New CNN Video Report

Report on BLM’s roundups

Important new report from CNN- watch online here and please share, this is short but excellent:


19 Responses to “New CNN Video Report”

  1. Mar Wargo Says:

    I believe this was the Lahontan Roundup near Carson City? More brutality using a
    machine to push and knock down an animal. The process we had in place to stop these things is mangled and been useless since Bush II and we have had to take this and now watch BLM sell our horses down the river for gold…. a crying shame. mar

  2. Linda Horn Says:

    This is the accompanying CNN News Article with a predictable range of comments from the informed and articulate to the OMG, how stupid and off-topic can a person be!

    BTW, according to one dang fool, the burro only fell because it tripped!

  3. Mar Wargo Says:

    There is a baby right in front of her… did the baby get left behind???

    You can see the silhuoette at the burros chest level…. mar

  4. Mar Wargo Says:

    In the footage the baby is knocked away and gone… we would have to look at the frames of this… another tragedy… mar

  5. sandra longley Says:

    i hope this footage is added to the complaint the FAA is investigating..where is the HSUS on this abuse..hiding in their closet cooking up another vat of PZP-22?

  6. Louie Cocroft Says:

    Which contractor was this, does anyone know?

  7. Sandra Miller Says:

    Hi, Louie. I have caught up with you again. Here is an article to read from the “Seattle Times”, sent to me this morning by my nephew.

    Isn’t the convention discussed in the article the one the most recent TCF newsletter discussed in regard to Bob Abbey speaking there? I have already sent information out to my group about horse slaughter. The anti horse slaughter bill that passed the House was never considered in the Senate, so, with a new Congress convening, we must start the bill all over again in the House. The good news is that Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) squeaked through to be re-elected to his seat in the House, so I am sure he will sponsor the bill again. But with more Republicans thinking of horses as a commercial product to be sold for meat, I don’t know how far it will go. Only public outcry might drive it through. I have decided the problem with our President is that he has no empathy for animals. He has plenty of empathy for people, but none for animals. It is a matter of his background and raising, I’m afraid. You can’t demand a reaction from someone who doesn’t have it inside to give!

    “The Seattle Times” article needs to be analyzed and picked apart for accuracy, which I am not able to do. Sandra Longley is good at that sort of thing. It is dangerous because it makes horse slaughter seem like a necessary and reasonable solution to a “big problem”. Is horse over population a big problem?? If you talk with Dr. Carol Ecker, retired vet, breeder of quarter horses, and director of our local county humane society, it certainly is. She noted my anti-horse slaughter bumper sticker and took me to task about it (and got nowhere, I assure you). We need talking points and ammunition to counter such articles and thinking. By the way, the best to everyone in the New Year.

  8. Sandra Miller Says:

    Oh, oh – forget to check “Notify me of follow-up comments via email” but will do so now.

  9. Karen L. Says:

    I just read the CNN article and thought it was good reporting overall. Their questions caused some of the BLM officials to become defensive. One remark by Shepherd(?) of the BLM really caught my attention—he thinks the use of helicopters is not a problem, but told the reporter that news people couldn’t come closer than a quarter of a mile to the gather site because the use of cameras might be disruptive to the horses!

    • Karen L. Says:

      Sorry, the BLM official’s name is spelled Shepard.

    • Mar Wargo Says:

      You have to laugh sometimes, through the tears… these people keep falling over themselves and expect to be believed… no wonder they need so much pr1 mar

      • Karen L. Says:

        Yes, well, I was impressed with the way the reporters (Segal and Zarrella) seemed to know how to press both Gorey and Shepard for logical answers on some of these issues.

  10. Louie Cocroft Says:

    Hi Sandra, I will work on responding to that article. It takes a while to put something together so that the data is linked and correct. The people who are most informed on the slaughter issue are with EQUINE WELFARE ALLIANCE. They may have responded already.

  11. Louie Cocroft Says:

    Sandra, I posted your information on R.T. Fitches’s STRAIGHT FROM THE HORSE’S HEART. It will be seen there and circulated.

  12. Michael J Ahles Says:

    Our government want to slaughter the wild mustangs and sell the cans of horses to China!



  13. Ginger Leilani Chapin Says:

    This madness has got to stop. The terrified Burros and Mustangs, running for their lives, are rounded up and left in holding pens exposed to extreme weather and unthinkable cruelty. Stop these asinine round-ups! Respect our natural world, and uphold the law that was passed unanimously by Congress back in the ’70’s to PROTECT our Burros and Mustangs! Take ACTION for our wildlife before it is too late.

  14. Margaret Says:

    I went to the court hearing this morning in SF. I was locked out because of no seating. I got to watch the proceedings from the cafe. It was not nice of people who showed up after me to go into the courtroom because a seat became available.

    In any event the African American Judge really tried to press the BLM lawyer about priority. This was about how the BLM is suppose to take old injured and ill animals first.

    The lawyer kept trying to dodge the question. She got at him and everyone in the court applauded her. We got reprimanded for that. Since I was in the cafe I didn’t bother listening very loud to the reprimand.

    I do have a question though. How come my camera was confiscated and this other man was allowed to bring his camera into the courthouse? He was blasting everyone in the hall afterwards with the flash.

    Sounds to me like a case for SEXISM.

  15. Michael J Ahles Says:



  16. Louie Cocroft Says:

    Margaret, thank you for letting us know about the court hearing. Can you write a letter to the editor about the other incidents that you encounted while you were there? You should have been given entry when you were there first and since your camera was confiscated, everyone else’s should have been, as well. Seems to me that having your picture taken in a court of law would classify as an invasion of privacy.

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