Thank you for the Aug. 13 article “ Wild horses maimed by isolation, corralled by controversy” on the plight of the wild horses in Corolla. As the report described, we are in danger of losing these historic horses if the Corolla herd is prevented from growing to the size found by equine scientists to be necessary to maintain genetic viability.
In order to allow this growth in the herd and preserve the horses, I have introduced the Corolla Wild Horses Protection Act. The House of Representatives has unanimously passed this legislation twice, but it has yet to be approved by the Senate. It is my hope that Sen. Kay Hagan will join Sen. Richard Burr in urging for action on my bill. I believe that with a Democrat-controlled Senate, Hagan’s involvement in this effort will be crucial to passing legislation to protect the horses.
U.S. Rep. Walter B. Jones
The writer, a Republican, represents N.C. District 3.