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Court Ruling Continues Wild Horse Roundup

Courtesy of the Mesquite Citizen Journal

U.S. District Court Judge Howard McKibben denied a motion to enjoin the use of a helicopter…

BLM Bird of Prey ~ by Terry Fitch

The BLM will continue its emergency gather of wild horses in the southern portion of the Jackson Mountains Herd Management Area (HMA) following a court ruling Wednesday.

U.S. District Court Judge Howard McKibben denied a motion to enjoin the use of a helicopter to conduct the emergency gather that is currently underway in the southern portion of the HMA, but enjoined the agency from gathering excess wild horses from the non-emergency areas of the HMA by helicopter before July 1

“The Court recognized that emergency conditions in the southern area of the HMA required prompt action by the BLM,” said Gene Seidlitz, BLM Winnemucca District Manager. “To not take emergency action to gather excess horses to alleviate the distress of the wild horses as they became thinner and weaker by the day was unacceptable.”

“The emergency gather of the southern portion of the Jackson Mountain HMA continues to occur in a safe and humane manner,” said Seidlitz.

The BLM has gathered 368 wild horses since the emergency gather began on June 8.

The BLM estimates it may finish the emergency portion of the gather within the next 5 to 7 days. No helicopter gather operations will be conducted in the non-emergency areas of the HMA before July 1.

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  1. As stated by George Knapp THE MUSTANG CONSPIRACY

    The Mustang Conspiracy: Sex, Drugs, Corruption, and BP. Part 1 in HD
    http://www.abovetopsecret.com/mustangconspiracy/
    What, you may ask, could “Sex, Drugs, Mustangs, Corruption and BP” have in common? That’s not only a fair question, it has an astounding and disgusting answer that exposes one of the most bizarre, unethical, horridly sad and disturbing conspiracies we’ve come across yet (and that’s saying something after 13 years!).
    Please note, we said Conspiracy, not Conspiracy Theory. That’s very important.
    In this two part Special Report, ATS News’ Mark Allin interviews George Knapp in Las Vegas, Nevada about a very dark and very real travesty that is being played out by a cast of bad actors from the U.S. Government (U.S. Department of the Interior and its subsidiary agencies; The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and The Minerals Management Services (MMS)), “Big Agriculture”, and “Big Oil”. It all starts up in the Northern Deserts of Nevada where the U.S. Federal Government, in a Unanimous Vote of the U.S. Congress, set aside millions of acres of public lands for the indigenous wild horses, or Mustangs as they are properly called, back in 1971.
    The idea was to make sure this piece of “Americana” was protected from human encroachment and allowed to live free on the lands their ancestors roamed millions of years ago.� Congress charged the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management with the stewardship of both the land and the Mustangs. What we reveal in this interview shows not only that the Bureau failed horribly in that stewardship, but did so by colluding with big industry to destroy the very beings they were entrusted with protecting. The scandals are numerous and tawdry, the lies are plentiful and ludicrous, the attitudes are sadly predictable and the result is the wholesale destruction of the American people’s culture and waste of the American people’s treasure(read tax dollars) by their own servants.
    Part one covers the history of the BLM’s lies and provides the factual counterpoint to those lies from a former BLM employee, Craig Downer, who quit in disgust and has proven the BLM’s data is false. Part one also covers the investigations into the bogus data used to support these lies, via FOIA work done by a private citizen, Cindy MacDonald, that shows what the true motivations are behind these heinous acts. We’ll also get a glimpse into George’s 20 plus year investigation of this activity , the truth about the horses, their land and how it’s been handed over to Big Agriculture (Corporate Cattle Ranches) and Big Oil,� all at the expense of the U.S. Tax Payer and in violation of U.S. Federal Law.

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    • So well said Louie, and the book written by Craig Downer, “The Wild Horse Conspiracy” that I am reading right now states similar facts about what is happening. I can only read short segments at a time and try to obsorb the info because if I keep reading I think I would lose control of everything. Is Mr Knapps stuff in a book too?

