RANGELY, Colo. (CBS4) – The Bureau of Land Management started rounding up wild horses on the far reaches of the Western Slope on Sunday.
The BLM says there’s not enough water to maintain a healthy herd in the West Douglas Herd Area south of Rangely.
The horses have been there for centuries according to wild horse advocates and they want to keep them wild.
The horses are healthy, according to witnesses who wrote CBS4, but the BLM says because of the dry conditions this year normal streams and water sources are dry. They claim the horses will die if left in that location.
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.)