Stallion castration plan in Nevada postponed until court ruling – News – ReviewJournal.com

Posted by Trish Riley, December 28, 2011


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“As thousands of wild horses and burros are rounded up from their free roaming life on the range, tensions run high for their future…”

Federal land managers have agreed to postpone a precedent-setting plan to castrate hundreds of wild stallions in eastern Nevada pending a federal court’s review of the issue.

The Bureau of Land Management’s decision came a week after a coalition of conservationists and wild horse defenders sued the government in U.S. District Court in Washington to block the plan’s implementation.

Under a compromise reached by both sides and approved by the court Thursday, the agency will be allowed to begin a long-term removal of roughly 1,800 wild horses from the sprawling Pancake Complex near Ely beginning Jan. 12 as scheduled.

But the BLM agreed to put on hold until July 1 its plan to castrate 200 wild stallions before releasing them back to the complex.

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