Day 18 of the Checkerboard Roundup Where Less and Less Horses Will Be Free

Source:  wildhoofbeats.com

Day 18 of the Checkerboard Roundup Where Less and Less Horses Will Be Free

by Carol J. Walker, Dir. of Field Documentation for Wild Horse Freedom Federation

Stallion Running Away

Stallion Running Away

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And a very little foal

And a little foal

On the way out to the Checkerboard Area in Adobe Town, we saw a group of horses, several families, that we surprised as we drove by. I knew that they would not be here when we headed back to Rock Springs, and I wished I could tell them to hide as they ran away.

Very far away

Very far away

When we were shown our location for observation near the Haystacks, a unique formation of hills, we set up and soon realized that we would see very little – between the distance to the trap and the ridges and sagebrush in the way, we only got quick glimpses very far away.

The little family on the ridge

The little family on the ridge

Looking at us

Looking at us

Starting down the hill as the stallion watches

Starting down the hill as the stallion watches

But we soon became very lucky because there were horses coming down the rock formation! A little family, with a stunning sorrel stallion, his grey mare and her grey look alike filly. They looked down at us, and I realized they were going to come down the steep formation to get away from the helicopter, which was behind the butte.  READ THE REST OF THIS ARTICLE HERE.

6 comments on “Day 18 of the Checkerboard Roundup Where Less and Less Horses Will Be Free

  1. Federal Embezzlement Laws

    Embezzling federal money or property is a specific crime, charged in federal district court.
    http://www.criminaldefenselawyer.com/resources/criminal-defense/criminal-offense/federal-embezzlement-laws.htm

    The key is that the defendant had legal access to another’s money or property, but not legal ownership of it. Taking the money or property for the defendant’s own gain is stealing; when combined with the fact that this stealing was also a violation of a special position of trust, you have the unique crime of embezzlement.

    Offenses That Can Be Charged Under State or Federal Law
    Federal Embezzlement Categories and Punishments
    Federal embezzlement laws are broken down by the type of money or property stolen. Here’s a short description of each category, and the associated penalties. Convictions whose fines are $250,000 are felonies; convictions with fines of up to $100,000 are misdemeanors.

    Programs receiving federal funds
    Theft of livestock
    This section addresses the embezzlement of livestock, money, or other property worth $10,000 or more, that is connected with marketing or selling livestock in interstate or foreign commerce. Penalties include a fine up to $250,000, up to five years in prison, or both. (U.S.C.A. § 667.)

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  2. WHY such a hurry to get FEDERALLY PROTECTED Wild Horses & Burros off Public Lands?
    WHY?
    The Lords Of Yesterday Are Back And They Want America’s Public Land (excerpts)
    http://mountainjournal.org/the-radical-agenda-to-sell-american-public-land

    When I am out on the public lands I become part of the landscape, part of the pageant of America’s human history-Native American, mountain man, cowboy, settler, soldier, outlaw, preacher, riverboat captain, recreationist, hunter, angler, and, in general, refugee from the crowded world everywhere else.

    Most of us will never be able to afford a big ranch in the mountains or a trophy home in Jackson Hole or Big Sky. But we, in our own way, are all wealthy because we are part-owners in our public lands. We have opportunities to hunt, fish, camp, rock hound, climb, raft, ride horses, putter around in ORV’s on a scale people elsewhere in the world can’t even imagine.

    One thing to note, and I mention this to counter the distortion of the libertarian think-tanks in Bozeman: we already pay; all of us, as citizens, have a portion of our tax dollars going to national parks and forests and wildlife refuges and BLM lands and to resource managers and rangers and scientists working on our behalf for these agencies.

    We pay for private ranchers to run their livestock on public lands, too, because we subsidize their grazing fees and their killing of predators and so-called public land improvements and road building and, if the weather gets bad and it kills cattle or sheep, we pay with disaster relief payments.

    If the proponents of liquidation succeed in snookering us out of public lands we already own and pay for, will those privateers be willing to give up all those public subsidies? And are we willing to do without the access to lands we own, lands handed to us as part of our civic inheritance, lands that we’ve counted on passing down to our kids and grandkids?

    Do not be deceived. The public lands belong to us-not to a federal government that is portrayed as an “other”. Those of us who have served in uniform are the stewards.

    We the people are the owners, not the billionaires or the states or the big corporate executives, or even the gun-toting thugs who profess to protect the Constitution but are really just another type of land thief.

    Don’t be lulled into believing the fate of pubic lands is permanent or secured. Mr. Zinke and the people coming after our lands are, if nothing else, patient. They are hoping that the high intrigue currently playing out on the global stage, the fear of a nuclear exchange with North Korea or the shenanigans in Russia, will keep us distracted. Don’t be.

    Call up your members of Congress, governor, state legislators and local county commissioners. Insist that they get back to you personally. Tell elected officials, no matter where you are reading this now, that you say “no” to the radicals.

    This is one of the defining fights of our lifetime. Don’t sit on the sidelines.

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  3. I just happened to turn on The Smithsonian Channel this morning, and they had a program Aerial America-Nevada where I heard the narrator say that wild herds of Mustangs DOUBLE in size (!!) every 4 years, and that they are causing a lot of damage to the land. I am going to contact the Smithsonian and the program both to enlighten them to the truth. Will urge them to look up the facts at The Cloud Foundation’s site, Return to Freedom or AWHPC sites and educate themselves! Pro-slaughter bastards are always finding ways to spread their dam lies!!

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