Written by JADED MARE
Oh, look. Yet another equine protection organization who sounds as if they are anything but.
Who they are, we don’t care, because the BLM are willing to listen to them and their appointed mouthpieces on how to be cruel to wild horses and get away with it even more by having someone other than them say all their maiming and killing and stuff is really a-okay. Of course the
Bureau of Lies and Mismanagement Bureau of Land Management still have to review this diatribe just in case it quite isn’t nice enough.
Here’s what the Associated Press reports via the San Jose Mercury News:
DENVER—Equine experts who observed three federal wild horse roundups this summer say the animals generally didn’t show undue stress when helicopters directed them to pens, but the horses showed more anxiety once they were in close quarters.
The Bureau of Land Management announced the report Friday.
The Washington-based American Horse Protection Association chose the experts who wrote the report after observing the care of wild horses during gathers in Nevada, Oregon and California.
The BLM said it would review the experts’ recommendations for better protecting the horses.
The BLM says the roundups help it manage oversized herds on public land, but some animal advocacy groups say the gathers are inhumane and unnecessary.
Predictably no one is naming names.
In another report, this one from The Record Courier, they did name names. The alleged experts are:
The four professionals who prepared the report, each of whom is an academia-based equine veterinarian or equine specialist, are Camie Heleski, Ph.D., from Michigan State University; Betsy Greene, Ph.D., from the University of Vermont; Sarah Ralston, VMD, Ph.D., from Rutgers University; and Carolyn Stull, Ph.D., from the University of California at Davis.
The report also favorably noted the helicopter’s “precision” in gathering horses and burros, comparing it to “a dog working sheep.”
What sad individuals these are.