Entire Heber Wild Horse Band Killed

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WHILE TYPING THIS STORY WE FOUND OUT THAT THE LAST MARE AND FOAL IN THIS STALLION’S HERD WERE KILLED TOO…

CAES has been working for 2 days on a story of a mare and foal that were found deceased. While we were working on that story the news that this stallion pictured above was shot last night.

The Navajo County Sheriff and Forest Service (FS) Law Enforcement were out there to investigate this stallions death today. They told our team on the ground that they are sending their veterinarian to retrieve the bullets from the deceased animal which was shot twice.

These incidents are similar to the horses shot in October, and the killers were not found nor were the bullets retrieved from those 2 stallions. We know that the body of this stallion is not being left unwatched while awaiting the arrival of the veterinarian. Last time the horses were buried before the FS retrieved any evidence.

The mare and foal found a few weeks ago were not found in time to determine the cause of death, but were found in the same location as this stallion and 4 young coyotes that were shot.

These incidents have occurred right off State Route 260 in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest. It is unclear at this time if we have someone shooting from or toward the highway but we caution anyone who is going to be in the area to be very aware of their surroundings. People who have the ability to kill just for the thrill are known to cross over to killing humans as well.

There is a reward offered for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the person(s) responsible. And we would like to remind people that killing a wild horse is a federal crime that carries a penalty of $100,000 per horse and/or one year in jail.

Someone has to know something that will help find these perpetrators. If you have any information please call our tip line at 541.315.6650. Your name can be kept anonymous.

Our deepest thanks to Stacey Sanchez for photo evidence and for staying with the newly deceased stallion while we make sure the bullets are retrieved this time. Photos of the earlier incident or mare, foal and coyote are below.

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17 thoughts on “Entire Heber Wild Horse Band Killed

  1. It’s amazing that the Forest Service or Law Enforcement seems so willing to turn the other cheek. These are men and women that refuse to do their job and catch these killers and continue to allow for evidence to be lost. I’ve taken my grandchildren and family many times to see these beautiful creatures and now a whole herd gone. Hopefully the sick people that did this all feel the pain one day that these peaceful creatures did as they died. I agree karma and gods wrath can’t come soon enough or be harsh enough.

  2. There is a $100,000 reward for anyone with information on these killings since it is a Federal Offense. BUT THE BLM CAN ROUND UP AND SELL FOR SLAUGHTER OTHER WILD HORSES IN SEVERAL AREAS OF THE U.S. BECAUSE THE BEEF RANCHERS WANT THE LAND. LUDICROUS !!!!!

  3. This is it just one or two horses. This was an entire band. Piece it together. This is an entity or an organization at work, not just a vigilante. It is the eradication of a herd. Population control. The mentality that there is not enough room or grass for both the horse and the cow. The great debate, I mean usually greed. With the horses gone from the area who benefits? May karma fall on those who harm the innocent ones.

  4. HORRENDOUS!!! To prey on America’s heritage at its worst! Innocent animals who have done absolutely nothing but try to survive. To kill a mare and foal or any animal is downright MURDER! SHAME on the individual(s) who did this! May they be caught and criminally prosecuted to the fullest degree. 😡😡😡

  5. WTF IS GOING ON????? NO WORDS CAN DESCRIBE THE HORROR OUR HORSES ARE GOING THROUGH. IT IS GENOCIDE OF AN ENTIRE SPECIES GOING ON & IT HAS TO STOP….

  6. This is a full out assault on our wild horse herds. If you know something please report it so that we can stop this killing.

  7. To those human Beings in the Country that God gave you… who trespassed on the land and of the Native Americans and were not content to live peacefully but subjugated and murdered the human Native Americans, wiped out the Buffalo… systematically killed off Native Flora and fauna ( wolves, big cats etc… ), now shooting these noble creatures…. the Horses, so much a part of the landscape of this Country….
    to those who have done this… I pray, I absolutely pray for the wrath of our Creator, God Almighty to come down upon you and your families for generations to come with a vengeance. It will happen… wait for it.

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