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Three horses trotting in a corral.

Wild horse capture over, but opponents vow to fight on

No decisions made about contraception program to reduce horse numbers or cull in 2015

Reading Time: 3 minutes The wild horse cull has ended, but not the controversy. Just 15 horses were captured — a small fraction of the 196 allowed under permits issued by the province. This year’s short season was likely a factor, said a government spokesperson. Legislation allows the capture season to run from Nov. 1 to March 1, but […] Read more

Alberta wild horses in the snow.

Accusations fly as battle over wild horse cull heats up

Backers of cull say the rising number of wild horses is damaging sensitive rangeland, 
but critics say it is inhumane and there are better alternatives

Reading Time: 4 minutes This year’s cull of wild horses has become ugly. Critics have launched an intense campaign, and its most well-known member — renowned singer Jann Arden — is alleging a rancher given the permit to capture the wild horses is a beneficiary of political favouritism. But permit holder Jason Bradley says he’s been personally threatened and […] Read more