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BLM Begins Wild Horse Roundup Near Susanville! Photo Gallery!


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Cher
- 3229 days ago - sacbee.com
The federal government's controversial wild horse roundup got under way today in northeastern California with a minimum of fuss and the capture of nearly 130 wild animals from the rugged high desert near here.



   

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Past Member (0)
Thursday August 12, 2010, 10:22 am
Thanks Hun!!
 

Hannah H (98)
Thursday August 12, 2010, 10:56 am
The BLM is stupid!!!
 

Michela M (3964)
Thursday August 12, 2010, 11:06 am
Noted!!! Thanks!! Ciao!! Michela
 

Bonny G (0)
Thursday August 12, 2010, 11:31 am
When will the onslaught (synonymous with slaughter) stop? How is it the Catalonia Parliament (Spain) can ban bullfighting but we cannot manage to stop brutality to mustangs in our own "enlightened" country? These mustangs are already existing on the borderline in a desert, so please BLM, be very sure to apply even more stress by "rounding" them up in AUGUST--do NOT dare miss the monumental sarcasm. Gelding. The BLM maybe?
 

A P (14)
Thursday August 12, 2010, 11:47 am
Heartbreaking. :(
 

Patricia A (0)
Thursday August 12, 2010, 12:54 pm
Heartbreaking is right! I am so disgusted with our government words can hardly convey. They have teenagers out there separating young foals from their mother's and giving each other a high five-so ignorant as to what they have just done-it makes my stomach turn, horses being killed in the roundups, sent to slaughter, the whole thing is just despicable. I wish to G-D there was a way to stop these criminals.
 

. (0)
Thursday August 12, 2010, 1:25 pm
WHY OH, WHY CAN'T THEY LEAVE THE ANIMALS ALONE ?!?
 

Clare C (6)
Thursday August 12, 2010, 1:30 pm
Can anyone enlighten me as to why this had to happen and for what purpose. What exactly were these wild horses doing that they needed to be trapped??
 

Lyn C (70)
Thursday August 12, 2010, 1:38 pm
What is it about the word WILD does the BLM not understand!? Wild Mustangs are having a tough enough time of it already, then someone wants the horses out of the way for any number of reasons, and BLM says "why not, why do Wild horses need to be left Wild, let's round 'em up"! Anything that's wild seems in peril of suffering some sort of negative fate at the hands of "mankind".

Part of our American heritage is wild mustangs, and many people take vacations just to see wildlife in their natural habitat in America. I remember my mother talking about the thrill od riding along out west, and seeing the wild horses which are so much a part of our country, and she said it reminded her of the wild west of days gone by. At this rate the wild horses will be but just a memory within a few generations, and the pity of it is that it isn't necessary.
 

Michael Masley (4)
Thursday August 12, 2010, 1:39 pm
Noted.
 

Nina Serman (108)
Thursday August 12, 2010, 2:26 pm
Thank you for the news! Noted. Why was there no fuss????????
 

Michael L (2)
Thursday August 12, 2010, 3:31 pm
Believe me there has been plenty of "fuss", we have been fighting the Bureau of Land Management, BLM for a very long time. www.TheCloudFoundation.org
 

Valerie W (52)
Thursday August 12, 2010, 4:21 pm
Read & noted with MUCH anger! Thanks for sharing this with us, Cher. It is high time the American people(&, whoever else wants to jump in & help), STOP being nice!! The BLM, & our government are LIARS, they do NOT care, they do NOT listen, they do NOT act or respond to our pleas!! Especially, our WIMPY President Obama, who doesn't even have the decency to respond or comment on this life or death issue!! It's a good thing for the BLM & the Cattoors that I don't live close enough to take physical action against them! I wish their helicopters would blow up into a million pieces, & we could tear down all the fences put up by greedy cattle ranchers, on OUR PUBLIC LANDS, for the sake of OUR wild horses!!
 

pj d (57)
Thursday August 12, 2010, 6:08 pm
I AM ABOSLUTELY FURIOUS ABOUT THIS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

Pam J (77)
Thursday August 12, 2010, 8:18 pm
So sad. One day, they are running wild and free. Happy with their lives. The next day, they are prisoners.
 

WIlliam root (0)
Thursday August 12, 2010, 10:41 pm
Any amount of grazing land occupied by the mustangs is land the BLM can't lease for pennies to ranchers for their stock, that's what it boils down to. That, and a basic conviction among pols & bureaucrats etc that any activity not yielding a cash profit is an activity hard to justify but easy to rectify-- by changing the management.
Sad sad disgusting.
 

Chris E (50)
Friday August 13, 2010, 12:55 am
Thank you Cher. I agree with Lyn C. Wild Mustangs are part of the American culture; symbol of freedom. They shouldn't be trapped. Noted.
 

