CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wild horse advocates are seeking a court order to block the U.S. Bureau of Land Management from staging a roundup in the checkerboard region of southwestern Wyoming later this month.
Groups including the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign this week asked U.S. District Judge Nancy Freudenthal in Cheyenne to block the scheduled roundup of nearly 500 horses set to begin Oct. 18.
The groups asked Freudenthal to block the roundup until the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver rules on the groups’ pending appeal of a 2014 roundup that saw over 1,200 horses removed from the same area.
“This sets a terrible precedent that jeopardizes the safety and future of wild horses across the West,” Suzanne Roy, executive director of the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign, said in a release this week.