Federal Appeals Judge halts NV wild-horse round (via Martin Griffiths AP)

Okay, folks, here is the latest on the Triple B Roundup lawsuit:

July 15, 2011

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A federal appeals judge on Friday night granted a temporary injunction to halt a government roundup of about 1,700 wild horses from the range in Nevada.

Judge Richard Paez of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued the order after U.S. District Judge Howard McKibben earlier in the day denied a motion to stop the federal Bureau of Land Management’s removal of mustangs from public lands near the Utah line.

Paez’s order will remain in effect until a three-judge panel on which he sits has a chance to review the horse advocacy group Cloud Foundation’s emergency motion for injunctive relief pending resolution of the group’s appeal of McKibben’s ruling.

“To allow for further consideration on the merits of the emergency motion, the court grants temporary injunctive relief,” Paez wrote in his order. “Appellees are enjoined from the roundup of wild horses in the … (affected) areas until further order of the court.”

BLM spokesman Doran Sanchez said the order was being reviewed by the agency’s legal counsel and he could not comment further on it. Continue reading >>

Special thanks to Arlene who has stayed on top of this literally all day and all night for us.

1 thought on “Federal Appeals Judge halts NV wild-horse round (via Martin Griffiths AP)”

  1. Thanks for keeping us up-to-date, Vivian.

    I’m not a hater, but when it comes to animal welfare, I don’t know who disgusts me more…the Amish or the BLM. Neither group seems to understand the concepts of stewardship and humane care.


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