LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- A Humane Society chapter in southeastern Kentucky says it is locked in a dispute with a coal company that wants to shoo a pack of wild horses off a former surface mining site.
Harlan County Humane Society President Marcella Chadwick says Sequoia Energy wants the horses moved off the land, but she says they should stay. She says there are about 80 to 100, and the animals have been in the area for generations.
Chadwick says Sequoia is planting vegetation at the site as part of the former mine's reclamation. Sequoia had contacted the Humane Society for help moving the horses, which were eating the plantings.
A message left with Sequoia's parent company, Southern Coal Corp. of Roanoke, Va., was not returned early Tuesday afternoon.