Earlier this week County Commissioners authorized the removal of 300 to 500 stray horses from rangelands in eastern Utah, according to a report by Deseret News.
The decision was based on public safety concerns and the condition of the horses.
Unclaimed animals will be transferred to a sale barn in Ballard, where they could be picked up by kill buyers.
Public lands in the county were zeroed out for wild horses in 2001.
The story did not indicate if livestock grazing occurs in the area.