Abq Journal headline: Feral horses devastate the land

A thoughtful and pointed piece in today’s Albuquerque Journal from two long-time Placitas residents familiar with the ecology of the area, who wrote, in part:

“Rayburn interviewed newcomers to Placitas who are enthralled by the “magical” sight of free-roaming horses in the (open space) and the neighborhoods. 

Better she should have spoken to anyone who has known the (open space) for 20-plus years and has seen the ecological devastation wreaked by the rapidly growing numbers of horses, which would never survive in this high desert region without being fed and watered by humans.”

You can read the full piece here.