Feds Back Off Wyoming Horse Roundup


The following article is from The Associated Press:

By Ben Neary

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Environmental groups say the U.S. Bureau of Land Management has backed off on its plan to castrate hundreds of wild stallions in southwestern Wyoming.

The BLM had planned to round up and castrate nearly 900 wild horses from the White Mountain/Little Colorado herd management areas between Rock Springs and La Barge starting this month. The agency has said it’s concerned about overpopulation of horses damaging rangeland.

Environmentalists filed a federal lawsuit in Washington, D.C., last week to try to block the roundup.

Suzanne Roy of the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign says the BLM announced Tuesday during a status conference on the lawsuit that it was abandoning the plan and would announce a new plan later.

An attempt to reach a BLM spokeswoman in Cheyenne for comment wasn’t immediately successful.

Source:  The Associated Press

Posted by Haylie Shipp


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