Wild horse roundups continue in Wyo., Colo.

CASPER, Wyo. — Federal land managers say they’ve corralled nearly 200 wild horses during the first three days of a massive roundup in southwest Wyoming.

The roundup started Sunday and the Bureau of Land Management hopes to remove about 2,000 wild horses by around Nov. 8.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports that one horse has died so far. Helicopters are being used to move the horses into traps.

A smaller roundup is also underway in northwestern Colorado over the objections of animal advocacy groups. The BLM plans to remove 140 horses it says have moved outside of public land designated for them.

Twelve horses have been gathered there since Monday. None have died.

Those which are not sold or adopted will be taken to long-term pastures in the Midwest.


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