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      • Greatly appreciate the fact that you are taking the time and thought to carefully red my book, Jerry. It took me a long time to perfect and I believe that if enough people did as you do it would make one hell of a difference for these wonderful presences and their right to live free!

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    • Louie, that is one of the best videos I have seen Gets the facts all together concisely with references. Thank you so much. Awaiting the next installment. I put it in a special folder to keep.

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  2. THE MUSTANG CONSPIRACY
    “We’ll also get a glimpse into George’s 20 plus year investigation of this activity , the truth about the horses, their land and how it’s been handed over to Big Agriculture (Corporate Cattle Ranches) and Big Oil, all at the expense of the U.S. Tax Payer and in VIOLATION OF U.S. FEDERAL LAW.

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  3. I just can’t stand watching every horse captured being denied their freedom, & soon to be penned & left without the most fundamental things of life..water,food,shelter from the bad weather such as severe heat,& bitter cold…then to be slaughtered. What is the matter with the people who do such miserable & horrific things…can’t they see the writing on the walls???

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    • Many thousands of captives are in Long Term Holding. Those horses are in endanger of Sale Authority which does find horses bought and transported to slaughter just like Conrad Burns wanted. Remove the Burn’s Amendment! Write new needed legislation that is airtight! Become involved and stop being a watcher and waiter!

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    • Mar, obviously we can’t count on the GOV. courts to hold onto what the people of this country are asking for justice for these animals.

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      • Then we need legislation and more people visiting the roundups! How can we save our wild herds when the vast majority of Advocates do not know what the range and herds are like?? Please plan a summer trip to an HMA or even to a roundup! Get out there! We are going to help people do this again. If you want to be in the field even briefly, contact Anne Novak at protectmustangs.org We are working on this. We are not about to tell an advocate she cannot come to a roundup whatever the reason! Come to the aid of the wild ones and be sure you support a legitimate group that wants your presence and input! There is no monopoly on observation or involvement so do not let someone tell you there is!!

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  4. SO, as America’s Wild Horses are pulled out of their LEGAL Herd Management Area, WHO and WHAT is allowed to remain?

    http://ppjg.me/2012/05/20/wild-mares-giving-birth-to-littersaccording-to-blm-population-estimates-they-do/
    Debbie Coffey PPJ GAZETTE
    Open Letter to the BLM:
    May 18, 2012
    RE: Public comment/Jackson Mountain wild horse gather
    At the same time your office claims to need to remove wild horses to “prevent undue or unnecessary degradation of the public lands by protecting rangeland resources from deterioration associated with excess population of wild horses…,” on January 2012 your office issued an EA for the Hycroft Mine Expansion Project, which uses 900 million gallons of water a year (did you request 1′ and 5′ water drawdown maps for this EA?). A wild horse only drinks 15 gallons of water a day.
    This Hycroft Expansion Project will use an additional 5,895 acres of PUBLIC LAND, with 2,172 acres of “new disturbance.” ON PUBLIC LAND, it seems this one project has 85 acres of roads, 176 acres including an open pit, 451 acres for heap leach pads, and 451 acres for waste rock facilities. Wild horses leave some hoofprints and eat some forage.
    Please explain, exactly, how removing the wild horses will “restore a thriving ecological balance.”
    Also, please explain how the Hycroft Mine Expansion’s many uses of water and disturbance of public lands, KEEP a “thriving ecological balance” and with 5 years needed for reclamation, how is this not years of “undue degradation” or “deterioration?”
    Your district also has the Coeur Rochester Mine Expansion Project. In August 2010, the EPA sent a letter to Bob Edwards of the BLM, stating that the EPA was concerned about this 7th Amendment to the Plan of Operation (POO) since 1986 and that no Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) were conducted regarding the Plan of Operation OR its amendments. The EPA stated it had concerns about the proposed project’s “potential direct and cumulative impacts on water and air quality.”
    24 years and no EIS? It sure seems that “uses” of public lands that make more money get Findings of No Significant Impact (FONSI), which is in violation of FLPMA (Federal Land Policy and Management Act).
    Your office also gave a FONSI to Newmont Mining’s Sandman Exploration Project, in the EA, it states this project will cause 500 acres of disturbance, and “none of the drilling products to be used under the Proposed Action contain hazardous substances and all are approved for well drilling and would therefore, not contaminate ground water aquifers or surface waters. Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for common drill additives are included in the Plan.”
    Then
    “2.1.9 Solid and Hazardous Materials …Hazardous materials utilized within the Project Area would include diesel fuel, gasoline, and lubricating grease.”
    Isn’t lubricating grease used on the drill? (If so, shouldn’t lubricating grease be considered a drilling product?). Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) is being used for this project, isn’t it? It seems a Finding of No Significant Impact is often given to uses that have the potential for a LOT of impact.
    In conclusion, without any photographs or videos of the wild horses, you cannot prove there is an excess and you only have the legal authority to remove the wild horses from their HMAs (Herd Management Areas) if there is an excess.

