The mysterious wild horse slaughter near Sundre has claimed another equine victim, felled near a popular recreational area west of the central Alberta town.
The latest animal shot was found Sept. 9 near Mountain Aire Lodge and brings the death toll to 30 in the last seven years, said Doreen Henderson of the advocacy group Wild Horses of Alberta Society.
“It’s just horrible … it’s 30 murdered horses now and still these people are getting away with it,” she said.
“It took a while to track down the exact location it was shot because initially it was thought it was shot at Parker’s Ridge, where most of them have been found,” she said.
The wild horse population near Sundre is estimated at 200 to 350 animals.