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- 3844 days ago -
Congratulations Queensland Government, once again this 'enlightened' nation of ours makes world headlines .... over 4000 wild horses shot, condoned by the RSPCA who states that it was 'necessary' ... this says a lot for animal welfare. Why is the RSPCA

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Rose L (202)
Sunday November 11, 2007, 6:57 am

Boris Branwhite (296)
Sunday November 11, 2007, 9:58 pm
these feral horses have trashed a sensitive environment in a national park that is supposed to house endangered species -- take a choice - non native horses, or wildlife

Simone Duffin (1462)
Monday November 12, 2007, 5:44 am
Humans have trashed more environments than any horses could do.

Boris Branwhite (296)
Monday November 12, 2007, 1:41 pm
so what if humans have trashed more environment? the point is that no environment should be trashed regardless if its horses or humans -- who, by the way, bought horses to australia in the first place -- this is human damage - come look at what is left of the park before you become emotional about feral horses --
please provide a solution to the reduction of threatened species these horses are creating

Simone Duffin (1462)
Tuesday November 13, 2007, 6:38 am
It is still a bloody disgrace the slaughter of brumby horses.

Kathy Chadwell (354)
Monday December 17, 2007, 3:54 pm
I suggest we keep an eye on our wild horses here to make sure the same thing doesn't happen here.
I know we have the bill to stop the slaughter but that bill has been going on for years now. Just keep an eye on them, I don't trust them.

George Knapp, Chief Investigative Reporter
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As soldiers they were taught to fight for honor. As men they were willing to die for it.

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In a desperate race against time, five Cavalry officers fight for honor and risk their lives to save four hundred horses destined for destruction. As the earth-pounding power of new tank forces takes over the army, the men and horses of the U.S. Cavalry have become an expensive inconvenience. Colonel Stuart's (Rod Steiger) replacement has been ordered to execute the five hundred horses under his command. Lt. Marshall Buxton (Craig Sheffer) and Sgt. John Libby (Don Johnson) are ordered to escort them to slaughter, but rebel in horror after witnessing the massacre of the first hundred. Buxton, Libby and their men escape with the surviving four hundred, facing at best court martial, at worst, death at the hands of their fellow officers. Colonel Stuart's daughter (Gabrielle Anwar) is a young journalist, determined to tell their story to the world, but time is running out. In their flight across the country, the horses are beginning to drop from exhaustion and the army is gaining on them. As Buxton and Libby face a final assault at the Canadian border, they must, in the end, be prepared to die for what they believe.

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"Invigorating retelling..." Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide

Editor's Note

Based on a true story, two U.S. Cavalry soldiers find themselves at the center of controversy and moral quandary when they are ordered to slaughter four hundred horses. The military has military upgraded to tanks, and the horses are no longer needed, but rather than kill the horses, the men mutiny and make a desperate drive for the border of Canada.

Plot Summary

In 1934, the U.S. army has decided to eliminate its cavalry forces in order to modernize in preparation for a possible war with either Germany or Japan. In one sleepy Southwestern base, five men with a history of insubordination receive orders to shoot the remaining 400 horses in their unit. Believing that their honor as cavalrymen is at stake, they leave on a wild, 2000 mile escape ride to deliver the horses to freedom. But a mechanized army unit pursues them to finish the mission.


Kathy Chadwell (354)
Monday December 17, 2007, 4:03 pm
And I thought only humans trashed things.
Horses can be contained with fences Boris. They could have feed the horses until they found land that wasn't so important to every other living thing but the horses:( I know for a fact that there were horse rescue groups in other countries trying to help and offering to take some of the horses. Apparently this would be too much trouble for the Australian government. It's barbaric and shouldn't have happened.
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