Salazar sued for contempt of court in West Douglas wild horse case

Cross-posted from RT Fitch’s Blog

Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar
Contempt of Court charges have been filed against Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar by horse advocates in connection with the West Douglas Herd wild horse case. File Photo.

HOUSTON, (HfHAC) – On September 28th, 2010 plaintiff Colorado Wild Horse & Burro Coalition (CWBC), supported by Habitat for Horses Advisory Council (HfHAC) and Front Range Equine Rescue (FRER), filed a motion to reopen the case and for contempt of court in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia against the Secretary of the Department of Interior Ken Salazar.

On August 5, 2009, Judge Collyer of that court issued an order prohibiting the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) from engaging in the illegal removal of wild horses in the West Douglas Herd Area in Colorado, rejecting BLM’s claim of discretion to remove wild horses without a determination that they were “excess”; invalidating the BLM’s 2008 Gather Plan to the extent it authorized the removal of wild horses; and finding illegal the BLM’s decision to manage these horses outside of their traditional range.

The BLM has now announced they are going to do just what this Court said they could not. As if the Order was never entered, and relying on the very same 2008 Gather Plan and other documents this Court previously ruled inadequate, the BLM has again declared it will undertake the exact same actions that the Court’s Order prohibited. (Coincidently, the following day, the BLM promptly changed the date of the West Douglas roundup from October 4th, 2010 to October 20th, 2010). Read more >>

2 thoughts on “Salazar sued for contempt of court in West Douglas wild horse case”

  1. Heard a new name for Ken Salazar this morning wanted to share it !!!!! Slaughterczar, I thought it was appropriate…………………. I wonder how effective it would be if we all filed a lawsuit on Salazar for contempt??????? on even for another reason there are plenty of them to choice from……………………………….

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  2. This is really great news !!!! I feel this just might stick !!! As long as Judge Larry Hicks isnt involved……….. In fact we should keep the lawsuits coming, keep slapping them with one Lawsuit after another, something has to work…………………………..

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