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Navajo Nation launches program to manage horse population


August 8, 2018

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — The Navajo Nation is offering $50 for each surrendered horse to encourage the removal of unbranded, free-roaming horses from tribal land.

The tribe's Department of Agriculture rolled out a voluntary horse sale and equine reward program last week to mitigate the overpopulation of animals on the range, The Daily Times reported .

The department will issue a promissory note for each horse surrendered at the auction yard in the small community of Naschitti. Payment will be issued within 30 days, according to the department.

The department started bringing attention to f...

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