MANY OF YOU received the email regarding the 41 Virginia Range Wild Horses who were rounded up and are headed for sale at the Fallon Feedlot JAN 9TH… well, it gets worse (foal dragged with baling twine…)- BUT I THINK WE CAN MAKE IT BETTER: JANUARY BUCKET FUND STARTS NOW!






FATE OF THE 41 VIRGINIA RANGE WILD HORSES – IT GETS WORSE.  FOAL DRAGGED WITH BALING TWINE.

FOR CRYING OUT LOUD…

Did they have to use baling twine to drag this poor foal into the catch pen?

Was that their best idea?

I mean, really… how much is a foal going to make for you at the feedlot, anyway?

This is the despicable behavior of the people who rounded up estrays on private property – in an effort to help the Dept. of Agriculture sweep Nevada of all (or most…) of their wild horses.

Would you like to see it in more detail?

(Totally makes my blood boil…)

Here you go:

(These photos were taken by a Virginia Range Wild Horse supporter.)

Smart wild baby refuses to go into the catchpen with his mother.  So, big goons get the bright idea to lasso the foal with baling twine.  Sheesh.

Smart 2 month-old wild baby refuses to go into the catchpen with his mother. So, big goons get the bright idea to lasso the foal with baling twine. Sheesh.

 

Foal resists so goons pull and shove.  Nice technique.

Foal resists so goons pull and shove.  Nice technique.

Goons' best idea is to manhandle the healthy (not starving or dehydrated) foal

Goons’ next idea is to manhandle the healthy (not starving or dehydrated) foal

And then the genius attempts to pull the foal with BALING TWINE wrapped around his neck.  Clearly, this galoot has not regard for this foal's welfare - at all.

And then the genius attempts to pull the foal with BALING TWINE wrapped around his neck. Clearly, this galoot has no regard for this foal’s welfare – at all.

Smart baby, in his last ditch effort to save himself, flops on the ground while idiot continues to drag him into the pen.

Smart baby, in his last ditch effort to save himself, flops on the ground while idiot continues to drag him into the pen.

Baby rights himself but is pulled off balance by 'who gives a crap' puller.

Baby rights himself but is pulled off balance by ‘who gives a crap?’ puller.

Baby finally gives up - look at his eye.  Goons stand around, proud of their handiwork.

Baby finally gives up – look at his eye. Goons stand around, proud of their handiwork.

 

THIS FOAL IS FROM THE SAME HERD IN THE EMAIL that circulated yesterday about the 41 captured Virginia Range horses who are going to slaughter.

Because the stallion and mares would not leave their trapped herdmates, they too were trapped the following day.

Now, all 41 of them are standing on the feedlot.

And, yes, they will go to slaughter.  I’m not being dramatic, I’m being honest.  Kill buyers are the only ones who go to the Fallon feedlot to bid on estray wild horses.

ALL 41 horses are in a few small pens, waiting for Jan 9th to be auctioned.  THEY ARE GOING TO BE AUCTIONED ON THE SAME DAY AND THE SAME FEEDLOT AS THE STAGECOACH 8 that we raised money to save earlier this month.

ALL 41 beautiful, robust, healthy horses are in a few small pens, waiting for Jan 9th to be auctioned. THEY ARE GOING TO BE AUCTIONED ON THE SAME DAY AND THE SAME FEEDLOT AS THE STAGECOACH 8 that we raised money to save earlier this month.

THESE HORSES ARE TO BE AUCTIONED ON JANUARY 9TH AT THE EXACT SAME TIME AND PLACE AS THE STAGECOACH 8 THAT WE RAISED FUNDS FOR (and saved) EARLIER THIS MONTH…

This herd is from the same range as Bandit’s band that the townspeople of Stagecoach (and The Horse and Man Group) fund-raised for earlier this month…

For this herd of 41 horses, the people of Stagecoach as well as locals from several cities around the Virginia Range and the Virginia Range Wild Horse Preservation Group, have found a very large ranch in the midwest that will take these horses and let them run free – safely.

The ranch owners will let these horses run free…safely and protected…if we can rescue them and get them there.

So…

That is what I want to do!

