HOUSTON – (SFHH) Awww shucks, folks. I was almost (just almost) feeling a tad bad for speaking the truth about ole “Slaughterhouse” Sue, the other day. Dang it.
There was an ittsy-bittsy little part of me that tried to see the other side’s point of view and attempt to determine what they are so afraid of. If they raise cattle or breed Quarter Horses they are by no means our enemies. As I have said many times over, most of us “advocates” are Ag people ourselves. Many have cattle besides just horses and then there are folks like us that take great pride in growing the best crop of grass that we can for our herd. There’s nothing wrong with being a “grass” farmer as it’s color matches that of my tractor and my John Deere cap. We are all brothers and sisters with ties to the land and all that is nature. So what’s the rub?
Another little tiny section of my soul felt bad as I hold women, particularly mothers, in the highest regard. The veryest mostleous important individual in my life is my wife and I would be one pissed off grass farmer and horse rescuer if someone would make her cry or hurt her feelings. She might not be a mamma to any two legged critters but there is to a passel of four legged ones that think she is their mother and have no problem showing it. So I felt a little bit of remorse, for about a nanosecond, a flash in time that was so short that even Einstein could not calibrate it.
Right out in the open, “Slaughterhouse” and her silly henchmen not only announce to the world their incompetence but they blatantly offer up documentation to prove that they have the intelligence of Paramecium. (No Sue, that is not the type of cheese that you put on a Pizza but instead it is a microscopic, brainless, hairy, single celled blob-like creature that thinks “pond scum” is a gourmet meal…sound familiar?)
Inserted, below, is the latest and greatest “News Release” that these dolts could collectively manage to put together. Again, I must warn you that the “GAG ALERT” is still in effect and that you better not have a mouth full of coffee when you read this or ole Sue is going to cause you to replace your keyboard and perhaps refinish your computer desk. Buckle up that seat belt, again, because here we go, right down into the bowels of Hates itself:
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a nonprofit mutual benefit corporation registered in Wyoming – IRS 501(c)(6) status pending
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an IRS 501(c)(3) educational & charitable organization
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United Orgs of the Horse (UOH)
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We just sent this press release to major news outlets across the Nation…
Radical animal rights groups, environmental extremists, and misguided horse advocates have been trying to flood the airwaves with blatant propaganda and alarmist rhetoric. We seek to provide some common sense and balance.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Sue Wallis: Executive Director, United Organizations of the Horse 307-685-8248
Dave Duquette: Executive Director, United Horsemen’s Front 541-571-7588
America‘s Pro-Horse Coalition Supports BLM, Salazar Efforts To Rein In Feral Horse Population
CHEYENNE, WY–The United Organizations of the Horse (UOH) applauds the efforts of federal officials to control the overpopulation of wild horses on public lands, and urges the enactment of responsible policies for the management and disposition of excess horses. The UOH, a nationwide coalition working in the best interests of horses and horse owners, and for the rejuvenation of the equine industry, is the largest organization of its kind in the U.S. Its members and supporters are petitioning Congress to support the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in its mission to manage public lands, not supervise a “welfare state” for excess feral horses held captive and warehoused in private feedlots and holding facilities off of public lands at enormous taxpayer expense.
“The BLM’s primary directive is to manage the land, to establish and maintain a sustainable balance of resources on public lands, including wild horses, native wildlife, grazing, fisheries, forests, energy development, and recreation,” said Sue Wallis, UOH Executive Director. “It should not be using its taxpayer resources to support excess animals of any species.”
The BLM currently pays for the care of some 32,000 wild horses in short- and long-term holding facilities, at a taxpayer cost of $29 million in fiscal 2009-more than 70 percent of the agency’s total budget for the Wild Horse and Burro Program. Although the agency strives to place horses in the hands of qualified owners, the demand for adoptions has plummeted in the current economic downturn, and has never come close to the annual natural increase of the herds.
Left unchecked, feral horse herds will roughly double their population every four years. Although the BLM estimates the current free-roaming horse population at 37,000, recent evidence from the General Accounting Office proves that the herds have been under-counted. In addition, the BLM routinely gathers significantly more horses than expected during scheduled roundups at any of its 108 Herd Management Areas.
