Reno Gazette Journal Confirms: Native Species Not Feral Livestock"Modern horses evolved here and that's an adequate reason to consider them native American species, and not 'invasive' or 'introduced feral' animals."
Investigative journalist Frank X. Mullen examines the evidence and concludes, "by definition, horses are North American natives because most of their evolutionary development took place on this continent." In Mullen's article, Dr. Jay Kirkpatrick, director of the Science and Conservation Center in Billings, Montana, states: "They are 'native' rather than 'livestock-gone-loose,' because they originated here and co-evolved with the American habitat."
The piece exposes the unscientific and biased use of the word "feral" when referring to wild horses. It's great to see some fact-based reporting on the wild horse issue!