Doomed Antelope HMA Stallion, potential victim of Pickens Mustang Tombstone~ photo by Terry Fitch of Wild Horse Freedom Federation
It’s an easy mix; take one part Billionairess, add an equal part of BLM and a dash of collusion then mix it all up vigorously, for years, and what do you end up with…Horse Poop.
How could something that started out with such good intentions turn into a plan to wipe out three HMAs and all the wild horses therein and forever destroy the native equine’s freedom while placing them at risk of going to slaughter, how could that happen? Easy, deal with the BLM!
Anything that is touched by this insidious federal agency comes back smelling like rotting meat. With their bought and paid for management being nothing more than puppets for grazing and hunting interests the BLM has been on a witch hunt to rid our western public lands from the wild horses and burros that they are tasked to protect. Now they have the help of a Texas oilman’s wife to hasten the eradication and make it all look “peachy keen” in the meantime.
I have kept silent on this issue for long enough and would like to make it perfectly clear that we are not “outing” Mrs. Pickens who has done a lot of good for animals in the past but this plan, call it the BLM plan, Pickens plan, whatever, well it just plain…er, ahh, hmm SUCKS.
If you have not had the chance to read detailed studies of this plan from hell where Mrs. Pickens and the BLM plan to build the Mustang “Tombstone” please read:
In a nutshell, the BLM is planning to come in and zero out all the wild horses and remove, forever, three HMAs that surround the Pickens resort so that Mrs. Pickens can have an unnatural herd of 500 testicle free geldings prancing around in a petting zoo. This death herd will be her focus for teaching America what wild horses are all about as you spend money going on hay rides and hanging around her resort while never learning a blinking thing about the family and life of freedom that wild equines once possessed on the very same land. The only good, here, is that the sexually altered stallions will be free of the threat of slaughter while the plan puts that many, and more, former wild horses at risk of being shipped off to slaughter. Personally, I don’t get it.
If Madeleine Pickens wants to do something to help the wild horses and burros she should be pulling the plug on this Tombstone project instead of instigating it. Perhaps she feels that she is in too deep. Perhaps she feels that the advocacy is on her side as she has given a few handouts to those who were unscrupulous enough to accept. Perhaps she lives in a sheltered world where she is always right and everyone else is wrong. Perhaps she feels that money can buy anything or anyone. Who knows? But one thing that we do know is that this plan is bad for the horses, it’s bad for the range and it is bad for the future of the United States of America and we only have a few hours left to comment.
Fax and write as this blog post is going straight to the Elko District office; the Mustang Tombstone Eco-Resort is a no go in the eyes of the American public and we citizens respectfully ask Mrs. Pickens to go back to the drawing board and come up with a plan that STOPS the BLM from unnecessarily removing wild horses from their rightful land versus warehousing the victims of the atrocities and enabling the BLM to continue their destruction of our national icons, the wild horses and burros of the west.
PS: Mrs. Pickens, I have the plan to put a stop to it all and I don’t want your money as I have a job, thank you very much. But if you would listen for a few moments I will share with you a means to put this all to an end. Yes, it takes funds, but not to or through me and I know the price as I have already made the down payment. You are dealing with the backside of the horse while it is the front end of the horse where we reside and to what we are speaking. Give me a call if you dare, you have the number. I will be respectfully waiting.
IN THE HANDS OF KILL BUYERS! When horses are purchased at auction by buyers intending to kill them, they're hauled away in double- decker tractor trailers where they are beaten and often blinded with baseball bats to mollify them. After crossing the border into Mexico, the animals are stabbed on each side-an act to tenderize their meat-and immobilized. Workers, then saw the horses legs off, at the knee and hang them to bleed out-all while the horses are ALIVE! (This is an excerpt, from an article written by Missy Diaz, crediting Victoria Mc Cullough and Sen. Joe Abruzzo for bringing awareness of horse slaughter, to Florida. In 2010 Florida Legislation unanimously passed the Horse Protection Bill, making it a felony to slaughter horses for personal or commercial use.)