Great news! This week, the federal court in Wyoming agreed with our legal arguments and dismissed the State of Wyoming’s anti-mustang lawsuit against the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Backed by powerful ranching interests, Wyoming Governor Matt Mead waged this legal battle in an attempt to force the BLM to conduct constant roundups and removals of wild horses from public lands in the state.
This is our second major legal victory for mustangs in just over 30 days! Last month, the federal court in Nevada granted AWHPC’s motion to dismiss a similar rancher-backed lawsuit.
You see, the ranchers in the Nevada case are appealing the lower court decision and we expect the State of Wyoming to do the same.
Thank you so much to all the AWHPC supporters who have generously contributed to our Litigation Fund. We are deeply grateful to you for giving us the resources necessary to intervene in these cases and defend America’s wild horses from these dangerous and scurrilous legal attacks.
Thank you, as always, for cherishing America’s amazing wild horses and burros.
– The AWHPC Team