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Feral horse team assembled to address issue on reservation

Key critic of past methods is on the team


The Colville Tribes have formed a horse management team to help manage the feral horses on the reservation.

The tribes have, in recent years, paid money to remove portions of the feral horse population via controversial roundups using helicopters to herd the animals, which were eventually shipped to Canada for slaughter.

The most recent effort “failed miserably,” according to the tribes’ Natural Resource Director Cody Desautel.

Sun J Ranch, which had removed horses from the reservation in the past, was paid $50,000 for this year’s removal, the Tribal Tribune reported.

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