RENO (CBS SF) — Protect Mustangs, a San Francisco-based nonprofit, and Citizens Against Equine Slaughter won their lawsuit against the Bureau of Land Management and the United States Forest Service to halt the government’s two-year roundup agreement.
The agreement between the USFS and the Fort McDermitt Tribe would have funded the roundup of unbranded, free-roaming horses on Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest lands and tribal lands through May 2015.READ MORE: Kicker Robbie Gould Shining In ‘Goulden’ Years With 49ers
Anne Novak, executive director of Protect Mustangs heralded the victory and said many of the horses were ending up in kill-buyers hands.READ MORE: UPDATE: Big Rig Driver Slammed Into Stalled Car, Triggering Fiery Fatal Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Crash
“It’s unfortunate the first McDermitt roundup wasn’t stopped before horses were sold at auction,” said Dr.Lester Castro Friedlander, president of Citizens Against Equine Slaughter, “but we’re glad we got rid of the underlying agreement that made the roundups possible.”MORE NEWS: 'It's Scary For Me To Even Watch'; 49ers Shanahan On One Of His Favorite Offensive Plays
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