- 26 January, 2010
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BLM is still in the process of capturing 2,500 horses from Nevada’s Calico Mountains; so far, 9 horses have died, including a foal who had to be euthanized after suffering severe damage to his hooves, presumably as a result of being chased by a helicopter for miles over volcanic rocks. BLM is also reporting that 20 to 25 horses have been injured. These numbers are a good indication of the amount of stress suffered by all the horses currently being rounded up.
Ignoring nationwide protests, the federal government continues its all-out assault on America’s wild horses, with two additional massive roundups in the works. When combined with the Calico roundup, the number of horses targeted for removal in Nevada exceeds 4,200!
BLM plans to remove 550 horses, leaving just 100 horses on 675,000 acres (almost the size of Rhode Island), or less than one horse per 6,000 acres! Livestock grazing in this HMA is extensive, and the number of cattle and sheep allowed across the 675,000 acres dwarfs the number of wild horses.
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