BLM Wild Horse and Burro Leadership, at their best!
Year after year we have sat before the BLM bigwigs and their puppet, special interest advisory board and offered quantified and qualified suggestions and recommendations for solutions and assistance in appropriately managing wild horse and burro populations on their rightful public land. Yet the speaking scientists, educators and advocates have gotten nothing but blank stares and silence in return. Pretty frustrating stuff, especially when you come across a press release that says the BLM is NOW entertaining the idea of offering a PRIZE for giving input into how to harangue and hassle the last of our wild equines left on their rightful range.
A prize? We don’t need no stinken PRIZE.
The real prize would be for the BLM to listen to reason, count correctly, report actual facts and quit lying to the American public as to the final disposition of their cherished wild horses and burros. That would be a first step AND a tremendous prize for the wild ones as well.
But if there is a way to duck, dodge and avoid the issue the BLM is a master at avoiding the truth.
This contest proves only one salient and obvious point…the leadership of the BLM’s failed Wild Horse and Burro program never had an original idea in their lives, and now they are willing to pay for them.
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.)