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Were Mohammed Incarnate Today…BLM Beware!

by Sheila Shayon ~President/Founder, Third Eye Media (Live Link)

As the Prophet Mohammed‘s army marched towards Mecca in 630 to conquer it they passed a female dog with puppies. The Prophet gave orders that they should not be disturbed and posted a man to see that this was done. He said, “Verily, there is heavenly reward for every act of kindness done to a living animal.”

The Prophet forbade the practice of cutting tails and manes of horses, of branding animals at any soft spot, and of keeping horses saddled unnecessarily. (Sahih Muslim) If he saw any animal over-loaded or ill-fed he would pull up the owner and say, “Fear Allah in your treatment of animals.” (Abu Dawud, Kitab Jihad)

Wild horses and burros are being systematically destroyed in the USA by the government agency, Bureau of Land Management, (BLM) and the powers that be and the public at large are turning a blind eye. Despite the fervent and passionate work of thousands of committed animal welfare advocates, the mainstream media remains on the sidelines, mute.

The most deadly round-up to date in BLM history took place in January in the remote Calico Mountains of Nevada. In the dead of winter, over rocky terrain and rugged wilderness, the terrified animals were literally run to death trying to escape the roaring helicopters hired by the agency…the usual modus operandi in ‘gathers.’ To date, 150 horses and foals have died in the wake of this one — many in the holding pens in the Fallon Facility.

The scores of videos posted on YouTube and other online sites showing the systemic BLM abuse are not for the feint of heart. The round-ups are now being called ‘gathers’ — a more palatable term in print?

The Humane Society released a statement in July in response to a summer ‘gather’ and the deaths of seven wild horses in Elko County, Nevada: “The seven mustangs died as result of dehydration, water intoxication, and injuries sustained following the Tuscarora wild horse roundup. In this case, the BLM conducted this gather in July — the hottest month of the year for Elko County — when water is scarce and temperatures exceed 90 degrees. The probable effect of chasing stressed and dehydrated animals for miles and then offering water should have been known to BLM, and in fact, the BLM admitted it was aware of the danger of “water intoxication,” but proceeded with the roundup under extremely adverse conditions anyway.”

What many don’t know is: “The public pays for those roundups, it pays BLM salaries, and it pays for the management of the public ranges. We have every right to be out there to watch what BLM is doing with our money and with the horses. Whether you care about wild horses or not, those are your dollars being spent.” George Knapp is a Peabody Award-winning investigative reporter for KLAS-TV Channel 8;

BLM’s footprint is enormous and covers large portions of Western states including Utah and Nevada, where the BLM manages 42 percent and 67 percent of the land, respectively.

BLM governs these areas with multiple-use” management, making decisions on land usage and distribution for conservation, recreation, mining and designated grazing.

Bob Abbey, director of the BLM recently said: “The fact is right now we have three to five times the population of wild horses that the range can sustain.”

Wild horses are unique in that they cannot legally be hunted or slaughtered and have no natural predator. The BLM says ‘gathers’ ultimately save the lives of horses.

Senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, a vocal opponent of the BLM, has cited that in 1971 when the National Wild Horse and Burro Programme was created, 54 million acres were available for wild horses and burros. As of today, half that acreage remains and more than 32,000 wild horses are being held in captivity.

“Not only is this not a safe or desirable solution for the animals, but also it is costing the American taxpayers more than $US30 million a year. There are an estimated 37,000 mustangs and burros that live in our Western states. We now have nearly that amount in custody, and the BLM plans to remove an additional 12,000 wild horses from the ranges at a cost of millions to the American taxpayer.”

Landrieu continued: “The Obama Administration should be ashamed that this is happening under its watch. It is hard to fathom that hundreds of our wild horses have died at the hands of the federal agency entrusted to protect them.”

What can you do?

The BLM is extending a public comment period on Interior Secretary Ken Salazar’s long-term wild horse and burro initiative from August 3 to September 3, ostensibly “to ensure the broadest public participation possible.”

Salazar’s plan is to gather/round-up thousands of mustangs now roaming freely in the West and move them to ‘preserves’ in the Midwest and East. He says this is for the protection of the wild horses and the rangelands that support them.

What will you do?

E-mail comment to: (“WHB Public Comment” in subject line)

Mail comment to:
BLM Washington Office, 1849 C Street NW, Rm. 5665, Washington, DC 20240.
BLM is also soliciting feedback online using ePlanning:

Or do nothing, but remember, “Verily, there is heavenly reward for every act of kindness done to a living animal.”

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20 replies »

  1. Sheriff Tony DeMeo of Nye County, Nevada, had the courage, the knowledge and most importantly, the authority – and stand down the BLM when it sought to violate the Constitution in your previous article (thank you for that).

    All it takes is one honest cop…

    Is there only one like Tony DeMeo in the whole of Nevada?

    My father was a deputy sheriff. And an honest one. Were he alive today, and had the authority, he would do what Sheriff DeMeo did for his citizens.

    Deputies, please stand up for the horses and for us all.

    We are behind you.

    Blow the whistle, sheriffs.


    • What was the motion, contempt of court? Would obstruction of justice be any different as a charge? They really did obstruct justice by denying you observation @ Owyhee, playing the trick card of “private property.” They did willfully place the trap on private land, thereby obstructing the justice of Judge Hicks order for the first amendment rights, and specifically your observation at this roundup! Legal terms, :P.
      Keep on it Laura, you are doing great, and giving it your all, I know. You go girl.


    • Laura, how can he do that. Do you feel that he was “gotten to”. No need to respond.
      Thank you for working so hard.
      I finally got ONE response from a Senator. Very Non-commital. “He will keep my ideas in mind”
      We’ll keep plugging along. Wish just some of you didn’t have to do all the hard Physical work.


  2. Laura, here is a prayer for you and for the wild horses:

    You are not alone
    The centuries fight for you
    Eternity is your ally
    You are in the keeping of
    The One who holds you with love
    That will not let you go



    • Awesome prayer for Laura, and so true. Light will always prevail over darkness. Laura is operating from the higher path, and from the hand of God.


  3. Not being satisfied with just being called a troublemaker, thought I’d post here so they could call me a muslum too….


    • Louie, I do not believe the major religions and the regular people of the world are even at odds on anything. That is all political posturing to benefit the agendas of the war machine and power mongers.


  4. You all really need to see this:

    Wasn’t a truckload of horses from a recent roundup headed to Utah State Prison?

    Mobile slaughtering facilities?

    Slaughterhouse Sue wants to feed the prisoners.

    I think the prisoners may be helping process the meat for resale and export?

    And a great place to stash the horses where no one will figure out what’s being done with them?

    I think horse slaughter is alive and well and operating right here in the United States prison systems.

    Think about it. Think the way evil thinks and you get your answers.


    • Went to Broken Arrow Farms link, but didn’t find anything about processing animals other than birds. I know mobile slaughter units are out there processing animals at private farms and ranches. Please, no speculation about potential wild horse slaughter until there is actual proof. Rumours only hurt our cause.


  5. I wonder which of the elite are having horse steak for dinner tonight? Maybe they’re serving it in the casinos…big $ in horsemeat, if the prisoners are eating it I doubt they’re getting the good cuts…

    Free organic horsemeat for the elite in the USA, funded by the U.S. taxpayer…ya think?


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