12 September 2018
UPDATE ON THE MUDDY CREEK HORSES
From the BLM Daily Gather page:
“Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Summary: One hundred threee horses were gathered from the Muddy Creek HMA today. Body scores of horses were mostly 4’s with several 2’s and 3’s. There were 18 visitors at the site gather today.
Mares treated with fertility control: 0
We do not know the reason one horse was shot. However, we know that the terminology “Acute” means it was a result of gather related activity. So YES BLM or their Contractors, and ultimately Rep. Stewart who did not STAY this gather, have killed one horse so far.
Our boots on the ground team heard the shot, asked for information and were denied. The response was that it would be in the gather report. You see above what was in the gather report…not enough information!
As many of you know the CAES member we work with the most on the Muddy Creek wild horse herd is Jen Howe. She has sent only one photo thus far. It was a photo that describes just how painful this is to her, and to many of us. The following photo was sent with the caption:
“THAT’S ALL THAT’S LEFT”
CAES is pushing forward with the appeal. We do not know if we can get any of the Muddy Creek horses returned, we do know that any win, in this case, will be a win for future horses in every herd and at a minimum will be a win in the honor of the innocent, sentient beings that are being so brutally and tragically wronged by our government.
We ask you to keep calling, make your elected officials aware that you will NOT support them if they do not stop the mismanagement of our wild horses before they are all gone.