Yet another federal Judge rules against wild horses in litigation attempting to suspend deadly and unnecessary roundups.
Dennis Webb of The Grand Junction Sentinel reports:
The Bureau of Land Management has declared an end to a wild horse roundup between Meeker and Rangely after gathering 73 animals, a little more than half as many animals as it had hoped.
The agency has been cleared to send all of them to its wild horse facility in Cañon City following a Judge’s ruling in U.S. District Court Thursday in New York City.
The judge denied a preliminary injunction that would have blocked the shipment of the portion of the horses that was gathered in the [Colorado] North Piceance area. The BLM doesn’t consider that area appropriate for wild horses, but advocacy groups say removing them is illegal.
The BLM will make most of the rounded-up horses available for adoption.
R T Fitch, horse advocate, writer and founding member of Plaintiff, HfH Advisory Council, writes about the disappointing verdict:
There’s a certain amount of defeat felt by the team as we did not manage to do what we set out to do which was to keep the horses on their range, but there is a degree of satisfaction in the fact that we set a precedence that had not been set, before. That’s the fact that the court recognized that removing wild horses from their rightful homes causes irreparable damage as outlined in Dr. Don Moore’s excellent testimony.
America’s wild horses, as well as burros, are being removed from public lands set aside by an Act of Congress for their protection at an accelerated pace by rogue federal agency the Bureau of Land Management to the point of extinction. Numerous lawsuits, such as this one, have resulted in denied injunctions, civil rights, public access to witness the roundups and other entitlements under the law.
Plaintiffs will be issuing a formal press release.
8 thoughts on “Wild horses lose in New York, BLM ready to ship”
IF THEY DO NOT DIE OR GET INJURED IN THE PROCESS FIRST DUE TO THE LACK OF KNOWLEDGE AND MISTREATMENT OF THAT AT THE HANDS OF THE CRIMINAL AND MASS MURDERING BLM ORG!
Yes, we will keep fighting until BLM is disbanded along with the Department of Interior or we are all dead in heaven with all the beautiful Wild Horses that BLM is trying to drive to extinction.
KEEP FIGHTING !!!!!
What beautiful photographs. Thank you so much for sharing.
I was just in Tierra Amarilla, New Mexico at the Moreno Mustang Sanctuary photographing these amazing animals…the horses on this 5,000 acre santuary were moslty rescued from BLM rounds up…they were in holding pens too long and Sandi Claypool adopted them before they went off to the slaughter house…there are also horses from the Pryor Mt band, some from the Navajo & Salt River Pima Indian Reservations in AZ. I felt SO privlidged to be among them and as you will see in my photos they are curious, healthy and thriving in this sanctuary. Please follow me on facebook http://www.facebook.com/Planet.Chey.Photographic.Gallery – to see the photos from my day with these beautiful animals or go to my website to view the Fine Art Photographs – http://www.AncientLightPhotos.com –
Cheyenne, I’m going to visit your sites as soon as I calm down from all these days of anticiption. I’ve been way over my coffee ration and hardly slept a wink. I’m in Farmington, NM, but had never heard of the Moreno Sanctuary. Tierra Amarilla is a bit of a “jaunt” for me, especially in this tight economy, but I intend to find out more about them. Maybe take a trip in the Spring.
BTW – 44 Jicarilla/USFS wild horses came into Farmington (Bob Browning’s Ranch) sometime in August. They were on the BLM list all year, but there was never a solid date. I didn’t even know about it until I did an Internet search in mid-September. They arrived under the radar with none of the usual fanfare. There used to be big stories in the paper, and adoption ads with photos and descriptions. This year nada.
This all makes me so sick. Fortunately, it also makes me ANGRY, so I keep on truckin’!
Bill is reading the transcripts, as we speak, as are many people…………….we will see very soon………………………………… As we look in the face of this terrible Adversity it only makes us stronger…………….. all of hearts and minds are with every captured Mustang……… We will find the ways and means…………………………..to deal with the BLM..all there needs to be is the will, where there is the will there is a way…………….
Again People the Mustangs suffer a terrible defeat, there was much gained here that we don not realize…………What is needed is one central fund to contribute , then we are united together with money to try again………………. Dont stop now , this is a beginning !!! Lets jump all over it !!!!
The Plaintiffs’ press release will let us know what has been gained, and where they go from here.