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Wild Horses Can't Be Dragged Away

By Victoria Prieskop, Courthouse News Service

October 26, 2016

The 10th Circuit Court on Monday reversed a ruling that gave the Bureau of Land Management permission to remove hundreds of wild horses from the Checkerboard area of southwestern Wyoming.
The Checkerboard is a range of roughly 1 million acres of alternating plots of public and private land in the high desert. It was created by the Union Pacific Act of 1862, which gave the Union Pacific Railroad the odd-numbered lots of public land for 20 miles on each side of the transcontinental railroad, while the federal government kept the even-numbered lots. It was regarded at the time as one of the biggest boondoggles in U.S. history.

Court tells US agency to protect wild horses, not kill them

By Edward Zuckerman, Talk Media News

October 25, 2016

Court tells BLM: Law protects wild horses
The U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals came straight to the point: the 1971 Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act instructed the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to protect wild horses from extinction, not to speed their demise by killing them.

Sand Wash Basin wild horse gather to happen in near future

By Sasha Nelson, Craig Daily Press

October 22, 2016

Clouds of dust kicked up by crazed horses running from low-flying helicopters, as bystanders sob in protest has become a traditional scene when the Bureau of Land Management gathers wild horses and burros from public lands.

COURT BLOCKS BLM FROM ROUNDING UP WILD HORSES IN WYOMING

By Return to Freedom for Horse Canada

October 14, 2016

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit has issued a landmark decision that stops the Bureau of Land Management from wiping out wild horses from over 1 million acres of public land in the Wyoming Checkerboard.

Wyoming 2014 wild horse roundup violated protection act - 10th Circuit

By David Bailey, Reuters

October 17, 2016

A U.S. appeals court on Friday ruled that the federal government roundup of more than 1,200 wild horses from a part of Wyoming where private and public lands overlap violated laws governing management of the animals and federal lands.

Federal court deals another setback to ranchers in Wyoming

By Bob Moen, Associated Press

October 14, 2016

 

CHEYENNE, WYO. — A federal appeals court has ruled that the U.S. Bureau of Land Management violated the law when it removed more than 1,200 wild horses from southwest Wyoming in 2014.

The ruling Friday by the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver prompted the BLM to call off a wild horse roundup scheduled to begin in the same area next week. The BLM had planned to gather about 500 horses.

New York Times Produces Another Disappointing Article on Wild Horses

October 16, 2016 ... David Phillips, reporter for the New York Times has produced yet another disappointing article that fails to look beneath the surface of the BLM’s claims that wild horses are overpopulating and its hands are tied in dealing with this “problem.”

Court: Feds broke law in wild horse roundup

By Arno Rosenfeld, Casper Star Tribune

October 14, 2016

Federal authorities broke the law when they removed wild horses from Wyoming’s checkerboard region in 2014, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday.

Judge Steps In to Save 650 Starving Horses

By Lacey Louwagie, Courthouse News Service

October 13, 2016

LANTRY, S.D. (CN) — A judge has stepped in to aid hundreds of horses on a wild horse sanctuary, ordering their care handed temporarily over to two South Dakota counties, after a veterinarian confirmed shocking documentation of neglect.

State briefs

By Gillette News Record

October 12, 2016

Roundup not required for overpopulated horses

CHEYENNE — A federal appeals court has ruled against Wyoming officials who sought to require the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to round up wild horses from overpopulated herds.

Court Tosses Wyoming Mustang Removal Appeal

By Pat Raia, The Horse

October 13, 2016

A federal court in Denver, Colorado, has dismissed an appeal from the state of Wyoming seeking the removal of wild horses from the state’s Checkerboard area, where private, federal, and state lands intermingle and several herd management areas (HMAs) are located.

Landmark Appellate Court Decision Stops BLM Wyoming Wild Horse Wipeout

Denver, CO (October 14, 2016) . . . The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit today issued a landmark decision that stops the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) from wiping out wild horses from over one million acres of public land in the Wyoming Checkerboard.