Wild-horse cull unjustified, aboriginal leader says

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An aboriginal leader says his people won’t enter into agreements with the B.C. government for a continued cull of wild horses in the Chilcotin because the controversial program is not currently justified.

Joe Alphonse, director of government services with the Tsilhqot’in National Government (TNG), said in an interview that based on current conditions, he did not share the province’s belief that wild horses are having an undue impact on cattle grazing in the region.

“We’re not about to entertain any contracts for anything to do with wild horses this year,” Alphonse said, arguing the greater issue is wolves killing young horses and game animals in the Chilcotin.



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