Foals of Fallon

48 horses have died, 30+ aborted foals and now foals are being born in the pens without windbreaks or shelter of any kind. Photos by Elyse Gardner, 2/13/10. Read the Humane Observer Blog online here.

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19 Responses to “Foals of Fallon”

  1. kas0859ohio Says:

    Look at those babies, so innocent. You know Tomahawk could be the little pintos’ daddy! Too bad his father will never know him or freedom again. The wild open spaces that use to be their home must surely miss them. It breaks my heart and makes me sad beyond words. Thank you Elyse.

  2. Morgan Williams Says:

    Elyse is a relentless and effective witness. If anything will be done in this country to permenently stop the horrific Mustang abuse & extinction from taking place, it will be done by the world known documentary work of Ginger (and company) teh photos & the physical presence of Elyse & Laura, the writings of R.T. , Steven Long & Carrol, the evidence of science from Craig, the legal work by Denize (and others) at IDA and the unheralded work of thousands of rescue people and other advocates. Now, there are children all over this country getting involved as was done in Wild Horse Annie days. What more can President Obama want to take note? I pray for the protest to open his eyes in Nevada.

    We all sacrific something in our lives to be a part of the fight on behalf of the Mustangs and desert Burros. I can’t imagine what Elyse has surrendered in her life to be a 24 hour watchman on the wall.

    God Almighty. Please do not forget Your creation. It is crying out to You for help.

  3. Marilyn Wargo Says:

    What beauties! It breaks my heart to think that others might have lived with proper vet care at the birth. BLM said they are expecting many more babies. We need to demand a vet be there to assist mares and foals. They are under continued stress and cannot find a place that they would want to give birth. The horses at Fallon should not be going into any processing. They need to be seized by the law and a rescue group sent in to meet their needs. They are being neglected to death. These foals are so lucky. Their moms need help with supplements. This is all wrong. Please let our horses be free of this managed abuse and neglect now. mar

  4. jan eaker Says:

    How absolutely sad, born in the dirt, who do we call?????

  5. Marilyn Wargo Says:

    Sorry, mares and foals… mar

  6. jan Says:

    did not know that mares foaled this early in the year – so cold for the babies without any shelter – would the humane society now get involved because they said no more roundups – email the president of hsus – dont know why they wouldnt let someone adopt these mares and babies

  7. Lisa LeBlanc Says:

    Jan – I know yer gonna want to pop me, but if these babies and their parents had been left alone, they still would have been born in the dirt. We should be thankful they are as tough as they are and that these little ones survive and send blessings up for their brothers and sisters who did not.
    They are so beautiful and I’m grateful that these tiny miracles arrived safely, despite all the heartbreak and tragedy, to live and fight another day.

    • jan eaker Says:

      Lisa, had the mares been left where they were, they would have gone off somewhere, private, away from the stallion and other mares, to foal. It wouldn’t have been in a crowded bare dirt pen, I have a dirt paddock, and I have a pasture, way different kinds of dirt.
      I don’t want to pop you, but please realize how barren, unsheltered and crowded these pens are,

      • Lisa LeBlanc Says:

        I do realize, Jan. But I hafta find my little rays of sunshine where I can.
        This can be miserable, bloody and fruitless work we do. Nothing lessens a heavy heart like ‘gettin’ yer baby on’.

  8. Christine Says:

    The mares know what to do, they don’t have as much trouble as domestic horses do, and they’re not tame enough for vets to help. In fact, they’d be an extreme danger to the vets as they’d stomp the vets in defense of their foals. Its best to leave them completely alone and only monitor them.

    If they’d have been left alone, tho, WHERE THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO BE, IN THE WILD…30 more would still be alive.

    I do know they do adopt out mare and foal pairs, but hopefully they won’t process them so soon, if at all.

  9. Marilyn Wargo Says:

    If they were monitoring they could help when needed… mar

    Anne said on Terror in Nevada: A BLM Wild Horse Roundup Goes Tragically Wrong
    January 1, 2010 at 6:38 AM
    Which photo is this: could not find; ps the so called “sponaneous miscarriages”; are actually what is known as “Red-Bag deliveries…; you can see one of the Mares in one of the pix “having a red bag delivery; now this may make some people sick;

    but…(in a red bag delivery the vet is supposed to rush over and “rupture the red bag to get to the white bag to let the foal out; instead they let Mare unattneded !

    Inside what the BLM calls the so called “After birth; was actually “a living Foal !
    the blm vet does not know the dif. between “a red bag delivery and a horses afterbith; so I plan to file a complaint with the USDA for “aninaml neglect reslutling in cruelty to the Foal and Mare…I have pix and scientific papers to boot; and they cleaned the mare out of an afterbirth; which was actually a foal !
    (who perished because the Vet was supposed to let the Foal out of the bag ! DUMB ?

  10. Barbara Steele Says:

    Are there any rescue groups that can get those mares and foals out of those pens? Better yet, how about letting them go back to where they belong!

  11. LOUIE COCROFT Says:

    MAR, I AGREE–THOSE MARES SHOULD HAVE SOME SUPPLEMENTS. WHILE THEY ARE IN THOSE PENS, THEY COULD BE GIVEN SOME EXTRA TO HELP THEM LACTATE.

  12. jan Says:

    thats why i asked if humane society would intervene – and i think some of those foals that were aborted – your description of red-bag delivery may not have been fully developed so would not survive if membrane had been ruptured – foal was not strong enough to rupture membranes on its own

    hope those mares are being cared for – in a dirty pen like they are in high danger of infection

  13. jan Says:

    those babies have no body fat or long hair to keep them warm in open pen – in wild mares know how to protect babies to keep safe and warm – but not in open pen no shelter from cold and wind – disgusting

  14. jan Says:

    i wrote to humane society again – asked if they could help – anyway how about members of blm staying out there in the pens overnite without their warm coats – wonder how they would like that

  15. beverly Says:

    WHERE IS THE PRESIDENT ELECT OBAMA, HOW MUCH MORE INFO DOES HE NEED, HE HAS THE POWER TO MAKE IT RIGHT, HE HELPED OUT OF TROUBLE ALL THE LARGE BANKS, THIS IS HUGE, HE NEEDS TO LISTEN TO HIS VOTERS.THIS IS A DISGRACE TO GOD.

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