Foals Chased to Point of Exhaustion/Separation from Families at Triple B Roundup
First Foal "Euthanized" At Triple B Roundup. Photo by Laura Leigh
The beautiful little palomino foal pictured above is just one of seven killed so far at the Triple B roundup currently underway in northeastern Nevada. AWHPC's Deniz Bolbol is just back from nine days of public observation at the roundup with reports and video documenting tiny, young foals routinely being stampeded by a helicopter in miles-long chases. These vulnerable foals try as hard as they can to keep up with their mothers, but their young legs are unable to sustain the speeds. Many fall behind, exhausted, only to be roped and brought in by BLM wranglers.
“Tiny foals are being chased by helicopters for miles in the extreme desert heat,” said Matt Bershadker, senior vice president of ASPCA Anti-Cruelty. “Once captured, these young, unweaned babies are separated from their mothers and forced to stand in the hot sun for up to seven hours without access to water. These horses are living symbols of our nation’s history, and it is shameful that the agency charged with protecting these iconic creatures is recklessly chasing young foals to death.”
The trauma could be avoided if BLM prohibited roundups conducted in the summer, a time when foals are still young and the high temperatures and low water resources make helicopter stampedes dangerous for all mustangs.
Please join AWHPC and the ASPCA in calling on the BLM to immediately halt wild horse roundups to stop the trauma and terror that is being inflicted on young foals and other horses at the Triple B roundup. Just personalize and send the letter below to send your mesage today.
For more information, please see ASPCA/AWHPC's news release and updates from the frontlines of the Triple B roundup.