It is very unusual for us not to have a daily post on SFTHH but over the past several days we have attempted to stay focused on several important Wild Horse and Burro issues and did not want to dilute the sentiment any more than was required.
Right now, there is bait trapping being conducted in the South Steens HMA in Oregon, just south of the BLM’s Hines holding facility where the Frankenstein experimental sterilizations will be taking place. Several weeks ago Carol Walker and I spent days on that HMA while she took photos of the families that were about to be torn apart and I did my usual job of taking pictures of the photographer taking pictures.
Likewise, we visited the very place where these experiments are going to take place, if not already underway, and reported how the BLM had already shipped most of the geldings out and staged all the fillies and mares by ages and stages of pregnancy for theses brutal experiments.
Next week the BLM will conduct helicopter roundups in the Three Fingers HMA in the Vale area of Oregon for the exclusive purpose of supplying more “fresh” mares to experiment with and torture. It would be our hope that many observers are present as it will not stop the barbarism but the conduct of the contractor is always more subdued when multiple camera lens’ are pointed at them.
Likewise we are concerned about the transfer of 1,000 long-term holding horses from the Triple U Ranch in South Dakota. Why? Because the long term contractor is Spur Livestock who are on record, we exposed this two years ago, as selling wild horses that we were being paid to care for to known kill buyers. The BLM scoffed at our documentation and reports…This also bears watching and several questions should be asked:
- Has an EA been done for the new ranch/location and if not, why?
- The article discusses moving geldings and mares, BLM records indicate that only geldings were on the former ranch so where did the mares come from, unless geldings can produce them, somehow?
So we have a lot on our plates and much work is being conducted behind the scenes, but your interest, help in getting the information out and calls are all bright stars of light as far as the wild horses and burros are concerned.
Regardless of your level of involvement, everyone who feels care and concern for the issue is important in securing the future heatlh, safety and welfare of our wild equines on their rightful, public lands.
Keep the faith.