8 March 2017
- America has two long-standing symbols for freedom: the bald eagle and the wild mustang. You’ve seen these majestic wild horses in TV or magazine ads, running unbridled across the open range, dust in their wake. They evoke the boundless West and our nation’s pioneer spirit.
What you don’t see is the helicopters chasing them. Roundups sound romantic, but in the case of mustangs, the process is cruel and brutal. Despite federal protection, the horses are treated like pests on their native range because, it turns out, the West isn’t that open after all.
The roundups start with the helicopters, which swoop down and terrorize the animals, chasing them to awaiting corrals. The pursuit is dangerous and terrifying. Many horses are injured and some die.
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