I found an interesting article relating to horses in a similar scenario to what we were discussing in class. Apparently, in Wyoming, wild horses have surpassed the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s target population. In an attempt to control the population, 700 horses were rounded up and 6 dozen mares were given the horse equivalent of the “pill.” What I find most interesting is that the issue is still battling on since the Kleppe case in 1971. The population of wild horses is still a hot button issue as the article mentions how the Rock Springs Grazing Association is suing the Bureau of Land Management because they want to reduce the wild horse population to zero in certain areas.
This article also discusses a legal case where horse activists part of the Wild Horse Freedom Federation triumphed against the government when a judge found that a government helicopter may have come to close to a horse in a Nevada roundup.
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