Clerical Error Creates Delay On Triple B Court Action!
- Babies in extreme heat run for miles and miles at Triple B
The Motion to Amend is ON FILE as of TODAY. These are the types of things that are usually not seen by the public. This process of Motions, replies, amendments, declarations etc. etc. is intense and stressful. But we are NOT giving up and will keep cutting away at the excuses and excuses and EVENTUALLY get to argue the MERITS of these arguements. Keep in Mind that BLM has filed another motion to dismiss NOT based on anything to do with the conduct or questions of the BLM … but yet another argument that makes yet another claim that we can not be allowed to make the argument. We must file an answer shortly.
Note from WildHorseEducation.org President Laura Leigh ~~~ I know many of you like to follow the court filings. There has been a glitch in the system (apparent clerical error on the part of the court) that has delayed the filing of the TRO and Preliminary Injunction.
In no way are we going to allow this matter to go unheard. We are ready to address this serious issue immediately (bait trapping starting soon and no access, and other issues). BLM can not be allowed to create an operation in an area under intense scrutiny (TRO and Preliminary Injunction) and avoid scrutiny by stripping the First Amendment.
The following is the explanation of what occurred and all documents are filed below this note.
On Thursday I had my first surgery, with expectation that I would be able to work by Sunday, and file the Amended Motion on Triple B and Jackson Mountain on Monday.
However I had serious complications that required that I head back to the hospital and was wheeled back into surgery Friday. As I was literally being taken in we requested an additional day to file. It was granted over the phone at 15 minutes to 5pm on a Friday.
Our Motion on Triple B bait trapping was filed by 5 pm yesterday. McKibben denied the Motion this am saying we were not “timely.”
Today we had to speak to the court and were required to file another motion to reconsider based on the mix up. I have attached all the documents.
So now the expectation is that by tomorrow we will be given the opportunity to have this matter before the court. At that time we will file the additional motions to request the court stop the removal.
Unfortunately the TRO and Preliminary Injunction sitting awaiting filing may come after BLM sets traps. I expect the “glitch” to be fixed early am. As soon as the remaining documents are filed we will send out a press release.
Again, in no way are we going to allow this matter to go unheard. We are ready to address this serious issue immediately. BLM can not be allowed to create an operation in an area under intense scrutiny and avoid scrutiny by stripping the First Amendment.
Best ~Laura Leigh
Diamond Studs awaiting return home, represent a needed genetic component and we await decision on retirn
DIAMONDS TO GO HOME!!!
Thirty wild horses, rounded up by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) this January from the Diamond Complex, will be released back into the wild sometime after mid-July in an innovative project of the Battle Mountain BLM District, which spans land in both the Ely and Elko Nevada. The horses were part of a larger group, most of whom went to long term BLM holding facilities. This experimental group was held out to improve their condition prior to release back into the wild in a project to preserve the genetic health of the herd. The horses will be returned to the range along with the foals they had in captivity.
BLM management of these heritage animals has long been criticized by the public, now joined by scientists who just completed a two year assessment through the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) which was critical of BLM. (See more about report here.) The advocate group, Wild Horse Education (WHE), has been documenting animals in the Battle Mountain Complex and engaging various avenues to find workable solutions to managing wild horses. Wild Horse Education (WHE) is looking forward to continue to expand the opportunities toward a working relationship with the Battle Mountain BLM District to collect data following the horses’ release. The proposed research is part of an experiment aimed at creating a template for designing a healthy and sane management program for America’s wild horses and burros that protects their genetic diversity. To this end Wild Horse Education (WHE) stands ready to assist in collecting data on migratory patterns, and is recommending an immediate halt to full scale roundups in favor of selective removal of adoptable animals only and utilization of PZP as an interim birth control method to slow population growth until more information is collected. This strategy is designed to limit the number of animals entering BLM long term holding facilities which are currently near capacity.
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Keep Them in The Wild!
Wild Horse Education’s Keep Them in The Wild needs volunteers! Projects such as the one we have been involved with at Battle Mountain that has helped create some new possibilities and the release of the wild horses back to the range NEED YOU!
We need volunteers to assist on the ground with documentation, contacting district offices, researching solutions and even for projects like taking down barbed wire in wild horse herd management areas!
Go to http://KeepThemInTheWild.com and click the volunteer tab!
We need to keep the work going