Wild horse foal shown being inhumanely restrained at Nevada trapsite on August 5, 2011. His eyes are bulging and his air passages are compromised.
Since July 20th, the BLM has been chasing wild horses and their fledgling foals through the heat of rocky deserts to waiting trapsites where they will forever lose their freedom. The agency doesn't think that the 1.68 million acres of the Triple B Complex--some 30 miles northwest of Ely, Nevada--can contain the 2200 horses who roam there, and it's determined to sweep them away to make room for hordes of ranchers' cattle.
IN THE HANDS OF KILL BUYERS! When horses are purchased at auction by buyers intending to kill them, they're hauled away in double- decker tractor trailers where they are beaten and often blinded with baseball bats to mollify them. After crossing the border into Mexico, the animals are stabbed on each side-an act to tenderize their meat-and immobilized. Workers, then saw the horses legs off, at the knee and hang them to bleed out-all while the horses are ALIVE! (This is an excerpt, from an article written by Missy Diaz, crediting Victoria Mc Cullough and Sen. Joe Abruzzo for bringing awareness of horse slaughter, to Florida. In 2010 Florida Legislation unanimously passed the Horse Protection Bill, making it a felony to slaughter horses for personal or commercial use.)