There are success stories, and some of them involve helicopter roundups.
Current policies favor the oil and gas industry. Planned updates could better protect national parks surrounded by dense drilling activity.
Helicopter roundups are hugely expensive an inhumane, and because they don’t stabilize the population, they have to be done again and again
The Bureau of Land Management wants to remove the 122 horses living in West Douglas. One-third of the horses gathered in the last roundup there died of equine flu.
Far bigger chunks of pristine public lands would be walled off from extraction, as federal land managers are ordered to consider climate impacts of activities on land spanning Eagle, Mesa and Pitkin counties
An investigation by animal welfare groups followed horses from auctions to holding facilities to slaughterhouses in Canada and Mexico, where they were exported for human consumption
In The Colorado Sun’s Aug. 3 story, Jennifer Brown reports how the state’s largest wild horse roundup in history ended Aug. 1 with 864 captured animals, bringing the number of wild horses captured in the past year to about 2,000. The Bureau of Land Management helicopter roundup took place in the Piceance Basin and included […]
Oil and gas leases on 58,000 acres of public lands in northwest Colorado were awarded by the federal Bureau of Land Management without adequate consideration for air quality and wilderness protections, a federal district judge ruled – but she stopped short of voiding the leases. U.S. District Court Judge Marcia Krieger remanded the leases to […]
Stella Trueblood stood on a platform above the corrals, her eyes quickly scanning through the dust as the wild horses were pushed through a chute toward a trailer. The mustangs that reached the semi truck would ship out of the Sand Wash Basin forever. Trueblood and other volunteers from the Sand Wash Basin Wild Horse […]
SAND WASH BASIN — The silvery-gray wild stallion scaled the metal corral as if it were a ladder, then thrust himself over the top rail and back to freedom. The stud was one of 65 mustangs rounded up by helicopter and herded into a holding pen on the first day of the federal Bureau of […]