Antelope photographs

I take about 1000 frames each day plus hours of video.

I have been doing a video of each roundup with a voiceover that describes the area and AML, etc. This one I just put to music… cause it has taken too long. Articles coming soon…. Interesting article for Horseback very soon…

It’s been snowing all day… maybe the helicopter wont fly in the am? I have seen so many bands broken up by this pilot… He starts with a larger group and only a few come in… or he has to let a band go. Many of the horses are lathered… really lathered. The layout of each trap does not make sense. I am worried about what he has left on the range in his wake.

When we get to the point in time when a roundup takes place the time for policy talk ends… it becomes an issue of literally life and death for these animals. A dialogue needs to take place to evolve the methodology used to stampede horses and treat them like pests… This is the only animal in our history to have an entire act of Congress devoted to it….

President Obama… are we a civilized nation? Do we as Americans still value compassion? Or have we sold that off to the highest bidder?

I’m tired… goodnight.

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8 thoughts on “Antelope photographs

  1. Mar Wargo says:

    Thanks for the time on the slide show. Many wonderful horses and there are some very wet from running so long. Much is not right with this roundup.

    mar

  2. Tara Bruning says:

    This is so unprofessional. The treatment is totally uncalled for. These poor innocent mustangs are being abused in more ways than one. What kind of contractor have they hired now?

    • Laura Leigh says:

      I have been watching this “new” contractor since Warm Springs…
      There are an awful lot of “issues.”
      These are our wild horses… they deserve some oversight by the agency that hired them.
      The pat response that “the contractor has control” is crap.
      If you hire a painter to paint your walls eggshell and he uses violet you have every right to say the contractor did not do the job appropriately and take steps… like hiring a new contractor.
      This one has me very worried about what he leaves on the range…

      Lots of snow today. I have not gotten any notification nor has the hotline updated with flight info. Fingers thawing out from scraping the truck… will head out soon.

  3. Puller Lanigan says:

    I can’t help but think of Germany in WWII rounding up the professors, the poets, the Jews, the Gypsies, the ‘non-Aryan’s’. Breaking up families, shipping members to different camps, some never to be seen or heard from again. Many slated for death.

    I see, no difference.

    • Suzanne Moore says:

      I don’t either! I know there would be people screaming at us for daring to compare abuse to people to abuse to horses, but in both cases WHO is doing the abusing? I don’t believe I have ever seen horses doing something this cruel to people. So, maybe I shouldn’t compare horses to humans after all.

      I don’t want to insult the horses.

    • Anna says:

      all the same exact tactic used during wwii are with the blm!

    • Anna says:

      esp. the way the blm ships the mustangs around the nation and the ones not adopted are “sold highest online bidder!

      separating families is a low deceitful tactic…a blasphemy!

  4. Puller Lanigan says:

    Laura, that bay/chesnut that escaped was a mare? I felt terrible for the sorrell trying to escape. Her eyes said it all, she knew she was finished.

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