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Despite protests, BLM resumes bait and trap of wild horse herd

An isolated band of wild horses is set to be removed from the area between Brunswick Canyon and the Carson River after five were baited and trapped earlier this year.Baiting and trapping of the 11-horse band was suspended for two weeks to allow the public and horse-advocacy groups to suggest alternative measures to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.“We did get three proposals, but none of them fully released us of liability,” said Leon Thomas, BLM field manager.Although suggestions to help keep the horses on the range might be valid, they did not address the immediate public-safety issues, Thomas said.The …

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