I first met Dr. Peck in 2013 when we were helping wild horses from the brutal Fort McDermitt roundup. Nevada advocates gave me his number to call. A lot of well known nonprofit organizations from out of state use Dr. Peck as well as Reno & Carson advocates. He has helped a lot of rescued wild horses.
One that comes to mind was a young Fort McDermitt filly who seemed to have vision issues in one eye. We were able to get her to a chute to have her and some of the other wild horses from the roundup examined thanks to a wonderful foundation who adopted her and saved hundreds of wild horses from slaughter.
Dr. Peck determined the filly was blind in one eye so at least we knew what we were all dealing with. The mare and filly went to Colorado and the little filly received the best of care thanks to a fabulous adopter.
As a veterinarian, Dr. Peck has a lot of experience with wild horses. We might have some different points of view on certain issues but as adults we can agree to disagree. . . I’m very grateful he came up to the eco-pasture and evaluated the WY14™ herd.
Many McDermitt wild horses were wounded somewhere between freedom and the Fallon Auction parking lot. I heard a lot had to be put down because they were so bashed up in transport : (
It’s sad that these days more Fort Mc Dermitt wild horses are being rounded up and sold to slaughter and no one is doing anything to stop it. In 2013, PROTECT MUSTANGS stopped 2 years of McDermitt roundups, partnering with Jordan Beckett’s org, because the feds violated NEPA. Sadly now they are back at rounding them up. I bet the KBs are getting the horses fresh from the roundup. . . Have you ever wondered why this issue is so quiet?
Volunteer Executive Director for Protect Mustangs
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Protect Mustangs is a nonprofit organization who protects and preserves native and wild horses.