“It came from out of the blue…”
“Last Friday Debbie Coffey, Wild Horse Freedom Federation’s (WHFF) Director of Wild Horse Affairs, and myself as volunteer president of WHFF received a most unusual email, it simply read:
Please find an update about the Rock Springs Wild Horse Holding Facility.
Public Affairs Specialist
Wyoming State Office
Attached was the Word Document, below. We were a little surprised as it came from nowhere but also are pleased to note that the BLM IS reading what we are writing/posting and someone seems to be paying attention. We have not edited the document below and I did write back to Ms. Wertz and thanked her for the update; we do know how to act civil now and then.
But Deb and I thought that we would share this rare occurrence with you as evidence that yes, you can get someone’s attention if you keep knocking on the door long enough. Keep the Faith!” ~ R.T.
Jan. 25, 2013
Contact: Cindy Wertz (307) 775-6014
Rock Springs Wild Horse Holding Facility Update
Earlier this week, BLM cancelled an upcoming horse adoption because some of the younger (weanlings) horses at the Rock Springs Corral have strangles. Strangles is very common among all horses. Strangles is an upper respiratory infection.
While stress can be a contributing factor, the fact is these horses have been residing in the corrals since they were gathered in early November. There is no correlation between that gather and their current condition.In fact, there have been reports that domestic horses in the same vicinity also have strangles. It is simply a bacterial infection.
Here is a current photo, taken at the Rock Springs facility. These horses are healthy and will still be available for adoption in March. The corrals have been temporarily closed since October so all animals received during the North Lander Wild Horse Gather could be evaluated by a veterinarian, dewormed, Coggins tested, and given their booster shots.
Here are some current photos of the weanlings. They came right up to the photographer.
- Update: Citizen Investigation Exposes Evidence of Wild Horses Sold to Slaughter by BLM Contractor (rtfitchauthor.com)
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- Wild Horses sold to Kill Buyer by BLM Contractor (ppjg.me)
- Breaking News: Wild Horses Sold to Kill Buyer by BLM Contractor (rtfitchauthor.com)
- Fresh allegations of wild horses going to slaughter (horsetalk.co.nz)