Personnel from Cattoor Livestock Roundup, Inc., a contractor hired by the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe, removed privately owned horses from privately owned land last week during a tribal horse gather. The area, known as Palomino Valley, lies between Sparks, NV and Pyramid Lake.
The roundup was prompted by a fire last summer that reduced the forage available to livestock and horses, according to a report dated 01/08/19 by the Reno Gazette Journal.
A woman affected by the roundup said the tribal government and the Nevada Department of Agriculture haven’t acted to address people’s concerns. “All of these people want to deny accountability because they don’t care.”
The agencies that surveyed the damage and recommended the action would have pushed for it anyway, because they, along with their contractors, view these animals with dripping contempt.