USA: Sept. 28 2010 – Straight from the Horse’s Heart: Advocates Condemn Wild Horse Stampede at Sheldon Refuge

Laura Leigh of Grass Roots Horse Speaks out on “Transparency”

Federal agencies and a helicopter contractor last week conducted an unannounced wild horse gather of nearly 400 mustangs at the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge 200 miles north of Reno, a operation that led to legal action by wild horse advocates.
On Friday, advocates who documented the Sheldon mustang gather filed affidavits to their ongoing federal court action in Reno, which requests a restraining order against federal roundups. The advocates allege that their observer at Sheldon last week was harassed by the contractor and federal employees and that the observer discovered a grave site strewn with the bones of horses killed during previous roundups.
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