“You Just Can’t Polish Horse Poop”
It appears that as wild horse and burro advocates we have finally struck a nerve in the federal cattle grazing agency operating under the clenched fist of cattleman Ken Salazar and known by the name of Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
Weary of lawsuits (like our West Douglas litigation that has kept that Colorado herd free and roaming for years) and with evidence produced by Wild Horse Freedom Federation (WHFF) that indicates the possibility that “YUP” the BLM might just have a hand, or turn their heads, in selling wild horses to slaughter, the agency decided to trump up some empty words and edicts to try to throw off the scent followed by the outraged public and taxpayers of the United States. It just ain’t gonna work, boys.
Yesterday, Feb. 1st, 2013, the BLM released a packet of memorandums that they hoped would pacify the ever increasing ire of the public but it appears that they have missed the entire point of the controversy.
Yeah, they feebly attempted to address the media and public access controversy that was first brought to court by Grass Roots Horse in 2010 and then run through the 9th circuit by Wild Horse Freedom Federation with a private citizen selected as plaintiff.
And sure, they tried to answer the issue of humane care of captured wild horses which was brought to court, this time, solely by donations to Wild Horse Freedom Federation with the same plaintiff as the access case but BOYS, you have missed the entire point which simply put is;
STOP THE BLOODY ROUNDUPS!!!!
That’s the message, that is what needs be taken home and all the pretty paper and bows they use to try to dress up their war on horses and burros is nothing more than what falls out of the back end of an equine, which is crap. (And theirs smells a whole lot better than the BLMs)
All this humane care, access and all the rest of the double talk is AFTER THE FACT. The act of the roundup IS what is inhumane and the numbers that they base their removals on are all, once again, CRAP.
I, for one, am tired of the diluted, homogenized, pasteurized and filtered response to what Salazar’s grazing company is doing to the last of our national icons. Forget chasing the BLM from roundup to roundup waving TROs, stop throwing money at languishing litigation that does not address the issue of the illegality of the BLM’s actions from the git-go. It’s about stopping the abuse, halting the roundups, obtaining an accurate accounting of who and what is left on the range and if any sort of management is even required it should be through a stringent and well organized/documented/scientific/non-invasive birth control.
It’s just that simple and YES, it would be just that easy.
But there I go being rational again, sorry…I forgot. We are dealing with a good ole boy, rough and tough mentality that thinks both horses and women are possessions that need to be “broke”. Stupidity is a difficult thing to shake when your peers consider it to be an attribute.
We are not by any means finished here and we surely are not giving up on Mr. Salazar who thinks that he can run back to Colorado and all will be fine, I beg to differ. Salazar and his boss Obama have destroyed the lives and stolen the freedom of over 35,000 federally protected horses that were living with their families on their rightful land. There are dues to be paid, here, and that is what we intend to collect.
Wild Horse Freedom Federation stands with the members of the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign and we share their angst. This tacky attempt to throw off the troops has failed and failed miserably as we are not so easily had.
Tighten your cinches advocates; this ride is far from over so lets dump the dead weight and frauds; pick up the pace as there’s horses and burros that are counting on us and time is not on our side.
Keep the faith.
- Fresh allegations of wild horses going to slaughter (horsetalk.co.nz)
- Update: Citizen Investigation Exposes Evidence of Wild Horses Sold to Slaughter by BLM Contractor (rtfitchauthor.com)
- Breaking News: Wild Horses Sold to Kill Buyer by BLM Contractor (rtfitchauthor.com)
- BLM Issues New Policy Regarding Conditions on Wild Horse and Burro Sales (rtfitchauthor.com)
- Wild Horses sold to Kill Buyer by BLM Contractor (ppjg.me)
- Call to stop the roundups on National Day of the Horse (rtfitchauthor.com)
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