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BREAKING NEWS: Judge temporarily blocks the roundup and forced drugging of beloved Nevada herd known from THE MISFITS
Feb 12, 2015 — Government cannot rely on a five-year-old environmental analysis that ignores allegations of pesticide dangers
RENO, NV (February 11, 201)—U.S. District Judge Larry Hicks has granted Protect Mustangs and Friends of Animals a motion for a preliminary injunction to stop the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) roundup and permanent removal of 200 wild horses in the Pine Nut Herd Management Area (HMA) and the roundup of another 132 wild horses so that an estimated 66 mares can be given the drug PZP, an EPA approved pesticide, as a form of birth control. These wild horses belong to the most famous horse herd in NV–the one featured in The Misfits starring Clark Gable and Marilyn Monroe–which helped pave the way for the Wild Horse & Burro Act of 1971. This herd now faces possible obliteration, despite the Act and advocates are fighting to stop a travesty.
“Today is a milestone for America’s wild horses who have been scapegoated for range damage and forcibly drugged with PZP in experiments for decades,” states Anne Novak, executive director of Protect Mustangs based in San Francisco. “They should never live in zoo-like settings on public land. That’s not freedom. Wild horses are a native species who contribute to the ecosystem. They belong here.”
Hicks said that with the proposed Pine Nut roundup, which was slated to begin Feb. 20, 2015, the BLM has failed to satisfy the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) and other federal laws that are applicable.
“Accordingly, the court finds that the public interest will be best served by enjoining the BLM’s proposed gather, at least until the court has an opportunity to fully consider the merits of plaintiffs’ claims,” Hicks said.
“We are delighted that the Court agreed with Friends of Animals and Protect Mustangs that BLM is obligated to fully evaluate under NEPA each and every proposed round-up,” said Michael Harris, director of Friends of Animals’ (FoA’s) Wildlife Law Program. “In relying upon a stale Environmental Assessment from 2010, BLM has not met its duty to fully inform the public about the impacts associated with its plan to permanently remove more than 200 wild horses from the Pine Nut Range, and to dose dozens of mares with the fertility drug PZP. It is time for BLM to evaluate the harsh reality that PZP has long-term detrimental effects on wild horses.”
“I would say this is a major victory for wild horses and reflects rising concerns about rounding up and drugging wild horses with PZP,” added Jennifer Barnes, staff attorney with FoA’s Wildlife Law Program.
“I’m grateful that the wild herd I’ve been studying for 50 years has received justice in federal court today.” Craig Downer, director of ecology and conservation at Protect Mustangs. “This is an opportunity to prove our case to restore the herds.”
Protect Mustangs is a nonprofit organization who protects and preserves native and wild horses.
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Links of interest™:
HELP get the evidence needed to win the lawsuit with high tech devices. Please donate here: http://www.gofundme.com/lqsy50
Marilyn Monroe in The Misfits: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvGF0YhPSZg
February 11th Court order granting preliminary injunction: http://protectmustangs.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/PM-Pine-Nut-Order-Granting-Preliminary-Inj..pdf
US judge “troubled” by mustang roundup planned in Nevada http://www.idahostatesman.com/2015/02/09/3636398_us-judge-troubled-by-latest-mustang.html?rh=1
Lawsuit targets Nevada wild horse roundup (USA TODAY)http://usat.ly/1yNrjLy
Latest suit to block Nevada mustang roundups targets drugs http://www.idahostatesman.com/2015/02/01/3622737_latest-suit-to-block-nevada-mustang.html?rh=1
Jan. 26th Press release: Protect Mustangs & Friends of Animals file lawsuit to stop Pine Nut Mountains roundup: http://protectmustangs.org/?p=7806
Wild-horse activists kicked out of federal meeting in Nevada, (Associated Press) went viral: http://bit.ly/1zHGrjY
Activists split on US agency”s plans to treat 250 mares with fertility-control drug in Nevada: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/dec/28/activists-rip-blms-plans-to-remove-750-more-mustan/
Forum on PZP: http://on.fb.me/1DfKqSJ
EPA Pesticide fact Sheet for PZP: http://1.usa.gov/1zKMiWy
Protect Mustangs on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ProtectMustangs
ProtectMustangs on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ProtectMustangs
Anne Novak on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheAnneNovak
A brief history of wild horses in the news: http://bit.ly/1LsjGEz
One of the big advantages of living in Sequim, WA is all of my childhood memories are located in the Olympic National Park, hubby Scott and I love to visit our most favorite places now located within two hours of our farm. Scott and I took a drive to the Hoh rain forest most of the ecological plants are rare and in fact only grow in this forest, no other place in the world. Can you see such a beautiful display of dancing colors of GOD’s nature? I hope one day you get to experience this beautiful place for yourself. As a child we would stop and visit the Gigantic Spruce Tree one of the main attractions on the way up to the park. Today we found the tree had given up its life and had fallen so sad.
Select Trip Advisory to see the tree before it fell recently.
Select a photo below to start the screen show of our day in the Pacific Northwest rain forest.
Enjoy The Bird Of Paradise! Oh how I dream of getting to see this with my own eyes one day, for now this will do. How about you?
Originally posted on Dear Kitty. Some blog:
This video says about itself:
7 May 2014
This amazing bird dance from the island of New Guinea was [recorded] as a result of more than one decade of hard work of biologist Ed Scrolls and photographer Tim Leaman.
From the American Museum of Natural History, in New York City in the USA:
This online exhibit is based on the book, Natural Histories: Extraordinary Birds, Rare Book Selections from the American Museum of Natural History Library, by Paul Sweet, Collections Manager of the Ornithology Department in the Division of Vertebrate Zoology at the American Museum of Natural History. The second volume in the Natural Histories series, this volume highlights a selection of the magnificent art work contained in the Museum’s renowned Rare Book Collection in the field of ornithology.
The wonderfully colorful plates featured in Extraordinary Birds are notable for their profound aesthetic beauty, and for…
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