Photos and Update: Steve Paige
In a massive 10-day roundup that ended August 14, an estimated 307 wild horses and 18 burros were captured and permanently removed from their home at the Sheldon National Fish and Wildlife Refuge in Nevada.
The Fish and Wildlife Service plans to continue with additional roundups until all wild horses and burros are eliminated from the Refuge, since this has become the “National Top Priority” within the agency.
The burros are being pushed by helicopters, roped on horseback and sometimes they are so young they just get carried off. All this after the previous burro roundup that just took place last month removing about 101 burros.
Return to Freedom still has 28 burros safe at the sanctuary- 15 burros were from Sheldon’s roundup in 2000.