Tax payer dollars at work! Sadly, this is how most humans with no education work with a donkey. I use donkey psychology (donkey/humanality) and education of the human when working with the donkey. Sadly most predators (humans) do NOT have the tools needed to work with a wild or domesticated donkey. Donkeys, horses and mules require us humans to have empathy and compassion, set the equine up for success.
Donkeys are not horses with long ears. Donkeys are Donkeys! Tears for these donkeys and the men working to capture them should be fired.
Please share this video on your page! We need to educate people, donkeys should never be treated this way, no animal or human should be treated this way. Donkeys are not stubborn they are scared when abused like this and they just shut down. Lay down! Melody, Donkey Whisperer Farm http://www.donkeywhisperer.com
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This video is really hard to watch, but equally important because it documents the cruel and abusive treatment which wild horses and burros are subjected to during roundups by the Bureau of Land Management. This is not an isolated incident. Wild horses and burros are routinely subjected to being driven long distances, slammed by helicopters, pushed, pulled, hit, and terrorized during these roundups. These animals are supposed to be protected by the BLM under the 1971 Wild and Free Roaming Horses and Burros Act. Instead, they are being removed from public lands in record numbers in order to appease the cattle and grazing industries. The horses and burros are then warehoused indefinitely in government holding facilities at the expense of U.S. taxpayers. There are currently more wild horses in holding facilities than there are in the wild. Horses are very near and dear to my heart and seeing them treated like this is heart-breaking. I only hope that by getting the word out, changes can be made to the BLM’s current management program to prevent such cruelty from happening again.