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    The Bureau of Land Management horse roundups in Soldier Meadows, Nev. The BLM says the horses are running out of food and water and need to be captured to save them from starvation.
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    Madeleine Pickens, wife of billionaire T. Boone Pickens, is a horse advocate and came to watch the horse roundups in Gerlach, Nev. Here she arrives with assistants and her 18-year-old dog, Ollie.
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    More than half of America's wild horses are in Nevada. The Bureau of Land Management says it is gathering them up to "manage" their population.
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    The federal government rounds up wild horses in Nevada to "manage" their overpopulation. After wild horses are rounded up they are brought to the town of Fallon where, so far, there are approximately 600 horses being held in this short-term holding pen.
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    Strange sights in the desert: a man bicycles by in a horse head mask and a tuxedo near Gerlach, Nev.
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    Herds of wild horses are pushed across the Nevada desert by a helicopter that drives them into a trap. After this, they will get sorted by gender and age and eventually sent out for adoption or into long-term holding facilities.
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    The Bureau of Land Management plans to capture about another 12,000 wild horses by the end of the year.
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    An ABC News crew in Soldier Meadows, Nev., shoots the wild horse roundup. The federal government rounds up wild horses in Nevada in order to "manage" their overpopulation. Pictured from left to right, producer Desiree Adib; Correspondent Brian Rooney; Cameraman Duane Poquis; Audio technician Steve Theroux.
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    More than 33,000 wild horses are now in captivity as a result of the Bureau of Land Management's horse-gathering program. Here, an ABC News crew shoots the mustangs' last run of freedom.
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    Wild horses gallop down a dusty mountain slope, trying to get away from a helicopter used to round them up. They are being trapped by the federal government in order to control their population.
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    Brian Rooney interviews Alan Shepherd of Nevada's Bureau of Land Management about the wild horse roundups in Soldier Meadows, Nev.
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    Since 1971, at least 225,000 wild horses have gone to private ownership. Captured horses are moved to this holding pen until they are trucked to a larger site in Fallon, Nev.
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    Madeleine Pickens says she wants to buy land and create a horse sanctuary for the wild mustangs of Nevada. She came to watch the horse roundups.
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    The government aims to capture 12,000 wild horses by the end of this year. These horses are in a short-term holding pen in Fallon, Nev.
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