File photo of wild mustangs near McCullough Peaks. Photo by Dennis Donohue/Shutterstock.

Governor Mead pleased with federal wild horse ruling

(Cheyenne, Wyo.)  – Governor Matt Mead was pleased with U.S. District Judge Nancy Freudenthal’s decision to allow the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to remove more than 1200 wild horses from checkerboard lands in southwestern Wyoming. The State of Wyoming had intervened on the side of the Department of Interior (DOI), the BLM, and the Rock Springs Grazing Association.