After a trip to the Twin Peaks Herd Management Area and experiencing the thrill of seeing horses in the wild, we realized there may be others who wish to observe unbound Mustangs. So armed with our cameras, binoculars, maps and 4WD we will venture into these wild and rugged places. Within these electronic pages we will share what is out there… Where The Wild Horses Are… living life naturally. Exploring also some of the places they come to be when removed from these management areas.

The posts contain many photos, click on them to enlarge for more clarity, but please do not copy or reproduce without permission. email us. Thank you for visiting and we hope you enjoy the trip!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

What Exactly Is A "Mire"?

Apparently it is $2100.00.

Once free roaming wild horses are now property of an abusive person and authorities will not protect them. So the law has nothing to do with protecting the innocent but just another financial institution.

Today's News...
Allegan mustangs: Prosecutor has not yet decided whether to pursue charges

"I need $2,100 in hand before the county will approve seizure," Kuhn said. "My undersheriff made it very clear that, based on our financial position, the county simply cannot afford to pay expenses for these horses. That's why we arranged for Wendi to foster those out. That's why we went that route."

It was reported the Sheriff's department was declining the financial support from the concerned community.
Animal lovers gallop to the aid of wild mustangs, sheriff's department inundated with offers of help

 "We've got more resources than we need at this point," Lt. Frank Baker said.
And on June 16th, "It's hard enough to accept donations of supplies," Kuhn said. "It's extremely difficult to manage (cash) donations. If we can keep our hands off the money, it's a lot less complicated."

And where is Wendi going to "foster" them out to?
One truck full is headed to Florida, the furthest from their home they could be sent. Apparently it is permissible for them to be shipped east in a malnourished body condition but not west, to their home.

These horses have generously been offered a life long sanctuary home in California, at DreamCatcher Wild Horse & Burro Sanctuary. The Michigan Horse Welfare Coalition has been working tirelessly to see this happen, "It would be the happy ending they deserve" said Jodi Louth, but the civil servants employed to protect the harmless are refusing to do their job. It seems they are actually breaking the law they have been sworn to uphold.

L 750.50 - Duty to Provide Adequate Care Provision - This statute sets out the Michigan duty of care for all vertebrate animals, including what define adequate food, water, and shelter.  Also explained are the penalty and forfeiture provisions for violations of the statute.  The exclusions under the statute include those animals used in hunting, fishing, trapping, horse racing, farming, zoos, and scientific research.

MCL 750.52 - Duty to Enforce Provision - This statute provides that it is the duty of the officials involved in animal cruelty investigations to arrest and prosecute those committing the offenses where there is knowledge or reasonable notice of the acts.  The failure or neglect by an officer involved to do so may result in a misdemeanor.

MCL 750.53 - Search and Seizure Provision - This statute provides that a person violating any of the animal cruelty statutes may be arrested without warrant, similar to the arrest of those found disturbing the peace.  Further, the official making the arrest has a duty to seize the animals involved and place them in the custody of the jurisdiction.

Call the officer in charge is Sgt. Kuhn at the
Allegan County Sheriff's Department
112 Walnut Street
Allegan, MI 49010
Phone: (269) 673-0500

"Romeo" at Litchfield Corrals Jan 4, 2011
"Romeo and his new best friend dragline in his mustang proof pen" WB

Romeo now emaciated still dragging halter and leadrope, early June 2011


Here is one BLM Sale Authority Mustang's experience in Florida...

June 23rd, 2011

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