Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Wild horses in Romania

One of my bad habits is that I love to zap on tv. This has oftentimes led to very interesting discoveries, like last night when I stumbled upon a documentary on TV5, the French international tv.
It was about the wild horses in the Danube delta in Romania. They were set free after the soviet regime collapsed and the communities could not take care of them any more. Now they turn out to be thriving in the wild (which makes for stunning movie material ...).
However, they pose a threat to the forest as they eat the bark of the trees which kills the trees ...
And they have humans threatening to kill them, which has led to animal rights actions (http://www.leteawildhorses.com/?page_id=21 and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danube_Delta_horse)

There is something wildly attractive about these free horses. Maybe they call upon the free spirit that is in all of us ...

1 comment:

Sandy said...

Hi Anne - I "que'd" this to watch to night on Youtube..thanks. I love anything to do with wild horses.

Hope all is well.