Salazar, Obama’s BLM Stick It to the Wild Horses, Burros and the American Public

OpEd by R.T. Fitch ~ President of the Wild Horse Freedom Federation

Infamous Horse Slaughter Advocate Appointed to BLM Advisory Board

"Our friend Callie says da horses gotta GO...eat more Horse!"

While trusting Americans calmly slept all snug in their beds dreaming of freedom, blue skies, green grass and the thundering of distance hooves the grotesquely distorted and immoral monster, known as the Department of the Interior (DoI), was plotting on collusive and divisive ways to kill off the national icon of American freedom and independence; the wild horses and burros of the western United States.

The plotting, scheming, lobbying, exchanging of favors and money under the table is nothing new for the DoI and its bastard offspring, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).  They have been stripping, maiming, harming, warehousing, killing, selling and hiding tens of thousands of public wild horses for decades and as of late it was actually exposed, in a FOIA back in 2008, that they were going to slaughter the tens of thousands that are in their equine concentration camps, only to do an about face and lie to the public and say that was just a hypothetical study and they never intended to actually pull the trigger, right.

But would you like some rock solid evidence, today, without any shadow of a doubt that the bought and paid for grazing company, BLM, is stacking the deck to ensure that our national heritage is cruelly slaughtered and sold to foreign countries for a filly burger versus applying sound science to range management?  I will give you all that without even any comment; just letting the facts speak for themselves.

Several weeks ago the Secretary of the DoI, Colorado cattle baron and long time horse-hater Ken Salazar appointed one of his home state buddies to the BLM Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board.  This sham of a board is supposed to advise the BLM on a way forward in protecting and managing the national treasure of wild horses and burros on their federally designated public lands.  But instead, this board is stacked with ONLY cattle, hunting and grazing interests.  To date, there is not one single horse/burro advocate sitting on this public board and good ole boy Salazar appointed an infamous and outspoken horse slaughter advocate and welfare ranching promoter into the “Public Advocate” slot.  You say, “What gives?”…it’s called collusion, money, greed and corruption ladies and gentlemen and what stings the most is that the feds that suckle on the teats of the federal sow don’t think that we are smart enough to figure out what is REALLY going on; that’s what curdles my milk.

Let’s take a second and listen to the words of wisdom that Salazar’s new appointee, Callie Hendrickson, has to say about wild horses/burros and banned, predatory horse slaughter.  Former Public Advocate Janet Jankura wanted to stay but Salazar wasn’t having any of that because some of the wild horse advocates actually got along well with Janet, damn her soul.

First stop will be her website, the Wild Horse Range Coalition which is pretty much a failed attempt to pull together welfare ranchers, who pay only $1.35 a month to tear up and destroy YOUR public lands, so that they can all collectively blame the naturally occurring wild horses for range degradation where the horses are usually outnumbered by private cattle, on public land, between 100-400 to “1”.  We shall take a cue from Callie and utilize the format that she uses on her site/blog with the headers “Callie Says:” (now keep in mind that this individual was picked to be YOUR voice to the BLM in helping to preserve and protect OUR wild horses and burros)

Callie Says:

Posted October 11th, 2011 – Wild Horses and Burros Meeting

“Based on what we hear about the people in the East wanting to be sure the horses remain free or that they won’t stand for the horses to be sold, I was surprised that the only activist in attendance were the small handful that have been making a living off of convincing people that the BLM is managing the horses to extinction.  There were a total of 10 – 12 people who made comments.  There were no tears shed by the horse activists this time so to wasn’t quite as entertaining as the two previous meetings.”  (Little note here, Callie honey, idiots like you are costing me my retirement.  Make money?  We spend money;  personal money and trying to save the West Douglas herd from your gnashing teeth and clanking knife and fork is postponing my retirement you self-righteous twit…oh, sorry, I forgot, I wasn’t going to say anything but I just don’t do “stupid” very well.)

