Fence must come down, say wild horse advocates
Word is spreading – the fence planned for by the US Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management is NOT in the best interest of the wild horses of the Pryor Mountains. This needs to be stopped. Let us hope that the Cloud Foundation and Front Range Equine Rescue succeed. ~ HfH
The advocates argue that the fence cuts off a critical range historically used by the horses, and claims its existence threatens the future wellbeing of the horses.
The Cloud Foundation, Front Range Equine Rescue and noted equine photographer Carol Walker have filed an appeal in the District of Columbia Circuit Court over the US District Court’s November 2013 dismissal of a lawsuit against the Custer National Forest and the Bureau of Land Management.
“We brought the Forest Service into the suit when they issued a call for bids to build the new fence in 2010,” explains Ginger Kathrens, founder and executive director of The Cloud Foundation.
“The fence threatens the survival of the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Herd by eliminating thousands of acres of vital late summer and fall grazing.”
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