Thursday, July 29, 2010


It only takes a moment

“On July 10, a nearly 100-degree day, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) began rounding up more than 1,200 federally protected wild horses on public lands in Nevada. The use of helicopters to run terrified horses over miles of scorching desert resulted in serious injuries and the deaths of more than 20 horses, at least three of whom were foals (the roundup took place less than two months after foaling season). Unbelievably, the BLM plans to continue these summer roundups in spite of July 10’s disastrous outcome. Wild horse and burro champions Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) and Rep. Nick Rahall (D-WV) are currently circulating a letter among the members of the House of Representatives that will be soon be sent to Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar. The letter asks Secretary Salazar to halt the current roundups at the Tuscarora Complex in Nevada, along with any other pending gathers of wild horses, until the BLM can demonstrate that it has addressed the failings of its current program for managing wild horses.” Click here to help

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kay said...

I took the time to send an email-please everyone else do so-BP Oil Co. is trying to lease the land that these horses live on! ENOUGH ALREADY!

Miq-Tak said...

OK, while they should clearly be euthanized with more care, they are an invasive species and rationally, exterminated, like rats from an island with flightless birds.

Cute animals get special treatment. If you're a threatened slug, you're shit out of luck. Big eyes and some fur, though, and they'll hold a benefit in your honor.

Humans suck.