Melanie Marati, BLM's COR for the Calico Tri-State complex, acknowledges ordering a hotshot be used on an injured, downed horse they struggled for 10 minutes to free from his stuck position in a stock trailer. A review of my film, below, reveals he got stuck when being packed in like sardines, the last horse forced into an untenable situation, a customary habit among roundup contractors eager to fill up each trailer load for economics.
I've put together my film of the incident, below, so I can walk you through exactly what happened as we saw it. The brief interview is at the end.
For the tender hearted (that's a lot of us), my rating of this film is G; this film shows people trying to get a horse unstuck and doing unsavory, upsetting things at times, but it isn't graphic or violently upsetting. You can only see just enough to know what is going on.
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