Independent Humane Observer Elyse Gardner was granted increased access to observe horses being processed today after coming to an agreement with the BLM to sign a modified version of their Volunteer form that is now essentially a safety
release waiver . However, Elyse was not given the same level of access as she had the first two days of this roundup. She could not count the horses’ respirations, even through the binoculars that BLM suggested she use for her observations.
The BLM did remove all personnel not essential for processing horses from the chute area today, and that is appreciated.