Horrible Drought in US: Nearly 200 Horses Found Dead on Navajo Land, Arizona (Shocking Photos)

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Approximately 191 feral horses have been found dead in a stock pond on Navajo land in northern Arizona, according to tribal leaders.

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Almost 200 feral horses have been found dead around a pond in Navajo land in northern Arizona, according to tribal leaders, the victims of overpopulation and dwindling water resources.

The animals fwere found lying in neat circles around the pond that was supposed to sustain them as spring temperature rose and water became harder to find.However, they collapsed in the mud, exhausted and weakened from drought in Gray Mountain.

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Jonathan Nez, vice president of Navajo Nation, said the deaths were an annual problem that had been getting worse.

“These horses weren’t shot or maliciously killed by an individual,” he said. “These animals were searching for water to stay alive. In the process, they, unfortunately burrowed themselves into the mud and couldn’t escape because they were so weak.”

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Source: AP

Tribal officials say they aslo try to cope with a feral population that has grown to as many as 70,000 feral horses on the Navajo Nation.

“This tragic incident exemplifies the problem the Navajo Nation faces in an overpopulation of feral horses,” said President Russell Begaye.


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