DEMAND JUSTICE FOR OLE SISTER!!

On January 27, 2011 there was a case of animal cruelty that occurred during the Antelope Complex wild horse roundup--an older mare was cruelly overdriven by an inexperienced helicopter pilot, named Josh Hellyer working for Sun J Livestock, hired by the BLM (Bureau of Land Management)-until she collapsed of exhaustion.  The pilot relentlessly forced her to get up and drove her more, almost sideswiping her.

Due to public outcry, Sheriff Dan Watts of White Pine County investigated this incident for Animal Cruelty.  Sheriff Watts informed Reporter Brooke Boone he was forwarding his report to the DA of his investigation around approximately Feb 9th, 2011.  The dispatcher for Sheriff Watts office told two U.S. taxpaying citizens the report was being turned over to DA Brown on Feb. 7, 2011.  However, on March 10, 2011 Brooke Boone was informed by DA Browns office he never received the report from Sheriff Watts.  

The State of Nevada Animal Cruelty Law is as follows:  Overdrive, overload, torture, cruelly beat or unjustifiably injure, maim, mutiliate or kill an animal ... deprive an animal of necessary sustenance, food or drink , or neglect or refuse to furnish it such sustenance or drink, or abandon an animal. (Nev. Rev. Stat. 574.050 et seq.) 

The  employees of the contractor for the BLM are not above the letter of the law in the state of Nevada.  D.A. Kelly Brown told Brooke Boone, News reporter with My News 4 in Reno, Nevada that he could only prosecute cases in White Pine County--at that time he hadn't been provided  GPS coordinates.  The week of  March 1, 2011 Mr. Brown was provided with the GPS coordinates of this incident which are lat/long of the trapsite location used on 1/27/11 is: 40 deg 2'3.096" N, 114 deg 16'0.687" W (provided by Mary D'Aversa Field Manager, BLM  Schell Field Office). 

Please sign the petition to Demand Justice for Ole Sister--Demand Sheriff Dan Watts file charges of Animal Cruelty against the pilot and Demand the District Attorney Kelly Brown prosecutes  Josh Hellyer pilot for Sun J Livestock- for violation of the State of Nevada's Animal Cruelty Statutes.
We, the undersigned ask that you enforce the State Laws of Nevada, we ask Sheriff Watts to complete his cruelty investigation and charge Josh Hellyer with Animal Cruelty;  and ask DA Kelly Brown to prosecute Josh Hellyer, pilot for Sun J Livestock for violation of The State of Nevada Animal Cruelty Law during a wild horse roundup in White Pine County, Nevada on 01/27/2011 as described below and evidenced via videographical hard evidence with dates embedded; as well as 4 handwritten affidavits of eyewitness accounts.  Jurisdiction has been verified via GPS coordinates for the trap site of 01/27/2011 by BLM Staff (details below).

The State of Nevada Animal Cruelty Law is as follows:  Overdrive, overload, torture, cruelly beat or unjustifiably injure, maim, mutiliate or kill an animal ... deprive an animal of necessary sustenance, food or drink , or neglect or refuse to furnish it such sustenance or drink, or abandon an animal. (Nev. Rev. Stat. 574.050 et seq.)

On January 27, 2011 there was a direct violation of this law committed by a helicopter pilot, Josh Hellyer-- working for Sun J Livestock, hired by the BLM to round up wild horses in White Pine County.  Please review this unedited link which shows video footage of an incident of an older mare being relentlessly driven by this pilot: 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pJNNI9m5gc

The mare collapses from exhaustion and cannot get back up.  She struggles to get up, the pilot relentlessly drives her harder and forces her to get up.  The pilot then drives her again and almost sideswipes her with the helicopter.  This is a clear case of animal cruelty in violation of Nevada Rev. Stat. 574.050 et seq.  You both have been given two unedited videos, one mailed via United States Postal Service, with dates embedded from Ginger Kathrens.  The other was sent to you as an unedited link from Deniz Bolbol which is on youtube.

Also, you both have been provided written affidavits from two videographers, Deniz Bolbol and Ginger Kathrens.  You have also been provided written affidavits from these two as well as two interns of Ginger's that also witnessed the abuse.  Deniz and Ginger have provided hard evidence in the form of unedited footage with dates embedded.

DA Kelly Brown, you stated to Brooke Boone with My News 4 Reno that you could only prosecute cases that occurred in White Pine County Nevada.  At the time that report aired on television, you had not been given the GPS coordinates of that incident.  Recently, your were provided the GPS coordinates the week of March 1, 2011.  Here they are again, provided by Mary D'Aversa with the BLM:  The latitude/longitude of the trapsite location used on 01/27/2011 is 40 deg 2'3.096" N and 114 deg 16'0.687" W provided by Mary D'Aversa, Field Manager, Schell Field Office, 775-289-1827.

Thousands of people have watched this video, it is circulating on the internet.  Sheriff Dan Watts, we ask that you complete the investigation you started and forward the report of  the Animal Cruelty Investigation with charges to DA Kelly Brown to prosecute.  DA Brown we ask that you prosecute Josh Hellyer to the fullest extent of the law.  The contractors hired by the BLM are not above the letter of the law in the state of Nevada--they are not given free rein to commit animal abuse.  Animal abuse is illegal in Nevada.    Please prosecute those responsible for this cruelty.  The laws are there for good reason and it is your duty to prosecute those who violate them in your county.

Many eyes are watching what happens with this case.  Please do the right thing and prosecute Josh Hellyer, helicopter pilot for Sun J Livestock for breaking Nevada state animal cruelty laws.  America's counting on you to do the right thing.   We urge you to show equanimity in this situation.  Please ensure the enforcement of the laws for everyone equally.  Thank you.  Sincerely,
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