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39 Wild Horses Died at Brutal Nevada Helicopter Roundup

From Lex Talamo, LadyFreethinker.org
August 2023

We looked at the mounting death tolls in those early days, when horses were being driven relentlessly despite high winds and in excessive heat, and predicted that at least 31 wild horses would die before the roundupís end. The BLM drives horses sometimes to their deaths at the behest of cattle ranchers.

terrorized Stallion
(Scott Henderson/LFT Investigation)

Another gruesome and deadly wild horse roundup is now part of American history ó with 39 formerly free-roaming horses now dead following this yearís gather by the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Nevadaís Antelope Complex.

The BLM announced in early July that contractors would be pushing terrified horses toward a trap site using helicopters ó a brutal method that resulted in dozens of broken necks, snapped legs, fatal injuries, and family separations in the last year alone.

Fearing more suffering, Lady Freethinker sent an observer to the Antelope Complex at the roundupís start. By day 3, we documented atrocity, including of a Palomino stallion who broke his leg as he jumped over the holding corral and then ran for an hour before wranglers shot and killed him.

We looked at the mounting death tolls in those early days, when horses were being driven relentlessly despite high winds and in excessive heat, and predicted that at least 31 wild horses would die before the roundupís end.

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