CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management says it plans to use a birth-control drug to reduce the growth of wild horse herds in southwestern Wyoming.
The agency this week backed away from its plan to capture and castrate wild stallions in the area between Rock Springs and La Barge following a legal challenge from environmentalists.
In a modified decision released Friday, the BLM says it plans to round up nearly 900 wild horses from the White Mountain/Little Colorado herd management areas between Rock Springs and La Barge starting Sept. 1.
The agency plans to send nearly 700 of the horses to holding facilities. The rest would be released back to the range after the mares received a birth-control drug.