Hearings set re: Pickens’ plan for wild horse eco-sanctuary

Madeleine Pickens and wild horses. Google image.

ELKO, Nev. — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management plans a series of open houses in northern Nevada in the coming weeks to field public comment about proposals to create a wild horse eco-sanctuary in Elko County. Madeleine Pickens, the wife of oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens and founder of the group Saving America's Mustangs,… Continue reading Hearings set re: Pickens’ plan for wild horse eco-sanctuary

Elko commissioner opposes Pickens’ wild horse sanctuary

Nevada Quarter features Wild Horses

This type of thinking makes me shake my head in wonderment. How does it hurt the U.S. economy for range destroying cattle to push range restoring wild horses off public lands? Thousands of federally protected wild horses and burros have lost their homes, family bands and freedom to benefit thousands of head of cattle that… Continue reading Elko commissioner opposes Pickens’ wild horse sanctuary

White Pine Co DA does not have enough information to investigate shooting of wild mare

Cross-posted from NBC's My News 4 Reno WRITTEN BY BROOKE BOONE The debate is far from over if the Bureau of Land Management's roundup of wild horses is abuse. Friday's BLM internal review found no violations, but that could just be the first of many reviews. White Pine County District Attorney Kelly Brown says, he… Continue reading White Pine Co DA does not have enough information to investigate shooting of wild mare

Nevada Judge refuses to hear contempt charges against BLM

Advocates want transparency, full public access and their First Amendment rights upheld Reno NV (July 29, 2010)— (TCF) Tuesday Judge Hicks refused to hear Laura Leigh’s motion for contempt against the BLM who denied her access to view the Owyhee/Tuscarora roundup that ended July 20th. Earlier, on July 16, 2010, the court ruled to honor… Continue reading Nevada Judge refuses to hear contempt charges against BLM

Renewed Motion filed to stop Rock Creek wild horse roundup in NV

Herd Watch Director Continues Fight for First Amendment Rights RENO, Nev. (July 23, 2010) — Laura Leigh, Herd-Watch Director for the Cloud Foundation and journalist, filed a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) in Nevada Federal District Court today to halt the Rock Creek Roundup and prevent a repeat fatal summer roundup and the shutting out of… Continue reading Renewed Motion filed to stop Rock Creek wild horse roundup in NV

BLM still restricting access to Tuscarora roundup despite Judge’s ruling

Cross-posted from Channel 4 Reno Reno, NV - (Jul. 19, 2010) Six hundred and twenty wild horses have been rounded up in northern Elko County, but so far, the public and the media have been unable to view the Bureau of Land Management roundup. Horse advocates say, the BLM is violating their first amendment rights.… Continue reading BLM still restricting access to Tuscarora roundup despite Judge’s ruling

Updated: Foals dies as BLM resumes Nevada wild horse roundup

UPDATE: Horsetalk reports The water danger became apparent last Tuesday in a flyover of the area by the bureau contractor. Two large groups of wild horses in the Owyhee area were identified. The Dry Creek group consists of about 125 wild horses and the Star Ridge group has about 400 animals. The Star Ridge group… Continue reading Updated: Foals dies as BLM resumes Nevada wild horse roundup

Judge Hicks awards 1st Amendment victory to wild horse advocate

The Cloud Foundation Press Release Court sees Each Roundup as Separate—Allows Leigh Access Reno, NV (July 15, 2010) — (TCF) First Amendment rights are upheld for wild horse advocate and journalist, Laura Leigh, Field Manager of Herd Watch, a Cloud Foundation program. Federal Judge Hicks strikes victory today despite his order to proceed with the… Continue reading Judge Hicks awards 1st Amendment victory to wild horse advocate

Mustangs fenced out of water- NV roundup death toll rises to 12

Independent Investigation requested to uncover cause of mustang deaths and inability to access water ELKO, Nevada (Jul. 15, 2010) -- Mustangs of the Tuscarora/Owyhee Complex in NE Nevada are now the focus of a BLM “emergency” as the agency claims that they don’t have enough water. The issue is not one of lack of water… Continue reading Mustangs fenced out of water- NV roundup death toll rises to 12

Death toll at Tuscarora wild horse helicopter roundup spikes to 12

Cross-posted from the Equine Advocacy Examiner Written by MAUREEN HARMONAY The BLM's Tuscarora Gather may be temporarily suspended, but the number of deaths from Saturday morning's roundup in northern Elko County, Nevada, has spiked to 12 since yesterday's initial report. More than 5% of the 228 horses stampeded over miles of unforgiving terrain and relentless… Continue reading Death toll at Tuscarora wild horse helicopter roundup spikes to 12