Lawsuit Seeks to Block Pryor Roundup
Written by wendycorr on August 30, 2018
Wild horse advocates are asking a judge in Montana to stop a planned mustang roundup that they say would destroy the genetic viability of the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse herd.
Beginning Sunday, the Bureau of Land Management intends to remove 17 of the 150 or so horses on the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range along the Montana-Wyoming border. Officials say the herd is too large and are overgrazing portions of the 59-square mile range.
The animals, which are descended from the mounts of Spanish conquistadors, would be baited into corrals and put up for adoption.
Colorado filmmaker Ginger Kathrens and the Cloud Foundation, an advocacy group, said in a lawsuit filed Thursday that the removal of 17 horses would eliminate some of the Pryor herd’s unique genetic qualities.