Twin Peaks (photos)

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Just some photos I took today.

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These horses rely on their band structure for survival. It is always so hard to watch them loose their homes and the comfort of family. Yet even in the most trying of times they are so incredible to behold. The comfort they give to each other as they struggle with lameness from the round…. just sharing a few images from today.
I’ll look for some of the ones I took when they were free last Spring…

Comfort in the sick pen

 

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26 thoughts on “Twin Peaks (photos)

  1. R.T. Fitch says:

    Get some rest, Laura…the cavalry is coming!!!

  2. Thanks for these. Take care.. mar

  3. Anna says:

    re: comfort in the sick pens; yeah I have seen the Mustangs comfort each other so many a time…I particuarly saw the “comfort the Downed Mare was given by the Black Mare who lay down beside her in “the Indian lakes downed mare video avial. on u tube; the Black mare lay RIGHT DOWN NEXT TO THE BAY MARE: and comforted her with her entire soul…

    and then the BLM walked out and shot both the two mustangs

    • Anna says:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buPvB-JcXQY

      1. both the bay mare lying down and the black mare who lay down to comfort the bay; “were destroyed by the blm…
      notice how there is no Hay Feeder in this BLM “sick pen…

      2. the mare at the end of the video is having what is known as “A Red Bag Delivery; this is where the “placenta precedes the foal; the BLM was supposed to “rush over and move the red bag placenta so the foal could be born…
      instead the BLM “cleaned her out; destroying the foal;true

      3. I forwarded the video of the “downed mare in the pen with no hay feeder or clean hay for any of them to MY
      a. 2 Senators of Conn. and my 1 rep of Fairfield county…

      I expect the BLM Wh & B program to be closed any day…

      • Anna says:

        the only words the BLM had to say about the 2 Mares:
        Two 12-year-old mares in poor condition and not adapting to change in feed were euthanized.*

        No gathering will be conducted today.

        The BLM is hosting an observation day at the Indian Lakes Road Holding Facility with guided tours offered from 10 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. These hours are the most likely times that trucks will be delivering the wild horses from the gather site. The BLM continues to provided guided tours of the facility by appointment only. Appointments are necessary to ensure BLM staff is available to conduct the tours and respond to questions, and for safety concerns for the animals, observers and employees at the facility. The Indian Lakes Road facility is privately-owned and operated. The BLM coordinates closely with the owner when scheduling the guided tours to allow observers to view the animals, while not interferring with the day-to-day operations at the facility.

        Windbreaks are installed in the hospital pens. Two 12-year-old mares in poor condition and not adapting to change in feed were euthanized.

        Gather totals to date: 1,326 gathered, 1,322 moved to Fallon

        Fallon facility deaths: 2, cumulative death total: 15
        *comment: BLM “destroyed the mares before anyone else sees them….ummmm…to the BLM…You cannot destroy evidence videos and photos; u fools!

  4. Anna says:

    ps my 2 Senators are “Senator Dodd and Senator Lieberaman; two of the most powerful officials in the Senate; and my Rep. Himes; is a co sponsor of the ROAM ACT…(Restore Our American Mustangs…); BLM is finished…kaput !

    I will be sending 2 videos today and tomorrow to Congress…
    Anne Hadley; Fairfield County Conn. Vegetarian Pacifist 1951

  5. cat Kindsfather says:

    Thanks Laura,. Sad to see of course. I must get out too, after moms surgery sometime. Arnold, we need a real life rescue! John awaits, hiding in the heart of a mustang.

    Hope court went well. : )

    I posted a free stallion from Twin Peaks on facebook yesterday. Captured his beautiful image on the early June BLM tour. Please have a look at him.

  6. Darcy says:

    Laura, I hope the court case is actually going somewhere for all that you have put into it. I so wish this would just stop. Take care & thank you again for everything you & the rest who are documenting & witnessing the destruction of these beautiful herds.

  7. sandra longley says:

    Its a wonder any foals survive in the crush of the big bodies slamming around them..I always hold my breathe in those momments..will find out how much control I really have soon, quite frankly I don’t really want to go…but have to…would rather spend the day having my arm sawed off with a butter knife.

  8. Anna says:

    from Saving America’s Mustangs:

    Horse advocates point to a massive gold mine right next to the herd areas. It uses millions of gallons of water every day, suggesting there is enough water that BLM could drill a well and supply the horses, at least through the rough spell, and then remove them later when it is safer.

    This is next to the Owyee HMA:
    a massive gold mine right next to the herd areas. It uses millions of gallons of water every day…so the BLM says:

    a. no water out there; PERJURY b. Mustangs will perish if they are not rounded up: PERJURY c. then they give the Mustangs too much water and over 40 Mustangs perish…

    imo The BLM’s falsities and perjuries “just don’t hold water !

    • Anna says:

      I just watched another video about the BLM and the Twin Peaks; video cows; mustangs; and the ending is too much

      must see to believe…! i will post the two videos tomorrow

      i think one is “Litchfield Corrals; Aug. 2010…talk soon; aw

  9. Anna says:

    ps there is a new video out of Twin Peaks Corrals; I think Litchfield CA; A mare in the video is stuggling to rise…

    just like the downed mare; but also like the Foal from the
    3 strikes ranch; the mare digging into a ditch to try to stand

    Gosh I hate the BLM.gov; the worst liars I have ever heard of !

