Addressing the feeding of wild horses

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — The Sandoval County Commission Wednesday night addressed the issue of wild horses within its boundaries. An ordinance passed makes it illegal for residents to feed the horses, along with a resolution which established a permitting process for third parties to feed the horses safely, with only nonprofit organizations eligible for the permit. Each passed by a vote of 4-1. Deputy County Manager John Garcia said it’s an issue of addressing public safety. The ban goes into effect Sept. 1st, with the penalty for unlawful feeding of free-roaming horses up to 90 days imprisonment, a fine of up to $300, or both.