CATTOOR LIVESTOCK ROUNDUP, INC.

February 9, 2010

By Steven Long, publisher/editor of “Horseback Magazine

A Horseback Exclusive

Dying Foal in BLM Pen – Photo by Laura Leigh 

HOUSTON, (Horseback) – The federal Bureau of Land Management has released a veterinary report to Horseback Magazine that was requested by several individuals and advocacy groups. The report provides sketchy details on the final days of a foal filmed by photo journalist and videographer Laura Leigh on assignment for Horseback during a Nevada “gather” of wild horses.

In the report, BLM veterinarian Richard Sanford wrote that “The gather most likely caused the hoof trauma in this case…” He went on to state that “poor body condition and weakness was most likely present before the gather.”

The vet report states in its entirety:

February 6, 2010

History and Report on Sloughed Hoof Colt

An eight month old colt arrived at the Indian Lakes Facility on about 1/20/2010 and was in very poor body condition and had sore feet. It was placed in the sick pen area where treatment could be administered. Over the next ten days, the colt was treated with phenylbutazone (a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug), penicillin (an antibiotic) and foot bandages (one front foot and both hind feet) on three occasions before it was euthanized on 1/30/2010.

The colt alternately improved and regressed. The colt would be standing while eating and drinking one day and not on the next day. The colt never was able to actually gain weight, improve body condition or show increased energy. Lameness improved with treatment but eventually the colt became too weak to stand. Hoof wall separation occurred on the front foot and one hind foot. The colt was euthanized for humane reasons.

The gather most likely caused the hoof trauma in this case. However, the poor body condition and weakness was most likely present before the gather.

Richard Sanford, DVM
NV # 565

The roundup was held in the Calico Mountains. Wild horse advocates claim that horses were stampeded as much as 15 miles before being driven into pens. One horse, dubbed “Freedom” by advocates escaped and was photographed in dramatic still shots.

The treatment of horses by BLM has sparked protests from coast to coast. On Sunday, another planned roundup was abruptly postponed by the agency.


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Additional Note:  On New Year’s Day, the BLM rounded up 10 wild horses but only captured 9 because a 6-month old foal died en route. APHIS vet at the scene, Dr. Al Kane, reported that after being chased by the helicopter for “1/4 mile” the little foal was behaving strangely, lying down periodically. It is reported that the pilot radioed Dr. Kane that this foal was having problems and Dr. Kane went out to see the foal who was found dead. Dr. Kane said that he did a necropsy in the field and discovered congenital heart defect and said that foal couldn’t have handled any exercise and probably wouldn’t have lived to adulthood.  They left the body in the field and refused to allow the public observers to witness the body.
 
 Calico Complex Roundup – 2010
Today is Sunday December the 26th. We are moving our equipment to the Paiute Meadows ranch in northern Nevada to start gathering the Calico Complex. This Calico Complex is a huge, and very remote area. It is actually five different HMAs. We will start on the east side of the Black Rock Mountains, then move around on the west side of the Black Rock Mountain to do the other four areas. We will move our holding facility at least three times and will probably use 12 to 15 different trap sites. We will probably be gathering for at least six weeks.
These wild horses are being gathered because there are too many horses for the land to support. The BLM is doing their job which is to manage the wild horses for the people of the United States. If the BLM just left them alone, that would be irresponsible to the people because they would be allowing the range and wildlife habitat to be damaged and the wild horses to die a cruel death from starvation. The wild horses in these areas will not all be captured because these areas are areas where the wild horses tend to move away from the helicopter and after the roundup return. It would be impossible to capture all of the wild horses in these areas during just one roundup.
We (Cattoor Livestock Roundup) have gathered these areas several times in the past. All but one time, the gathers have been done during the winter months. This is the best time to gather these areas because of where the wild horses live in the winter. To humanely capture wild horses, lots of things have to be considered and that is what we always try to do. Each area is different and the wild horses in each area are different.
The East Black Rock wild horses usually are always just above the Paiute Meadows ranch. We always try to set our traps as close to the wild horses as possible so they will have less distance to travel. We have always in the past set up our trap on this ranch because it is the best place to trap the animals. We are not setting the trap here because we are trying to hide anything. We are setting it here because it is the very best place to humanely capture the wild horses. This ranch is pretty much at the end of the road, so there is not much access except thru the ranch. We may set one more trap on this side of the mountain if some of the wild horses are further east of the ranch. We will be staying at a ranch about 15 miles from the Paiute Meadows ranch. I believe the BLM will be staying at a Bed & Breakfast about 15 miles from there. The closest rooms are at Denio which is about 70 or 80 miles from the ranch.
Then, we will move over and set up on the Soldier Meadows Ranch. This is the West Black Rock areas. This ranch is a beautiful working ranch with a lovely Bed and Breakfast. We will be staying there. We will set one trap and our holding facility on this ranch for the very same reasons as we set up on Paiute Meadows. Because it is the very best place to humanely place to capture the wild horses. That is always our first priority. More than one trap will probably be set up here also depending where the wild horses are staying this winter.
Then we will move on down closer to Gerlach. I will update later as we move along on the roundup.
I would like to add one more thing. Each and every day all of us and all of our wranglers go out and try to capture and process and transport the wild horses the most humane way possible. We all love animals, especially horses and wild horses or we would not be here. We are working with untamed horses and sometimes one can get injured or even die. I have kept track of every wild horse that has died or been humanely destroyed on all of our roundups since 1991 and it has been less than .1%. Most of the animals lost were for other reasons than because of the roundup. I have never kept track of just gather-caused deaths but I am going to do that from now on.

