September 11 marked the first day of the Muddy Creek Roundup in Utah.
Aprox. 103 wild horses were captured. (update: 104 confirmed captured. Foal kicked by stallion euthanized prior to loading. We were notified when we showed up this morning).
During capture there were no obvious injuries. We will update you if there were injuries during handling.In the slideshow below you can see a couple of bands stopped for water on the way to the trap.
The wild horses captured went direct to the Delta facility. Tht means no temporary holding on site.
A full roundup report will be crafted and posted. We are updating both this site and our new site, PublicHorses.org, to make searching daily roundup reports easier.
The team we send into the field are not paid cameramen, but our team has been trained in the humane handling policy, CAWP. The WHE team knows how to document, engage or litigate. Our team knows the difference between avoidable action, intentionally action and an unavoidable action. This policy and it’s enforcement has been key to the work of WHE.
Our team knows that the decision to do a roundup begins long before a roundup. At a roundup our team works hard to make sure horses are safe. If issues happen? We work really hard for accountability.
Eagle roundup begins in days. Owyhee starting soon. Roundup season is here.
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If you have not read our article on the “zero accountability” at the top of BLM read here: https://wildhorseeducation.org/2018/09/09/zero-accountability-factor-department-of-interior-blm-doi-zinke-wildhorses-publiclands/
Note for our regular readers concerning multiple letters WHE has received negative mail since the claims made at the Sulpher roundup by another organization. We understand how frustrating it is to have followed our work for ten years and felt that you are also unjustly criticized. We have received your messages on social media and we apologize for the conduct of those that have forgotten how to behave. Thank you for supporting us on this hard road. We want you to know we hear you. Please know we have had very little rest and can not answer all emails at this time.
WHE has documented more days of roundups in the last ten years than any org, even the federal government. We have the largest library of roundup documentation in the world. WHE is also the only org to ever take issues of conduct at roundups into a courtroom. It’s hard work.
Progress must be respected, no matter who creates it. It must be protected. If we cannot, we will go back in time and lose it all. Respect seems to be the greatest endangered species in our nation right now.
We are working on habitat loss, the reality that actually causes the roundup. If we want fair management that fight begins long before a roundup. There are serious deficits that must be addressed in policy and practice in range management if we all want to see our wild ones living a better reality than they do today.
At a roundup what we can work for is the safest situation possible. No one wants to see any horse injured.
Full report on Muddy Creek soon.
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