Grrrrr.  Mama Bear is really pissed.

To buy these horses off of the feedlot and transport them to safety, it will take thousands of dollars.

But, someone has to preserve these healthy horses… (To be brutally honest, most of the estray horses gathered, we never hear about… healthy genes and bloodlines, gone forever.)

Let’s call in the Cavalry.

Tell everyone you know.

Reprint these photos.

Share this on FB.

Tell Ellen.

Somebody somewhere has got to take note.

The squeaky wheel may not get fixed but it might get changed…

A drop in the bucket.  It all adds up.

Every single penny goes to save this herd of fighters.

Please, if you feel moved, do whatever you do best – spread the word, say a prayer or help us financially to FIGHT for these horses!

Today, the January 2013 Bucket Fund, starts early.

If you receive this post via email, please click here to donate! 

 

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This is SO WRONG.  Let's band together and right the wrong - and set these robust and fighting examples of our wild horses free again.

This is SO WRONG. Let’s band together and right the wrong – and set these robust and fighting examples of our wild horses free again.

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12 comments have been posted...

  1. Brenda

    Just forwarded this to the BLM’s comment and concern box
    wildhorse@blm.gov!!!

    I think WE ALL should flood it with the pictures of this foal and 2 GOONS. I know they are aware of it but just think they should know that we are too :)

    Thanx again Dawn……you are woman and we hear you roar!!!!!

  2. Doris McQuiddy

    Thanks for getting making sure that we are all on the same page. And, I am so sorry for Atticus having to leave you. It always seems too soon, doesn’t it? There is never enough time with someone so sweet and loved. He was blessed to be loved and wanted and of course he knew that. DMCQ

  3. maureen

    This should not be allowed to happen..let the wild horses and burros run free. Why must they be rounded up and then auctioned? They are just fine where they are. This is ridiculous!

  4. dawndi Post author

    My only thought is “the squeaky wheel” … and the shame of it all might curb some of this behavior… It has to become a heavy weight to have the world see you as a goon – at some point – one would hope…

  5. dawndi Post author

    DORIS: THIS IS INACCURATE, although things ARE looking good for this endeavor (which is thrilling)! The AWHPC has met their goal amount – which was not the total that was needed for these 41 horses.

  6. Fran

    AAAACCCCKKKKKK!!! When will this EVER end? What harm are these wild horses doing, that they deserve to be snatched from their home and turned into dog food? Here’s my contribution. I don’t suppose it will ever be enough though.

  7. Shelllie

    Where in the hell did they get these morons to round up the horses anyway? I do wish I could save them or donate money but I am flat broke. So sad!! Makes me sooo angry!! I will pass this on to as many as I can!

  8. Doris McQuiddy

    Last night on their face book page, the American Wild Horses Preservation Campaign said they had met the goal for getting the horses out of Fallon. They asked that people keep donating what they could for care and feed. They also want to keep the heat on the Nevada governor and their Dept. of Agriculture to change the policies so that the wild horses can remain free. I just can’t imagine what makes people think this kind of behavior is ok and I’ve gotten to the point that I don’t want to anymore. Some things we don’t have to understand the motives and reasons for to know that it is wrong in every sense of the word. This is just evil to treat any living creature this way. Thank you so much for making this your bucket fund! Those on the front line will certainly need the support.

    Doris McQuiddy
    Senior Vice President
    Equi-Army No Days Off
    FB: Equi-Army No Days Off.com

  9. Mikey

    That makes me ill to see. I was scrolling through thinking, “For heaven’s sake, you’re big men, just pick that baby up!” and I thought at one point they were. There’s no reason to drag that baby along like that. Or at least use a butt rope to help guide it along. Something, anything. Sigh… this world makes me so sad.

  10. Sharon Weishaar

    It seems to me that there must be a way to stop these people from being able to bait these horses on to private property or this is just going to continue. I have donated for this group and also for the first group and will continue to do so, but I feel like we are allowing them to profit from this dasterdly deed, and I understand that they would profit no matter who bought the horses. Where is Wild Horse Annie when you need her??!!!! Someone needs to stop these greedy people.

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