  10. Kathy Mahan says:

    Thank you to all who are working to stop the decimation in this wonderful HMA. I have a Twin Peaks mustang and while I LOVE her more then any horse I’ve ever had, to know that only 450 will be returned, and hand picked by humans rather then God, I just cry, and cry. This is a HUGE HMA.. did I say HUGE? and not one that can not support many horses, it surely can. They usually only take about 800-900 horses, and gather it regularly.. So that they now need to gather 2000 makes no sense. If the horses are REALLY doubling in 4 years they shouldn’t need to be taking many horses over 4 off the range. And the mules? What are they hurting? They aren’t reproducing. Last Twin Peaks gather they pulled in mules as well. I heard one of them was 16 y/o! Why would you need to gather a 16 y/o wild born mule?? It’s ridiculous, and frustrating.

  11. Anna says:

    Hi Kathy:

    you wrote: to know that only 450 will be returned, and hand picked by humans rather then God, I just cry, and cry. This is a HUGE HMA.. did I say HUGE? and not one that can not support many horses, it surely can. They usually only take about 800-900 horses, and gather it regularly.. So that they now need to gather 2000 makes no sense…

    Anne’s comment: I hear ya’; the BLM intends to round up every single Mustang and most Burros and then return about 450 “hand picked man made selection…instead of Mother Nature’s Natural Selection; thinking they will be able to raise a super breed of Wild Mustangs…and to leave only 72 Burros on such a great expanse of land…oh; so the BLM has been rounding up the Mustangs reguarly? thanks…

  12. Anna says:

    Anna (04:33:29) :

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kl11RvVYvTM
    NEW VIDEO LITCHFIELD CORRALS…comments:

    a. NO HAY OR HAY FEEDER IN THE PENS FOR THE FOALS…
    b. Foals separated from Mum’s way too soon…
    c. Mustangs with lame leg…
    d. DOWNED MUSTANG STRUGGLING; DIGGING HERSELF INTO A SAND PIT…Just like the Foal at “# strikes ranch in 2009…

    LIKE I SAY; WHEN A MUSTANG “FALLS DOWN AT FALLON; the odds are: THAT MUSTANG WILL PERISH WHERE IT FALLS

    WHY? Because the BLM does NOT PROVIDE HAY or water to the downed mustangs and the downed mustangs can LIE IN SAND PITS FOR DAYS ON END…just like they did not exist; I picture the blm just stepping over downed Mustangs; as if they werent even there: I HAVE OVER 100 PIX OF blm DOWNED MUSTANGS WITH NO HAY; Remember the Calico 111 + plus the 8 at the Gather site;
    Remember the Tuscarora Thirteen; plus the 30 others…
    Remember this downed mare lying in sand pit @ Litchfield !
    (golly gee…i hate the blm…ANNE WHITE aka Wahpoose ’51

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    08

    2010
    Anna (06:53:03) :
    the other video is about the exact same place Laura Leigh et.al. went to see the Wild Horse Susanville Roundup; when I find the video again I will post; the Litchfield Video is: (by Jessica Johnsonn:

    Anna (04:33:29) :

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kl11RvVYvTM
    warning; graphic pix of downed mare digging in sand

  13. Anna says:

    UMMMM…THE TWIN PEAKS HMA IS “55 MILES LONG BY 35 MILES WIDE…about the size of the state of Rhode Island…

    and these BLM Hooligans say

    only 450 Mustangs can live in an HMA the size of Rhode Isl.

    my comment to the BLM is; “Get thee behind me….ANNA W.

  14. Anna says:

    ps some may think I am too harsh with my words; re: BLM

    ummm…I have read far worse replies on the internet reBLM

    so Judge not lest ye be judged; that goes for everybody !

    ps bad news: The Director of the Eagle BLM office is also the legislative director for the Governor of Nevada: dat bad news

  15. Anna says:

    see by releasing Stallion (unfixed) back into the wild the BLM

    a. satisfies the animal rights acitivists who say: Keep breeding them in the wild so they don’t go extinct…

    b. and KEEPS THE BLM BREEDING MUSTANG SCHEME INTACT

    for example; what kindness to the Stallion(s); to release them on the land; as SIRES FOR THE BLM to BREED “excess Mustangs; IF IN JUST A FEW YEARS THE SAME STALLION COULD BE ROUNDED UP; after sireing Wild mustangs for BLM

    and then the BLM could do “wicked and awful things to he…

    I SAY RELEASE GELDINGS NOT STALLIONS BACK TO RANGE

    because if we release Stallions: the BLM will conduct Gathers; based on the amount of foals the stallions breed…just my 2c

    I KNOW PEOPLE WANT TO SEE THE MUSTANGS STAY WILD;

    but not under the AUSPICIOUS OF THE BREED AND SELL BLM

    SEE THE BLM ACUTALLY SELLS FOR A PROFIT USA MUSTANGS

    THEY DO NOT ONLY ADOPT OR PASTURE THEM; IMO ANNA

  16. Anna says:

    Of course if the BLM rounds up every Mustang and Burro; as they did at Twin Peaks; they certainly will return Stallions and Mares; my question is: Just why is it the BLM does not return any Stallions to the Range? because Science has not yet determined if Gelding reduce Mustang Population Growth?

    ROFL…aw

  17. Anna says:

    CORRECTION:
    Of course if the BLM rounds up every Mustang and Burro; as they did at Twin Peaks; they certainly will return Stallions and Mares; my question is: Just why is it the BLM does not return any Geldings to the Range? because Science has not yet determined if Gelding reduce Mustang Population Growth?

    ROFL…aw ps the blm is considering some Gelding “trials…ha!

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