All 122 horses in the West Douglas area were captured in the roundup, with four euthanized and the rest headed to holding pens in Cañon City
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.
The long-term goal is to control the mustang population on the state’s four herd-management areas with fertility control. But it’s a painstaking process.
But an unfortunate new law to limit the horse population buys into the notion that public lands are reserved for private industry.
The state Senate killed the bill Thursday on a 20-14 vote. Its latest version would have established tighter regulations when transporting 20 or more horses for slaughter.
The Senate Agriculture Committee passed a weaker version of the original bill that’s intended to protect horses during transport
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
At the Meeker Mustang Makeover, wild horses that recently roamed free on the prairie walk through obstacle courses and show off ranching skills ahead of an auction.
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 […]