BLM gives more time for comment on horse debate

Krista Hostetler

BLM gives more time for comment on horse debate

CREATED Apr. 28, 2012

Jackson Mountain, NV (KTNV) -- The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is giving the public more time to comment on a controversial plan to round-up horses near the northern tip of Nevada.

Concerned neighbors now have until May 18 to give their opinion, before 600 of the nearly 800 Mustangs are removed from the Jackson Mountain Horse Area.

The round-up is set for July, but BLM officials say it could come earlier because of drought conditions.

Critics argue livestock should be removed before any wild horses are disturbed.

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