Federal officials agree to postpone Wyoming wild horse roundup to allow court review


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CHEYENNE, Wyoming — The federal government has agreed to postpone a planned roundup of about 800 wild horses in Wyoming to give horse preservation groups time to press their appeal of the plan in a federal appeals court in Denver.

Horse preservation groups seeking to block the federal government's plan to round up about 800 wild horses in southern Wyoming.

The groups claim the U.S. Bureau of Land Management failed to undertake required environmental analysis before announcing plans to remove horses from lands within the Great Divide Basin, Adobe Town and Salt Wells Creek herd management.

U.S. District Judge Nancy Freudenthal of Cheyenne on Wednesday entered an order stating that lawyers for the federal agency have agreed not to start the roundup before Sept. 12 to allow the groups time to appeal.

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