Rare Victory For America's Wild Horses

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Rare Victory For America's Wild Horses

[Ed. Note: Really? "...backed off its plan to castrate hundreds of wild stallions in southwestern Wyoming." Do YOU understand that the brutal "roundups" of wild horses from U.S. public lands are directly related to cattle ranching and oil drilling? Wild horses are considered to be "pests" to these corporations.]

From In Defense of Animals (IDA)

America's wild horses have won a rare victory, as reported by the Associated Press:

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has backed off its plan to castrate hundreds of wild stallions in southwestern Wyoming... The agency had planned to round up nearly 900 wild horses from the White Mountain/Little Colorado herd management areas between Rock Springs and La Barge starting this month. ... The BLM planned to castrate all the stallions it could capture and release 177 of them back to the range as geldings. It was going to put the rest of the captured horses up for adoption or sale, or send them to long-term holding sites.

[Ed. Note: Note from Int'l Fund for Horses, August 12, 2011: :This is a victory, and a rare one, considering almost every attempt fails. I think because of the overall scale of destruction, it may not appear like much. It is so sad to watch this tragedy unfold, year after year."