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Posted: Monday, April 7, 2014 3:34 pm

A herd of 41 horses abandoned on public land were rounded up in March and sold to a Canadian slaughterhouse.

Sarah Beckwith, a spokesman for the Worland office of the BLM, confirmed that on March 18-19, 41 unauthorized horses were rounded up on land between Greybull and Lovell. The horses were turned over to the Wyoming Livestock Board.

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  • nscieron posted at 5:39 am on Sat, Apr 12, 2014.

    nscieron Posts: 1

    I agree with most of what was the comment section.
    Nanette Till is wrong.Domestic horses can and do survive very well in the wild. These horses were healthy and thriving on the land. There was no reason to remove them there is plenty of land for livestock and Horses alike.

  • morgansinkc posted at 9:40 pm on Wed, Apr 9, 2014.

    morgansinkc Posts: 5

    There was no auction. There is no company that auctions horses in Worland. This is a complete lie and people all over the country are furious about it -- even people that are for horse slaughter are appalled that this has happened. Pregnant mares sold for slaughter. This is completely over the top.

  • Carol Cecil posted at 11:17 am on Wed, Apr 9, 2014.

    Carol Cecil Posts: 1

    BS on brand inspector not knowing Bouvry is slaughterhouse. He knows or should be fired! These animals were not handled as they are legally required to. BLM and livestock commission and all involved blew it. No notification, no brands, no proof they werenʻt wild horses, no chance for advocates to buy them at auction house. A back door deal all they way thru! Advocates tried to buy them, were told they are at Bouvry for slaughter and thatʻs where theyʻll stay. Bouvry needs ʻcleanʻ (no meds) horses to satisfy demand for high-priced clean horsemeat. Four tiny foals were held back at auction house and are now being fostered by horse advocates. Itʻs a set up by all involved. Disgusting!!

  • terri55 posted at 6:54 pm on Tue, Apr 8, 2014.

    terri55 Posts: 1

    [sad] They did NOT notify people about these horses AND an actor tried to buy the horses from Bouvary and was denied by the slaughter house. This was orchestrated by the BLM and the livestock commission... What they did was illegal. These were Pryor Mountain mustangs and have been tracked by Ms. Catherines for years. It's a darned conspiracy and you all know it. I'm trying real hard to be civil but it's getting harder and harder to do so. The BLM should be disbanded and the Brand Commissioner should be tried for horse theft. Both parties broke the federal law and there's no getting around that. I've had more than I can stand.

  • TerriJane13 posted at 12:44 pm on Tue, Apr 8, 2014.

    TerriJane13 Posts: 1

    First of all, "unauthorized" horses rounded up. How does this happen in the context of this story? If they were on public land then wouldn't a brand inspector have to first verify whos horses they were - which sounds like was done after the fact. Then if this was unauthorized - that would indicate that just anyone went out & rounded them up, and took them to the sale barn. What? Then are you trying to say that the brand commissioner doesn't know who Bovary is ? Really? Then if notice of intent was really posted, how long before they were sold was this posted? Was it posted in a place where someone would easily look and be able to find such a posting? And what was done to insure that ALL of the horses were ex-rodeo stock? I love this great state - but I think our BLM / Brand Commissioner need to be re-schooled.