…” I was very frustrated when a new Board Member noted the Board needed to consider the elephant in the room and discuss lethal control of the horses.  Immediately he was shut down by the Chair of the Board, Robin Lohnes, and BLM Assistant Director, Ed Roberson.  Last I knew anything about parliamentary procedure, the Chair’s role is to conduct the meeting rather than control the conversation to the point only her point of view is discussed.  And since this is an “Advisory” Board to the BLM, it is frustrating that a BLM employee would shut down any discussion brought up by a Board Member.  In my opinion, that was totally inappropriate.”  (Wow, what a team player…stupid enough to publicly trounce on the Chair and STILL get appointed.  You must have something pretty big on ole Kenny, huh?  And we feel sorry for you, they didn’t get a chance to talk about your favorite subject, slaughtering and eating wild horses…bet that made you all hot for a “Filly Fillet”, didn’t it.  Drat, there I go again, sorry.)

Oh, Callie talks to herself, too.  Here site/blog is such a total failure that she is the only one who responds to her page on current issues and she only had two responses to all of the issues with the most interesting being:

Callie Says:

“Check out the GAO report that tells us what we already knew. Closing horse slaughter plants has caused more horses to suffer. Surprise, surprise!”  (Don’t you just want to give her a great big hug?)

Under another header;

Callie Says:

“These new bills on the Government Litigation Savings Act are making wild horse groups nervous. These bills will stop their “cash cow” because they will no longer be able to sue the government to make money. I encourage you to see the “take action” page and learn about what these bills will do for you as a tax payer.”  (I think we talked about this before, dumbass…eeks, sorry burros…there is NO money in suing the BLM to stop abusing the horses and burros, it is a bottomless pit but it is all done so that WE can sleep at night knowing that we have done the right thing while the likes of you toss and turn with the haunting nightmares of destroying all that is natural, pure and right with our wilderness.  I wouldn’t trade places for a second.)

Callie is also a self-proclaimed scientist and mathematician, a trait she shares with her friend, “Slaughterhouse” Sue Wallis:

Callie Says:

“While there are an estimated 38,500 horses and burros (12,000 more than the range can support), it has been proven time and time again that BLM’s count is anywhere from 15% to 50% undercounted. This is understandable because it is impossible to count all the animals from the air when they are in rough terrain (canyons and mesas) under pinion and juniper trees. It doesn’t matter if you are trying to count horses, deer, elk, cattle, etc. If we give them the benefit of the doubt and estimate an undercount of 35%, there are likely 51,975 horses on the range.”

Callie went to Washington in May of 2011 to share her genius and compassionate heart with legislators on Capitol Hill, to read her comments just warms your soul as she is the one who will be advising the BLM on how to care for and protect your wild horses, I just can’t wait.

Callie Says:

“Our message was, BLM has the law to follow and they need to stand up in court and defend their decisions to remove the horses from the range.  They have the authority to sell the excess horses and they need to do so.  That is the only answer to keeping a healthy range and to not be spending $40 million a year feeding horses that have no use.”  (Gosh, I have a really neat and simple plan for all those useless horses, darling…leave them on the range were they don’t cost a friggen nickel just as the US Congress voted UNANIMOUSLY to do back in 1971.  Am I missing something here?)

Callie goes on to talk about the suit to stop the Triple B roundup, last year, which was filed with Laura Leigh as plaintiff and Wild Horse Freedom Federation as the supporting organization.  Initially the judge allowed the round up to proceed but with video supplied by the plaintiff showing the pursing helicopter coming into contact with the horse the Judge issued a Temporary Restraining Order to stop the roundup.  Now Callie does not mention the TRO, only the initial denial on July 15th and she is so very disengaged from the facts of what is going on as she blames and bashes the Cloud Foundation instead of the true funding group, WHFF.