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  5. I really don’t think the blm know how to gather horses in any manner humane or not. It is another tactic to remove the horses, while the cattle keep grazing. Besides, Nevda goes thru a drought each and every yr. This yr is not different. I don’t know why they even take comments, put articles in the news or otherwise, they don’t take any advise,they lie thru their teeth, and they do what ever they want, as long it gives what the cattleman want. Think of how much money our country would save if we didn’t have the blm, selling us out. I don’t like the blm, much.

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  6. …continues to occur in a safe and humane manner,” said Seidlitz. LIAR! 5-7 more days in southern part of HMA and then it’s on to eradicate mustangs on the northern part. July 1 will only be hotter and babies are still too fragile, so this accomplishes absolutely nothing. Have to wonder if Mckibben has been compromised too. Over 4000 cattle are on this HMA, the horses legal domain, so as usual the BLM is in violation not managing wild horses as principal components of our PUBLIC lands.

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    • You said it. A couple weeks does not make a difference. Foals will be coming into this world up into October!!! Amazingly enough. All roundups are a threat to foals and pregnant mares!! There is no proper time to use helicopters on wild horses and burros! Ban the use of helicopters to drive wildlife and that includes wild horses, burros and bison!

      Foals taken from Jackson Mountain roundup are already ripped from their mothers’ sides and going through great trauma because of this. Regardless of age they do not get special attention or diets to replace their mothers’ milk! They are orphans now.

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    • Lisa, Mr. Seidlitz is obviously a graduate of the Charlie Stenholm Repeat it Often Enough and Maybe They Will Believe School of of the Deceptive Arts.

      This agency needs to go the way of the square wheel.

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  7. What country can preserve its liberties if its rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance?
    The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive.
    Thomas Jefferson

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    • This includes West Douglas with the most successful suit to keep the wild horses from unnecessary removal. Attorney Stanley and others won this twice! BLM has said they will not stop until they are removed. We need to be ready for a fuss over this again. So far judge Colyer? has been supportive of the herd remaining. This is RT’s suit, also. So please give support. We are not all able to have lawyers on call for free and these horses must remain where they are unless there is imminent threat to them!! And then they should not be REMOVED but moved temporarily until the danger is gone if it is a matter of life and death… but then, left to fend for themselves they have managed to have a solid population which seems steady in this very rugged area for over 100 years! Hunters and offroaders want this land. There is more than enough out there!

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  8. WTF is happening in this country. All of our policies toward animals suck. All of the agencies that are supposed to protect them aren’t smelling like roses these days. It appears that we are currently a nation focused on graft and greed within these agencies to whom we entrusted our beloved animals lives. The Mustangs are a big part of it; but it’s rampant these days. Animal protection agencies euthanizing rather than saving lives. Breed Bias toward “Bully” dogs. (by the way thats anything bigger than a min pin) This one is on us too because we decided to let it continue with out any intervention; and that’s the shooting, poisoning and torture of street dogs in the Ukraine; so they can pretty up their country for the Euro Cup. China skinning and cooking dogs and cats alive. Korea torturing dogs before they cook them to tenderize them. Major companies backing dog fighting events. The Horse Racing Industries dirty secrets. Canada and Mexico thriving Horse Slaughter plants the we participate in as we continue to send our horses over these borders for the all mighty dollar.The continued manufacture of Premarin in horrible conditions for horses whose entire lives are getting pregnant and producing collected urine when there are so many other drugs on the market that do the exact same thing; but are synthetic. Nurse Mares and their tossed out foals. Treating baby animals like they are garbage, given to us to suit our purposes only.

