Interior Dept loses bid to delay US court hearing on NV Mustangs

Source Link >> WRITTEN BY SCOTT SONNER -- ASSOCIATED PRESS RENO, Nevada — The government shutdown is not a good enough reason to postpone a hearing scheduled in U.S. District Court in Reno on Thursday in a legal battle between the Interior Department and wild horse advocates over hundreds of mustangs gathered from a wildlife… Continue reading Interior Dept loses bid to delay US court hearing on NV Mustangs

Failure to protect America’s “War Horses” Faces legal action

WILD HORSE EDUCATION NEWS RELEASE RENO, NV (Sept. 13, 2013) -- Legal action has been filed against Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) today in federal district court. The suit makes two claims: Sheldon NWR fails to follow policy to protect horses removed from the range from entering the slaughter pipeline, and Sheldon violates the First… Continue reading Failure to protect America’s “War Horses” Faces legal action

Judge grants TRO to stop sale of wild horses

Order could delay tomorrow’s sale of nearly 500 horses at Fallon Livestock Exchange JOINT PRESS RELEASE RENO, Nev, (August 16, 2013) -- A federal court judge in Reno, NV has granted a coalition of wild horse advocacy and conservation groups a Temporary Restraining Order to block the sale of unbranded horses at a slaughter auction… Continue reading Judge grants TRO to stop sale of wild horses

Wild horse advocate’s lawsuit seeks to halt auction after roundup

UPDATE: We are updating our original post on this issue with the following joint press release. LAWSUIT FILED TO STOP SALES OF WILD HORSES AT SLAUGHTER AUCTION ON SATURDAY Wild Horse & Conservation Groups Allege Feds Failed to Protect Wild Horses in Tribal Roundup; 467 Horses Await Fate at Slaughter Auction RENO, Nev. (August 16,… Continue reading Wild horse advocate’s lawsuit seeks to halt auction after roundup

Feds defend press limits to Wild Horse roundup

Cross-posted from Courthouse News Service Original post dated Jan. 10, 2012 Article written by DAVE TARTRE SAN FRANCISCO (CN) - A photographer appeared before the 9th Circuit on Monday to defend press freedoms against the federal agency that barred her from attending a roundup of wild horses in Nevada. Laura Leigh sued in September 2010… Continue reading Feds defend press limits to Wild Horse roundup

BLM Issues Report on Wild Horse “Inhumane” lawsuit

WILD HORSE FREEDOM FEDERATION PRESS RELEASE HOUSTON (WHFF) - (Dec. 7, 2011) Today the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released the long awaited report on their internal investigation into allegations of inhumane treatment in connection with the Triple B wild horse roundup that occurred in Nevada during July and August of this year. The documentation,… Continue reading BLM Issues Report on Wild Horse “Inhumane” lawsuit

Judge takes BLM to task over mustangs

APNewsBreak: 1 hour ago Written by SCOTT SONNER RENO, Nev. (AP) — A federal judge in Nevada is taking the U.S. government to task for misconduct by a helicopter contractor during one of the biggest mustang roundups in the West, granting a rare emergency order sought by wild horse protection advocates who argue all of… Continue reading Judge takes BLM to task over mustangs

Horror of wild horse roundups comes into focus

Cross-posted from Equine Advocacy Examiner Written by MAUREEN HARMONAY Bad things are happening to the wild horses who are being chased and run ragged during the Antelope Complex roundup currently being conducted by the BLM in Nevada's Great Basin. And now, thanks to photojournalist advocates Laura Leigh and Deniz Bolbol, the horror is beginning to… Continue reading Horror of wild horse roundups comes into focus

BLM Horses Held in Utah Prison

Cross-posted from HorseBack Magazine HOUSTON (Horseback) – (Oct. 1, 2010) The federal Bureau of Land Management is holding wild horses captured during its “gathers” at a Utah state prison. In a filing today in the ongoing first amendment case of Leigh vs. Salazar, it was revealed in court documents that the animals are being housed… Continue reading BLM Horses Held in Utah Prison

Judge refuses to grant restraining order on wild horse roundup

No Justice for Mustangs or their Advocates in the Federal Courts The Associated Press reports: A federal judge has denied a request by animal rights advocates to halt roundups of wild horses after the federal government quietly gathered nearly 400 mustangs at a national wildlife refuge on the Nevada-Oregon line. Grass Roots Horse, a mustang… Continue reading Judge refuses to grant restraining order on wild horse roundup