I finally hit saturation last night.
Reviewing the photos from yesterday and emeshing in the manner in which these magnificent animals, supposedly protected by Congress, are being literally harrassed and terrified into these traps made me physically ill.
I am very good at staying professional “in the moment.” I will vocalize my disapproval in a manner that is unmistakable. Yet I am very good at staying in a dialogue that remains civil. But last night the energy that took literally drained my reserves.
I took almost 2000 frames (plus more on another camera) yesterday. The majority of those of the actual roundup, and not the incredibly beatiful range, show the constant harrassment of our horses. Families broken and literally chased in separate directions, single horses repeatedly targeted, and a pilot that looked more like he was in a cutting competition than one attempting to “herd.”
I am working on a sequential slideshow today… but I am also heading out to the range and holding. Please understand the tremendous volume of information I have and the very long days that start at 4 am and often do not end until after dark… and that is just being out.
Nights have been spent dealing with constant drama… from places it should not be coming.
Keep it simple… keep it focused.
I do need help to stay out here… Grass Roots Horse is the direct line to do that.There are many avenues that need further exploration and confirmation. It is also the place to help move the legal challenge through that is fighting for your right to know.
I will get out what I can asap.