Wild horse roundup set to begin in NW Colorado
October 11, 2010
Eds: APNewsNow. Updates with roundup delayed in one section because of lawsuit.
MEEKER, Colo. (AP) – A round up of wild horses is set to begin in northwestern Colorado over the objections of animal advocacy groups.
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management plans to start herding the horses near Meeker into corrals using helicopters Monday afternoon. Over the coming days, the agency hopes to gather about 140 horses that have moved outside of public land designated for wild horses.
Groups including the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals filed suit last week to try to stop the round up.
BLM spokesman David Boyd said the suit includes specific objections to rounding up the approximately 60 horses in the North Piceance(PEE’-ants) area. With the case pending, Boyd said the BLM will not gather horses there for now.