Restraining Order Failed Against Salt River Horse Roundup

A temporary restraining order baring the US Forest Service from rounding up the wild horses in the Salt River area in Arizona was denied by a federal judge.  William Miller, the lawyer for the Salt River Wild Horse Management Group, told reporters “There’s no need to panic at this point, the game hasn’t even begun.” The group is planning on suing the Forest Service in federal court.

The Forest Service, bowing to public pressure, has decided to delay rounding up the wild horses until September, although their decision could be changed at any time in light of the judge’s decision.  “The Forest Service will continue to engage with the local community, state and federal officials to explore potential alternatives for meeting our obligations for both land stewardship and public safety,” stated Neil Bosworth, supervisor of the Tonto National Forest.

Picture Credit: Salt River Wild Horse Management Group

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