Battle to Save Colorado Wild Horse Herd goes to Court Today
As in times a century and a half ago the people defending their land, their families, their way of life planned for months; knew they were outnumbered yet also knew that they were right. The land that they defended belonged to all people along with the wild animals on it, but a huge and out of control government claimed it for its own and nothing could stand in its way as it swept to the west consuming all and killing many as it’s illogical and inhumane policies destroyed not only the land but the animals and people who lived in harmony upon it. Our Native Americans never properly recovered and now the very same government that destroyed a nation of people is ensuring that even the last vestige of their wild American horse shall be no more.
In our camp we have met many a time around a warm yet smoky campfire where sage council was requested, options were weighed and plans were laid. Last night was our final meeting, we had tested the enemy’s strength, he had made a miscalculated response, we were buoyed by the fact that we knew we were doing the right thing yet the enemy has many, many soldiers and most of those soldiers do not fight by the rules of the common people. It would be a bloody battle.
The war paint is on the horses, our leaders are in place at the lead, the signal to move out has been given and we leave our people and animals in a cloud of dust as it is going to be a long ride to a distant land; far off in the east at a place called New York City. We are taking the fight to them with an element of surprise while tens of thousands languish in concentration camps back in the west. We take the fight to them with the spirits of the dead and imprisoned propelling us.
We do it for the horses, for what is right, for what is just and for what resides in the soul of all good people.
We fight for freedom.
Today Habitat for Horses, the ASPCA, The Cloud Foundation, Dr. Don and Toni Moore take the fight brought forward by the HfH Advisory Council to save the wild horses from the Bureau of Land Management to the courts of New York City. Plaintiffs lead counsel Bruce Wagman will argue the case for the wild horses against the federal attorneys while the nation holds its breath and the imprisoned horses await the outcome.
The only sound is a distant whinny.
It’s all about the horses.
- Salazar and BLM Sued for Contempt of Court in West Douglas Wild Horse Case (prweb.com)
- Groups sue to stop Colo. wild horse roundup (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- Wild Horse Advocacy Groups File Lawsuit To Stop Colorado Horse Roundup (huffingtonpost.com)