Appeals court rules for wild horse advocates in 2014 Wyo. roundup case, Oct. 14, 2016

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Photo by Carol Walker


Update: Read the full press release here.

Another win for wild horses!

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday ruled that the Bureau of Land Management violated both the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act when it rounded up 1,263 wild horses from Wyoming’s Checkerboard region in 2014.

Congratulations to the outstanding legal team at Meyer Glitzenstein & Eubanks for their work. RTF is proud to share this win with our fellow plaintiffs at the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign, The Cloud Foundation, photographers Carol Walker and Kimerlee Curyl and wild horse and burro lovers everywhere.

Read the ruling here.

RTF will post more detail about the ruling as it becomes available. It may have important implications for another case, brought by the same plaintiffs, to block the Bureau of Land Management from conducting a planned roundup and removal of 500 wild horses this month from the Checkerboard.

Friday’s ruling comes on the heels of a Tuesday major decision by the 10th Circuit that upheld a lower court’s dismissal of a lawsuit filed by the State of Wyoming against the Bureau of Land Management seeking the removal of hundreds of wild horses from public lands across the state. To read the press release about that case, please click here.

To donate to the Wild Horse Legal Defense Fund to help us continue our fight for the horses on the Wyoming Checkerboard that are still under threat today, please click here. To sign Return to Freedom’s anti-roundup petition, please click here.