Innocent baby foals do not deserve to be treated this way


The following is from the American Wild Horse Campaign:

Over the holiday weekend, one of our roundup observers witnessed firsthand the devastating and inhumane treatment by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and its contractors of an innocent baby wild horse.

During the ongoing Buffalo Hills Herd Management Area (HMA) roundup, our observer caught on video BLM contractors violently slamming the young foal to the ground. We have the footage if you’d like to see for yourself & then take action.


Reportedly, these contractors then hogtied the baby and threw the young foal to the ground once more before putting him into the back of an Off Highway Vehicle. These actions are deeply disturbing and unfortunately we know that this small foal is not — nor will he be — the only one to suffer this roundup season. During the hot summer months, vulnerable young foals are chased by low-flying helicopters and often sustain broken bones, injuries, and in some cases, die.

Meredith, our beloved foals don’t deserve this treatment. No animal does. We’re calling for an immediate halt to helicopter roundups and an investigation into the BLM’s Wild Horse and Burro Program. If you want to see these atrocities stop, please join us.


This will not be the only foal mistreated at the hands of the BLM contractors this roundup season. During last year’s roundups, many foals were seriously injured or died due to inhumane practices and helicopter chases.

We will not stand by while the BLM actively puts foals in harm’s way. Foaling season should NOT be helicopter season. Take action now for these innocent young animals by calling for an immediate halt to roundups and an investigation into the BLM’s Wild Horse and Burro Program.


Thank you for your help.

Suzanne Roy
Executive Director
American Wild Horse Campaign

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