Horse deaths trigger protest at Mesa Verde

Straight from the Horse's Heart

Park service employees Neil Perry and Jesse Farias discuss the horse issue with protester Denise Milleron Tuesday. Six wild horses died at Mesa Verde during the recent dry spell. The park policy is to not feed or water wildlife.

photo by Sam Green/Cortez Journal

Park service employees Neil Perry and Jesse Farias discuss the horse issue with protester Denise Miller on Tuesday.  Six wild horses died at Mesa Verde during the recent dry spell. The park policy is to not feed or water wildlife.

The recent deaths of six feral horses at Mesa Verde National Park triggered an organized protest Tuesday in front the park’s Visitor and Research Center.

Protesters demonstrate Tuesday outside the Mesa Verde Visitors Center after six wild horses were found dead in the park.

Sam Green/Cortez Journal

Protesters demonstrate Tuesday outside the Mesa Verde Visitors Center after six wild horses were found dead in the park.

A remote-sensor camera captures feral horses chasing off an elk at a natural spring in Morefield Canyon in Mesa Verde National Park. Park biologists are attempting to control the feral horse population to ease pressure on native wildlife.

Photo courtesy of Mesa…

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