Callie Says:

“This is great news that the Court recognizes the law and the need to move forward with these gathers! However, I bet we never see any information about what the Cloud Foundation has cost the taxpayer in delaying the gather after all of BLM’s and the gathering contractor’s efforts and expenses of setting up for the gather, being delayed, being given the go-ahead, then being delayed again, then being given the go-ahead again!”  (Awww, poor misguided thing, I would so very much have liked you to bash myself or our WHFF versus the good folks at TCF.  I love a good thrashing from a lame blogger now and then..’stop it I love it’…’it hurts so good’…but no, you missed the entire point and went down a road that only shows your lack of understanding and total disengagement from the facts, sigh…I hope that your condition improves.)

So folks if you have some time to waste and feel like seeing what it is like to live in a very dark and lonely habitat simply swing on over to www.wildhorserange.org where you can witness the melt down of a celebrity wanna-be post disjointed articles with the only comments made being from herself, one guy did comment on the entire site and she was so enthralled that she asked him to forward her article to the BLM so that they could see how cool she was.  To date, she has had only 9,000 hapless victims hit on her site, we do that in a day at SFTHH, but then again, we are about doing what is right instead of delving into the darkness of murder and slaughter…and now she represents YOU, the American public, ain’t it sweet?

Oh, don’t forget to swing by and listen to Callie talk up her ideas on the internet radio:

(The BARN – Briggsdale, CO) Joining the BARN by telephone is newly appointed BLM National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board Member Callie Hendrickson discussing several issues related to the management of Wild Horses & Burros in the United States & right here in Colorado. In particular is the focus on the Act that guides the program, and that gives BLM the authority to make decisions regarding the National Wild Horse & Burro Program…022112_WildHorseBurroProgram_CallieHendrickson_21m

But before we close, let’s bop on over to Facebook where good ole Callie publicly fawns up next to our favorite Head Horse-Eater, Dave Duquette, president of the ever shape shifting organization presently going under the name of United Horsemen, a front for the slaughter, meat and packing industry with ties to the current Canadian Horse Slaughter community.  (She is now a proud member and will be speaking at their Slaughterfest in May, again as your PUBLIC ADVOCATE to the BLM for YOUR wild horses and burros, ain’t it great?

Dave Duquette “Welcome aboard folks, Callie it’s great to see you here.”

Callie Hendrickson “Thanks Dave Duquette. I’m working on learning this FB thing. Working to help people understand the problems the wild/feral horse overpopulation issues cause on the range. Have you visited the www.wildhorserange.org page? You seem to have a great handle on this stuff and I certainly welcome your feedback on it.”

Callie Hendrickson “BTW Dave, great job on all the work you are doing to get the Approps bill passed without the rider! Keep up the good work and be sure to let us know what we can do to help.”

On her own pro-cow anti-horse Facebook page she talks to herself a lot, too:

Callie Says:

“As a taxpayer, I agree 100% with Ole Olson! Sell them and let the highest bidder buy the horses. If it is a horse lover, great! If it is a killer buyer, great! At one time I thought the government had an obligation to manage the taxpayers’ money wisely. That has gone out the window today. Has anyone burst Ms. Pickens bubble by letting her know the horses she saw in the movies were domestic horses? Or is that like her not knowing that horses are used for meat? If you marry the kind of money that she has, I guess you can afford to live in a fantasy world. But in the real world, life is life and it ends in death one way or another.”

Enough said?

Now it’s time to hear from someone else, someone who may be opinionated but the opinions fall into the favor of preserving the lives of our national icons and to stop the destruction of our public lands for personal gain.  That someone would be ME!

R.T. Says:

“It’s time to CULL CALLIE, to stand up and fight this outrageous appointment; a slap in the face to the good citizens of this fair land, this horse-hater needs to go and go now.”

Click (HERE) for more Info

Come join us in our National Call in and Fax day on March 1st where we intend to occupy both the phone lines AND the fax lines to Callie’s good buddy and friend, Ken Salazar.  Let Kenny know that you are outraged, pissed off, disappointed and insistent that Cruel Callie be removed from consideration for the BLM Advisory board, IMMEDIATELY.  This is unconscionable and yet another stain on the Administration that had promised not only change, but to be animal friendly.  We have NOT seen anything like that, yet.

