Judge denies request to delay wild horse roundup

Wyoming wild horses

They are going to keep doing wild horse round ups until there are none left. Twenty years from now there will be statues and plaques of wild mustangs to the memorialize the “Spirit of the Wild West”. And vacationer camps where will you be allowed to watch horses run…but they will NOT be truly wild or free. This is the direction Wyoming is heading in. It looks like there is no place to comment on the news site, so be sure to comment on ours. ~ HfH

From: WRAL

Wyoming wild horsesCHEYENNE, WYO. — A federal judge has denied a request from horse preservation groups to block the federal government’s plan to round up about 800 wild horses in Wyoming.

Judge Nancy Freudenthal in Cheyenne on Thursday denied the group’s request for an injunction. The groups responded by filing an appeal with a federal appeals court in Denver.

The groups are challenging the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s plans to remove horses from the Great Divide Basin, Adobe Town and Salt Wells Creek herd management areas in southern Wyoming areas starting next month.

The groups claim the federal agency failed to follow environmental laws in planning the action.

The state of Wyoming has intervened in the lawsuit, saying wild horses must not be allowed to damage the lands or conflict with private property rights.

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AUTHOR: Amber Barnes
  • Janet Schultz

    I’m glad they have taken it out Of Wyoming. Of course, the possibility of a conflict exists even though we don’t want to acknowledge our judges are influenced by political contingencies.
    I hope that the cOmment by the RSGA, ex BLMer about all the horses being released ranchers’ horses is examined also. Why is it okay? When did it happen? And if so, why did BLM create HMAs abutting the 640 acre plots?

    I believe all grazing on this checkerboard shuld halt immediately. BLM condemn and take possession of easements to create a corridor for public access to wild lands. Ranchers need to fence out according to their state laws. Taxpayers shouldn’t be concerned by the cries of grazing rights on public lands, especially those lands occupied by protected animals.

    August 29, 2014
  • Zig Pope

    She is an Obama appointee. She has spent much of her time working on energy and environmental issues.

    Obama is 100% behind the massacre of the horses. He has stacked the deck against them since he took office. Sally Jewell, the Queen of fossil fuels is evidence of this.

    August 29, 2014
    • jfinch

      This administration stopped the opening of slaughterhouses in the US. Please name one president since Truman that has supported wild horses.

      August 29, 2014
    • Janet Schultz

      I hear your frustration, but my comment about politican influenced is the area she has been appointed is sparsely populated and so she will know every rancher out there who are all invovled in extractive industries as well. No judge comes to the bench without substantial networking.

      I have never heard President Obama EVER say anything against horses, wild or not. And want to remind you that he is the only President who has promised to sign the ban on slaughter. And incredible, difficult work has gone into doing just that. We can help by focusing on making our position clear that we support President Obama signing a ban and try not to broadbrush the issues with techbytes.

      August 29, 2014
  • Margaret

    Sorry in this case I’m going to call a spade a spade. This judge is the wife of the former governor A RANCHER. We have to get it out of Wyoming to be truly heard and adjudicated.

    My boycott of beef still stands and I will continue the Rock Springs area till this properly heard and adjudicated.

    Not all ranchers act like RSGA. Kudos to the man who’s cattle got out on the Pryors. Once he was notified he stayed with it, till the cattle were located and herded back onto the Forest Service lands. This rancher has been VERY responsive in the past and continues to be.

    August 29, 2014
    • Maggie Frazier

      So there ARE responsible ranchers with common decency & common sense. I had a feeling that this was going to go against us (judge-wise) so getting it out of Wyoming may do some good.

      August 29, 2014
  • Robynne Catheron

    I believe we can comment on this ridiculously biased “news” article via any of these contact numbers. I hope HfH readers and all Warriors will inundate this news station with informed rebuttals.

    If posting a hyperlink isn’t allowed here, the “Contact Us” link at the very bottom of the article page lists several options. I say we use them all!

    August 29, 2014