Feral BC Horses are Pawns in Battle

Posted on October 2, 2014 by

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This “JP” branded horse has ventured onto a private lawn in search of food.

A mix of nearly 600 feral and privately owned horses were counted on Penticton Indian Band (PIB) lands in March during an aerial survey that’s expected to feature in the development of a new plan to manage their numbers. The horses that roam the southern Okanagan Valley in British Columbia have become a safety risk and a burden to local homeowners, and the problem is multiplying. The PIB is embroiled in a debate with both government, animal advocates and residents in the area who are seeing more branded horses venturing onto roads and residences. Many are in horrific conditions – virtually, walking skeletons.

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One comment

  1. Heather · ·

    what a shame…the ones who suffer the most are the horses. Too bad our government won’t take a stand and sort this mess out.

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