July 18 Tuscarora update:
The death toll has risen to at least 14 horses as the roundup continues following the lifting of an injunction to stop the roundup. However, Federal Judge Hicks did rule that the BLM must open the public lands and allow observation of the roundup by plaintiff Laura Leigh and all others interested. Despite this court ruling the BLM initially denied members of the public access, would not disclose to Leigh where the trap site was located and continues to bar observation at the roundup trap site as it has been placed on private land within the horses’ range. The BLM stated in court that there were no cattle on the horses’ range when in fact there are and this has been documented, as well water in water holes and many fences. The horses are witihin ten miles of a river and the Cloud Foundation questions what is impeding their access to this perennial water source. You can read more in our frequent press releases – online here. The BLM has now opened the public lands of the Owyhee Complex herd management areas and Leigh and others observing are safe. Please disregard rumors that circulate in this heated time and understand that Leigh, The Cloud Foundation and others are doing all we can. Proceedings continue in court and you can check for frequent updates from the Straight from the Horse’s Heart blog. Thank you for your support during this time and help in preserving, protecting and celebrating all of our American wild horses and burros.
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BLM is posting updates on the horses here as death toll continues to rise.
Please call Secretary Salazar and your Representative and Senators and demand that they stop the tax-payer funded disaster in Tuscarora before more mustangs are killed.
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