Assateague Island horses losing home
By Kristen Howe
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
July 26, 2016 12:20pm CST
Last week, I shared with you a heart-warming dog rescue story about the Throwaway Dog Project from the weekend edition of NBC Nightly News. (Yes I do have a story idea for Nano this year. ) Now I have another animal interest story segment from this weekend's Nightly News. This one is heart-breaking to hear about the Assateague Island horses will be losing their island homes, due to rising tides. They might have to seek shelter elsewhere. I've enclosed the clip for you to watch and let me know what your thoughts about this story. (Let me know if this works and loads for you.)
One of America's most beautiful natural attractions, home to a beloved herd of historic animals, is under threat from mother nature itself.
13 people like this
• United States
27 Jul 16
'n the danged thingy'll not load fer me :( so, i reckon i'll refrain from my thoughts. like many'f our wild horses, mankind's done a huge disservice to 'n i hope there's a solution which don't result'n their demise.
• United States
27 Sep 16
I have seen the Assateague Island Horses. We took the grandchildren down there for a week-end to see the annual event and watched the horses come across the water. We had a long wait that day because of the tide. It was a very hot day and I had to seek shade. Finally, the water was low enough for the horses to come across the water. Then, there was a parade and other activities. We also enjoyed a delicious seafood restaurant. We had been told that the mosquitoes were going to be really bad and we prepared for that, but didn't see a single mosquito, which we were told was VERY unusual. It was an interesting weekend and the children enjoyed it but I will NEVER feel the need to go again.