Abortions, Death Toll Rising and BLM Secrecy articles

The BLM has stated that the 25-30 late-term, spontaneous abortions that have occurred in the Fallon holding facilty where  1861 Calico mustangs linger, are due to the poor health of the mares. This has been disputed by veterinarians.

“Nutritional deficiencies have not been associated with abortion in mares. In general, if mares are in good condition (body condition of greater than 2 on a scale of 0 to 5, where 5 is very fat), they will carry a foal. Mares that are too thin, however, will not cycle or conceive.”    from http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/livestock/horses/facts/05-061.htm

Also, from an equine vet: “20-25 abortions in captivity are not likely due to range conditions.  Infections, vaccination reaction, but most likely stress is the cause.  In fact, that many abortions are cause for concern, anywhere.”

Pace of Wild Horse Deaths Accelerates Examiner.com

+ Officials Critical of  BLM’s Secrecy Billings Gazette Article

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16 Responses to “Abortions, Death Toll Rising and BLM Secrecy articles”

  1. Laura Leigh Says:

    Just FYI the horses at the Fallon facility have not been processed yet (branded, vaccinated).
    There were loose stools from stress and the rapid diet change.

    There is one reason these mares are aborting… they were gathered by Cattoor.

  2. Marilyn Wargo Says:

    The violent, unselective manner BLM has been handing the wild horses and burros has now shown their indifference and abusive management to the world. The loss and the suffering can not be accepted and will be met with more citizen outrage as this deadly roundup continues and when all others are attempted. This must stop. mar

  3. Lisa LeBlanc Says:

    Because I’m feeling particularly vicious right this minute, perhaps the mares should be examined for puncture marks, like, you know, maybe they were injected with pitocin at the gather site.
    Sue Cattoor and her band of merry men have a lot to answer for.

  4. mustangdreams... Cat Kindsfather Says:

    Lisa

    Interesting you should bring this up as I also became suspicious of possible foul play, by injection. Good idea to examine them. How strange though, i was just thinking of this possibility and then I read your comment!! Creepy.
    Its sickening to think it is a possibility!! We now we are not dealing with saints here, or even humane every day people!!! Its what ever is easiest for them and or what fattens their wallets quicker with less efforts. Tis is what I am seeing, how about you???

    • Lisa LeBlanc Says:

      Well, Cat, by the loss of those foals, that’s an entire generation the BLM doesn’t have concern themselves with. And that Cattoor creature telling the Advocates at Pryor that the range would be better if all the Wild Ones were gone…
      All these things, taken by themselves are just a ‘hmmm’. But taken together, and with SalaCzar’s ruminations on What’s Best For the Range AND the DOI’s backdoor business (“The round-ups have nothing to do with the proposed Ruby Pipeline, blah & blah”), I gotta think it’s not simple paranoia on my part. And I’m more than willing to indulge in the Conspiracy Theory.
      And that troubles me ’cause I AM a nice girl.
      Don’t forget, Fellow Equine Smoochers – the Forest Service will be looking to discharge the Wild Ones at the Sheldon Wildlife Refuge in a few weeks. And they operate under a whole ‘nother set of rules.

      • true15 Says:

        Same here.
        If you only think of money, then it’s cheaper not to take care of new born foals. Problem is, I also have this creepy feeling that some horses are headed for slaughter, and in this case, time is important.

    • Makendra Says:

      Hi Cat,
      Could you give us a call at the Cloud Foundation as soon as you can (719-633-3842) regarding possible photo use of your Fallon photos?
      Thanks much!
      Makendra

  5. mustangdreams... Cat Kindsfather Says:

    The “Alliance of Wild Horse Advocates”
    Demands the TRUTH, The Whole Truth, and nothing but the TRUTH!!!

    Therefore we are holding a “TRUTH RALLY” on……

    SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20th, 2010

    NOON to 3PM Carson City, Nevada (State Capitol)

    ……….. in front of the Legislative building

    To date 64 horses and counting, have met their death from The Calico Roundups! It is time to show strength in numbers! Our goal is to have 100 plus advocates participate if we are to get our cry for help heard and seen on national news stations!! Please try ti make it to this event! The larger we are , the bigger our voice!

    Try to get there early, 11:30. Please rsvp to Bonnie Matton, pres. of “wild Horse Preservation League”…….mattonco@prodigy.net

    Thanks! Hope to see you there!!!!! BRING IT……

    We are demanding a full investigation into the Bureau of Land Management’s WIld Horse and Burro Program!

  6. mustangdreams... Cat Kindsfather Says:

    Please try TO make it……

  7. Barbara Steele Says:

    I would attend but I am in Pennsylvania. Would it be beneficial for you all to have a list of names and addresses-emailsof all of us in support of your rally in Nevada, regardless of where we live? If so, let us know. With you in spirit!

  8. LindaH Says:

    Just found this article this morning. Now the BLM is paying people $500 to “adopt” mustangs. This smells bad. It’s near San Antonio–not far from the Mexican border. . . .
    http://www.seguingazette.com/story.lasso?ewcd=7bbd61d26134195b

  9. Janet Ferguson Says:

    Not only did I post this (above) article (re veterinary responses to abortion issues) on KEN SALAZAR’S FACEBOOK I also added this note:

    Our government has learned it can do anything it wants to across the world, as long as it is done by “contractors.”

    Now our government has decided to use this method of doing anything it wants on our public lands, using “contractors.”

    THE AMERICAN PUBLIC IS FED UP WITH FACIST GOVERNMENT, ARMED GUARDS AT PUBLIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETINGS, LACK OF TRANSPARANCY AND STONEWALLING PUBLIC REQUESTS FOR INFORMATION.

    I have been a taxpayer for 40 years, never broke a law, my family here since pre civil war days; veterans in every generation and I AM SICK OF THE DISREGARD OF OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS ON WHAT IS IMPORTANT TO PEOPLE.

    I AM GETTING FORM LETTERS (AS ARE MANY OTHERS) FROM OUR STATE REPS.

    THIS IS DISGUSTING.

    WHAT ARE WE PAYING YOU FOR.

    (P.S. To Cloud Bloggers: there are lots of posts about wild horses (in comment areas of Wall and in discussions in Boxes on Ken Salazar’s facebook page.)

  10. Laura Evans Says:

    If the scale is 1 to 5 with 5 being very fat then how are they saying that a mare with a 2 to 3 body condition is in poor health?

  11. LOUIE COCROFT Says:

    CAT, YOU ASKED ME TO GO ONTO A PHOTO GALLERY WEBSITE A WHILE BACK AND LOOK AT SOME OF YOUR PHOTOS AND COMMENT. I TRIED, BUT COULDN’T NAVIGATE IT WELL ENOUGH TO FIND THEM, AND THEN I GOT INTO SOME OF THOSE ONLINE DEBATES AND FORGOT. I’M SORRY. GIVE ME DIRECTIONS AND I’LL TRY AGAIN. ALL OF YOU ARE WAY AHEAD OF ME AS FAR AS COMPUTERS. I AM PRETTY NEW AT THIS. NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD EVEN BE INTERESTED IN COMPUTERS UNTIL THIS CAME UP. I HAVE HAD TO HAVE HELP GETTING UNTANGLED A TIME OR TWO.

  12. Audrey K. Says:

    One of my degrees is in Stable Management and Horse Care. The BLM is only interested in managing the land – hence, their name. Who is the ADVOCATE FOR THE MUSTANG? The BLM does NOT and will NOT care what we say or do. Whom do they fear? Why shud they care?

    Again, we need a legal advocate who CAN and WILL act for the horse and fight AGAINST the BLM!

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