Source: Wild Horse Freedom Federation
“While we were on the BLM hay wagon viewing former wild mares in holding the House was voting to rip their ovaries out…”
I am pretty much at a loss for words, a very rare occurrence indeed. Be it attending a BLM stampede where wild horses are being ripped from their rightful range with their families and freedom forever lost or viewing formerly free horses in gender segregated BLM prisons waiting for their futures to be determined by a special-interest motivated government bureaucracy it all tends me to make me want to hurl my last meal. Today was no different…the tension in my gut is at an all-time high with my “Stupid Meter” pegged at zero.
That in its own self would be enough to pull the plug and make my soul circle the drain but add the House Appropriation Committee’s vote to allow the BLM to cruelly, surgically sterilize all of our wild horse & burro herds and I don’t think I will be able to keep food down for a month.
None the less, Carol, myself and 18 other individuals (some advocates and the rest pro-BLM sympathizers) were given a hay ride around a privately-owned stock yard where 1,056 formerly wild horses currently now reside. All but around 40ish are all mares, many with foals which are not counted.
I am posting a video or two in an effort to give you a feel for a place bereft of natural landscape and shelter, but Carol will be posting a more definitive pictorial post over the weekend.
I am not the photographer; remember, as dictated by the boss mares in my life, I am the guy who takes pictures of the mares taking pictures of the mares. Sounds complicated, well…Life Happens.
Footnote: There may be several adoptions by Clare Staples of Sky Dog Sanctuary (a very positive thing) and the young BLM employees were very amiable and kind. The local staff does not set policy or procedure, this we understand.