Colorado

Oct 11, 2010 9:25 AM by Associated Press

Wild horse roundup scheduled in NW Colorado

A round up of wild horses is scheduled to begin in northwestern Colorado Monday.

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management plans to start rounding up of about 138 horses near Meeker. The agency says they're outside a 190,000-acre area of public land designated for wild horses.

Helicopters will be used to herd the horses into corrals. Since the horses are roaming the countryside in small groups, the BLM says the round up could last several days.

Horses not sold or adopted will be taken to long-term pastures in the Midwest.

Groups including the New York-based American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals filed suit in an attempt to try to stop the round up.

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