AWHPC In The News

Nevada signs agreement to protect horses of the Virginia Range

By Horsetalk

A landmark deal has been signed in Nevada to humanely manage more than 1500 wild horses inhabiting the Virginia Range.

Mead on "Motion to Dismiss" Wild Horse Management Lawsuit

By News Release

The State of Wyoming and Gov. Matt Mead responded to motions to dismiss the state’s lawsuit over the failure of the federal government to appropriately manage wild horses in Wyoming.

Judge hears arguments in Utah lawsuit over wild-horse removal

By Kelly Catalfamo, Salt Lake Tribune

A group of ranchers demanding that the federal government remove wild horses in Utah will have to wait to find out whether or not their case will be tried.

Judge to hear arguments in wild horse lawsuit

By Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal judge is scheduled to hear arguments Wednesday in a lawsuit filed by a group of ranchers demanding the federal government remove wild horses.

Judge sides with wild horse advocates against ranchers

By Barbara Liston, Reuters

(Reuters) - Wild horse advocates in the U.S. West, represented by Meyer Glitzenstein & Crystal in Washington D.C., have scored a first win in four separate lawsuits filed recently by ranchers who want the federal government to thin the horse herd and reduce competition with their cattle for food and water on public land.

Judge Lets Wild Horses Stay Put

By Mike Heuer, Courthouse News Service

RENO, Nev. (CN) - A federal judge dismissed with prejudice a complaint that sought to make the federal government immediately begin removing thousands of wild horses and burros in Nevada.

Court Sides With Wild Horse Advocates

By Pat Raia, The Horse

A Nevada U.S. District Court judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by the Nevada Association of Counties and the Nevada Farm Bureau Federation asking the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to remove horses from public and private rangelands to protect the ranges' ecologic balance.

US judge rejects rural Nevada bid to force mustang roundups, sell excess for slaughter

By SCOTT SONNER, Associated Press

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday threw out a lawsuit filed by a coalition of rural Nevada counties that wanted to force the government to sell or otherwise dispose of tens of thousands of mustangs in U.S. holding facilities.

Court Rules on Checkerboard Wild Horse Gather

By Pat Rai, The Horse

A U.S. District Court in Wyoming has ruled that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) violated the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) when it gathered wild horses from Wyoming's so-called Checkerboard area, but that the agency did not violate the Wild Free-Roaming Horse and Burro Act by gathering the animals.

Federal judge mostly upholds government roundup of 1,263 western Wyoming wild horses last year

By Mead Gruver, Associated Press

CHEYENNE, Wyoming — A judge mostly upheld a U.S. Bureau of Land Management roundup of hundreds of wild horses in western Wyoming that horse advocates had claimed violated several laws.

BLM failed to follow environmental law in Wyoming Checkerboard roundup – judge

By Horsetalk

A judge has ruled that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) violated the National Environmental Policy Act in last year’s roundup on the Checkerboard lands in Wyoming.

Wyoming horse roundup legality argued before federal judge

By Mead Gruver, Associated Press

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Attorneys argued Monday over whether a wild horse roundup on western Wyoming rangelands last year complied with or violated a federal law that carries different requirements for such roundups depending on whether the horses are on federal or private land.