If an internet adoption only lasts 11 days, will any horse that isn’t adopted during this very short period of time be given a strike against it that will lead to it’s slaughter? Please go to the national BLM website for Wild Horses & Burros and ask the BLM the length of each internet adoption period. Does the period vary state to state? Ask them to post a copy of their written policy on internet adoptions on their website. Also, ask what they’re doing to advertise the adoptions and how much they spend to advertise the adoptions. (I bet this amount pales in comparison to the money spent on roundups.) – Debbie
The animals are available for adoption from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday, June 16, through Friday, June 27. The adoption fee is $125 per animal. Animals can be picked up at the Santa Clara Horseman’s Park in San Jose on July 12 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., or at either the Ridgecrest or Litchfield Corral.
All animals available for adoption have been vaccinated, de-wormed and have a health certificate. None of these animals are gentled or trained.
The BLM manages and protects wild horses and burros under the authority of the 1971 Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act. This law authorizes the BLM to remove excess wild horses and burros from the range to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands and protect the health of the wild horse and burro herds. Since 1971, the BLM has adopted out more than 230,000 animals nationwide.
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.)