(Denio, NV) On September 9th, the removal of the last of the horses that have called the area of Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge home for at least a century began.
Observation was at least 1.5 miles from the trap allowing for no positive identification of individual animals being removed from the range. After a hike of over 1 mile observers could see that horses were being run distances of at least 8 miles repeatedly as bands fractured. The terrain is extremely rugged and many horses were noted to be limping. However no observation was possible of handling or loading. No observation was possible to note any specific issues surrounding condition including lathering, injuries, etc. Read more>