Those of you who have been reading this blog for any length of time know about my love of the wild horses of Corolla on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. I’ve posted many, many photos of them over the past few years. (If you’d like to read previous posts, just click on the OBX Wild Horses category on my side bar.)
Now the horses need our help.
In order to prevent in-breeding, the herd size needs to be approximately 120-130 horses. At last count, it was 101. Unless something is done, more birth defects will occur, and, at some point, the Corolla Wild Horses will become extinct.
A couple of 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. Apparently it was an amendment on The Sportsman’s Act, which was blocked because of reasons having nothing to do with the wild horses. This Act would have allowed horses from Shackleford Banks (also in North Carolina) to be brought to the Outer Banks to grow the herd and breed with the Corolla horses. (I’m not sure why bringing those horses to the Outer Banks requires legislation, but I’m hoping to get that information soon.)
This would cost taxpayers nothing.
Now the only hope is that North Carolina Senator Kaye Hagan will move the Act through the Senate as a stand-alone bill.
Would you help by contacting her office? You can fax a letter to Senator Hagan at 202-228-2563 or call her office at 202-224-6342. Here’s a link to a contact form, which can be filled in and sent by e-mail to her office:
The horses (and I) thank you for taking a few minutes to let Senator Hagan that you support this legislature.
~These Days Of Mine~