Yesterday at 10:12 am, November 9, 2010, our good friend, wild horse advocate and blogger R.T. Fitch received the following comment on his blog. It was caught in Fitch’s spam filter, but he found it and reported it yesterday in his blog. Here is the text of the message:
“A new comment on the post “BLM Takes Wild Horse Killing to Oregon” is waiting for your approval
Author : Animal Abuser (IP: 188.8.131.52 , BLM-92-254.blm.gov)
E-mail : AAafterYOU@*****.com
Whois : http://ws.arin.net/cgi-bin/whois.pl?queryinput=184.108.40.206
You ALL have WAY TOO MUCH TIME on your hands to sit around bitching. And *****, could you really be so stupid to think that the BLM has hired animal abusers?? Honestly- you all need to get a life. If you really cared, you would search out the truth, and stop spending so much time with narrow blinders on. No one is perfect, not the BLM, not YOU. If you really want to see something done differently, you would pick a different approach.”
This IP (computer) address can be easily traced to the Bureau of Land Management office in Brighton, CO.
Why someone from the BLM would chose a name of Animal Abuser, is of course, extremely puzzling. And what does the email address AAafterYOU mean? This could be construed as a threat to Mr. Fitch.
And, I will have to point out the obvious that this individual who is apparently a FEDERAL EMPLOYEE is harassing AMERICAN TAXPAYERS online during business hours.
So it is beyond ironic for he or she to accuse the Wild Horse Advocates of having too much time on their hands.
They aren’t the ones using taxpayer dollars to support their online surfing at work.
This just shows you can run but you can’t hide.
For more information:
FYI – to report incidents like this:
Dept. of Homeland Security Computer Emergency Response Team:
Dept. of Interior Office of the Inspector General: