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Ex-BLM chief backs wild-horse preserve plan in NV

Submitted by rebecca on June 3, 2010 – 12:45 pmNo Comment


     
     RENO, Nev. (AP) – A former U.S. Bureau of Land Management
director is endorsing a proposed wild-horse preserve in northern
Nevada.
     Jim Baca, who served under President Bill Clinton in 1993 and
1994, says it makes more sense and would cost less than Interior
Secretary Ken Salazar’s plan to send mustangs to the Midwest.
     BLM officials say they’ll consider the proposal by the horse
advocacy group Return to Freedom and the Soldier Meadows Ranch.
     Plans call for about 1,700 captive horses to be sent to the
ranch for short-term holding before their eventual release back to
the range.
     The animals were gathered during a recent government roundup in
the Calico Mountains Complex, which is located near the ranch about
160 miles north of Reno.

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