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Przewalski’s– are they last wild horses on Earth?

The Przewalski’s horse is named after Russian explorer and geographer Nikolaj Przewalski. Nikolaj Przewalski found a skeleton of the horse during his expedition in 1881 and was the first person to recognize it belong to the species previously unknown to European science. The name Przewalski is of Polish origin and is pronounced as she-val-skee. The…

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June 18, 2019

Wild Horses Under Attack, but We’re Fighting Back

Where horses should be versus where ranchers want them… The time has never been more critical for America’s wild horses and burros. With holding facilities full, ranchers and their allies are doing everything they can to turn back the clock to the 1950’s when wild horses were captured and trucked off for slaughter. No matter…

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October 10, 2017


Utah governor takes aim at wild horses & burros If Utah Governor Gary Herbert (pictured at left) had his way, his state would clear the public lands of wild horses “to keep ranges open for cattle grazing.” In public statements made last week, he proposed “aggressively” killing some mustangs and surgically sterilizing the rest! On…

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August 10, 2017

NORTH CAROLINA: The Controversy Behind the Outer Banks Wild Horses

THE CONTROVERSY BEHIND THE OUTER BANKS WILD HORSES When we first began planning our visit to the North Carolina coast, I had no idea that there was any controversy about the Outer Banks wild horses. But when I received the following email from a manager of two National Wildlife Refuges in the area after inquiring about visiting,…

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January 28, 2014

Appropriations Budget Says No Horse Slaughter Funding Allowed

The House of Representatives passed the bill funding the government for Fiscal Year 2014 on Wednesday including language banning the United States Department of Agriculture inspection funding for equine slaughterhouses reported The bill will now move to the Senate where it is expected to pass and be signed into law by President Obama. United States…

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January 16, 2014

Become a Corolla Wild Horse Fund Member

Help keep the Corolla wild horses wild and free! The Corolla Wild Horse Fund is a non-profit, registered 501(c)3 public charity, whose mission is to protect, preserve, and responsibly manage the herd of wild Colonial Spanish Mustangs roaming freely on the northernmost Currituck Outer Banks. You can be a part of protecting and preserving this historic herd!…

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October 10, 2013

YOUR Tax Dollars at Work on the Outer Banks

The Department of the Interior, in the form of United States Fish and Wildlife Service, is determined to zero out every wild horse and burro on the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge in Nevada. They define America’s wild horses as a feral, invasive species – a pest animal. Listed with feral pigs, nutria, phragmites and Burmese…

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September 23, 2013

Corolla Wild Horse Bill Gets House Nod

On June 3, the full U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass legislation that would help protect a herd of wild horses residing on North Carolina’s Outer Banks. But the executive director of the organization that manages the herd says the battle to ensure the horses’ future is only half won. More than 100 feral horses…

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June 5, 2013

Until the Last Wild Horse is Gone

This has been a devastating year for the American wild horse. In the west, as if the cruel helicopter roundups, confinement of nearly forty seven thousand wild horses in government holding pens, and their sale to kill buyers for slaughter in Canada and Mexico is not horrific enough, other insidious ways to rid the land…

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December 10, 2012

URGENT! Help Save North Carolina’s State Horse!

Dear Supporters of the Corolla Wild Horses: The North Carolina State Horse urgently needs your help. The Corolla Wild Horses Protection Act, S 3448, sponsored by North Carolina Senator Kay Hagan and cosponsored by NC Senator Richard Burr, has been sitting in the United States Senate Environment and Public Works Committee since March of this year….

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November 20, 2012