The choppers did not fly at the ongoing Antelope Complex wild horse roundup in Eastern Nevada yesterday due to the smoke coming from California wildfires. to date, 235 of the 2200 wild horses targeted have been captured. There have been 2 reported deaths so far; a 2 week old colt and an 8 year old mare. Our representative is back at the trap today.
One of our WHE team members met the trailers that headed to Palomino Valley Center (PVC) north of Reno from the trap site out by Wells NV. Two trailer loads of mares, yearlings and foals arrived in the late afternoon. They join the 125 wild horses that have already been transported to the facility.
Beginning next week the facility will begin to brand/vaccinate wild horses and sort them into “adoptable and unadoptable” categories for shipping. (more about sale authority)
PVC is scheduled to receive at least 800 of the wild horses from the Antelope Complex and thousands of others will be received at PVC and ship out over the next couple of months as the agency accelerates removals.
Yesterday these yearlings were captured south of Wendover, NV. Today, they were loaded onto a semi and driven over 400 miles to PVC. After the long ride they were offloaded and joined the mares and foals that also made the long trip today.
We will bring you the “week in review” in photo and video of the Antelope Complex soon. Our team member is back at the roundup today and will be reporting in soon.
We need your help to stay in the fight. Thank you.
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