So much is going on right now.
Personally I’ve been in the field gathering data, having meetings, visiting the facilities. Herd Watch is coming together with tremendous support and volunteers.
Somehing happened last week that deserved a bit of time to respond to…
On May 19 BLM listed another death to the daily update.
“A yearling gelding (#1096) was euthanized after he was found down in his pen; diagnosis fractured neck, cause unknown.” This death brought the BLM count to 90. (Does not count deaths of foals).
#1096 was the little guy named “Mouse” by the advocates.
Mouse was just a little thing.
Mouse gave people a really hard tme during processing…. he showed he was “wild” at heart.
This week horses were moved from the Broken Arrow over to PVC for an adoption event.
On Wed. the BLM update says he was found in his pen with a broken neck. Often wild animals panic when pressed. If Mouse was being separated for loading, or others near him were, a yearling that demonstrated the “spirit” that Mouse had shown might run into a fence. That reaction from this little fella might be expected… particularly with the pressure used to move them.
But the BLM says he was “found” in his pen and lists no known cause for a fractured neck.
“A yearling gelding (#1096) was euthanized after he was found down in his pen; diagnosis fractured neck, cause unknown.”
YouTube by Elyse Gardner
Currently there is a bit of a “rift” about discussions deemed the “daily snivel.”
Advocates need to recognize the value of advocates. There is not one “way to be” that will carry the change needed. We all need to recognize the value that each one of us brings to the table.
This is a simple recognition of a wild horse yearling taken from his home this winter. He did not adjust to captivity…
The current system has no protocol for recognition of individuals that will not do well behind bars toward releasing them.
So this morning we take a minute to recognize his passing…