ROCK SPRINGS — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management says its Rock Springs Wild Horse Holding Facility is closed for adoptions until January.
Horses are gathered in the wild and taken the facility, where they're inspected, vaccinated, and tested before they're available for adoption or sale to the public. The facility's kiosk remains open daily for public viewing of the horses.
The facility will reopen at the end of January with an expanded adoption event.
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.)