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 on Monday, the bill would increase the maximum number of horses in the herd to 130 from 60. Equine genetic scientists have found that at least 110 horses are necessary to maintain genetic viability, a news release from Rep. Walter Jones, R-N.C., said. The Corolla Wild Horse Fund would still pay the cost of managing the horses.
The Corolla Wild Horses Protection Act, introduced by Jones, now heads to the U.S. Senate.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot >>