Video showing a colt hurting its leg as it fights to get away from wranglers is the latest flashpoint in advocates’ criticism of Bureau of Land Management (BLM) roundups on Nevada ranges. “A mare and her colt escaped. The colt is now dead,” according to an account on Wild Horse Education’s website.
The group also points out that as horses are driven to the trap area, cattle are grazing in the area. A separate lawsuit by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) criticizes BLM for its failure to review grazing permits. Wild horses are blamed for damaging habitats as the population has grown.