Joe Anglin, Wildrose MLA for Rimbey-Rocky Mountain House-Sundre issued the following statement in response to Alison Redford’s comments supporting the feral horse cull in central Alberta:
“Wildrose remains committed to a solution that is based on science. Premier Redford has failed to conduct a pragmatic, fact-based analysis of the horses’ herd, range and patterns, which has ultimately put them at risk of being culled.
“Wildrose would conduct a best management practices study to minimize adverse impacts on the environment, wildlife and wildlife resources.
“The people in my constituency are calling on this Premier and the Ministry of Environment to consider an alternative to the culling of over 200 horses. They would like to see this government introduce an adoption program where those interested could have the option of domesticating these feral horses.
“The feral horse is a proud symbol of Alberta’s frontier heritage. We should strive to keep it that way.”