US House approves bill to expand Corolla horse herd

Capitol Hill Washington DC

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 >>

6 thoughts on “US House approves bill to expand Corolla horse herd”

    1. Thank you Janet. I think we should switch out THE PETITION and put it up top where it is one of the first things people see. And it is more than a Petition; there is a campaign behind it, along with a documentary being made. Be one of the historic million to sign it!


  1. These Horses located in the Outer Banks, are famous, and their caretakers are very good, these wild horses are awesome !!!! They have endured many a horrific Storm…………………I am very happy to hear that they are going to increase the number of them…..


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