On March 1st tell Salazar that you want action and you want action NOW, enough is enough:

Number to Call: (202) 208-3100

Number to Fax: (202) 208-6956

Address to Email: feedback@ios.doi.gov

Cull Cruel Callie is the Cry of the day and as a team, we can make it happen.  Tell your family, your friends, your business associates and go visit her site and pull down the evil talk.  This woman does not represent mainstream America and it is obvious that she does a poor job of representing the horse-eating few.  She has to go.

Make the calls, send the faxes and insist Cruel Callie is Culled on March 1st.  We have the power, we have the know-how and we surely have the right cause on our side.

CULL CRUEL CALLIE

Sources:

http://www.wildhorserange.org/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wild-Horse-Range/154140607989970

https://www.facebook.com/groups/unitedhorsemen/permalink/181547408596460/

http://brianallmerradionetwork.wordpress.com/2012/02/22/02-21-12-blm-announces-three-selections-for-national-wild-horse-and-burro-advisory-board/

47 comments on “Salazar, Obama’s BLM Stick It to the Wild Horses, Burros and the American Public

  1. Oh, Lord! What a troll! Cull Callie? Ummmm….yep and the entire board that is continually stacked against the very issue they are required to protect.

    Good one RT. Thanks.

  2. I am applaud at this woman’s comments they are that of a complete sociopath , just what the BLM needs and considers to hire………………… Is there anything we can do more then just send letters to the BLM , I have already sent to all places stated here….Is the only thing we can do to stop this appointment or do we just have to sit here , and be sickened by this……………….. Since we pay these despicable people , what are our recourse’s?????? ones that would work to unseat this poor excuse for a member of any board !!!!

  3. I couldn’t even read all her comments afraid the flesh might start melting off my face. Yes Cull Callie. At least put a member on the board that is capable of rational thought.

  4. I’m from Ohio, I’m a tax payer, horse owner, and I’m part of the 80% who is against Horse Slaughter in America! This person Callie DOES NOT speak for me nor does she have my best interest in it for Our Wild Horses! Callie needs to be fired immediately, she is pro slaughter and Our Wild Horses sure don’t need any help from her!! I’m pissed off and our government needs to pull their heads out of their ass’s and SAVE OUR WILD HORSES!!!! Ramona Benton

  5. “12,000 more than the range can support”??? hmmm, what to do? what to do? I got it! SLAUGHTER 12,000 COWS ON THE HORSES LEGAL DOMAIN! OR BETTER YET 55,000 AND RETURN THE MUSTANGS IN CONCENTRATION CAMPS TO THEIR LEGAL DOMAIN. Problem solved, taxpayer dollars saved.

    • Dear Lisa couldnt agree with you more !!!! What the Heck are they thinking , they are surely ruining and devastating the Land with all those cattle, the Horses are the ONLY thing that can save the Land…………………

    • Very good idea Lisa. I wrote to Ken Salazr about rescinding the nomination of Ms. Hendrickson. The letter I got back from the office said how wonderful and impartial she was. I wrote back and said it must have been a form letter for all appointees as she was well known to be a pro cattle and slaughter person. Maybe I should cut and paste some of her blog and send it to the office of K. S.

  6. >>> R.T. You really out did yourself on this article!

    I emailed a “complaint” letter to BLM/DOI about the appointment of this Callie and today got this response. Sorry it is so long and boring and WORTHLESS … but what else would we expect from them?

