Day: February 8, 2012

Bill to Increase Corolla Wild Horse Herd Passed by House

A bill allowing the expansion of the wild horse herd that inhabits North Carolina’s Outer Banks has unanimously passed the US House of Representatives.

The bill, introduced by Republican North Carolina Representative Walter Jones, now heads to the Senate.

The bill would increase the legislated herd size from 60 to 130, after genetic specialists said a herd of at least 110 was needed to maintain genetic diversity.

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