SHIPROCK, N.M. (KRQE) - The Shiprock Chapter of the Navajo Nation says it won't take part in a roundup of feral horses on its land.
Chapter members are concerned the methods used in the roundup are not humane, The Daily Times of Farmington reported.
Those concerns include the horse being taken to slaughter, the use of all-terrain vehicles in the roundup and colts being left abandoned.
Instead chapter leaders say the will develop their own roundup program.
Like many areas in the West, the Navajo Nation is dealing with a population explosion among free-roaming horses where the natural resources are stretched or unable to support them.
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