Recent news releases indicate that the Oregon BLM office has postponed it’s plan to harass and breakup wild horse families in the “Three Fingers” area due to a wild fire dubbed the “Cherry Road Fire”.
The ‘fresh’ mares captured from the postponed helicopter roundup were to be transferred to the BLM’s holding facility in Hines where they would be subject to grotesque, non-sterile and antiquated spaying experiments overseen by Oregon State University.
Although at first glance this may be looked upon as a reprieve for the federally protected wild horses of Eastern Oregon but comments from BLM spokesman Larry Moore indicates that the fire may be used as an excuse to rip even more wild horses from their rightful home at a later date,
“Now that even more of the forage has been burned completely, that will likely necessitate more horses bring gathered, though at this point we can’t say for sure,” said Moore.
No indication was given as to the status of private livestock that are allowed to graze upon the Congressionally designated wild horse’s forage at federally subsidized rates.