Disappointment Valley examines the plight of America's wild horses and the rapidly deteriorating condition of our wild Public Lands.
The film follows the majestic Band Stallion, Traveler and his family who dwell in Disappointment Valley, Colorado. When the Bureau of Land Management conducts a massive wild horse round up, Traveler and his family are torn apart and sent to Wild Horse prison in a brutal removal of two-thirds of the wild horse herd.
The film tracks wild horse advocates as they work to return Traveler to his homeland before he is shipped to BLM Long Term Holding where he may face Euthanasia or worse, shipped to Mexico for brutal slaughter.
Emmy-Award winning Filmmaker James Kleinert examines effects of the recent "Burns Bill" which cleared the way for the slaughter and of wild horses. He conducts interviews major players in the issue including former Director of the Bureau of Land Management, Jim Baca energy consultant, Randy Udall, Writer of Dances With Wolves, Michael Blake and many more.
Real life heroes take action to save this noble symbol of American freedom and raw beauty to stop the cycle of abuse that continues to haunt the American Southwest.
America's wild horses are in jeopardy! Disappointment Valley exposes mismanagement and corruption within the Bureau of Land Management.
Here's how you can help:
1) Call President Obama (202-456-1111) and Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar (202-208-3100). Demand a Congressional investigation into the Bureau of Land Management. Ask for independent studies on statistics of the wild horses and do NOT rely on the BLM statistics. They are flawed and misrepresent the truth.
To contact your congressman, visit: http://www.house.gov/
2) The R.O.A.M. Act is currently siting in the Senate Committee of Energy & Natural Resources as S. 1579.
Please contact the Senators on the Energy & Natural Resources Committee and ask that they support the R.O.A.M Act (S. 1579).
3) Share this video and information with friends and family. Most people don't know wild horses still roam the west, let alone they are being rounded up and slaughtered. The public has fought to support these horses in the past. We can do it again! The more people who become aware of the issue, the better chance they have for survival.