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Mustangs of Oregon: Wild Horses in Crisis

OPB | Jan. 30, 2014 3:17 p.m. | Updated: Feb. 3, 2014 1:04 p.m.

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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