Videographer Laura Leigh posted a stunning video on YouTube of a foal being chased at close range by a BLM helicopter during the recent Calico Mountains roundup of wild horses in northern Nevada. The “gather” has sparked street protests from coast to coast and abroad.
The footage shows a foal who appears to be having difficulty keeping up with his stampeding mother after an alleged 15 mile chase, yet the helicopter relentlessly pursues the herd. Later footage shows a foal limping in captivity and another foal lying on the freezing cold ground. The reclining foal reportedly died later after losing his hooves, following this chase or one just like it. He was the second foal to parish under these circumstances.
— Horseback Magazine
These are your taxpayer dollars at work.
One has to ask with ever increasing alarm, what is happening to the remaining wild horses the BLM have now put away out of public view?
What will it take for President Obama, Interior Secretary Salazar and members of Congress, to call an immediate halt to these atrocities, order a full scale investigation, and prosecute those responsible for these heinous crimes?
If the government is looking for some place else to spend the additional $12M Obama is awarding the BLM in his budget, how about that?
Please telephone the President at 202 456 1111 or 202 456 1414 and ask him to call an immediate halt to all roundups and order a full scale investigation into BLM conduct in the Wild Horses and Burro Program. If the phone lines are not open, please email him here.