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Federal judge mostly upholds government roundup of 1,263 western Wyoming wild horses last year

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By Mead Gruver, Associated Press

CHEYENNE, Wyoming — A judge mostly upheld a U.S. Bureau of Land Management roundup of hundreds of wild horses in western Wyoming that horse advocates had claimed violated several laws.

BLM failed to follow environmental law in Wyoming Checkerboard roundup – judge

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By Horsetalk

A judge has ruled that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) violated the National Environmental Policy Act in last year’s roundup on the Checkerboard lands in Wyoming.

Update: Wyoming Checkerboard Lawsuit Hearing & Ruling

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On Monday, March 2, 2015, the U.S. District Court for the District of Wyoming held an oral argument on the lawsuit filed by the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign, The Cloud Foundation, Return to Freedom, Carol Walker and Kimerlee Curyl against the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for its fall 2014 Wyoming Checkerboard wild horse roundup.

Nevada Wild Horse Management Agreement Approved By Board of Agriculture

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Carson City, Nevada – March 4, 2015 – Today, the Nevada Board of Agriculture voted eight to one approving a cooperative agreement between the Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) and Return to Freedom, the founding organization for the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC), to humanely manage horses in the Virginia Range which encompasses more than 280,000 acres and more than 1,500 horses.

Federal Court Rules BLM Violated Law in Wyoming Wild Horse Roundup

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Laramie, Wyoming -- March 4, 2015 -- Today U.S. District Court of Wyoming Chief Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal issued an order stating that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) violated the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) when it conducted a massive “Checkerboard Roundup” last fall, during which 1,263 wild horses were permanently removed from their homes on the range in southwestern Wyoming.

BLM gathered 103 wild horses in Utah; two died

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By Brett Prettyman, Salt Lake Tribune

The Bureau of Land Management has completed a wild horse gather along State Road 21 in western Millard and Beaver counties.

Wyoming horse roundup legality argued before federal judge

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By Mead Gruver, Associated Press

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Attorneys argued Monday over whether a wild horse roundup on western Wyoming rangelands last year complied with or violated a federal law that carries different requirements for such roundups depending on whether the horses are on federal or private land.

Fazio: Science escapes Legislature on horse bill

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By Patricia M. Fazio, Letter to the editor, Casper Star Tribune

Recently, I read a report that the gap between the public’s beliefs and scientific fact is rather large — and growing. The gap between the Wyoming Legislature and science might be described as a chasm.

Wild horses auctioned off to a home instead of the slaughterhouse

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By Lisa MacGregor, Global News

CALGARY – Some of the province’s wild horses were saved from the slaughterhouse after an Alberta auctioneer took steps to find them a home.

Arguments set for Monday in Wyoming wild horse roundup case

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By Mead Gruver, Associated Press

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Arguments in a federal lawsuit contesting the roundup of hundreds of wild horses in western Wyoming last fall will focus on a federal law that carries different rules for private and federal land.

Bad ranchers, bad cows

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By Vickery Eckhoff, The Daily Pitchfork

Livestock have been severely depleting public rangelands for decades

BLM Seeks Bids for Off-Range Pastures for Wild Horses

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By The Bureau of Land Management

The BLM is seeking proposals for new off-range pasture facilities that can provide a free-roaming environment for wild horses removed from Western public lands.

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