On July 30th the Colorado division of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) called off the alleged “Emergency” roundup of Colorado’s West Douglas Wild Horse Herd. Earlier in the month wild horse and burro advocacy groups; Colorado Wild Horse and Burro Coalition, Cloud Foundation, Front Range Equine Rescue, Habitat for Horses, Dr. Don and Toni Moore along with the Wild Horse Freedom Federation attempted to block the proposed gather as it appeared to be an attempt to circumvent the current litigation blocking the BLM from zeroing out the unique wild horse herd for almost two decades.
A judge has given permission for federal authorities to remove 40 to 50 horses from a historic wild horse herd in a drought-hit area of Colorado.
The Cloud Foundation, which contends the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has been trying to eliminate the herd for decades, said it was relieved the judge had permitted only partial removal of the horses.
DENVER, Colo. (July 4, 2012)—Yesterday in a telephone meeting with the Federal Court, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) was given the go-ahead to remove only a portion of the wild horses in the West Douglas Herd on Colorado’s Western Slope. BLM’s Environmental Assessment (EA) stated they would remove horses both inside and outside the herd area. The Honorable Judge Collyer limited BLM’s removals to only 40-50 horses. BLM’s environmental documents contended were “in danger,” from drought.
On Tuesday, of this week, the honorable Judge Collyer heard our collective plea to stop the alleged “Emergency” roundup of a portion of the fragile and very special West Douglas herd of Northwest Colorado. The judge has been a champion of these horses over the years and she was no less when she based her decision to allow the roundup to proceed upon the incessant and inaccurate claims of no water, no forage and eminent death put forward by the BLM. She was concerned about the horses yet we private citizens knew the BLM and their intervenors were less than truthful and that there is a much more sinister and deadly agenda swimming not very deep under the surface of those mucky BLM waters.
BLM distorts truth, fact and scientific documentation in it’s on going effort to destroy the West Douglas Wild Horse herd in an effort to satisfy it’s private cattle grazing special interest supporters.
Update by R.T. Fitch ~ volunteer president/co-founder of the Wild Horse Freedom Federation BLM is prepared to flip-off the Court Special Message from Ginger Kathrens of the Cloud Foundation The BLM has blasted back at the stay order filed by our coalition of concerned wild horse organizations in […]
Washington D.C., (WHFF) – On June 22nd, 2012 Wild Horse Advocacy groups filed an “Emergency Motion for Stay of Threatened Emergency Gather” against Director of the Department of the Interior (DoI) Ken Salazar and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in an attempt to “head off” what is believed to be an artificial emergency generated by the BLM in an effort to eradicate Colorado’s West Douglas Wild Horse Herd and by-pass on-going litigation to prevent the agency from doing same.