    “Thank you for contacting the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) regarding the Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board (Board). Like all committees that formally advise the Federal government, the Board is chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). FACA require membership of advisory committees to be fairly balanced in terms of the points of view represented and the functions to be performed by the advisory committee. The Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act of 1971 (Act) directs the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture (Secretaries) to appoint a joint advisory board of not more than nine members to advise them on any matter relating to wild free-roaming horses and burros and their management and protection. Under the Act, the Secretaries are tasked to select as advisers persons who are not employees of the Federal or State Governments and whom they deem to have special knowledge about protection of horses and burros, management of wildlife, animal husbandry, or natural resources management. The Secretaries reviewed the 2012 nominations and the nominees who best met the requirements of the positions were appointed. The BLM feels that the 2012 appointees add their expertise to an already fairly balanced Board that captures Congress’ intent of balance in the Act. All of the individuals who were nominated for the position of general public were considered. Ms. Hendrickson is the Executive Director of the White River and Douglas Creek Conservation Districts, and owner and consultant for E-Z Communications. As executive director of the conservation districts, Ms. Hendrickson has extensive experience in addressing public rangeland health concerns for the Colorado Association of Conservation Districts. Her career is focused on natural resource policy development and education. She has served on the Colorado Foundation for Water Education, the Mesa County 4-H Foundation, the Mesa County Farm Bureau, and Mesa County Cattlewomen. The BLM considered all nominees, and Ms. Hendrickson was found to meet all of the requirements for the general public position. The BLM appreciates your interest in America’s wild horses and burros and the Board.”

    • “The BLM feels that the 2012 appointees add their expertise to an already fairly balanced Board that captures Congress’ intent of balance in the Act. All of the individuals who were nominated for the position of general public were considered.” Bullsh*t

      Apparently, the BLM does not know the meaning of ‘fair and balanced’. Makes me want to v o m i t!

    • I hope that nobody misunderstood me when I used the word “worthless” in regard to the BLM response to my objection of their new Callie Girl … what I was trying to say was that their “canned” response was worthless but writing letters and calling and letting them know we are watching them and aware of their BS and objectiong to their activities such as this appointment is not worthless! Continue to let them know we are HERE and not going away. Thanks.

  7. I just e mailed Callie’s web site and asked for an answer to the following questions. Guess she can read them again here :)
    1. I’m not quite sure how you can represent the PUBLIC or me on the BLM Advisory board since you are clearly pro horse slaughter. 80% of the American public is anti slaughter. Are there any recommendations from you to the BLM that don’t involve the slaughter of the horses in long term holding?
    2. Since cows outnumber the wild herds by at least 100 to 1, do you place any responsibility of range degredation on cattle?
    3. How do you explain the removal of horses from a range that they have been blamed with destroying only to be immediately replaced by cattle?
    I look forward to your reply.

  8. Why doesn’t President Obama care what the public wants where the wild horses and burros are concerned? This whole situation disgusts me as it is not the lesson about government that I want my grandchildren to be witnessing. The actions of the BLM are those of greed, deception and private interests over what the people desires. What an ugly message to send our future generation!

    • For the little that it is probably worth, I also e mailed the President (again) with my concerns and told him that I’d like him to do something about the Rogue Interior Department and Salazar and the BLM in their mismanagement/mistreatment of our horses/burros or I could not support him in the election!

    • ~ I think Pres. Obama does care. He is (maybe) actually listening to his advisers and appointees who are filling his head with twisted facts and skewed interpretations of the laws.
      That’s why in my opinion, we ultimately need congressional hearings regarding our horses in LTH, STH, and those horses still on the range. Only then can we the people speak and actually be heard.

  9. You would think that *Secretary of the Interior* should have SOME environmental education. Right? I did a little check on what might qualify Salazar to hold such a post;
    “He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Colorado College (1977) and a law degree from the University of Michigan (1981)”
    Yet, he is the person most influential on policies that are supposed to be protecting our Interior!

    Yeah, just what we needed..another money grubbing politician/lawyer.
    (I’m with Shakespeare on this one.)

  10. The Department of the Interior is something of an Albatross to the Obama Administration….could even be the Achilles Heel, unless something is done about it. The disaster in the Gulf HAS NOT gone away.

  11. Seriously, if anyone in Congress wants to know why citizens give Congress an under 10% approval rating, it is because Congress either does not recognize or does not care that we have a multi-million dollar government agency that exists to benefit a few public lands ranchers who then turn around and make their personal fortunes.

