BLM finds homes for only 8 wild horses in Utah (US)

The AP reports:

DELTA, Utah – Federal officials put more than 300 horses up for adoption over the weekend but only eight found new homes.

The Bureau of Land Management frequently holds wild horse auctions around the West as a way to manage the herds.

The 362 horses up for adoption on Saturday were from the Sulphur Herd that roams parts of the Great Basin in southwestern Utah.

Genetic tests show the horses are linked to those used by Spanish explorers hundreds of years ago.

Horses were auctioned for $125 each with a second “buddy” horse available for $25.

The horses were rounded up in November as wildlife officials try to keep the Sulphur Herd between 165 and 250 horses. St Louis Post-Dispatch >>

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