(The News as We See It) by R.T. Fitch
BLM’s David Cattoor Plots to Subvert First Amendment Rights, Again!
It was subtle, it was sweet and done with such professional flair that most people would have missed it on the first go around but a second viewing cements the words and causes the jaws to drop. Clare Major, of the New York Times, caught on video BLM Wild Horse Stampede contractor Dave Cattoor discussing with his company and BLM personnel the process of killing a horse, that his firm would injure, and how to hide it and dispose of it in such a manner that the public and press would not see it or become aware of the incident. How sweet is that?
“All the King’s horses and all the King’s men will never be able to put Cattoor’s words back in his mouth again.”
Sunk, doused and caught with his pants down all due to the desire to be “famous” and to appear in the New York Times. The egos of Dave and Sue Cattoor have finally done them in.
There’s background as to how badly the Cattoors wanted to manipulate the press and be on the “good side” of the Times.
Three days earlier, at another trap location, the Cattoors and the BLM granted NYT reporter Jessie McKinley and photographer Jim Wilson unprecedented access inside the active trap area while holding other press and public observers at bay almost a mile away. When news of this discriminatory act was exposed by this reporter on “Straight from the Horse’s Heart” close access to the traps was then denied to all press and public. NYT filmmaker Clare Major was kept behind a jute fence halfway up a mountain with a horrible view of the illicit operations only 48 hours after her team mates were granted unfettered filming. Along with reps from HSUS and Horseback Magazine she suffered the ire of the Cattoors for being caught using deceptive practices only days earlier.
Ms. Majors contacted her editor to request another day of shooting as nothing occurred during that filming attempt. She likewise made special arrangements with Sue Cattoor to be allowed down to the trap site for interviews prior to the arrival of the correspondents from Horseback Magazine, it was during that time that Dave Cattoor was caught showing his tried and true business model. The “them” that Cattoor was referring to was the team from Horseback, including this reporter.
Dave Cattoor’s comments not only back up and verify the fact that his operations harm, maim and can ultimately kill wild horses but what is hidden in his words verifies that this is a practice and process that he has used against the free press and public in the past and it has worked.
Cattoor said, “If something happens we are going to correct it quickly, just like we talked about. If it’s a broken leg, we’re going to put it down, slide it on the trailer, same thing, we are going to town with it. I’m not going to give them the one shot that they want.”
“Same thing”, what does that mean? How many times have these deceptive activities occurred in the past? Is the BLM privy to these clandestine killings and if so do they assist?
“Going to town with it”, which town, what facility, how does he dispose of the horses that he kills?
All of this comes on the heels of Sue Cattoor’s interview with Horseback Magazine where she admitted that Dave shot and killed a mare and her foal on a cliff, from a helicopter, during the deadly Owyhee Stampede where the Cattoors were involved with the deaths of dozens of wild horses. Cattoor claims the shootings were to put the horses out of their misery but there is no sound medical criteria to support their claims.
The New York Times video continues to artistically close out their piece with another classic and telling Dave Cattoor quote, “..they (wild horses) have to be managed, without management all you got is death, that’s all you got.”
That, ladies and gentlemen, puts the whole problem into a nutshell. The Cattoors have always believed that they have the divine right to play the role of judge and jury over our national icons while the BLM not only pays them to do so but stands back and lets them run the entire show. Wild horses never made it through hundreds, thousands and millions of years until Dave and Sue Cattoor showed up to save them from their impending doom of living wild and free on the land that has been their homes for centuries. What a tremendous burden the Cattoors bear by playing God to the publicly owned wild horses of the United States of America, I am in awe.
These people have controlled the BLM while they have manipulated and attempted to manage the public and press. Besides the controls and erroneous restrictions they place upon the very people that fund their illicit operations they attempt to control information via threats and intimidation. Magazines, Newspapers, Non-profits and blogs have received threat letters from Cattoor’s attorneys in an attempt to subvert the truth and violate the First Amendment rights of the free press. An example of such a threat letter can be seen HERE as received by this reporter, who did not cave in to their overreaching and erroneous demands.
Hats off to the New York Times for bringing to light the true spirit of the BLM and their contractors. The video has gone viral on the internet and all the attorneys in the world will not be able to undo the major PR damage Cattoor has beset upon himself. They would be tremendously busy writing threat letters to all of the major news chains and media outlets. Not even the BLM’s high dollar PR firm is going to be able to put a positive spin on either the Cattoors or the BLM Stampede practice.
It’s simply divine justice that the silver bullet that fells the bloody Cattoor reign over our wild horses comes not from the virtual gun of a tax paying wild horse advocate but from the very mouth of David Cattoor himself. Sooner or later the lies catch up with you and the truth about David Cattoor has been over 35 years in coming. The spirits of the wild horses that David Cattoor pled guilty to of being sold off to slaughter can now rest in peace.
The truth is out.