Forest Service Moving Ahead with Devil’s Garden Sale

The legal battle continues over wild horses removed from the Modoc National Forest in October and November, 2018, according to a syndicated report that appeared today in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.  Animals aged ten years or more, currently held in a Forest Service corral, are subject to ‘sale without limitation’ next month, which means they could be shipped to slaughter.

The report stated that “Ranchers generally support these sales because of the horses’ economic impact on leased grazing land.”  It didn’t mention that the land was set aside for the horses.

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RELATED: Group Attempts to Block Sale of Devil’s Garden Horses, Devil’s Garden Horses Get Short End of Stick, Livestock Grazing in California.

Group Attempts to Block Sale of Devil’s Garden Horses

The Animal Legal Defense Fund has asked a federal judge in San Francisco to stop the sale without limitation of wild horses gathered from the Devil’s Garden Plateau WHT in October and November, according to a report filed today by Reuters.

The Forest Service announced last month that it would delay the process until February.

RELATED: Forest Service Delays Sale of Devil’s Garden Horses.

Founder of South Dakota Wild Horse Sanctuary Remembered

Dayton O. Hyde, founder of the 11,000 acre Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary, died 12/22/18 at the family ranch in Oregon.  He was 93.  Refer to this story posted 12/30/18 by the Herald and News of Klamath Falls.

The sanctuary was in the news recently because of a conservation easement that affects over 70% its land.  It will continue operations under the leadership of Susan Watt.

UPDATE: Added video by Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary.