Wild Horse Advocates File Appeal in Pryor Mountain Case

Pryor Mountain mustangs

Horses are a species that especially in the wild need room to roam. Putting a fence up in an area where the very beautiful and unique wild horses of the Pryor Mountains range will surely negatively effect them. Keep the wild horses of the Pryor Mountains free to range and survive. ~ HfH

From: The Horse
By: Pat Raja

Pryor Mountain mustangsA group of wild horse advocates have appealed a U.S. District Court decision to dismiss their lawsuit challenging Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and U.S. Forest Service (USFS) management of wild horses on the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range. The advocates say the agencies’ management techniques threaten the horses’ survival.

In their 2010 lawsuit, the Cloud Foundation, Front Range Equine Rescue (FRER), and Carol Walker, director of field documentation for Wild Horse Freedom Federation, alleged that a BLM and USFS plan to construct a two-mile-long fence along the Montana-Wyoming border violated the Wild Free-Roaming Horse and Burro Act of 1971 because it denied the Mustangs access to traditional grazing areas. The BLM and USFS sought the case’s dismissal.

Cloud Foundation spokeswoman Paula Todd King said the Cloud Foundation, FRER, and Walker filed an appeal of the court’s dismissal decision on April 23 in the District of Columbia Circuit Court. The appeal alleges the fence endangers the wild horse herd’s genetic variability.

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