    I don’t know about any one else out there; but I was taught that God gave these animals to us to nurture, defend and care for. There is so much more I could write; but I am sickened by all of these travesties. I am going to feed my animals who I call family, not pets.

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  9. Shirley, you can access Part 2 of THE MUSTANG CONSPIRACY from that same page. Look to the right, underneath the video. You will see it. Click on to it and you can watch the rest.

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  10. If the DOI can declare emergency to remove, why can’t they put the wild equines back once the emergency has passed….they do it for cattle and sheep?

    And I think I remember this question was asked, but forget the answer……..if it is an emergency, why don’t they haul in water or forage?

    Anyone able to answer that question for dumb me?

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    • I ask the same question, Denise. Why can’t they be returned or even allowed onto other empty HMAs? This would all cost less and we, the people might be satisfied something positive was being done for the wild ones. Compensation for forced removals would be very helpful in that those corporations who have built upon Wild Horse and Burro designated lands could contribute to a fund for moving them to safety rather than the permanent removals of whole herds.

      BLM is not likely to become innovative at this point. We need to be tho’!

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      • Thanks for the reply, but I am still looking for the answers to my questions………….ANYBODY?

        Left the same request over at Horseback. Let’s see if I get an intelligent reply.

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      • Mar, this would be truly humane. All graduate of the Charlie Stenholm School in the Deceptive Arts don’t actually plan on becoming humane. They believe in short cuts. Insert Word. Save. Pat self on back. Tell yourself. I am such a good “lobbyi….legisltat…educator.” I am so humane…..When pilots from my school of helicopter wrangling do a roundup, sometimes we have a problem, and sometimes we have to leave a foal on the range…but it is better than forcing that little, itty, bitty newborn to run nine or 10 miles before she can stand up…we do it the humane way. You just keep telling them you do it the humane way, and by golly gee, when Congress sees those videos of the burro your pilot just flipped through the air, they will tell you how glad they are to hear that hitting burros with the skids of a helicopter is humane. They will be so grateful and relieved.

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    • Demand what you want… ask others to write and call. LL or SWH says there were roundup related deaths. ACT. This is how to get them to respond! This is not acceptable! We knew this would happen.

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      • Well. maybe I’m misunderstanding the tone of your reply, but those questions I asked should be the very same, simple and plain to be answered by our Rep and Senators.

        In addition, having followed this issue for several years I was hoping the many experienced and informed wild equine experts like MacDonald, Ms Katherens, et al could give me the DOI/USDA speak that allows this on going rape of our wild equines, land, resources, etc.

        BTW, just want everyone to know that the HOUSE has approved the extension of public lands leases from 10 to 20 years. Folks, this is what is ruining our land water and wildlife……..and I didn’t see this ANYWHERE in my feeds, site checks or news.

        Strangle the lease B$ and you stop pollution, species extermination and save monies.

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      • Reps do not know enough to answer those questions… maybe a few would understand them. We have power acting together from here. We have stopped many actions and bad policy decisions on our own. That is what we need to do now; ACT and make them hear! “Public outcry” stopped geldings from being released. Public outcry made this contractor try to be careful and he failed as I thought he might. We have an effect. That is what I am saying. We could be better at it with some organization, too.

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  11. Jerry, George Knapp does have a column in one of the Las Vegas newspapers. You can read many of his articles here.

    George Knapp is the chief reporter on Channel 8’s I-Team investigative unit at KLAS-TV. In that capacity, he has earned five regional Edward R. Murrow awards and a national Edward R. Murrow award for his investigative stories on the voter registration fraud in the Clark County election of 2004.

    He also writes a column for one of the Las Vegas newspapers. That’s where you will truly be able to appreciate his ability to make a point. Here is one of his articles.

    https://rtfitchauthor.com/2011/01/27/revenge-of-the-bureau-of-land-management/
    Revenge of the Bureau of Land Management
    by George Knapp as printed in Las Vegas City Life

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  12. The only way to prevent injuries to foals and pregnant mare is to limit round ups to just a few months of the year. There is no reason to have round ups for as many months as they do, as the numbers of horses does not warrant it anymore. They only do it because they have to fill their calendar to justify the tax dollars they get for their annual budget and to keep atleast the same amount of money coming in the next year. Easiest way for them to do this is tally up round up costs for as many months of the year as possible. It’s all they know how to do. No reason to have round ups for more than 4 months out of the year and that is probably excessive at this point. Numbers just aren’t there anymore. Why do you think they are returning to HMAs with greater and greater frequency? They need something to do!

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  13. Sad news: 2 foals and 1 mare found dead in holding today from round up. Mare broken neck and foals just died. BLM states the foals were in bad shape. They killed them. They ran them to death. So, you see, there is NO HUMANE WAY to chase a brand new foal by helicopter. I can only imagine how many collapse on the way in that the pilot leaves out there.

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  14. Were the cattle or other domestic livestock removed from this range? Or doesn’t the emergency affect them? Why doesn’t BLM use tax dollars to haul in hay/water? You betcha any horses removed won’t be back. If BLM knows that their condition is compromised by drought, then why do they gallop them ? I totally “get” BLMs ploy—they use the emergency situation for their own purpose –a reason to clear the horses off the land.

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  15. THE FOALS
    Your Tax Dollars at Work.

    http://humaneobserver.blogspot.com/2012/06/bureau-of-land-mismanagement-does-it.html
    Wednesday, June 20, 2012
    THE BUREAU OF LAND MISMANAGEMENT DOES IT AGAIN, AND THEY ARE ROUNDING UP THE USUAL SUSPECTS — THE WILD HORSES, OF COURSE — AND CHASING THEM WITH HELICOPTERS IN THE HEIGHT OF FOALING SEASON. How did it come to this?

    Below are the fragile, soft feet of a one-day-old mustang foal born in captivity. Look how thin the hoof wall is, barely twice the thickness of my thumbnail.

    BELOW: And the sole of this foot (the inner, flat part of the hoof), which is almost rock-hard in adult horses to withstand covering all kinds of terrain, in this youngster’s foot is rubbery and pliable, similar to a large pencil eraser, and it gets worn down in the rough terrain in a like manner.

    BELOW: The same one-day-old foal’s soft hind feet, with their paper-like hoof walls and rubbery soft sole. His Maker equipped him well, but not to withstand running from a helicopter over miles of rocky ground in the first six weeks of his life.

    HOW DID IT COME TO THIS, where BLM is violating its own protocols to remove many horses before their scheduled roundup several weeks away, risking the lives of the very young? — who, by the way, are not being seen in the trap, I’m told. So where are they?
    BLM FOR THE LAST FOUR YEARS has not reduced livestock grazing in this Jackson Mountain HMA as good range stewardship called for. Thus, they have denuded the range; and let’s please not forget that horses are outnumbered by cows and sheep in this area, which is one of the few remaining legal areas designated for the wild horses and burros.
    Additionally, there are serious drought conditions BLM has been monitoring in this area, and BLM began hauling water weeks ago.
    But once again, it’s the wild horses and burros, who are by law supposed to be considered an integral (“essential, central, core”) part of the natural system of the public lands, are instead being driven off their homes in this illegal way because of BLM’s own mismanagement. And BLM boasts that the livestock permittees have voluntarily reduced their grazing. That’s great for the permittees, but it is BLM’s responsibility to manage the grazing, not rely on the permittees’ goodwill, which we, by the way, very much appreciate.
    I say “illegal” for two reasons: 1) BLM’s own rules prohibit roundups during foaling season; 2) Per the 1971 Act, the HMA should be managed principally, not necessarilyl exclusively, for its resident wild horses and burros.
    What galls the worst is many of us agree that for the horses’ safety and survival, many do need to be moved, and we have tried to work with BLM to obtain protections for the horses in the process. A number of wild horse advocates have been in discussions with BLM head personnel in Winnemucca to discuss how to do it safely, myself included.
    We urged that water trapping be used, or bait trapping. That was refused.
    So we entered discussions to try to obtain some safety for the horses now facing a helicopter roundup in the peak of foaling season.
    BLM initially made the right noises about engaging more “humane” protocols — for example “monitoring” for “extreme temperatures,” etc. However, once again they have steadfastly refused to commit to actual conditions, e.g., stop flying when the temperature hits 85 F. It is obscene, people, and I don’t use that word casually.
    On and on it goes. Advocate Laura Leigh, who has been observing the roundup, lost hope in BLM as she saw foals being badly compromised and the helicopter continuing to fly despite soaring temperatures, and has filed suit to try and stop this. When Laura says to me, “Today I saw the worst run at the trap I’ve ever seen,” I know things have got to be really serious.

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  16. THE FOALS
    YOUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK
    http://humaneobserver.blogspot.com/2012/06/bureau-of-land-mismanagement-does-it.html
    Wednesday, June 20, 2012
    THE BUREAU OF LAND MISMANAGEMENT DOES IT AGAIN, AND THEY ARE ROUNDING UP THE USUAL SUSPECTS — THE WILD HORSES, OF COURSE — AND CHASING THEM WITH HELICOPTERS IN THE HEIGHT OF FOALING SEASON. How did it come to this?

    Below are the fragile, soft feet of a one-day-old mustang foal born in captivity. Look how thin the hoof wall is, barely twice the thickness of my thumbnail.

    BELOW: And the sole of this foot (the inner, flat part of the hoof), which is almost rock-hard in adult horses to withstand covering all kinds of terrain, in this youngster’s foot is rubbery and pliable, similar to a large pencil eraser, and it gets worn down in the rough terrain in a like manner.

    BELOW: The same one-day-old foal’s soft hind feet, with their paper-like hoof walls and rubbery soft sole. His Maker equipped him well, but not to withstand running from a helicopter over miles of rocky ground in the first six weeks of his life.

    HOW DID IT COME TO THIS, where BLM is violating its own protocols to remove many horses before their scheduled roundup several weeks away, risking the lives of the very young? — who, by the way, are not being seen in the trap, I’m told. So where are they?
    BLM FOR THE LAST FOUR YEARS has not reduced livestock grazing in this Jackson Mountain HMA as good range stewardship called for. Thus, they have denuded the range; and let’s please not forget that horses are outnumbered by cows and sheep in this area, which is one of the few remaining legal areas designated for the wild horses and burros.
    Additionally, there are serious drought conditions BLM has been monitoring in this area, and BLM began hauling water weeks ago.
    But once again, it’s the wild horses and burros, who are by law supposed to be considered an integral (“essential, central, core”) part of the natural system of the public lands, are instead being driven off their homes in this illegal way because of BLM’s own mismanagement. And BLM boasts that the livestock permittees have voluntarily reduced their grazing. That’s great for the permittees, but it is BLM’s responsibility to manage the grazing, not rely on the permittees’ goodwill, which we, by the way, very much appreciate.
    I say “illegal” for two reasons: 1) BLM’s own rules prohibit roundups during foaling season; 2) Per the 1971 Act, the HMA should be managed principally, not necessarilyl exclusively, for its resident wild horses and burros.
    What galls the worst is many of us agree that for the horses’ safety and survival, many do need to be moved, and we have tried to work with BLM to obtain protections for the horses in the process. A number of wild horse advocates have been in discussions with BLM head personnel in Winnemucca to discuss how to do it safely, myself included.
    We urged that water trapping be used, or bait trapping. That was refused.
    So we entered discussions to try to obtain some safety for the horses now facing a helicopter roundup in the peak of foaling season.
    BLM initially made the right noises about engaging more “humane” protocols — for example “monitoring” for “extreme temperatures,” etc. However, once again they have steadfastly refused to commit to actual conditions, e.g., stop flying when the temperature hits 85 F. It is obscene, people, and I don’t use that word casually.
    On and on it goes. Advocate Laura Leigh, who has been observing the roundup, lost hope in BLM as she saw foals being badly compromised and the helicopter continuing to fly despite soaring temperatures, and has filed suit to try and stop this. When Laura says to me, “Today I saw the worst run at the trap I’ve ever seen,” I know things have got to be really serious.

