Suit may block BLM roundup of mustangs in Nevada by Scott Sonner, AP
|RENO, Nev. (AP) — Animal protection advocates are asking a federal judge to block the government’s planned roundup of thousands of wild mustangs in Nevada next month, saying the helicopter-aided gathers are illegal because they “traumatize, injure and kill” some of the animals.
Lawyers for the California-based In Defense of Animals said in a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Washington D.C. on Monday that the wild horses are an integral part of the natural ecosystem and should remain on rangeland throughout much of the West rather than be herded into long-term holding pens. CONTINUED HERE
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