(The News As We See It) by R.T. Fitch ~ author of “Straight from the Horse’s Heart”
Investigative journalist/author/editor/publisher Steven Long of Houston, Texas has uncovered yet another glaring, corrupt distortion of truth and regulation by controversial Secretary of the Department of Interior (DoI) Ken Salazar’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Within a recent article in Horseback Magazine Long exposes the fact that the BLM’s secret “No Fly Zones” over their aerial attacks on native wild horses is a figment of their own imagination, proving that America has been duped for years by the malevolent federal agency.
Press and public alike have always taken the BLM’s warnings at face value but under questioning by Long a Washington based BLM Spin Master gave a polished up answer:
“…we did consider a TFR for the Nevada gathers, but the field staff learned from the Federal Aviation Administration that gather operations (roundups) currently do not meet the standard criteria…”
This news comes as a great boon to the bulk of U.S. taxpayers who are collectively banding together in an effort to stop the BLM from moving forward with their inhumane and unnecessary wild horse roundups.
As of late, the BLM and their helicopter stampede contractors have slipped into a “covert mode” of operations due to increased fear that the truth regarding their questionable operations will be documented by the press and U.S. citizens. During the deadly Calico Complex roundup, earlier this year, eye witness accounts and photos surfaced of young horses being run to their deaths by helicopters and videos were circulated of the hostile and aggressive manner in which helicopters are utilized to harass and terrify America’s native wild horses. Since that time, BLM roundups have been conducted under a cloak of secrecy by securing the trap sites and holding areas on private land, therefore ensuring that American citizen’s First Amendment rights cannot be exercised.
Even more disturbing than hiding out on private property in the midst of millions of acres of public land is the new subversive tactic of misrepresenting to the press/public and federal courts that there are immediate health risks involved and the horses must be ripped from their rightful homes for “their own good”. In the case of the Tuscarora debacle it was an alleged issue of lack of water. Once again, Steven Long broke a story proving that there was ample water in the area and that the “emergency” was actually the result of the BLM’s contractor stampeding the horses to a staging area, prior to the official roundup and possibly during a TRO period, where there was no water available. Dozens of horses died that day and the BLM’s contractor fabricated the “no water on the HMA” as a means of covering up their own abusive behavior and lack of proper planning.
Now that the air is cleared, literally, of the BLM/Contractor threats regarding “no fly zones” qualified scientists, environmentalists, equine advocates, press, private investigators, politicians and lawyers will be able to directly observe the truth/facts for the very first time, regarding the BLM contractor’s activities pre-attack, during the destructive roundups and the mess that is left post disruption. It’s obvious that the flagrant harassment of the wild horses from only several hundred feet over the desert floor to just a few scant inches over their heads is of no concern to the flight patterns regulated by the FAA, but it is a serious concern to the voting taxpayers of the United States of America.
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