24 July, 2018

Severe drought threatens wild horses in American West: ‘Every animal in the desert is dying from thirst’

Volunteers and government officials are scrambling to protect wild horses in the American West, where the animals are facing harsh drought conditions that have already led to dozens of deaths.
Wild horses in the American West face dangerous drought
conditions that have dried of their food and water supplies.
In a stretch of land that includes parts of Arizona, Utah, Colorado, Nevada, and New Mexico, land managers are rushing to help the horses survive through the dry conditions that have reached an intensity in some areas that have not been seen for decades, if not centuries.

“It has never been this bad,”  Simone Netherlands, the president of  Arizona-based Salt River Wild Horse Management Group, told The Independent. 

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