- Associated Press - Saturday, September 19, 2015

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - An animal-advocacy organization is suing to halt any future gathers of wild horses in northwest Colorado.

Friends of Animals, a Connecticut-based international advocacy organization, sued in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., saying horse roundups threaten the well-being of horses that are driven into traps by helicopters at the West Douglas Herd Area south of Rangely.

The Bureau of Land Management says a gather that began Wednesday has collected at least 77 horses so far.

The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reports (http://tinyurl.com/p67u2v4 ) the BLM says it is seeking to reduce the herd on the 128,000-acre area because of the lack of appropriate habitat for the animals.

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Information from: The Daily Sentinel, http://www.gjsentinel.com

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