IT TOTALLY MAKES ME SICK TO READ THESE REPORTS. NONE OF IT IS ACCURATE BUT THE BLM MANAGEMENT THINK WE ARE ONLY A BUNCH OF STUPID INDIVIDUAL THAT THEY PRINT ANYTHING AND WE BELIEVE IT. THE STORY ABOUT ALL OF THESE HORSES GOING BACK TO THE MIDWEST INTO HOLDINGS IS FALSE STORY. DON’T FORGET THERE IS A JUDGEMENT DAY.
It just amazes me that they can get away with this. Running the horses at neck breaking speed had nothing to do with them being thirsty when they finally reached the hell hole holding pens. What is the matter with these stupid people? And this advisory board is just a joke. It should be called the cattle and big corporations advisory board. They don’t give one crap about the horses. I am reading a article from the National Wildlife Federation, June/July 20010, and it says that an order, to expedite drilling in the Piceance Basin was given by the Bush Administration and that the BLM was forced to lease 95% of the public land surrounding the Roan Plateau, which WAS an irreplaceable wildlife haven. And it says that energy sprawl is creeping across public lands in Wyoming, Montana, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and the Dakotas. So now we know what the driving force of the round ups is. The horses must be removed so the oil companies can take over the land. This is much bigger then just saving the poor little hungry wild horses. This is a MONSTER taking over our public ranges and if the cattle ranchers think they won’t be involved they better think again. No more free meals for their cattle.
I guess that common sense really isn’t all that common. Doesn’t it make sense that if you think there is going to be a water issue, then you would check it out before starting a gather? If there is a water issue – pre gather- then you bring in water for the horses BEFORE you bring them in via copper at a “slow” (yeah right)trot. Give them water and electrolytes and give them time to recover before running them. As far as I’m concerned every water intoxication death was “gather related”. The stress of the gather probably pushed them over the edge. The BLM failed to deal with the water issue- wheter it was not enough, fenced off or whatever- they weren’t and never seem to be PROACTIVE- only REACTIVE!
I don’t recall seeing this kind of Report on the Calico disaster. Did I miss it?