Court Sides with FOA in Effort to List Pryor Horses as Endangered

A district court’s ruling in favor of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has been reversed by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, according to an opinion filed May 17.

The district court was ordered to enter judgment in favor of Friends of Animals in an action challenging a FWS rule, 50 C.F.R. § 424.14(b), that requires affected states to receive a 30-day notice of intent to file a petition to list an endangered species.

Western Horse Watchers was unable to find an announcement explaining the ruling at the FOA home page.

The 38,000 acre Pryor Mountain WHR, an area managed principally for wild horses, is on the Wyoming-Montana border.

RELATED: Attempt to List Pryor Mustangs as Endangered Not Over Yet.

UPDATE: Statement added to FOA’s web site.

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