On day 6: 16 (5 stallions, 7 mares, 4 foals) wild horses were captured.
On day 7: 7 (3 stallions, 3 mares, 1 foal) wild horses were captured.
BLM euthanized 2 mares (reported on day 7). We do not know at this time of these mares were captured day 6 or day 7.
This brings the total to 231 captured and 5 dead.
We are presenting 2 longer video edits below of day 6 and day 7. It is difficult to upload video from remote locations and takes a bit longer. The video can give you a really good perspective on each day. We have additional video from both days we are still editing and will upload in our review.
Day 7: A lot of roped adults and a mare catches her neck in the gate.
At this time it is unclear why BLM COR is approving the repetitive roping of adults.
Roping adults is an extreme capture method. Usually an adult is roped under 2 specific circumstances: a young foal was captured and needs the mare, or the operation is a “zero out,” like the Caliente roundup beginning today, and all wild horses are targeted for removal.
When we see this much livestock on the range and wild horses in poorer body condition, statistically it points to closed gates and, often, harassment. Our team is checking on some range issues today and we will update you soon.
Another roped wild horse below, day 7, that collapses.
Our teams are working hard. We will update you, as soon as we have news, on our litigation against the “spay plan” at Confusion. We know you are anxious, but cases like these take longer than our immediate filings against abuse. It is not easy and there are a lot of details. We are as anxious as you are. We have other legal actions in play and will update as we can.
What you can do today to help in the fight.
Please take action to demand Congress defund any roundups where the BLM has failed to create open and transparent management planning. Click HERE.
Call the Senate switchboard and ask for your rep. Demand that all actions against wild horses and burros halt until William Perry Pendley leaves the BLM. His tenure was ruled illegal and BLM is still moving an agenda forward for Pendley’s former law clients. Switchboard (202) 224-3121
Help us stay in the fight.
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