Commissioners voted 3 – 0 last week against a proposed rule change that would have decreased the setback distance around concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs)from three miles to one mile. Refer to item 03 in the meeting minutes for details.
Residents near Burns, WY who opposed the large-scale holding facility still have a voice in the process.
The recommendation will be presented to the Board of County Commissioners for consideration. You can listen to the discussion starting at 36:30 in this recording.
The proposed CAFO would have a capacity of 5,000 wild horses—to be forced off their home range with thousands more if the disastrous ‘Path Forward‘ is put into practice.