07 Jun '11, 2pm

Horse Lawsuit Proves They are Native Species?

Horse Lawsuit Proves They are Native Species?

A case currently being reviewed by the 9th circuit court in San Francisco could have a significant impact on how the BLM treats horses in the future. The BLM’s traditional view is also one many people have learned incorrectly: that horses were introduced to North America by the Spanish so they are not a native species. However, science, in the form of archaeological digs and the dating of horse remains found in North America, has proven that horses actually are native to the continent and existed for well over one million years here before they went extinct and were reintroduced by Europeans. The incorrect view of the BLM has been used for years to justify the abuse and destruction of wild horses. The same incorrect view has been used by ranchers who complain about horses eating plants on open land that their cattle or sheep could eat, and that horses are like feral cats t...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/horse-lawsuit-proves-the...

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