Make this a better new year for wild ones

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18 Responses to “Make this a better new year for wild ones”

  1. jan sterling Says:

    love this picture of the horses and mts in background – they are looking to us to save them – no one else can

    • Laura Evans Says:

      I would love it alot more if it weren’t for the fence seperating them from the mountains.

      • jan eaker Says:

        I agree, Laura, this really is a heartbreaking picture of horses that have lost their freedom, gazing hopelessly at the land they no longer roam.

  2. Robin Bailey Says:

    Antelope Valley is where my oldest mustang was taken from when he was three. I wonder if this was his view so long ago….

  3. Marilyn Wargo Says:

    For over a hundred years our wild horses have been exploited by humanity’s greed. What we do will end that forever and there will never be a loop hole or rider to destroy their lives again. Mar

  4. LOUIE COCROFT Says:

    HORSES GAVE ME SO MUCH AS I WAS GROWING UP–AND TAUGHT ME SO MUCH. I JUST WANT TO GIVE BACK TO THEM AND SEE THEM SAFE AND THRIVING. JUST NEED TO KNOW THAT THEY ARE STILL IN OUR WORLD.

  5. kas0859ohio Says:

    Please check out this study- brought to you by… the USDA and Oklahoma State U.

    THE EFFECTS OF UNCONDITIONED AIR ON EQUINE PERIPHERAL AIRWAYS

    http://www.reeis.usda.gov/web/crisprojectpages/193257.html

    BLM experts are you reading this????? Are you listening Mr. Abbey???????

  6. LOUIE COCROFT Says:

    DO YOU THINK THIS WHY THEY HAVE OUTBREAKS OF STRANGLES AFTER ROUND-UP?

  7. Barbara Steele Says:

    According to the UCDavis Medical Reference Guide for Horses, strangles is a highly contagious bacterial disease caused by Streptoccus equi and is most often a problem on breeding farms, affecting mainly young horses(weanlings and yearlings) It is spread by direct contact with contaminated materials(water troughs, feed bunks, stall, pastures, trailers, tack, etc.. Vaccinations are not recommended except on premises where the disease is a persistent problem.
    I would say being rounded up in cold weather produces environmental stress making all of them much more susceptible to the disease by being held in unclean pens and then being hauled in old dirty trailers, trucks, to holding pens. It is a wonder any of them survive.

  8. Barbara Steele Says:

    Neglected to say that strangles is spread by direct contact with affected horses or healthy carriers or indirect contact with contaminated materials–from UCDavis Medical Reference Guide for horses.

    Didn’t Steinbeck’s “The Red Pony” die from strangles?

  9. Deb Bennett Says:

    Check this out-americanherds.blogspot.com/ very interesting

  10. LOUIE COCROFT Says:

    THEY DON’T HAVE STRANGLES BEFORE THEY ARE ROUNDED UP AND PUT INTO HOLDING PENS–THE TRAUMA, OVEREXERTION IN FREEZING WEATHER PLUS BEING EXPOSED TO CONTAMINATION PROBABLY ALL CONTRIBUTE TO THE OUTBREAKS. IT IS A WONDER THAT ANY OF THEM SURVIVE.

  11. Marilyn Wargo Says:

    If you are talking about Cindy’s piece called “Buried” there is a section before the strangles which is very interesting to the suit against BLM. I asked Makendra to post this. I think someone should. The questioning of the bLM employee who worked at Calico brings out the fact that the horses there were within the criteria and guidelines and had surprised them that more horses were there because there was no damage to indicate higher numbers. This means There Was No Scientific Basis for removing the horses.

    BLM has said of Calico;
    This is not an Emergency

    There is the possibility of range damage in the future

    The horses were not starving

    The range was in good shape despite number of horses on it

    Plus other things. Calico is happening because they want to be rid of the horses. The article may have proof that they lied in Fed court, again, and the judge’s decision should be overturned and an Injunction be allowed Now. Mar

  12. LOUIE COCROFT Says:

    WHAT WOULD IT TAKE TO GO FORWARD WITH THE LAWSUIT?

  13. Barbara Steele Says:

    Read the article Mar and agree that there is no scientific basis for the roundup. Sounds like the old Bush “pre-emptive strike” to me!

  14. LOUIE COCROFT Says:

    HAS ANYONE EVER DONE A CLASS-ACTION SUIT AGAINST A GOV. AGENCY?

  15. Janet Ferguson Says:

    http://www.animallawcoalition.com/horse-slaughter/article/1130

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