Lawsuit filed to halt BLM’s scheduled wild horse roundup on Wyoming public and private land
August 18, 2014
The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC), The Cloud Foundation, and Return to Freedom filed a lawsuit in federal court Aug. 1 in Wyoming to block the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) from rounding up over 800 wild horses from the Adobe Town, Salt Wells and Divide Basin Herd Management Areas (HMAs) in the southwestern part of Wyoming. In just over a week, over 32,000 citizens signed a petition protesting this pending roundup.
The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court of Wyoming by the public interest law firm, Meyer Glitzenstein and Crystal, alleges that the BLM violated the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA), the Wild Free Roaming Horses and Burros Act (Wild Horse Act), and the Administrative Procedure Act, by authorizing the permanent removal of hundreds of wild horses from public and private lands within these three HMAs, known as the Wyoming Checkerboard.
–The Cloud Foundation