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  17. It’s the BLM’s policy to manage public lands for multi-use, but since they can’t profit from managing wild horses they make up emergencies to remove them so they don’t have to consider them when allocating land for the other multiple uses.

    Even though Americans would rather see herds of wild horses running free across the open range than 1000’s of smelly privately and/or corporately owned cattle standing around, stupidly chewing their cud, they are unaware that less than 3% of these range cattle end up as table beef and are too busy trying to keep their heads above water to realize that beef cattle are raised in feedlots, not on our public range lands.

    As a taxpayer, I resent being forced to provide funding that subsidizes cattle grazing on public lands for cows that exist only for the tax write-offs they afford their wealthy, 1% owners. I also resent my taxes being used AGAIN, to provide funding to round up, warehouse and feed wild horses that I WANT on our public lands! Wild horses deserve equal space, because WE THE PEOPLE want them there… even if we have to put up with the other multi-use designations.

    Beautiful and unique wild horses are removed from public lands and shipped off to long-term holding on some wealthy property owners land back east… wealthy, land owner/farmers that our government compensates financially to keep wild horses that were living at no cost to anyone a few months prior. The BLM denies it is out to rid public lands of wild horses, yet they are “managing wild horses to extinction” any way you look at it. They geld all the stallions, keep the mares separate and treated with PZP. Any foals are confiscated from their family bands and put up for adoption.
    Stage one of the BLM’s hidden agenda is complete… No more wild horses born.

    The wild mares that evade being captured are darted with infertility drugs that last 2-3 years. The BLM gelds all the stallions and if any are returned to the range, they live with the mares because their lack of testosterone doesn’t allow them to live any other way. The few stallions that aren’t captured don’t have the gene pool required to breed successfully and so, wild horses will quietly die out, end of story, BLM’S mission is accomplished! And let’s not forget that this ‘solution’ to the fictional problem will eventually be used to strip wild horses of their “wild” designation, because at the end of the day, a band of wild horses without a strong family dynamic, is just a group of horses that the BLM is not obligated to manage.

    If you haven’t yet watched George Knapp’s, “The Mustang Conspiracy: Sex, Drugs, Corruption, and BP.
    at http://www.abovetopsecret.com/mustangconspiracy/ please watch it now. Then make sure everyone you know, horse-lover or not, sees it too. It really hit my people between the eyes and compelled them to share it. KNOWLEDGE IS POWER!

    Melissa Ohlsson
    Vice President
    America’s Wild Horse Advocates/Spring Mountain Alliance
    Las Vegas, NV.

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  18. The facts remain:
    1.) There is no real need or “emergency” to “gather” and remove the wild horses and burros.
    2.) BLM deliberately uses the most cruel and brutal tactics to cause the most damage and torture in the process.
    3.) It appears that most politicians are in bed with those who are bent on destroying all the wild horses and burros.

    So, as others are asking.. what do we do now? How we effect change? Or are we just spitting in the wind with any attempt to save them?

    The evil and corruption has so many sinister layers it’s just mind boggling!!

    Are there ANY elected politicians out there who have not insulated themselves against concerns of their constitutients and issues of the real world?? Every time I get a chance to speak with an elected public servant and I bring up the point of preserving the wild horses in the wild, their eyes glaze over and the subject is suddenly changed or they quickly duck out through the nearest exit.

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  19. Great video from George Knapp – again.
    Not just a conspiracy THEORY! The truth of our wonderful government’s policies.
    And the ones who suffer the most-our mustangs.
    We cannot let these “few” endanger the lives of these horses – taking them away forever.
    If Wild HOrse Annie could accomplish what she did back in 1971 – there are many more people aware now & working to prevent the extinction of the horses – how can we let the wild horses be wiped out?

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