BLM kills two while virtually wiping out Colorado’s West Douglas mustangs

A photo from the Cloud Foundation's Facebook page shows a helicopter and a Judas horse (right) set to lead West Douglas mustangs into a trap. Photo: Krisztina Gayler.

Reported by Westworld WEST DOUGLAS HERD — COLORADO As the U.S. Bureau of Land Management sees it, last month's removal of 167 wild horses from a rugged, remote area in Rio Blanco County was a success, easing the strain on damaged range lands and substantially reducing a herd that had become too large to be… Continue reading BLM kills two while virtually wiping out Colorado’s West Douglas mustangs

Judge holds back on BLM decision to zero out West Douglas Herd

West Douglas Herd Mustangs. Pam Nickoles Photography.

THE CLOUD FOUNDATION NEWS RELEASE West Douglas Wild Horses dodge another BLM bullet DENVER (Sept. 20, 2012) — A Federal court decision handed down last week gave the West Douglas Wild Horse Herd another reprieve. Honorable Judge Collyer held that she could not rule on the issue of whether the Bureau of Land Management (BLM)… Continue reading Judge holds back on BLM decision to zero out West Douglas Herd

BLM destruction of America’s wild horse herds unrelenting amid drought conditions

Wild Horses Drinking Water. Google image.

NEVADA The Associated Press reports: WINNEMUCCA — Federal land managers have completed a roundup of wild horses around the Jackson Mountains about 60 miles northwest of Winnemucca. The Bureau of Land Management said 647 “excess” mustangs were removed from the range in Humboldt and Pershing counties during the gather that ended in early July. Anne… Continue reading BLM destruction of America’s wild horse herds unrelenting amid drought conditions

Wild horse advocates to get Court hearing on West Douglas herd

A federal court rejected a request from the Bureau of Land Management to dismiss or limit a suit brought by wild horse advocates to save Colorado's West Douglas wild horse herd. Although the bureau withdrew its 2010 plans to cut the wild horse herd early in 2011, the consortium of wild horse advocacy groups and… Continue reading Wild horse advocates to get Court hearing on West Douglas herd

BLM backs off plan to round up West Douglas herd

Written by Alan Prendergast COLORADO -- (Feb. 14, 2011) There aren't a lot of wild horses left in Colorado, but a small herd of mustangs fifty miles north of Grand Junction just got a reprieve. Besieged by legal challenges of its plan to relocate "excess" horses from public lands to private holding facilities and pastures,… Continue reading BLM backs off plan to round up West Douglas herd

Group Lawsuit Filed to Stop Destruction of Colorado Mustang Herd

Suit seeks immediate injunction, cites BLM's violations of four Congressional Acts New York City, NY (October 7, 2010) — A case filed today against Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar in federal court aims to stop the elimination of wild horses from Colorado’s North Piceance herd area. Plaintiffs Habitat for Horses (HfH), the American Society for… Continue reading Group Lawsuit Filed to Stop Destruction of Colorado Mustang Herd

BLM Puts Off West Douglas Wild Horse Roundup

HOUSTON, Texas (HfHAC) – (Oct. 3, 2010) After filing contempt of court, complaints and today a TRO attempting to stop the “Zeroing Out” of the West Douglas Wild Horse herd next week the combined wild horse coalition learned of the BLM’s decision to pull back and wait to conduct the roundup sometime during the summer… Continue reading BLM Puts Off West Douglas Wild Horse Roundup

Salazar sued for contempt of court in West Douglas wild horse case

Cross-posted from RT Fitch's Blog HOUSTON, (HfHAC) – On September 28th, 2010 plaintiff Colorado Wild Horse & Burro Coalition (CWBC), supported by Habitat for Horses Advisory Council (HfHAC) and Front Range Equine Rescue (FRER), filed a motion to reopen the case and for contempt of court in the United States District Court for the District… Continue reading Salazar sued for contempt of court in West Douglas wild horse case