“Wild horses are a natural heritage species and to continue seeing them removed after a law was created to protect them is a travesty,”
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. A Bureau of Land Management’s plan to move 167 horses, that has been almost three years in the making, could be put on hold.
The BLM planned to move 167 horses from the West Douglas Range. The movement was to start on September 14. The BLM alleges that this movement will help support the range’s health in hopes of preserving resources for all wildlife.
This week The Cloud Foundation, Wild Horse Freedom Federation, and The Colorado Wild Horse and Burro Coalition filed a lawsuit in hopes of stopping this movement by the BLM. They want the horses to remain on the range as they have for hundreds of years.
“Wild horses are a natural heritage species and to continue seeing them removed after a law was created to protect them is a travesty,” said Toni Moore of the Cloud Foundation.
Advocacy groups argue that wild horses are a staple of the west and that the BLM is driving some wild horse herds to extinction. Advocacy groups do not want to see the West Douglas horses become extinct so the organizations have filed an injunction in hopes of creating a restraining order that will delay the movement of the horses until further action can be taken.