- Associated Press - Sunday, August 30, 2015

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - The Bureau of Land Management wants to take 167 horses off land in western Colorado and move them to long-term holding in Canon City next month so they can find them a new home.

Opponents are trying to find ways to block it.

According to the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel (https://tinyurl.com/p5m6sl6 ), oil and gas facilities are scattered across much of the area. Officials say the land doesn’t have enough resources to support a large number of animals.

In 2012, horses nearly died after two springs on Texas Mountain all but dried up in a drought, leaving many horses in the herd severely parched.

Opponents say the horses deserve special status because of their long history on the land, going back to the days of Spanish exploration.


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

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