CRAIG, Colo. (CBS4)– The Bureau of Land Management estimates there are 600 wild horses in a herd near Craig targeted for a roundup next month.
According to the Daily Sentinel, some of the horses will be treated with birth control and another 50 will go to an adoption program.
Last year, a wild horse roundup in Southwestern Colorado was met with controversy. The BLM has opened a 30-day appeal for public comment on the latest roundup. The earliest it will happen is Oct. 21.
There are approximately 70,000 wild horses and burros on public lands in the West.
Additional Information From The National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board
The BLM will continue caring for and seeking good homes for unadopted and unsold animals currently held in off-range corrals and pastures.