Calico Update: 477 horses captured. 3 Fatalities

January 9th, 2010 by Nicole Meyer


On Thursday, January 7, the BLM killed another mare claiming “poor body condition.”  What the BLM claims is an “act of mercy” likely involved chasing this elder horse by helicopter for several miles at full gallop speed into the capture pens before determining that she was too old to withstand the transition to a captive life and therefore had to be  ”euthanized” her by rifle.

It is unknown if this mare’s condition was documented with video or photos; the condition of the foal and mare who were killed last week were not photo-documented, leaving only the word of the BLM as evidence of what happened to these victims.
For updated number of BLM Calico captives click here.