Thursday, January 28, 2010

Wild Horses Rounded Up by Criminal Contractor

International Fund for Horses

Tuesday's Horse

Calico Horses
BLM Photograph by Kurt Golgart

Wild horse lovers and activists suspect the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), if not of out-and-out criminal activity, then certainly of flaunting federal law, including blatantly ignoring the warning of a federal Judge with its customary “up yours” attitude.

Judge Paul Friedman advised the BLM outright in a case brought against them by In Defense of Animals, Craig Downer and Terri Farley, not to go ahead with the massive helicopter roundup of wild horses underway right now in the the Calico Complex area of northern Nevada, stating if they did so, they would be breaking the law.

Over the past few weeks, defenders of wild horses have railed and rallied against the BLM and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar (sometimes referred to Ken Slaughter-Czar), among others.

Another player in this debacle who seems to have escaped attention are the contractors handling the cruel and potentially lethal helicopter roundup of wild horses, Cattoor Livestock Round Ups (Cattoor).  Read full story >>

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