    I know some of you are concerned about mining, and that is part of it, but mines and many forms of energy can peacefully co-exist with horses. Cattle would be better off with horses, but the ranchers who use no science other than that which they themselves invent would rather the entire West become a dust bowl again than use horses to heal the land.

    While all of us pay some taxes for things that will not personally benefit us, I can think of no group that gets so much of our tax money, but who thinks they are entitled to greater and greater privileges. Kings used to gain power by fighting wars to increase their land. A select group of ranchers is just taking over, or they were until Western Watersheds Project came along.

    After Western Watershed’s Project came along, a fifth generation rancher decided that if she could not beat them in court, she would have to come up with a way to keep them out of court, and that dear ladies and gentlemen is why there is H. R. 1996.

  12. I would also suggest copying your Members of Congress AS WELL AS THE MAN WHO KEEPS SALAZAR EMPLOYED, PRESIDENT OBAMA. If everyone that called about losing their “internet” rights a few weeks ago, we would have no problem stopping this. I am sorry but it is the apathetic, lazy American taxpayer that will not do anything but click “like” on a Facebook page and think they have done their duty. How on earth can we get the “general public” outraged enough to do something? I do not use the word “hate” very often. I hate Ken Salazar.

  13. http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c112:H.R.1996:

    112th CONGRESS
    1st Session
    H. R. 1996
    To amend titles 5 and 28, United States Code, with respect to the award of fees and other expenses in cases brought against agencies of the United States, to require the Administrative Conference of the United States to compile, and make publically available, certain data relating to the Equal Access to Justice Act, and for other purposes.
    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
    May 25, 2011
    Mrs. LUMMIS (for herself, Mr. BISHOP of Utah, Mr. THOMPSON of Pennsylvania, Mr. SIMPSON, Mr. CHAFFETZ, Mr. YOUNG of Alaska, Mr. TIPTON, Mr. DENHAM, Mr. CONAWAY, Mr. REHBERG, Mr. COFFMAN of Colorado, Mr. FRANKS of Arizona, Mr. NUNES, Mrs. NOEM, Mr. LAMBORN, Mr. DUNCAN of Tennessee, Mr. PEARCE, Mr. HERGER, and Mr. FLAKE) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
    ________________________________________
    A BILL
    To amend titles 5 and 28, United States Code, with respect to the award of fees and other expenses in cases brought against agencies of the United States, to require the Administrative Conference of the United States to compile, and make publically available, certain data relating to the Equal Access to Justice Act, and for other purposes.

    \

  14. You are right Çhristine, Obama needs to go! for who else is behind all this but the President himself!

    You just don’t go about these things in an election year, unless the Pres and the money is behind it!

    He makes me sick…

  15. By the end of 2012 there will only be approximately 16,000 wild horses still free in all the West–the low end of the AML. Callie is a liar about the numbers or she can’t do simple math. Yes the letter Grandma Greg got was nothing but BS. How can Callie even begin to represent the public interest with her qualifications that are for anything but and pertain mostly to CO also?!

  16. I called the White House and have informed them that 1. I want no slaughterhouses in the U.S. again, 2. I want no double decker trailers hauling MY horses across the states to Canada or Mexico and 3. I want no American horses taken across our borders to Canada or Mexico and IF I SEE ANY OF THESE THINGS — YOU COULDN’T ME TO VOTE FOR YOU IF YOU WERE THE LAST MAN STANDING. AND, I MEAN IT. Anyone in the DofA, the BLM, and even the President, that has no compassion or feelings for these beautiful animals, deserve to receive what they are sending our horses to. And, I ultimately believe that each and everyone having to do with any slaughter or harm to our companions, whether it be horses, dogs, or cats, will get what they have coming to them. I only hope that it is very SOOON. LIKE TOMORROW.

  17. politics is bunch of b.s all they care is our vote, talk is cheap, we need action, they don’t take care of the real problems for instance, i am outrageous also never do anything for our fuzzy friends,any animlas have value in life, god put them for a reason, and i am sure it was not to kill them, so we need to make more noise until they get fed of it, and start doing some action, for a change.

