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Horses fall victim to drought conditions on the Navajo Nation

Drought conditions on the Navajo Nation are taking their toll on horses.

The tribe doesn't have a count on the number of abandoned and feral horses on the reservation. But the animals are suffering as they search for water and food.

“What do we do?” Kimberly Johnson, the acting supervisor of the tribe’s grazing management program, told The New York Times. “Do we leave them out to die of hunger and thirst?”

Even horses that are being cared for by their owners don't get always get everything they need. An informal survey by the tribe found that only 30 percent of livestock owners are able to provide for the animals on a daily basis.

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Horses Fall Victim to Hard Times and Dry Times on the Range (The New York Times 8/19)

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