Tuscarora Roundup- NE Nevada
July 22, Tuscarora update:
The death toll has risen to at least 21 horses as the BLM completed their goal of near complete removal of the Owyhee Herd- 638 horses were removed and it is unknown how many remain on the range. A lawsuit filed by Laura Leigh continues with recent filings for BLM's contempt of court. Federal Judge Hicks did rule that the BLM must open the public lands and allow observation of the roundup by plaintiff 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 until today and Saturday when public observation days are planned. 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. 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 and will continue to document the horses and the area. Please disregard rumors that circulate in this heated time and understand that Leigh, The Cloud Foundation and others are doing all we can. . 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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The legal actions of Leigh are being supported by grassrootshorse.com
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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