mrj wrote:It's especially hard to see an animal suffering when there is no way to help. Not any easier to consider that there is just no way to help wild horses considering the way they apparently are mandated by law to live. Yet, I dislike even more to see them living in too small corrals, as we have seen in both ND and SD in recent years. Are they managed at all, or how is the attempts to prevent pregnancies handled?
Seems like it would be sensible, even humane, to 'manage' them to the point they can get somewhat accustomed to being gathered and handled enough to castrate most males, and find sure methods to prevent, or at least limit the number of mares that get pregnant. At the least to keep numbers in check to fit acres available. Attempts to keep the blood lines as close as possible to actual mustang heritage.......or else to take off the excess numbers and sell or give them to responsible owners to make good productive, responsible use of them, imo.
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