Monday, February 6, 2012

U.S. House approves bill to expand Corolla horse herd

By Lauren King
The Virginian-Pilot
Hampton Roads

February 6, 2012
The U.S. House has approved a bill that would expand Corolla’s wild horse herd to help maintain the herd’s genetic viability.
Unanimously approved by the House of Representatives, the bill would increase the maximum number of horses in the herd from 60 to 130. Equine genetic scientists have found that at least 110 horses are necessary in order to maintain the herd’s genetic viability, a news release from Rep. Walter Jones, R-N.C., said. The Corolla Wild Horse Fund would continue to pay the cost of managing the horses.   Read MORE....

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