In 1994, amidst great controversy, the last wild horses on Canada’s great plains were removed from Alberta’s Canadian Forces Base Suffield.
The removal of the “Wild Bunch” was recommended by an advisory committee, which had been convened by the Base Commander at that time to review the relationship between the horses and the natural environment.
Were public concerns really taken into consideration? Why the apparent secrecy? Why get rid of all the horses – was it really for ecological reasons?
Biologist and author Dawn Dickinson was the only dissenting member of the committee. Caught in the Spinanswers many of the questions still surrounding the issue and provides her carefully documented account of the events which led to the horses’ removal