Posts Tagged ‘BLM’


Sacramento, Calif. (July 15, 2010) – Today a lawsuit was filed to stop the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) from rounding up and removing nearly 2,000 wild horses and burros from the Twin Peaks Herd Management Area north of Susanville, California. The roundup, slated to begin in August, is the second largest capture and removal operation planned by the BLM for Fiscal ... Full story

Federal Judge Halts Interior Department Wild Horse Roundup

Deadly Nevada Roundup Kills 12 Mustangs Due to Desert Summer Conditions and Roundup-related Injuries Reno, Nevada (July 14, 2010) -- Today at 5 p.m., Judge Larry R. Hicks of the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada issued a restraining order against the Department of Interior stating that “defendants are prohibited from carrying out the gathering of any wild horses from within the ... Full story

BLM Blasted for Deadliest Roundup in Nevada Heat of Summer

Seven Deaths on First Day of Roundup Makes This Deadliest Roundup of the Year Tuscarora, NV (July 12, 2010)  – Today, In Defense of Animals (IDA), an international animal protection and rescue organization, is calling for a summer moratorium of all roundups and is blasting the Department of Interior which, despite a federal lawsuit and legal appeal, began a controversial roundup of wild horses in Northeastern ... Full story

Legal Action Taken to Halt Wild Horse Roundup in Nevada

1,200 Wild Horses To Be Stampeded For Miles in Desert Heat Creates Unnecessary Fatality Risk for Young Foals, Weak and Older Horses Washington, DC (July 9, 2010) – Yesterday, In Defense of Animals (IDA), an international animal protection organization, and ecologist Craig Downer, represented by Advocates For the West, a leading conservation group, filed an Appeal and Petition to Stay with the Interior Board of Land Appeals ... Full story

Top U.S. Law Firm Threatens Suit over BLM Wild Horse Roundup in California

Planned Capture of 2,000 Mustangs and Burros Sets Stage For Court Battle Over Federal Wild Horse Management Program Washington, DC (June 22, 2010) – Today, the national law firm of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney P.C. (BIR) notified the U.S. Department of Justice that it intends to file suit over the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) proposed roundup and removal of 1,855 wild horses and 210 burros in ... Full story

Calico Wild Horse Lawsuit Dismissed on Technicality, not Merits; Government Evades Ruling on Illegality of Warehousing Wild Horses in the Midwest

Plaintiffs Promise To Continue Fight to Halt BLM Illegal Practices Washington, D.C. (May 24, 2010) – Today, the Honorable Judge Paul L. Friedman of the U.S. District Court in Washington DC, dismissed on standing and mootness the lawsuit brought against U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) by animal protection organization In Defense of Animals (IDA), wildlife ecologist Craig Downer and ... Full story

Calico Horses Stop in Fallon

Reno – Late last year the Bureau of Land Management attempted to round up more than 1500 horses from the Calico Mountain Complex. That roundup occurred despite court action to stop it. Those horses are now in Western Nevada in a brand new holding facility. 1922 horses were gathered off the Calico Range last winter under quite a bit of controversy. But the story didn't end ... Full story

BLM delays eastern Nevada wild horse roundup

Written by Ken Ritter, The Associated Press (Monday, February 8, 2010; 7:27 PM) Las Vegas -- Federal land managers said Monday they'll delay a roundup of most of the nearly 600 wild horses in a range in eastern Nevada, at least until after the herd's spring foaling season. Advocates fighting to stop mustang roundups in the West said they think their threat to file a lawsuit stopped ... Full story

BLM defers wild horse gather as animal-advocacy group announces potential lawsuit

Written by Dee Holzel Monday, February 08 2010 11:46 ELY - The BLM announced today they would defer the wild horse gather scheduled for mid-February at the Eagle Herd Management Area in Lincoln County.  The gather would have removed approximately 500 horses from the range – including 50 that had wandered off the range and were causing traffic hazards on the highway near ... Full story


495 Wild Horses in Eastern Nevada Get Reprieve Washington, DC (February 8, 2010) -- The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) postponed the proposed roundup of nearly 500 wild horses in the Eagle Herd Management Area in eastern Nevada, just three days after the national law firm of Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney notified the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) that it would sue to stop the ... Full story

Monday: Thousands Urge BLM Advisory Board to Halt Wild Horse Roundups

Lawsuit aims to stop removal of 2,500 wild horses in northwestern Nevada Reno, NV (December 5, 2009) – On Monday, December 7, In Defense of Animals (IDA), horse advocacy organizations and private citizens will gather in Reno, Nevada to urge the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board to recommend an immediate moratorium on all wild horse and burro roundups and a ... Full story
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