Cumberland Island faces a lot of serious threats these days—including a proposed 88-acre development next to Sea Camp, and a proposed spaceport launch site directly across from the island. While those stories have generated a lot of attention and concern, the feral horses of Cumberland Island continue to suffer and starve. This emaciated stallion has been struggling for a few […]
A recent story in Great Britain’s Daily Mail promoted the “wild” horses of Cumberland. Unfortunately, the story contains many inaccuracies surrounding the horses. Visitors imagine that the animals are enjoying happier lives living free on a forested island, but most island visitors see only a glimpse of the life of island horses. They do not observe the struggles of equine […]
Outraged? Let the Park Service know. They want to hear from YOU. It is time that we stepped up FOR the feral horses on Cumberland Island and left our selfish and mercenary desires behind. WRITE: Superintendent G. Ingram, Cumberland Island National Seashore 101 Wheeler St. St. Marys, GA 31558 Or check the Park website for other options.
This dead foal carcass was found recently near Stafford on Cumberland Island. Many of the island’s feral horses are starving, disease-infested, and suffering. Contraception is the best solution for the long-term health of the horses and the island.
Superintendent Boyles also responded to letters from Wild Cumberland supporters regarding feral animals: “The National Park Service is well aware of the potential impacts of excessive numbers of feral hogs. To combat this, we have had a program in place since 2001 utilizing NPS wildlife biologists and technicians to conduct year-round hog management on Cumberland. In addition to this, the […]