daryl

    You have to have new blood to keep the animals healthy and strong, not asking for money and the Gov. can’t do some thing to keep the horses in good shape, theses horse bring in people who want their children to see wild horse in the natural place they live, they have tours and talks about the animals, they keep the numbers down and they get them medical help if the horse get sick, they manage their horses and are just asking to keep them as healthy as possible. Call the white house and complain, 1 202 456 1111, do it tomorrow to help the horse and the people who are trying to save them.
    Thank you….now you need to call .

    July 17, 2014