This has got to stop- BLM ran the feet off this foal and then made him ride four hours in a trailer to Fallon where he was unloaded and then shot.
No members of the public were allowed to observe the roundup today. Please demand a stop to this roundup– call Obama (202-456-1111), Michelle Obama (202-456-1414), Joe Biden (202-456-1414), your Senators & Congress people (202-224-3121) again, it is time for Washington to step in.
Transported 118 horses to the Fallon facility on Wednesday. Plan to ship the horses remaining at the gather corrals to Fallon today. Continuing to dissemble the gather corrals and move to new location in the Calico HMA.
Mares coming into the Fallon facility are in poorer condition than stallions and weanlings/foals. About 30 mares from the Warm Springs HMA range in body condition from a 2.5 to 3.0. One mare that was down on the transport truck arrived at the facility alive, but subsequently died. One colt with multiple hoof sloughs from the capture was euthanized at the facility.
About 20 to 25 horses at the facility have received treatment for vaioius injuries or lameness and are recovering. There are no indications of infectious respiratory disease.
The BLM has asked that wind breaks be installed at the Fallon facility, similar to ones that are at the Palomino Valley Center. The contractor will begin constructing wind breaks in 12 of the smaller holding/sorting pens which are used for sick or lame animals.
Totals: 1,195 gathered, 1,074 moved to Fallon, 30 at gather corrals, 2 euthanized at gather site, 1 death pre-existing condition, 1 back to HMA.
Fallon facility: 6 deaths
The BLM did put up tarps to block the wind but contends that in Fallon, Nevada the “weather is not that extreme to require wind breaks for healthy horses… they do not require protection from the elements to maintain good health. . . .there is nothing to be concerned about from an animal well-being standpoint.” Adopters are required to provide mustangs with shelter and protection– why is BLM exempt from humane care of our mustangs? Read the Cloud Foundation’s 1/20 Press Release on lack of windbreaks here.