Blue Wing Roundup Ends, Again

The statement at the gather page was not correct.  The incident concluded on August 12, with 228 horses captured, 214 shipped, four dead and none released.

The number of unaccounted-for animals was ten.

The operation also took 805 burros off the land, with 794 shipped, ten dead and none released, leaving one unaccounted-for animal.

These figures are based on the daily reports, not the totals posted by the BLM.

The capture and removal goals were identical, 200 horses and 800 burros, suggesting that no animals will be treated with fertility control and returned to the Complex.

Foals represented 11.0% of the horses gathered and 7.7% of the burros, considerably less than the 25% needed to produce growth rates of 20% per year.

The roundup proceeded as planned, despite two legal complaints by the advocates, one involving HMAPs and the other involving rights protected by the First Amendment.

RELATED: Blue Wing Roundup Ends.

UPDATE: Refer to BLM news release dated August 15.

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