“Although pleased that the BLM is taking the lead in investigating why a wild horse was murdered while in their care, it begs the question; why are we hearing this five months after the fact? Something does not add up.” ~ R.T.
Former wild horses imprisoned by the BLM photo by Terry Fitch of Wild Horse Freedom Federation
RENO, Nev. — The Bureau of Land Managementis offering a $10,000 reward in the investigation of the killing of a federally protected wild horse at a state prison camp near Carson City in early October.
BLM spokeswoman Jenny Lesieutre said Monday they need the public’s help to find the person or persons responsible for the shooting at Northern Nevada Correctional Center’s Stewart Camp Conservation Center.
The camp is home to about 1,500 BLM horses are kept as part of a training program used to gentle and train the animals before adoption.
The crime is punishable by up to a year in prison and a $2,000 fine.
Lesieutre she says few details are being released because it is an ongoing investigation in connection with state corrections officials.
Anyone with information should call BLM’s crime hotline at 1-800-521-6501.
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.)