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Fed’s Wild Horse Program Faces New Lawsuit Over Another Huge Roundup

Posted by Texas Mustang Project on February 5, 2010


Fed’s Wild Horse Program Faces New Lawsuit Over Another Huge Roundup

February 04, 2010 @ 1351hrs

At Issue: BLM Helicopter Stampede and Capture of 495  Wild Horses in Eastern Nevada

Washington, DC (February 4, 2010)  – The national law firm of Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney yesterday notified the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) that it intends to sue to stop the Department of Interior Bureau of Land Management (BLM)’s  planned roundup of nearly 500 wild horses living in the Eagle Herd Management Area in eastern Nevada.  The roundup, scheduled to start in mid-February, would leave just 100 horses behind to roam over 670,000 acres of public land.

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3 Responses to “Fed’s Wild Horse Program Faces New Lawsuit Over Another Huge Roundup”

  1. R.Thompson said

    Quote: ” The roundup, scheduled to start in mid-February, would leave just 100 horses behind to roam over 670,000 acres of public land. ”

    After my first barbaric “WTF!?” reaction, I think I’d ask 670,000 acres shared with how many cattle? That makes a difference.

    My next not so nice question is if we have more horses in containment facilities than running free…how many Frenchmen are we feeding? Srsly.

    Yeah, I’m cranky this morning.

    • Hahaha! That made two of us who were cranky this morning… why do you think I am just now responding!
      Again, I am compiling my own data and spreadsheets on this subject as well… not that its not available or anything, just have to put it “my” format so I can better understand it.
      T.

  2. reveil39 said

    Just wanted to add that it is a misconception that French people eat horse meat as a delicacy.
    I lived in France for many years and I can tell you that horse meat is sold very cheaply for people who can’t afford “regular” meat. Furthermore, horse meat sold at stores does not come from mustangs or at least is not labeled as such.
    The majority of horse meat coming from the US probably ends up as pet food.

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