Another accurate and informative report from George Knapp and the I-Team in Las Vegas: click here to watch today’s news story
The fate of thousands of Nevada’s wild horses was on the line Wednesday in the nation’s capital. Advocates for the horses asked a federal judge to stop a massive roundup planned for later this month in northern Nevada.
The focus of the court battle is the proposed Calico roundup. The Bureau of Land Management says it needs to remove 2,700 horses from an area larger than 500,000 acres and it needs to happen even in brutal winter weather. Advocates for the horses argued the BLM action is cruel, dangerous and clearly illegal.
“The whole idea of the Wild Horse Act was the horse living in its natural state on the continent of its origin. Now that’s being perverted and they are being made into slave horses, against their will and against the will of the people,” said Wildlife Ecologist Craig Downer. Article continued here on the I-Team Website.