The Cloud Foundation and other animal rights groups have filed a lawsuit to block the Bureau of Land Management’s planned roundup of over 800 horses at the end of the month. The BLM wants to move these horses out of Wyoming’s so-called checkerboard, located in the southern part of the state.
However, much of the more than one million acres in question is public land.
These round ups are incredibly traumatic. Helicopters chase down these terrified horses, corralling them into pens.
Critics say the BLM is placing ranching special interests over their duty to protect our wild horses-and they’re using our tax dollars. It costs the government more than $46 million annually to care for the over 50,000 wild horses currently in government holding pens.
We called the Interior Department for comment, but they directed us to the Bureau of Land Management, and the BLM told us they don’t comment on ongoing litigation.
Jane speaks to the Cloud Foundation’s Ginger Kathrens about why she thinks rounding up America’s wild horses is dangerous.
Watch the interview: http://www.hlntv.com/video/2014/08/06/government-plans-round-800-horses