Sunday, September 6, 2009

Speak Out to Save The Wild Horses Being Illegally Removed by The BLM

Examiner.com Phoenix

YOU DECIDE... How corrupt is the BLM?

You need to make the decision yourself and, after reading the information,
decide if this whole issue is being blown all out of proportion or if indeed the
Federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is completely out of control and is a
law unto themselves, accountable to no one, and is driven by a series of
administrations as corrupt as anything imagined.

This link is to a District Court decision forbidding the BLM from rounding up
horses in Colorado. The details are there, the decision is final, read it for
your own education.

http://www.thesoulofahorse.com/PDF%20Files/JudgeCollyerAugust5-2009Opinion.pdf

Next to the final line is this statement, A prerequisite to removal under the
Wild Horse Act is that BLM first determine that an overpopulation exists and
that the wild free-roaming horses and burros slated for removal are excess
animals.

Not done in the case of Clouds herd.
Previous statements by the BLM was that they would remove only 70 of 190 horses.
Today they are exceeding that number by going beyond their specific Herd
Management Area (HMA) and rounding up bands outside of their legal perimeter in
Custer National Forest, branding and tagging them and shipping them to holding
pens ready to be sent away. All this is being done by a contractor previously
convicted of ..capturing and killing unbranded horses, mares and colts running
at large on public land.

Lets just momentarily forget the fact that the BLM is attacking this one herd
for reasons not fully explained and that no mention has been made of the extreme
interest in this area by the Skyline Uranium Corporation, which has direct ties
to the United Arab Emirates.

Lets overlook the fact that we only have (the numbers are in dispute) between
12,000 to 30,000 wild horses left free on land belonging to you and I, that they
are being removed because of " over population ", " for protection ", " to prevent
starvation ", and are being replaced by eight MILLION head of cattle.

I suggest that we don't even think about the fact that cattle ranchers have
fenced off access to water, that a reportedly two-thirds of the BLM budget goes
to feeding and care of the 30,000 horses the BLM has previously rounded up, or
that the BLM cannot come up with the data necessary to determine how many horses
a range can fully support.

For a little more information, watch this video:
http://www.youtube.com/user/VoluntaryInstinct

If you are not outraged yet, read on.

Today I became aware of another fact, one that is so shocking and horrid that it
is impossible to even think about. The BLM supposedly has 30,000 horses in
holding pens scattered throughout the US, doing nothing more than waiting to
die. Now we find out that the BLM refuses to release information on the exact
number. Why?

There is a very good possibility that large numbers of these once symbols of
America have been secretly shipped across the borders and slaughtered with the
full knowledge and acceptance of the BLM. An investigation is now underway. I
expect nothing more than a continued cover up by the government. It will take
private individuals and organizations to find out the truth.

The White House is being bombarded by phone calls, yet not one word is being
uttered. Today, Clouds herd is being destroyed by the very government that
promises " to protect, manage, and control wild horses and burros to ensure that
healthy herds thrive on healthy rangelands. The BLM manages these living symbols
of the Western spirit as part of its multiple-use mission"


You decide. If you find that the destruction of our wild horses is a fact, then
complain. If you dont, who will?

1. Call/write/fax President Obama as often as you canthis herd is a national
treasure and should not be wiped out by a government agency. Please flood the
phone lines with calls! Phone: 202-456-1111 or 202-456-9000 Fax: 202-456-2461


2. Ask Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar to stop this round up
Call: 202-208-3100


3. BLM Director Bob Abbey, tell him to halt this round up-- he must reconsider
his agency's actions
Call: 202-208-3801 or 866-468-7826
Fax: 202-208-5242


Jerry Finch,
Habitat for Horses
Hitchcock, Texas
America's Largest Equine Rescue
http://www.habitatforhorses.org/



Other wild horse updates found here:

http://thecloudfoundation.org/

http://rtfitch.wordpress.com/

http://www.equinewelfarealliance.org/Press_Releases.html

http://horsebackmagazine.com/breakingnews.htm

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