Wednesday, February 24, 2010

BLM Fails to Disclose Vet Credentials

Horseback Magazine


By Steven Long
HOUSTON, (Horseback) – A veterinarian working for the federal Bureau of Land Management has refused to release his credentials after a request by Horseback Magazine.
“Veterinary support for the Calico Mountain Complex gather was provided by
Dr. Albert Kane,” said BLM spokeswoman JoLynn Worley.
“Dr. Kane is a Veterinary Medical Officer with the US Dept
of Agriculture's National Animal Health Policy and Programs staff. In this
position he serves as a Staff Veterinarian and Advisor for the BLM Wild
Horse and Burro Program,” she said.
"Dr. Kane was one of the 
'implementation team members' in the BLM's secret planning meetings 
that basically aimed to kill horses and not let congress or the public 
or environmental laws get in the way," Emmy winning documentarian Ginger Kathrens told Horseback Online Tuesday night.
Las year, documents leaked that the bureau was considering euthanizing thousands of wild horses because of federal budget constraints on the BLM.
Horseback Online had requested his bio resume.
“Dr. Kane doesn't have a current bio or CV available at this time and has
declined to prepare one specifically at your request,” Worley said.
Medical and veterinary professionals say that maintaining vitae is standard procedure.
Kane worked on the BLM’s most recent “gather” at Calico Mountain in Nevada. In that roundup there have been as many as 49 deaths, including the euthanasia of two foals who lost their hooves after being stampeded over rocky terrain by a roaring helicopter. Horseback has obtained video of one of the foals whose later died struggling to keep up with its terrified mother before entering a government horse trap.

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