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Federal Appeals Court Denies Emergency Request to Halt Triple B Roundup

From the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign on July 19, 2011:

Federal Appeals Court Denies Emergency Request to Halt Triple B Roundup

BLM Cleared to Begin Massive Mustang Capture Operation in Northeast Nevada Tomorrow

We’re sorry to deliver the disappointing news that, earlier this afternoon, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals denied an emergency request to halt the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) Triple B roundup in Nevada.

The BLM reports that it will begin the roundup tomorrow near the Utah border. The helicopter stampede and capture operation will last six weeks, removing an estimated 1,700 mustangs from their homes on public lands.

Many thanks and praise go to Rachel Fazio, lead attorney, and local counsel Julie Cavanaugh-Bill for their tireless efforts on behalf of plaintiffs The Cloud Foundation, ecologist Craig Downer and wild horse advocate Lorna Moffat.

For more information on the Ninth Circuit’s ruling, please see the Associated Press story here.

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  • Tim

    They are an exotic species.

  • Jackie

    I was horrified to see how people who claim to care about the well being of these animals can be so cruel. Especially the horses and donkeys who are old or injured. No animal should be treated this way. This is outrages and I couldn’t be more ashamed of the the way they call this humane treatment.

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    This is a criminal offense! This is an outrage! What is the corrupt government thinking!!!!? I thought our government was based on “We the People”; not “those lobbiest”! My heart aches! Our system is corrupt!
    Please STOP the insanity!

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    Cattle are also an exotic species!

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    Funny how BLM government officials nearly always cite maintaining a Thriving Natural Ecological Balance when justifying their gutting of the scant remaining wild horse and burro herds! In fact, it is the exact opposite of thriving and natural and balanced that they are perpetrating by these devastating and cruel helicopter roundups that are aimed against the tiny remnant populations of wild horses and burros that remain in America, where they restore the ecosystem as returned natives and heal the deep ecological wounds wrought by man! Please read my book The Wild Horse Conspiracy that I have labored to produce as a positive and well-rounded revelation about the true story of the wild horses and burros and why they belong here and how we can restore them as naturally self-stabilizing herds. It is available either through me for signed or through amazon.com

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