Saturday, January 8, 2011

Captive wild horses being euthanized at an alarming rate

National Equine Advocacy |

While the fatalities at the trap sites of the ongoing wild horse roundups in Nevada seem to have temporarily abated, the number of horses who are being summarily killed for cosmetic defects has spiked alarmingly in the last week.

From January 1st through 7th, 2011, nine horses died or were euthanized at the BLM's Indian Lakes Road facility near Fallon, Nevada, which is currently holding wild horses captured during the Callaghan and Eagle/Chokeberry roundups, as well as some from previous "gathers." Four of the horses who were put down were killed not because they were sick or unhealthy or failing to thrive, but because they had "club feet." Other than this minor and certainly not fatal flaw, they were just fine. MORE...

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