I apologize for the camera shake. I borrowed a camera I had never used before.
It was cold and my nose kept running.
This video is long. If you are already depressed about the actions, or lack thereof, by the current Obama administrations Bureau of Land Management, please don’t watch this.
Just the few hours that we as a group have been allowed to observe this gather we have seen so much. It boggles the mind what may have occurred when this agency was allowed to operate without witness.
Horses continue to die from the gather. The stress of the actual gather, the stress of confinement and diet change. The stress now of processing. This was a massive gather done at a very vulnerable time of year.
Now these symbols of American freedom, those that survive, face adoption, sale authority, and long term warehousing.
Note: at about 4 minutes into this video is the video of the foal harassed by helicopter in a longer form than previously shown.
My heart aches.
Edited to add:
Yes, this video is available in HDV. The quality is “dumbed down” to cut down on render and upload time. If you need clips to send to local media e-mail me the time code and I can burn a disc.
KEEP CALLING the White House Hotline and your local Senators! Don’t forget local media. Get the word out!