 

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9 responses to “CATTOOR LIVESTOCK ROUNDUP, INC.

  1. to mr cattamoor; if you love Horses so much; why were you “legally convicted of selling mustangs illegally

    this is the no 1 reason no one trusts u

  2. Hello Anna, welcome. I don’t trust any of them, they are liars.

  3. Cattoor, BLM & Salazar: “Don’t piss in my face and then tell me its raining.” You are directly responsible for the deaths of hundreds of horses during roundups and have made roughly $13 million since 2000. You also used your aircraft to drive BLM horses onto Shoshone land and transport them to slaughter. You may have a friend or 2 in high places, but what goes around, comes around and you are due to get yours. Karma baby and I have no sympathy for the likes of you (savages). Are you so stupid that you do not realize that there is always a price to pay for every choice you make?

  4. I am happy to see my Calico roundup video on your website.

    Here is a link to a video I produced with Kurt Brungardt about the Calico legal case and about a SOLUTION to this problem that the BLM is ignoring.

    Feel free to post it here

    thanks
    Jeff Roth
    415 370 4195

  5. Cattoor…you have a lot of balls to say how much you love the wild horses when you plead guilty to 2 counts of illegally rounding up wild mustangs and then trucking them off to slaughter houses in Texas back in 1992.
    Another example of your “love” was the NY Times video of you instructing one of your wranglers to shoot an injured horse and load it up on a truck to get rid of it so the observers wouldn’t see it.
    You are a lying SOB getting paid millions of our tax dollars to do the BLM’s dirty work.

  6. Cattoor, BLM & Salazar: THE AMERICAN PEOPLE & THE WORLD ARE WATCHING YOU. YOU THINK ALL OF US OUT HERE ARE BLIND & STUPID????? WHAT YOU ARE DOING IS NOT ONLY WRONG IT’S ILLEGAL! WE ARE GOING TO HIT ALL OF YOU LIKE A TIDAL WAVE & WIPE YOU OFF THE FACE OF THE EARTH! THIS HAS TO STOP, YOU ARE NOTHING MORE THEN THE DEVIL HIMSELF & GOD WILL PREVAIL! HE ALWAYS, ALWAYS DOES!!!!! CAN YOU HEAR THE SOUND OF ANGELS WINGS????????? WE ARE ON OUR WAY…………….

  7. There are other MORE HUMANE ways to trap these horses besides using a chopper! You don’t give a dam about Mustangs/ Burros. You just want to hurry up & get the job done so you can get that DAM all mighty dallor.
    And to leave Stallions or other horses laying with broken necks while you tend to others is Bull S— & you know it. Also to continue pushing horses over the top of a horse that’s down & stuck is Bull S… To put the dead body of a horse in a trailer with live horses is complete STUPIDITY!
    I’m RANCH RAISED & KNOW A THING OR TWO ABOUT WILD HORSES ALSO! DON’T FEED US SMART PEOPLE YOUR BULL S…..

  8. yeah…the BLM falsifies documents by “putting pictures of Oregon BLM and California BLM photos on the Eastern States blm page;
    TO THE BLM there are no wild mustangs in the eastern states pal
    so get thee behind me with your faliscation of documents; because that is illegal to put a false title on a picture from another HMA: “liars!

  9. Thank god for the internet–and the truth–and for the real people who care. BLM–every move you make will become international news–be careful–be very careful. Be sure every horse/mare/foal is kept in good health. These horses belong to the taxpayers–not to you–and we are watching them — and counting them–and following them from range to STH to LTH. Your animal abuse policies are unacceptable. Your intention of equid extermination is anti-American. The world is watching….

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