Treacherous Winter Wild Horse Roundups Underway

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Treacherous Winter Wild Horse Roundups Underway

From American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign
December 2010

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) continues to roundup wild horses in the dead of winter (December 2010) in capture operations underway in Nevada and Utah. Winter is a time when horses are operating on lower reserves, and the old, sick, lame and heavily pregnant horses are stampeded along with the healthy, driven over miles of difficult winter terrain into BLM trap pens.

Wild horses released after capture at Callaghan Complex Roundup.
Photo by Elko Daily Free Press

At the BLM’s Callaghan Complex roundup, which began on December 7, 202 wild horses have been captured, and at least six horses have died to date.

Among the deaths: