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Wild Horse Advocates Seek Lawsuit Dismissal

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By Pat Raia, The Horse

A group of wild horse advocates is seeking the dismissal of a lawsuit asking the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to remove excess horses from public and private land in Utah.

Advocates Ask Federal Court to Dismiss Utah Ranchers Anti-Mustang Lawsuit

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Salt Lake City, UT (October 22, 2014)….

Highway 50 Tragedy Highlights Need for Proactive Management of Virginia Range Horses

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Wild Horse Advocates Urge State to Finalize Agreement for Private-Public Management Agreement

Interior Secretary Called Upon for Fair, Effective Protections for Sage Grouse that Do Not Scapegoat Wild Horses

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Lakeview OR (September 24, 2014) . . . On the eve of Interior Secretary Sally Jewell’s visit to the Lakeview, Oregon Bureau of Land Management (BLM) District, wild horse advocates are calling on her to ensure fair and effective sage grouse protections that target the major cause of habitat degradation – livestock grazing – and do not scapegoat wild horses.

Environmental Report Confirms BLM Scapegoating Wild Horses for Range Damage Caused by Livestock

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Washington, DC (September 18, 2014)....The Public Employees Environmental Responsibility (PEER) this week released an analysis that exposed the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for scapegoating a relatively small number of wild horses on western public lands for range damage caused by vastly larger numbers of livestock.

FEDERAL COURT ALLOWS WILD HORSE ADVOCATES TO INTERVENE IN UTAH RANCHER LAWSUIT

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SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH (September 10, 2014)…. Late last week, the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah granted a motion by the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC), The Cloud Foundation, Return to Freedom, photographer John Steele and wild horse advocate Lisa Friday to intervene in a lawsuit filed by the Western Rangeland Conservation Association and Utah ranchers against the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

Appellate Court Denies Emergency Motion and Allows Unprecedented Wyoming Wild Horse Roundup That Turns Over Public Lands to Private Livestock Interest

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Denver, CO (September 10, 2014).... Today the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit denied an emergency motion to block the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) wild horse roundup in the Wyoming Checkerboard. The motion was filed by the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC), The Cloud Foundation, Return to Freedom and wild horse photographers Carol Walker and Kimerlee Curyl.

EXPOSED CORRUPTION IN BLM WILD HORSE DIVISION TRIGGERS CALL FOR PROGRAM HOLD

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Washington, DC (September 5, 2014)….The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC) today called for an across-the-board hold on the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) Wild and Horse Burro Program in the wake of exposed corruption and overpayment of approximately $2 million to the Utah Department Corrections Industries for “questioned” and “unsupported” costs related to the holding and training of captured mustang.

BLM WY Wild Horse Roundup Delayed Again as Advocate Lawsuit Hits Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals

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BLM Wyoming Wild Horse Roundup Delayed as Advocates Appeal to Tenth Circuit

Court Grants Emergency Injunction to Delay BLM Wyoming Wild Horse Roundup

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Cheyenne, WY (August 29, 2014)…..Late yesterday, the U.S. District Court in Wyoming granted an emergency injunction to delay until September 13 the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) planned roundup of more than 800 wild horses from public and private lands in the Adobe Town, Salt Wells Creek and Great Divide Basin Herd Management Areas (HMAs) in an area known as the Wyoming checkerboard.

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