Wild Horses Nevada. Andy Barron / AP Photo.

Advocates defeat Appeal to round up wild horses in Nevada and send them to slaughter

RENO, Nev. — Wild horse advocates in Nevada scored a victory Monday in an ongoing legal battle with rural interests they say want to round up federally protected mustangs across the West and sell them for slaughter.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco denied an appeal by the Nevada Association of Counties and Nevada Farm Bureau Federation representing ranchers and others who argue overpopulated herds are damaging the range and robbing livestock of forage.

The decision upholds an earlier ruling by a federal judge in Reno who dismissed their lawsuit in 2015 seeking to force the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to expedite widespread roundups across Nevada.

The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver upheld a similar decision in Wyoming in October.

In both cases, the American Wild Horse Campaign and others argued the courts have no authority to order the agency to gather horses in violation of the U.S. Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act. Continue reading at The Republic online »

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Associated Press; by Scott Sonner; April 3, 2017

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5 thoughts on “Advocates defeat Appeal to round up wild horses in Nevada and send them to slaughter”

    1. Keep the momentum going! Speak up and speak out for our wild horses! Domestic equines are equally in trouble as throw away equines that are unwanted and end up at kill pens and on their way to their last ride. Sick.

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