Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Commercial Interests, Not Overpopulation, Behind Largest Wild Horse Roundup of 2010

American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign

Mass Removal of 2,100 WY Mustangs from Adobe Town and Salt Wells Creek Herd Management Areas Set to End this Week
Rock Springs, Wyoming (November 10, 2010) . . . . As one of the largest wild horse roundups in recent history enters its final week in southwest Wyoming, a coalition of environmental and wild horse conservationists is charging that commercial interests, not overpopulation, are the driving force behind the mass mustang removal. The Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has previously claimed too many horses as the reason for the costly helicopter stampede and capture operation, which has killed at least seven mustangs to date.
The planned removal of over 2,100 wild horses makes the action in the Adobe Town and Salt Wells Creek Herd Management Areas (HMAs) the largest wild horse roundup of 2010, according to the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign.  MORE...

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