US judge denies BLM bid to dismiss wild horse lawsuit

Reported by the Associated Press

RENO, Nev. (AP) — (April 20, 2011) Horse protection advocates have claimed a rare legal victory as part of a larger effort to end federal roundups of free-roaming mustangs on public lands in the western United States.

A federal judge in Sacramento ruled on Wednesday that In Defense of Animals and others can move forward with their lawsuit accusing the Bureau of Land Management of violating U.S. laws that protect the animals on the range.

Judge Morrison England Jr. denied BLM’s motion to dismiss the suit based on claims it is moot because the specific roundup in question was completed months ago in Nevada and California. He says if he ultimately finds the roundups illegal, he can order the horses returned to the range. He says he also can order BLM to follow the law in future. Full story >>

© Associated Press

3 thoughts on “US judge denies BLM bid to dismiss wild horse lawsuit”

  1. OMG this is really BIG NEWS, Just think that wonderful intelligent Judge can make the BLM release that back to the OPEN RANGE WOW I am going to cry with JOY>>>>>> Thank You Judge Morrison England JR. for having the itelligence to make a ruling that has the potential to write history with our Mustangs FREE the way it is meant to be, thank you for your insight to realize they are an important and meaningful part of our future!!!!!


  2. Oh, hell, and now I can’t find my pompoms or my cheerleader uniform!!

    This is perfectly fabulous!!


  3. Thank you. I was more worried about Safari International winning than BLM. BLM is doing this because they Lhave” to. Safari is doing it to be mean.


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