On Eve Of 40th Anniversary of Wild Horse Act, Case Filed To Stop Extirpation of Wild Horse Population And Castration Of Wild Horses In Nevada

On Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - the day before the 40th Anniversary of enactment of the Free Roaming Wild Horses and Burros Act - on behalf of the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign, Western Watersheds, The Cloud Foundation, and several individuals we filed a case in the District Court in D.C. to stop the Bureau of Land Management from going forward with its plan to remove the entire population of wild horses from Jakes Wash in Nevada on the purported ground that there is insufficient forage for the horses, when BLM allows thousands of cattle and sheep to graze on these same public lands. The suit also once again challenges the BLM’s decision to remove, castrate, and return gelded males to the range in other areas of Nevada.