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US plans 50% more mustang roundups due to Western drought – Denver, Colorado

Denver, Colorado 2021-08-03 13:55:23 –

Reno, Nevada (AP) —Federal land managers have begun efforts to capture about 50% more horses on western rangelands this year than originally planned due to severe drought conditions.

The emergency Roundup, which began on Sunday and Monday, targets approximately 6,000 additional animals, primarily in Nevada, Oregon, and Colorado.

According to the Land Management Department, expanded efforts are concentrated where the “chronic overpopulation” of the herd is already pushing the available food and water to the limit.

Defenders of horse protection say the urgent summarization is driven by pressure from ranchers who do not want Mustang to compete with livestock for limited feed and water.

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