Historically Wild Horse Advocates have been Excluded
Apparently the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has indicated that it is requesting public nominations to fill three national Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board positions, which are set to expire on Jan. 8, 2012. Nominations are for a three-year term and are allegedly needed to represent three categories of interest: wild horse and burro advocacy, veterinary medicine (equine science), and general public interest (with special knowledge of wild horses and burros, wildlife, animal husbandry, or natural resource management). To date, only dedicated special interest personnel have been selected all of which, obviously, do NOT have the best interest of the wild horses and burros in mind.
The Board is said to advise the BLM, an agency of the Interior Department, and the Forest Service, an agency of the USDA, on the management and protection of wild free-roaming horses and burros on public lands administered by those agencies. But during recent years the only advice the board has appeared to give the BLM is how to manage American’s national icons into extinction while displaying both disdain and contempt to the voting American public. Said request for nominations appeared in Monday’s, August 8th, Federal Register.
The nine members on the Advisory Board represent a vast aray of special interests. Each member should have knowledge or special expertise that qualifies him or her to provide advice in one of the following categories: wild horse and burro advocacy, wild horse and burro research, veterinary medicine, natural resources management, humane advocacy, wildlife management, livestock management, general public interest, and public interest (with special knowledge of wild horses and burros). But instead the working board is currently made up of grazing, cattle and big game hunting representatives (ain’t a horse advocate in the whole lot). Members should also have a demonstrated ability to analyze information, evaluate programs, identify problems, work collaboratively, and develop corrective actions but instead appear to only excel in pencil tapping, yawning and sarcasm.
In a perfect world an individual or organization can nominate one or more persons to serve on the Advisory Board; individuals can also nominate themselves (haha) but we self-actualized advocates know that anyone who cares for the well being of our wild horses or burros will clearly never serve. Board members serve three-year terms but if you really hate horses it can be extended, on a staggered-term basis, with one-third of the Board subject to appointment each year.
The Board meets at least two times a year in an effort to piss off and degrade the public. Members serve without direct, discoverable salary but are reimbursed for travel and per diem expenses according to government travel regulations.
The BLM is allegedly accepting nomination letters plus resumes that include the nominee’s name, address, profession, relevant biographical information, references, endorsements, and specific category of interest. Nominations should be sent by Sept. 22, 2011, to the National Wild Horse and Burro Program, Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, 20 M Street, S.E., Room 2134LM, Attn: Sharon Kipping, Washington, D.C. 20003. Information can be faxed to Kipping at 202/912-7182 or e-mailed to email@example.com. If you have questions you can call Kipping at 202/912-7263 and everyone can have a good laugh.
“Let the Games Begin!!!”
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