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Thu September 1, 2005
Proposed Legislation Could Affect Wild Horses
By Kristin Espeland
Wyoming – Livestock, oil wells and wild horses often coexist on the same range. And each has a different effect on that land. Some say wild horses deplete good grazing grounds; others say cattle and oil wells do far worse. For years, wild horses have been at the center of this controversy. Now, recently proposed legislation is stirring that controversy up again. Wyoming Public Radio's Kristin Espeland takes us into the heart of Wyoming's red desert, where the wild horse population is thriving, maybe too well.