Greens Opposed to Sterilization of Wild Horses
Animal lovers sued the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to try to stop it from sterilizing a herd of wild horses in southwestern Idaho.OK
The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign and others sued the BLM in Federal Court on Monday on substantive and procedural grounds, claiming its plan would violate the National Environmental Policy Act, the Wild Free Roaming Horses and Burros Act and the Administrative Procedures Act.
The groups challenge the BLM's Jarbidge Resource Management plan for the 95,000-acre Saylor Creek Herd Management Area (HMA).
The BLM wants to sterilize "all wild horses in the Saylor Creek HMA," at the behest of ranchers whose cattle graze in the area, according to the lawsuit.