Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Mother Nature Gives West Douglas Herd a 30 Day Reprieve

Straight from the Horse's Heart

Posted: August 1, 2012 by R.T. Fitch

Rain Rides in to Rescue Wild Horses
A West Douglas Family Band ~ photo by Toni Moore
On July 30th the Colorado division of the Bureau of Land Management (BLMcalled off the alleged “Emergency” roundup of Colorado’s West Douglas Wild Horse Herd.  Earlier in the month wild horse and burro advocacy groups; Colorado Wild Horse and Burro CoalitionCloud FoundationFront Range Equine RescueHabitat for HorsesDr. Don and Toni Moore along with the Wild Horse Freedom Federation attempted to block the proposed gather as it appeared to be an attempt to circumvent the current litigation blocking the BLM from zeroing out the unique wild horse herd for almost two decades.
Late in June the groups sent into the HMA qualified investigators that returned with photographic evidence that natural water supplies were prevalent throughout the HMA but on July 3rd U.S. District Judge Rosmary Collyer barred the BLM from removing all horses yet allowed the limited roundup of 50 horses due to the alleged short water supplies.
Wild horse advocates shared deep concerns that removing 50 individuals from the herd would seriously put the genetic viability of the ravaged herd at risk but it appears that mother nature has come to the rescue with ample precipitation and the horse removal operation has been suspended.    Read MORE...

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