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Day 9, October 18, 2018

Yesterday, 18 horses were rounded up and removed from the Devil’s Garden Plateau Wild Horse Territory on the Modoc National Forest. A total of 340 have been removed so far. Two horses have been treated by a veterinarian for small lacerations and will continue to be monitored. One orphan foal was placed in foster care. A a blind mare brought in at the roundup on Tuesday, was evaluated by a veterinarian then euthanized today. 

Day 8, October 17, 2018

28 more wild horses were captured and removed by the U.S. Forest Service from the Devils Garden Wild Horse Territory in California. There have been no changes in their policy to sell approximately 300 horses without limitation. We need your help to keep the pressure on. Call the DC office at  202-205-8439 and the Regional office at 707-562-8737 and say:

"I'm calling to oppose the Forest Service's plan to sell federally protected wild horses for $1 a piece by the truckload for slaughter. The Forest Service should respect the laws of the State of California and the wishes of 80 percent of Americans who want our wild horses protected, not cruelly destroyed. Please stop the roundup and prohibit the sale of these national icons for slaughter."

 

Day 7: October 16, 2018

53 more wild horses were captured and removed from the Devil's Garden Plateau Wild Horse Territory in California yesterday. The observation point offered a very limited few again of the operation, but our field representative was able to capture the heartbreaking desperate attempts of several mustangs trying to escape the trap.

Approximately 300 of the horses ages 10 or older are still in danger of being sold for slaughter. We need your help to keep the pressure on. Call the DC office at  202-205-8439 and the Regional office at 707-562-8737 and say:

"I'm calling to oppose the Forest Service's plan to sell federally protected wild horses for $1 a piece by the truckload for slaughter. The Forest Service should respect the laws of the State of California and the wishes of 80 percent of Americans who want our wild horses protected, not cruelly destroyed. Please stop the roundup and prohibit the sale of these national icons for slaughter." 

Day 6: October 15, 2018

50 wild horses were captured today. Unfortunately, no one from the AWHC team was onsite due to travel arrangements for our new representative.

Day 5: October 14, 2018

The Forest Service did not manage to capture any wild horses today. They had made several attempts before the horses took cover in the trees. This is the fifth day at the same trap site near Logan Slough, with geography offering a very limited view. Below are some of the older mares now at the new Double Devil Wild Horse Corrals.

After they called it a day, we came across this beautiful band enjoying what could be there last moments of freedom. 

Day 4: October 13: 2018

Today the US Forest Service captured approximately 38 wild horses in Devils Garden. Much like the days prior, the geography offered a very limited view of the trap site.

We have learned that while the Forest Service have an on-call veterinarian, no veterinarian is actually onsite. BLM's Comprehensive Animal Welfare Protocols require a veterinarian to be onsite, however the US Forest Service can use their discretion. 

Please call the Modoc National Forest at (530) 233-5811 or (530) 233 8738 to oppose this mass roundup and sale for slaughter plan.

Day 3: October 12, 2018

Today, the US Forest Service captured approximately 58 wild horses. Consistent with the days prior, the geography offered a very limited view of the trap site.

In an unprecedented move, the USFS is not planning to freeze brand any horses, they only intend to micro chip - which will make it hard to visually identify them and distinguish them from domestic horses if and when they end up in the slaughter pipeline. 

Pictured below are older stallions at holding who are now at risk of being sold for slaughter.

 

Day 2: October 11, 2018

Today, US Forest Service captured 27 wild horses in Devils Garden Wild Horse Territory in the Modoc National Forest in Alturas, California. Because of the geography, the viewing was limited to just the trapsite. There have been no injuries or deaths reported.                 

Please call the Modoc National Forest at (530) 233-5811 or (530) 233 8738 to oppose this mass roundup and sale for slaughter plan.                              

 

 

Day 1: October 10, 2018

The first day of the helicopter roundup in the Modoc National Forest's Devils Garden Wild Horse Territory saw 67 wild horses captured and no change in feds’ plans to sell hundreds for slaughter. Our observer reports that thehe was unable to see horses being driven by helicopters into the trap from the observation viewing area designated by the Forest Service

After the helicopter made its final run, observers were allowed to view the horses in the trap site pens.

Later observers were allowed to see the massive holding corrals that are being constructed to hold, process and sell off the wild horses over the age 10. Soon they’ll be filled with horses who could be sold by the truckload for $1 a piece.

Please call the Modoc National Forest at (530) 233-5811 or (530) 233 8738 to oppose this mass roundup and sale for slaughter plan.