B.L.M. Plans To Round Up Mustangs Near Dove Creek

Durango (AP) The Bureau of Land Management plans to round up about two–thirds of a mustang herd in Spring Creek Basin
north of Dove Creek in an effort to preserve the ecosystem.
The agency has scheduled a hearing Monday in Dolores on its

The B.L.M. wants to reduce the herd from about 90 to 35. About half the wild horses cut from the herd, including 15 foals, will be offered for adoption. The others and those not adopted will be sent to the B.L.M. Wild Horse Facility in Canon City.

The round–up is scheduled for August 21st, with an adoption
auction scheduled for August 27th. A new law allows the B.L.M. to commercially sell ten–year–old wild horses and those unsuccessfully offered for adoption.

Mustang supporters have expressed concern that some bidders buy horses only to resell them to slaughterhouses for human consumption.

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