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Lawsuit Filed to Stop BLM from Sterilizing Idaho Wild Horse Herd

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Posted: Monday, January 4, 2016 2:11 pm

Boise, ID (January 4, 2016) - Today, the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC), The Cloud Foundation, Return to Freedom, and Virginia Marie Hudson filed a lawsuit in the Idaho District Court today against the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), charging that the agency’s plan to permanently sterilize the entire herd of wild horses in the Saylor Creek Herd Management Area (HMA) violates the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act of 1971 (“Wild Horse Act”) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

The sterilization plan was approved as part of the BLM’s Jarbidge Resource Management Plan (RMP), which was finalized on September 2, 2015.

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