  18. I completely agree with all of the posts I have seen here. It is truely disgusting what our government is doing to wild horses, burros, bison, wolves, bears, etc. basically every species except human. The fox is running the hen house but realize that in most of the states, the same situation applies. Those who are in charge of state wildlife boards are all hunters not biologists who are trained in wildlife management. Just recently the jerk who is the head of the CA wildlife commission went to Idaho to kill an innocent mountain lion and had the balls to post it on his fb page. My point is that even if we got rid of Salazar, there are so many more. Those of you who don’t want to vote for Obama, I ask you, do you think any of the Republican candidates will care more about saving wild horses and burros?

  19. I always wondered why we dont form our own, Bureau of Horse preservation and protection…..We have right here the most informative people , with knowledge that is amazing, The BLM has only people who want to devastate everything, they have been ROGUE for many years, How do we unseat them all, we replace them with the people here who know so much that we would make them look like the real fools they are !!!!! I do not for one minute think that it is a far fetched Idea…..I have read and been here for 8 years, and I really believe we can do this…………………………I am sickened by the Stacking of the Deck against the Horses , by an Agency that continues to BULLY the American people , and no matter what we do ours wheels continue to spin without anything being addressed by Our Government, The BLM has been running the Show…………….without any restrictions……..And the most Horrible thing is Our MUSTANGS SUFFER continually…………………………

    • Arlene: I agree with you. I think that should be a priority to go against the BLM, the DofA, and establish an agency that will work to balance the needs of the horses and all wild animals God has given us. I’m game. If all the 80% that is against slaughter would demand this, I think the tide might change in our direction. God with us on our aggressive move, we just might see an indicator and great change from what it is today.

      • Dear Lynne, I know we can do this, But all must unite , for the horses, together we can make the change , A totally new agency OMG I so hope we can put this together ,,,,,,,,,,,,, The first and foremost thing is to get our Mustangs back to the range where they belong , and stop this money wasting horse horror , we have great minds here ……………………

  20. Showing Callie’s total ignorance, are her comments about Madeleine Pickens, who has been an astute business woman, beginning her own business providing cabin crews to corporate jets in 1960! .
    She owned Del Mar Country Club, well before she married Boone, just 7 years ago.
    Madeleine has more smarts in her pinky finger than Callie and Ken put together.

    Isn’t it interesting that cruel people refer to ANY animal advocate as an ‘airhead’, ‘dumb blonde”, “dreamer”, “fanatical”, “bunny-hugger”, “PETA pusher”, etc..to make US sound less than human, when it is THEM that are souless?

  21. http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/a39b767d7cc543c1880c2cf47db29f0a/WY–Horse-Sanctuary/

    Private southeastern Wyoming ranch chosen by BLM to house wild horse sanctuary, pending review
    • THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    LARAMIE, Wyo. — The Bureau of Land Management has proposed using a private ranch in southeast Wyoming to house 250 wild horses in a so-called ecosanctuary.
    The agency said Friday that the facility would be publicly accessible in hopes of providing ecotourism opportunities.
    The BLM expects to take three to six months to conduct an environmental review of Deerwood Ranch, about 30 miles west of Laramie near Centennial, to determine the proposed ecosanctuary’s environmental viability.
    The selection is part of an effort to feed and care for wild horses removed from Western lands. With the goal of controlling the overpopulation of herds, the BLM’s Wild Horse and Burro program gathers wild horses, puts them up for adoption and relocates them in order to balance horse populations and land resources.

  22. Callie: “But in the real world, life is life and it ends in death one way or another.”
    So why not leave the horses (and wolves, etc.) on the range? c.o.w.s + m.o.n.e.y
    Thanks to all for actively caring!

  23. This is blatant ‘special’ interests and it’s definitely not in the interest of the public or the wild horses. We do not need MORE CATTLE or cheap beef. Private interests should stay on their own ‘private property’, not on public land.

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