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Animal Law Podcast #39: The Case of the Harassed Horses

By Mariann Sullivan — August 29, 2018

On this episode of the Animal Law Podcast, I’m so pleased to welcome back environmental lawyer Bill Eubanks of Meyer, Glitzenstein & Eubanks, who will be speaking with us about wild horses. Specifically, he will be discussing plans currently underway at the Bureau of Land Management to clear all the wild horses out of the Caliente Complex, a 700,000 acre area of Nevada where these horses have roamed for many years. While the plan is to get every single one of these horses out, that is not the case for the thousands of cattle and sheep grazing in this area under sweetheart leases granted to private entities by the federal government. Bill will give us the latest on those plans, as well as on the lawsuit he has recently filed on the part of concerned organizations and individuals to stop this travesty.

Bill practices in the areas of federal appellate and trial court litigation under the Endangered Species Act and other federal statutes involving animals and the environment. He’s worked on cases challenging oil spill response strategies harming sea turtles, getting protections for Indiana bats from an industrial wind energy project, obtaining agency records regarding federal financing of coal-fired power facilities, forcing a reconsideration of critical habitat for the California tiger salamander, reducing off-road vehicle use in Big Cypress National Preserve. He also teaches a course examining the intersection of environmental law, food systems, and agricultural policy at Vermont Law School, American University’s Washington College of Law, and at the George Washington University Law School. Among his numerous publications is Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Law, which he co-authored and co-edited.

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