Sheldon, What Happens Next?

Wild Horse Education

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Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge managed by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)  is in the very last days of “zeroing out” the mustang and burro population that lives within their boundaries.

As the helicopter removal phase ends three big questions remain: What happens to the horses and burros removed this year, what happened last year and what are the plans for the stragglers left on the refuge and those that WILL come in off BLM land until the fencing project has been completed?

Our inbox has been flooded with these questions.

A good place to start would be to watch the video put out by KTVL, the only media station to cover the roundup. http://www.ktvl.com/shared/news/top-stories/stories/ktvl_vid_13468.shtml

You can read Sheldon’s page about the removal here: http://www.fws.gov/sheldonhartmtn/sheldon/horseburro.html

Let’s start with last year. WHE did file legal action last year to attempt to address these issues…

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