BP Connected to Bloody Wild Horse Roundup

Thursday, July 8, 2010

According to a shocking investigative report by Chief Investigative Reporter George Knapp at KLAS-TV 8 News NOW in Las Vegas, the Bureau of Land Management’s Calico Hills wild horse roundup last winter proved to be among the bloodiest mustang operation in memory.

The government captured 1,800 wild horses from half a million rugged and remote acres in northern Nevada. More than 100 horses died, some at the roundup site, most at the holding facility. In addition, dozens of pregnant mares aborted their young.

Wild horse advocates are used to seeing horses removed from the public range to make room for cattle, but they began to suspect another possible motive.

Filmmaker Ginger Kathrens was perplexed why BLM would proceed with a roundup, against the advice of a Federal judge, in the dead of winter, and when the BLM’s own reports indicated there was little or no justification for the operation on the range itself. The horses and the land were in good shape.

She and others started focusing on plans for the Ruby Pipeline, a gigantic project to transport natural gas from Wyoming to Oregon while slicing through five separate herd areas. The 42 inch pipe would require a six foot trench nearly 700 miles long and a parallel, all-weather access road through land that has no roads.

As it turns out, one of the largest users of the pipeline will be BP. A copy of the contract was obtained by the website AboveTopSecret.

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14 Responses to BP Connected to Bloody Wild Horse Roundup

  1. R.J. says:

    Bastards. It’s not only the sea turtles they’re willing to kill in order to keep their profits. They should be taken over or barred from doing business here in the States.

  2. Estacada says:

    This story was reported in Portland but was largely ignored by the national media. Something I never understood.

    In fact, a few wildlife activists told the weekly local paper they had tried unsuccessfully to interest the likes of Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow in the story but they never heard back from them.

    I guess General Electric must approve a story as controversial as this before they can mention it. Better to let Keith clown about Sarah Palin or Rush Limbaugh.

  3. retahyajyajav says:

    My fantasy is to see Tony Hayward stripped bare and forced to run across the landscape.

    Only to be rounded up and herded like cattle into the back of a transport truck, taken to the Pacific ocean and then dumped, head first into the frigid waters, never to be seen or heard from again.

    Is this too harsh? OK, he can eat a crumpet in route.

  4. distributorcap says:

    sad thing is that BP is no worse than any other oil company when it comes for lack of care for the wildlife of the planet.

    there is NO doubt in my mind – we are witnessing the beginning of the end of this planet as a livable body.

    i hope all the rich oil execs have their shuttles ready to take them to Romulus or Cardassia.

  5. Stephan Iversonn says:


    I’m glad you mentioned MSNBC.

    Many liberals and progressives see MSNBC as their cable news network but in fact, the station isn’t as embracing of liberal and progressive ideas as far too many think.

    Recently, Markos from DailyKOS wrote a diary about being banned from MSNBC because he dared to throw the truth about the dead intern in Joe Scarborough’s face during appearance on the Joe and Mika show.

    MSNBC management was having none of it.

  6. feminazi says:

    This is utterly sickening. America’s wild horses are protected and BP should play zero role in relocating them or determining where they live. The more I learn about this nation, the angrier and sadder I become. It’s almost more than I can tolerate. I may need to take a break from news and information.

  7. mauigirl says:

    Catching up here…this is just one more example of the rapacious greed we allow these companies to exploit. It sickens me. DCap is right, this may be the beginning of the end of this planet. I think I’d like to go to Vulcan, myself – maybe some logic might help prevent greed and avarice.

  8. Arizona Leatherneck says:

    What blows my mind is the number of Republicans in the US Congress who opposed legislation intended to protect America’s wild horses from being sold to Japan for meat.

    That’s right boys and girls. Some Japanese enjoy the taste of horse meat and they pay a high yen for the joy of eating horse.

    I’d kick some GOP and Japanese asses before I sat by and let this happen.

  9. Rachel says:

    The truth is, BP is a criminal enterprise and needs to be watched closely by the Interior Dept. the US Dept. of Justice and the EPA. I’m sorry to disappoint Rep. Barton but, BP can no more be trust than Lindsey Lohan when there’s an open bottle of whiskey within arms reach.

  10. Rachel,

    For weeks, I’ve called the Deepwater Horizon rig area a crime scene.

    But the more I learn about Big Oil and it’s behavior, I’m starting to think the entire Gulf of Mexico is a crime scene.

  11. Jolly Roger says:

    And our politicians are so beholden to big oil that they will almost certainly continue on, unimpeded.

    Lenin would have a field day, were he to pop up tomorrow.

  12. Bee says:

    There is zero excuse to run horses until the mares miscarry, and there’s zero excuse for the rest of BP’s existence, as far as I am concerned.

  13. fran says:

    Never enough for them, apparently.
    The Government regulatory agencies are a joke.

  14. D BROWN says:

    Why worry about big pretty rats that hurt everything else on the land. All real experts know about the damage they do to the land and that once lived there.

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