Group, Navajo Nation reach agreement on wild horses

NAVAJO NATION, N.M. (KRQE) – The Navajo Nation and a group founded by former governor Bill Richardson and actor Robert Redford have agreed on a plan to manage thousands of wild horses.

The agreement calls for adoptions, veterinarian services and sanctuaries for the wild horses.

Navajo officials have said the horses drink from their wells and cause ecological damage.

Richardson and Redford had looked for a more long-term, humane alternative to dealing with the horses instead of slaughter.

A formal signing of the agreement is planned later this year. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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