- Associated Press - Thursday, August 6, 2015

PHOENIX (AP) - Opponents are asking for an injunction to stop the Forest Service’s plan to remove about 100 horses from Tonto National Forest land.

KJZZ-FM reports (https://bit.ly/1DsYcGN) the request comes from the Salt River Wild Horses Management Group. President Simone Netherlands says the animals are wild horses, while the Forest Service is calling them unauthorized livestock.

Tonto National Forest officials told KPHO-TV earlier this week that nothing short of an act of Congress would stop the horses from being removed.

However, state Rep. Kelly Townsend said Wednesday the Forest service had agreed to not immediately remove and possibly auction the animals.

The Forest Service earlier issued notice giving horse owners until Friday to claim any of their animals that have made their way onto forest land land.

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Information from: KJZZ-FM, https://www.kjzz.org/


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