It has been a little while since my last post. Have been dealing with local issues and concerns. But I have been staying current with Straight from the Horses Heart, which is an excellent resource for the most current happenings.
Please “stay tuned” to the blogs and websites recommended in LINKS, and in previous posts. Lots is happening. I will try to catch up with additional links in the next couple days. So buckle up, we will be covering a lot of ground.
One point I want to mention: we need to keep in mind what constitutes animal cruelty, abuse and neglect, whether it’s in regard to wild or domestic horses or other animals.
Having grown up on a farm, and my Dad and Grand Dad both being life-long ranchers, it was probably natural for me to just know to treat animals with kindness and respect, and that the animals are attended to first. Once they have food, water and shelter, THEN we get to go about other things. My brain can NOT grasp how anyone can neglect, abuse, or withold food and water from an animal. That is as foriegn to me as a 12 legged elephant.
Sadly, BLM (Bureau of Land Management) and their hired “contractors” (thugs) have no heart or conscience, or, as my Dad would call it “common horse sense”. They continue senseless brutality and violence against horses, and pregnant mares during the roundup of 1,400 wild horses in Northern Nevada’s Antelope complex. Voices rang out around the world to “STOP hurting the horses?” Read the article, Click Here.
The continued blatent cruelty to the horses and burros in nothing less than criminal. They KNOW they are harming and traumatizing the horses and have no remorse or concern over it.
Read and view this information documented by Humane Observer, Elyse Gardner at the Indian Lakes Holding Facility – when they knew they were being observed, photographed and filmed. One can be SURE that, after observance was denied, matters could only have gotten worse – if that is even possible.
If these accounts of abuse don’t make you ill with concern for the horses, then you either didn’t read and view the material, or there is a serious lack of heart going on.
An echo of “WHY?” resounds from thousands of activists and advocates who are trying to stop the madness.
The article “The BLM’s Big ‘Fire Sale’ of Our Public Lands” on the Straight from the Horse’s Heart blog gives insight on the WHY’s, and discusses the detrimental affects. In the following excerpt the question we advocates/activists are all asking:
Why is the BLM perpetuating this disaster? When will there be a Congressional investigation into the BLM’s mismanagement of our public lands and their cruel eradication of our wild horses, which the BLM is supposed to protect?