Death and Miscarriage from Helicopter Terror
Yesterday (April 19, 2010), UPI reported 86 deaths from
broken necks and spinal injuries and 40 spontaneous
abortions caused by Bureau of Land Management helicopters.
Imagine if the mammals in question were human?
They were horses, and they were terrified, and they
were part of a government roundup of nearly 2,000
gentle creatures from Northern Nevada’s Calico
American taxpayers invested $1.3 million for this effort.
Some of the dead horses were trampled foals, while others
were elderly horses which died of exhaustion.
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“There is something about the outside of a horse
that is good for the inside of a man.” ~
– Winston Churchill
“A horse is the projection of peoples’ dreams about
themselves – strong, powerful, beautiful – and it has
the capability of giving us escape from our mundane
– Pam Brown
“The essential joy of being with horses is that it
brings us in contact with the rare elements of grace,
beauty, spirit, and fire.”
– Sharon Ralls Lemon
“The horse through all its trials has preserved
the sweetness of paradise in its blood.”
– Johannes Jensen
“I heard a neigh. Oh, such a brisk and melodious
neigh as that was! My very heart leaped with delight
at the sound.”
– Nathaniel Hawthorne
“Some of my best leading men have been dogs and horses.”
– Elizabeth Taylor
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