The UOH unwaveringly supports the presence of properly-managed wild horses on public lands. However, the unchecked growth of feral herds has severely upset the environmental balance on public, private and tribal lands. Paired with the mounting numbers of unwanted domestic horses, many turned out to fend for themselves and dying of starvation on public and tribal lands, equine overpopulation has reached crisis proportions in the U.S..
Besides removing the excess horses to reassert a proper balance on the ranges, the UOH advocates the BLM adhere to responsible management practices such as:
Holding wild horses in captivity for a maximum of 90 days. If they cannot be sold, adopted or otherwise permanently disposed of within that time they should be sold without restriction to the highest bidder. All revenue should be rolled back into the Wild Horse and Burro Program to better manage the wild herds and the resource base.
Restore humane and regulated equine processing facilities, to provide federal, state, and local agencies; tribal groups and the general public an option for humane disposal of unwanted excess horses, without needless taxpayer expense or needless suffering for horses otherwise likely to face starvation or abandonment.
The United Organizations of the Horse, a mutual benefit organization, is committed to the well-being and humane treatment of horses, and the viability of the equine industry in the United States of America. Its companion non-profit group, the United Horsemen’s Front, is a charitable and educational non-profit 501c3 organization.
Hic, urp, cough, sputter…ya’all still with me? See anything a tad off center with that? (besides the formatting?)
First off there is NO overpopulation of wild horses on our public lands. The BLM has seen to that as there are more in prison and dying in BLM pens, right now, than there are on our public land. Also, what they don’t mention is that our wild horses are out numbered by privately owned cattle 400 to 1. DOINK. Don’t take no darn Scientific Rocket to figure out there’s a problem there, do it?
As you read this the BLM is taking 2,900 horses off from 500,000 acres designated to them by Congress and they are letting only a few hundred back with the females all chemically spayed. It’s da end of those horses, folks. And what the BLM did NOT tell you was that on that VERY same land they increased grazing permits for private cattle by 300% last year. Gosh, who do you think is tearing up the lawn out der?.
Back to “Slaughterhouse” Sue and her buddy Dave “Doinkette”, besides breaking the IRS law with their illegal 501(c)(3)s (by the way, besides their little cross state lines raffle thingy, if you donate to “Slaughterhouse’s” group, in Wyoming, the money goes to “Doinkette’s” group in Oregon, do you really think she is legal?) they don’t have a clue as to what they are perpetuating by referring to our indigenous, native, wild horses as “feral”. If they are truly feral there is the distinct possibility that they were at one time domestic and if that is the case they could not be sold directly to the EU for slaughter as they could contain all those carcinogenic drugs that we give our horses to keep them healthy. (They shoot themselves in the right foot) and the only Wild Equis that the EU will except is Zebra meat (DOINK again, that’s where Dave’s name comes from…I think that bullet lodged in theirleft foot)
“Slaughterhouse” wants Flicka to be the “other red meat” on your plate so that she can make even more money by selling off our wild mustangs and “Doinkette” wants to open up slaughterhouses so that he can continue to breed irresponsibly and instead of putting a bullet in the brain of a healthy, yet not perfect Quarter Horse, he can earn a few hundred bucks from selling his meat off to wealthy foreigners. (If any of the breeders who think this way had a lick of sense they would geld the “inferior” stallions and sell them for a lesser than retail, yet more than slaughter, price OR donate them to a non-profit and legally write of up to $5,000.00 without an appraisal. Gosh, that would be GREAT business sense and what’s the other word…humane? DOINK)
Folks, I know that we have paused for a moment from speaking about the horrible tragedy that is the BLM’s Calico roundup, but we really need to address these lies and misrepresentations, not to mention the illegal activities of the likes of these people. Take into account that “Slaughterhouse” is an elected official, state official and the problem is multiplied.
Take a moment and write to the Governor of the good state of Wyoming and let him know how you feel about the twisted, public activities of one of his elected Representatives. Write or call the State’s Attorney offices of both Wyoming and Oregon and shine the light on the gaming law violations of both of these cartoon characters and then step it up to the Federal level.
We do our very best to be law abiding, sensible citizens who attempt to speak the truth and bring clarity to the facts while the likes of “Slaughterhouse” and “Doinkette” make a career out of distorting the truth, propagating lies and advertising their inability to process facts and data.
Where we come from we don’t eat our friends so let’s shut them down and put them away…I am digging the first scoop with the shovel, who’s next?