Cross-posted from Equine Advocacy Examiner
Written by MAUREEN HARMONAY
Bad things are happening to the wild horses who are being chased and run ragged during the Antelope Complex roundup currently being conducted by the BLM in Nevada’s Great Basin. And now, thanks to photojournalist advocates Laura Leigh and Deniz Bolbol, the horror is beginning to come into better focus.
Yesterday, while scouting out the ever-moving site where the BLM sets up its traps, Ms. Leigh managed to capture some shocking photographs of the Sun J helicopter pilot mercilessly pursuing a single wild horse by virtually enveloping it within the skids of his chopper, seemingly just inches from the horse’s head. The cruelty inflicted on this horse would be a prosecutable offense if it were perpetrated by an ordinary citizen, but apparently because it was done under government auspices, it’s considered to be above the law.
Sun J rebuffed concerted efforts by Brooke Boone of News 4 in Reno to question them after their pilot literally ran an older mare into the ground last week. But, according to Ms. Boone’s story entitled, Is BLM Responsible for Animal Cruelty, “Sun J and the BLM may have to answer questions from the White Pines County Sheriff’s Office. They’re investigating if the helicopter pilot broke state law by either ‘overdriving’ or ‘overloading’ the horses.”
The BLM have admitted that three horses have died during this roundup, although the details of two have not been released.
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