Surprise Complex Roundup Ends

The incident concluded on October 14, according to statement at the gather page, with 1,216 horses captured, 1,039 shipped, 156 returned and 21 dead.

Of the horses returned, 68 were treated with fertility control.

The removal goal of 1,050 was achieved.

Six HMAs were affected.

Wild horse roundups don’t restore thriving ecological balances.

They enforce the resource allocations of land-use plans, which usually put the interests of livestock operators far above those of the horses.

RELATED: Roundup Starts Next Week at Surprise Complex.

UPDATE: BLM news release issued October 15.

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