The Truth; Wild Horses and Burros, the BLM and Slaughter
Tami Crisanti, Wild Horse Education, July 15th, 2012The secretive Federal Bureau of Land Management, (BLM), has long kept the tax payers that fund the management program, behind closed doors, blocking information and access to Wild Horses and Burros. Wild Horse Education, (WHE), filed a Federal lawsuit that made it to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals with a “win.” This week the BLM will decide if they are going to attempt to overturn that decision at the Supreme Court. It is time to open these doors and gain transparency and access to the Wild horses and burros in the BLM’s Wild Horse and Burro Program. The next hearing will be held in a Chamber meeting on August 9, 2012. The deadline for the BLM to attempt to overturn the ruling in the Supreme Court is July 16, 2012.
Overlapping laws and rumor surround an Agency that policies often start with “may” and not “must.” What happens to our wild horses and burros after they “disappear” into the paper chain of a government agency.
The threat of horse slaughter is a reality faced by horses and horse owners in the US daily, but our Wild Horses and Burros are supposedly protected from the slaughter pipeline by the 1971 act of Congress “Wild Free Roaming Horse and Burro Act”. The act states that “wild free-roaming horses and burros shall be protected from capture, branding, harassment, or death.” The prestigious job of protecting and managing our Wild Horses and Burros as outlined in the act, was handed to the BLM, under the direct supervision of the Secretary of Interior, currently Ken Salazar.
The BLM repeatedly and emphatically states: “The BLM has not been selling any Wild Horses to slaughterhouses or to “killer buyers.”
But has the American public been told the truth about Wild Horses going to slaughter? Read More...