Today Show Video on Wild Horses, Plus a heart-warming story about a BLM foal


1C6781483-130403-wildhorse-Jazz-bcol.blocks_desktop_smallThis story is too well written, with too many photos, to reproduce here. Lisa Myers did an excellent job both writing about the foal and in the video on wild horses. I have no doubt that your reaction will be the same as mine, but I look forward to hearing your opinions. Be certain to give NBC a shout out for doing this story. The bottom line of the video is that you can’t be “Fair and Balanced” when discussing the BLM’s treatment of horses. This proves the fact. – Jerry

CLICK HERE TO READ THE STORY AND WATCH THE VIDEO – “Family saves baby wild horse, forms ‘amazing’ bond” and “Wild horses: Endangered animals or menace?” Plus links to other videos

AUTHOR: Jerry Finch
  • Debbie Tracy

    It was a fantastic program, with SO MUCH gathered in it, caught Guilfoyle in her own lies and you could see it feel it her posture her face oh I was smiling from ear to ear,
    her trying to defend what happens in the roundups, oh I was just elated…. AND THEN to actually have a cattleman say that on TV how stupid on his part really but GREAT for the horses….. I have written to NBC and to their facebook…… I hope maybe there will be more and at night so more will see folks will see it…. JUST GREAT feature…….

    May 14, 2013
  • Suzanne Fourmigue

    Thank you to NBC and Lisa Myers for this excellent coverage of the wild horse tragedy taking place at the hands of the BLM. Why are we rounding up our wild horses and placing them in holding pens so ranchers can graze on public lands FREE? Why are we subsidizing the beef industry at the expense of cruel abuse to our wild horses?

    May 14, 2013
  • janwindsong

    I agree! These writers did an awesome job. I felt that quoting the ranchers cold consequence for the wild horses had to be told as it is what is at the root of the current situation. A small portio of Americans who have decided to live on the range feel they can put their values on the rest of us. I loved the ex-employee then saying the solution was reducing grazing. And last, Ginger’s prospective, gentle and compassionate causing to rise in me and I am sure so many others oiur love for these horses as they quietly live and love on the open range.

    The story of the foal was so cool – balancing the BLM hates horses theory. Every good deed should be heralded.

    May 14, 2013
    • BlessUsAll

      I, too, agree with Debbie and Suzanne — and with your added comments, janwindsong.

      “A small portion of Americans who have decided to live on the range feel they can put their values on the rest of us.”


      May 14, 2013
  • sandy weinstein

    unfortunately, the problems with the blm in regards to the wild horses have been going on for over 20 yrs. in the late 90’s, several top mgt. were caught selling the wild horses to slaughter houses and pocketing the money. they also sold the horses but not as part of the yrly sales of the blm wild horses. these horses have been abused for many yrs. the helicopter roundtops are unnecessary. why must the fed govt provide free range to the cattlemen for their sheep and cattle to graze? why cant they graze on the owner’s farms. why must the govt give them the land so they can make more money while the wild horses starve and be abused by the blm. the wild horses are part of our country’s history and should be valued and preserved not tortured and abuses and sold to sluaghter houses while the blm employees pocket the money.

    May 14, 2013
  • Jade


    May 14, 2013
  • sherriey

    very good story and very well written. the foal story is very heartwarming.
    i picked out a blurb that needs answering….

    “Controversy over roundups of wild horses roaming the ranges in 10 Western states is reaching a boil, with ranchers, horse advocates and even the government itself in agreement that the Bureau of Land Management’s Wild Horse and Bureau Program is “out of control.”
    this was taken directly from that story.
    again….”even the government itself in AGREEMENT that the Bureau of Land Management’s Wild Horse and (Burro) Program is “OUT OF CONTROL”….
    does not the Gov run this program and isn’t this part of the gov? controlled by the gov?
    so….if they agree that its ‘OUT OF CONTROL’ then why don’t they do something about it?????????? why do they condone what is going on there????? and why do they keep funding it? why don’t they just shut it down! why are they (the gov) allowing the big cattle ranchers dictate the way the BLM does things like the round-ups?????

    the gov here is acting like they are the victims too in this and act like they can’t control the BLM!

    May 14, 2013
    • Robynne Catheron

      Sherriey, I agree with you 100%. The last time I heard, cattle ranchers pay around $1.35 per head grazing fees, not much,but it’s something. The program is ridiculously out of control because there is no one guarding the hen house, and the fox is having his way. Those wealthy cattle ranchers pay astronomical fees to lobbyists to protect their interests. They donate insanely stupid amounts toward their Congressmembers’ campaigns. The recently stepped-down Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar, is an extremely wealthy cattle rancher. Do you see how this works? No one can stop them, except maybe Obama, but he’s proven he couldn’t care less. It’s frustrating and maddening and our wild horses continue to suffer because of greed. Greed seems to have taken over every sense of morality, intelligence,and compassion in government.

      May 15, 2013
  • Thank you NBC for allowing this coverage and the writers…it showed what BLM is doing for the cattlemen in this county……giving the land to them and killing our horses…..

    May 15, 2013
  • Madeleine Bachmann

    I agree 100%. Thank you NBC and Lisa Meyers for doing this special. If running on this land before any upright bipedal creatures did, if pulling millions of plows to till this land and thus feed the world, if giving the indians a fighting chance to stay free and on the range and if pulling most of the covered wagons and therefore, the first white settlers accross this land, to settle it, doesn’t make these horses totally American and give them EVERY right to run free and wild on land that essentially their own, then I don’t know what fair is!

    May 20, 2013
  • Kay

    Is there a follow up story coming? Please tell me something came of this story.

    May 23, 2013