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Mustangs of Oregon: Wild Horses in Crisis


A $76 million bureaucracy  captures, feeds and stockpiles more horses than any other in the nation. Congress passed a federal law protecting them in 1971.

Wild horses in captivity now outnumber those in the wild.

Population:

40,605 Roam Free
49,768 In Holding

Oregon Field Guide invites you to explore the issues in our comprehensive  Wild Horses in Crisis website devoted to this topic as well as a 30-minute television documentary which you can view above.

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Mustangs of Oregon (2508)

Oregon Field Guide: Episode #2508
Original Broadcast: February 6, 2014