Here we go again.
Nothing unexpected coming in. Nothing reassuring at all.
Same old, same old.
July is here and the claim that “foaling season” is over and running horses for miles is now “safe” is back in the dialogue.
We start in Owyhee in just days.
June 25 BLM Indian Lakes update: Mares are still foaling, but births are fewer and intermittent.
So I guess only mares in holding facilities are still giving birth. I guess running a foal born on July 1 at one week old for miles and miles in the desert is “safe.”
Oh yeah… and they will keep the public away until about the third week of July so if anything happens they can hide it. Close public land so no cameras can catch any of the horror or “civilians” find dead babies in the desert sun. I guess if we don’t see it somehow it hasn’t happened.
Sheldon 2006. They tried to deny what happened there. USFWS… but same contractor.
We saw young horses die this winter from the effects of the helicopter gather. Those youngsters were about 8 months old… some of these babies will be less than 8 days old.
Do you think we will ever get a schedule of proposed areas the BLM will close? When do you think such a schedule will arrive? If you are on public land and don’t know about the closures (because they didn’t post them) will you be arrested? Will lease holders be banned from the land or just the general public?
Write to Bolstad, Abbey and your Congressperson and tell them you demand observers be allowed from day one. To allow the BLM to operate without observers is not acceptable.