(Reno, NV) After a daylong hearing in Reno federal district court, Judge Miranda Du stated that she would give a ruling by next week on the viewing restrictions imposed by Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge to view and report on the horses captured from the range last month being held in corrals at the Refuge.
Testimony given today established that the public was once allowed to view roundups and horses in holding despite the declaration of Refuge manager John Kasbohm. Kasbohm stated in a declaration, and reiterated in testimony, that at no time in the past did Sheldon offer the public viewing at the corrals. Testimony by witnesses brought by attorney Gordon Cowan on behalf of the Plaintiff’s, Laura Leigh journalist for Horseback Magazine and founder of Wild Horse Education and Bonnie Kohleriter and advocate, provided testimony that volunteers had to sign a waiver but that adopters and curious members of the public moved freely around the corrals and were close enough to touch panels. Read More>>