The long awaited piece “Wild, But Not Free!” aired this morning on NBC. Coverage on NBC Nightly News is still pending.
Please take a moment and comment on all of the stories published in the extended coverage online. Let’s show “big media” that wild horses and burros ARE National News and that we care!
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Cruel or necessary? The true cost of wild horse roundups
BLM wild horse specialist Gus Warr questioned the editing of some of the activist videos.
“I would challenge … the stuff you see on YouTube because you’re not seeing the whole picture, that is the worst of the worst,” he said.
Leigh responds, “My pictures and video do show the whole story. What I’m showing is what BLM will not show the public.”
(Please be aware that WildHorseEducation.org has three active federal lawsuits. Two of the cases, encompassing three wild horse roundup operations, that have already gained three Temporary Restraining Orders and a Preliminary Injunction against conduct).
Joan Guilfoyle, chief of BLM’s Wild Horse and Burro Program, told NBC News she does not know what happened to the horses that were sold to Davis, but denied the agency did anything wrong. “We have no knowledge of him being a person who has ill intent toward the horses,” she said, “so there was no reason to question the purchase of these (animals) because he has to sign the paper that says what his intention is.”
(note:Tom Davis is a well-known kill buyer that has ties to former Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar. Is Guilfoyle claiming the government did not know Tom Davis? That a simple “google” search that reveals what Davis is was never done?)
“I want to know where the horses went,” said Laura Leigh of the group Wild Horse Education, which advocates on behalf of the wild mustangs. “It’s disgusting, it’s abhorrent. Whoever signed that slip to approve those sales, I want to look them in the eye and say, ‘What were you thinking?’”
In Their Own Words: opposing views of wild horse roundups