Cruel wild horse roundups continue on Navajoland for kill houses

Navajoland Round Ups of Wild Horses

Cruel horse roundups for kill houses and meat industry continue on Navajoland.

From: The Narcosphere
By: Brenda Norrell

Navajoland Round Ups of Wild Horses

Photo by Leland Grass: Horse roundup in Kayenta area

The cruel roundups of wild horses on the Navajo Nation continue on Thursday and Friday in the Tuba City area. Navajo Medicine People oppose the roundups and the sale of horses for slaughter to the meat industry in Mexico.

Further, Navajo President Ben Shelly now admits that he did not halt the horse roundups for slaughter as he said earlier. Now, Shelly says it was just an idea, and the memorandum of agreement has not yet been signed to halt the roundups.

Leland Grass, Dine’, said, “Tuba City Chapter House is opening the doors to The Cruelty Group, Navajo Nation Agriculture and Navajo Nation Resource Enforcement.”

“Over the last three months many of the Dine’ peoples horses have been taken from their corrals and also off their grazing areas and land use areas. Not only did the people get hurt, but also the foals were left behind. The mothers in the roundup were taken off the reservation for auction, and were sold, even to kill buyers who transport the horses down to Aquila Martinez, Vanderwagon, New Mexico, then on to Las Lunas, New Mexico, and off to the border of Texas and Mexico for sale to kill buyers. Then the horses are sent to Mexico for slaughter for meat.”

Grass urged protectors of wild horses and defenders of sacred Dine’ traditions to call the Tuba City Chapter House and tell them to send the Navajo Nation Agriculture back home.

“We don’t want motorized dirt bikes and ATV’s on our vegetation,” Grass said.

The wild horse roundups in Tuba City are scheduled for Nov. 14, and 15. 2013. The first day is at Rare Metals and the following day is at Preston Mesa area. Grass said the Grazing Official’s name is Angela Begay 928-283-3287, and the Chapter House number is 928-283-3284.

“Get the word out for horse owners and sacred horses,” Grass said.

Read Dine’ Medicine Peoples Statement opposing roundups and slaughter:

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AUTHOR: Amber Barnes
  • What is taking so long for chief Shelly to sign
    Petition to stop the ROUNDUPS?

    November 15, 2013
  • Posted by Habitat for Horses

    Habitat for Horses was contacted by phone by one of our readers who had contacted the Chapter House. The person she spoke with was adamant about the round up taking place today is NOT for a killer sale but that the horse are being rounded up to be returned to the rightful owners.

    November 15, 2013
    • jfinch

      On the other side – we are also receiving emails saying that the roundups continue with horses headed for slaughter. According to sources, there is NO attempt being made to return horses to any owners.Someone is seriously lying and I tend to believe this source, having yet to meet any pro-slaughter person that has any desire to utter a truthful word.

      November 16, 2013
  • Jolene Connors

    How do these people get the use of the Navajo land and taking of their horses? Just like Obama, do what they want. Sad, do these horses look sick to you?

    November 16, 2013