31 Oct '12, 3pm

Vanishing Mustangs: Are America's Wild Horses In Danger of Disappearing?

Vanishing Mustangs: Are America's Wild Horses In Danger of Disappearing?

Native? Non-Native? Does It Matter? An important argument for conservationists in saving the wild mustang is whether or not it is a native species and if it causes negative impacts to indigenous species. There are still wild horses in the world that have not been domesticated, such as the Przewalski's horse, and breeds that have been feral for centuries such as the Koniks in the United Kingdom that help keep marshlands healthy through their grazing patterns, or the white Camargue horses of southern France, which are thought to be one of the oldest breeds in the world and have lived wild for perhaps thousands of years. Yet, the horse is known primarily as a domesticated species. This perception of the horse as belonging in paddocks on farms and not roaming free is often what keeps conservationists from standing behind the mustang as a species worth protecting. Indigenous sp...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/vanishing-must...

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