Thomas C (116)
Friday August 13, 2010, 12:56 am
It got under way with a minimum of fuss! What ever that means. Two idiots hi fiving over the seperation of a foal does seem anything to crow about to me! Horses are being abused there famliy units being broken up and stallions being coralled to gether and fighting! Management my backside! School report card would definitely say "could do better" ! When is this cowboy Ken going to see the light!
 

SANDRA R (145)
Friday August 13, 2010, 1:02 am
Sadly noted!! Thank you Cher!!
 

J MASSETTI (11)
Friday August 13, 2010, 1:26 am
DISBAND THE BLM ! ! ! THEY ARE USELESS !! AS FOR SALAZAR HE IS A CATTLEMAN WITH CONFLICT OF INTERESTS.....THE MUSTANGS ARE PART OF AMERICA'S HERITAGE ....THEY WERE DOING FINE BEFORE THE BLM AND THEY'LL DO JUST FINE WITHOUT CATTLE BARONS,SALAZAR & THE BLM !!!!! GET THE BEEF OFF OF FEDERAL LAND !!! TRESSPASSING NOT ALLOWED FOR BEEF---BUY YOUR OWN FEED AND STOP USING TAQXPAYER MONEY & LAND TO FEED YOUR CATTLE AND THEN HAVE THE CHUTZPAH TO CHARGE SO MUCH MONEY !!!!! WE SHOULD BE GIVING ALL A HUGE FEED BILL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

Kathy Chadwell (354)
Friday August 13, 2010, 1:32 am
We need to band together and sue them, this is illegal
 

patricia lasek (317)
Friday August 13, 2010, 5:12 am
I think we should have a round-up of our own and put the idiots who okayed this put in an over-crowded prison.
 

Blacktiger P (247)
Friday August 13, 2010, 10:10 am
THE ANSWER TO THE QUESTION, WHY, THE CATTLEMEN WANT THE FREE GRAZING LAND FOR THEIR HERDS. THINK OF THIS AS YOU CHOMP DOWN ON THAT BURGER OR STEAK
 

Margaret Anne Brooks (13)
Friday August 13, 2010, 11:23 am
Have A VOICE!
Pass this on to your friends and annoy the "political food chain" from the top on down!!!!

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Patricia C (96)
Friday August 13, 2010, 3:26 pm
@Clare: It seems BLM has been bought by those who feel threatened by the wild horses; wealthy ranchers who need the land to "grow" cattle to be slaughtered for human consumption mainly.
 

Geraldine R (0)
Friday August 13, 2010, 5:03 pm
Thank you and Bless You Cher for staying ontop of ALL the insane, inhumane & horrendous actions against innocent & sentient animals, mammals, birds, etc. The BLM should be abolished for their inhumane treatment of these wild, beautiful & innocent mustangs.
It is the Almighty Blood Dollar corporations, etc that are the driving force behind these actions and sadly Mr. Obama can't seem to see the truth staring him in the face. I am saddened & thoroughly disappointed in Mr. Obama & his Government allowing these inhumane actions to take place. SHAME ON YOU ALL.
 

Nina Serman (108)
Friday August 13, 2010, 8:49 pm
Michael L, I apologize how my comment sounded (like horse lovers did nothing). I’ve been following wild horse roundups with horror and wholeheartedly support efforts of your and similar groups/organizations. I’ve been commenting about this case in Straight from the Horse’s Mouth Newsletter, where I better expressed my feelings
(“…No fuss??????? I am sure there was considerable fuss among the horses, just not obvious to the BLM and their ilk….”). My “Why there was no fuss?” was a rhetorical question. My answer was 1. Because there was minimal media coverage and 2. They (BLT) denied open (unrestricted) access to monitors = horse “advocates”.. It never occurred to me that it could sound like I blame the good guys. It really matters to me that you all know that I appreciate your work .

 

. (0)
Wednesday August 18, 2010, 9:07 am
noted,thank you.
 

Pat D (0)
Sunday August 22, 2010, 7:20 pm
I wonder what the BLM considers 'little fuss'? Horses fighting, colts being seperated from their mother, scared horses trying to escape back to freedom and then there's the animals that had to be killed, running for hours over rugged terrain in scorching heat would be one reason a horse is injured beyond repair!
The pictures provided does not show starving horses, in fact, they look pretty good for being on their own.... with no human intervention... How many more will die from this exhibit of stupidity???
 

Dianne D (490)
Thursday August 26, 2010, 10:59 am
This is wrong. Get the cattle off the public lands and let the horses live there. Fire the Director of BLM and Ken Salazar.
 
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