Rachel Fazio defends wild horses in court

Stop the roundups hearing and rally bring people from across the country to stand for wild horses

RENO, Nev. (July 13, 2011) – In the spirit of the Wild Free-Roaming Horse and Burro Act of 1971, The Cloud Foundation with Craig Downer and Lorna Moffat, filed a lawsuit for which the hearing is scheduled to take place Thursday, July 14th at 10 AM. Plaintiffs are requesting to stop the massive Triple B wild horse roundup (1,700 horses) near Ely, Nevada on 1.7 million acres of land. Wild horse and burro supporters across the country are planning to attend the hearing at the Federal Courthouse (400 S. Virginia St.) in Reno. Rachel Fazio, attorney for Plaintiffs, will be answering questions at the press conference outside the courthouse following the hearing.

“Water seems to be BLM’s excuse to ravage these herds to an extremely low, non-viable population, even though this area has seen two years of record-breaking precipitation,” states Anne Novak, spokesperson for The Cloud Foundation.

“The roundup, removal, and incarceration of wild horses on such a massive scale as Triple B was never the intention of the Wild Horse and Burro Act,” states Ginger Kathrens, Executive Director of The Cloud Foundation. “These horses are living symbols of our nation’s history and need to be preserved not wiped out.”

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Media Contacts:

Anne Novak Tel: 415-531-8454

Lauryn Wachs Tel: 617-894-6939

Links of Interest:

Read the full Complaint filed:

Congressional Appeal to Stop the Roundups:

CNN Report on deadly roundups:

Latest BLM Roundup Schedule for 2011:

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