Sunday, October 10, 2010
BRAVEHEART of SILVER KING , last family photos
Although BLM's version of "public access" meant she was kept far from the truth, Suzanne Roy's
cameras kept clicking
SILVER KING stallion checks for threats as mare watches her foal, through bars
Braveheart spots a threat, presses close to his mare
Fatally injured after a protective charge broke his neck, Braveheart's body is dragged up a ramp to lay at the feet of his stunned mare
Ears cocked toward his captors, the uncomprehending foal wonders what the smells and noises meant and where his parents have gone.
Mountains he roamed just hours before look down on Braveheart's body. Cattoor contractor, paid by U.S. tax dollars, hides evidence of a reckless rush to wipe wild horses off the range
Labels: Braveheart, Silver King HMA, Suzanne Roy
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Terri Farley @ 3:40 AM
Something that just occurred to me...when the mustangs are gone, what will be BLM's excuse? "The range can no longer support wild horses"? When it *can* support cattle, which are much more invasive and vastly outnumber the wild horses? "Oops, we over-managed"? Which is a pretty lame excuse--you've just wiped out a whole piece of America with no going back...
And also...the wild ponies at Chincoteague island, on the other side of the country...why are they not in the headlines? Why don't we hear about them being mismanaged?.....Is is because there are no cattle grazing on the land that they run on? It would seem that nobody else wants the land, so they let the ponies have it....
my comment is:
anyone who has sight can see there is plenty of land out there for the Mustangs and Burros; beyond plenty; so anyone who says: there is not enuf forage and public land is an illogical idiot; namely WH&B!