Cross-posted from KOLO Ch. 8 Reno
ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORT
Wildlife Refuge in Washoe County to Remove All Wild Horses
RENO, Nev. (AP) – Federal officials have approved a management plan for the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge in northwestern Nevada that calls for the removal of all wild horses and burros from it within five years.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials say the move is being made because the animals have a negative effect on habitat, and the refuge was created for pronghorn antelope and other native wildlife.
Horse advocates sharply criticize the refuge’s comprehensive conservation plan, which will guide its management over the next 15 years. Read more >>
Wild horses maintain and restore ecosystems, not destroy them