14 Wild Horses killed in Arizona and Advocates React

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Advocates response to the shooting of horses. Wild horse advocates order to find who is responsible for killing those wild horses. In this awful incident 14 wild horses were killed.

All the 14 wild horses were found in the Alpine and Springerville Ranger District near forest road 25. Many news channels say that more members are missing or they are killed or injured.

Scott Backstead who is a director of campaigns and equine welfare specialist for a humane economy said,

“Those persons who is responsible for this incident, vicious animal cruelty posses a very real danger to people and animals,”

He also said that hope to see aggressive action by federal, local law enforcement partners to the sadistic killer who committed these acts.

Many say the Alpine are targeted as a settlement between environmental groups and forest service and they say the wild horses are endangered species and this is a very sensitive habit.

20 horses were captured by the forest service already due to their unprotected status and being killed or sold to Mexican or Canadian buyers. 

Simone Netherlands (Salt River Wild Horse Management group) said, Someone just comes and kills those horses because they are not protected under the state laws or federal government law. This is disgusting. This incident shows that they are very rude or hate these horses.

The National Forests says we are investigating the dead horses and will share information or news when available.

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