by “Grandma” Gregg
“BLM is flooding the adoption market with burros to get their 3-strikes against them as quickly as possible so they can be sold for $10 each in large amounts.”
“…Horses can be sold from sanctuary [long term holding] … but it does not occur frequently, and it usually has to be at least 30 animals…” Amy Dumas Program Manager, Wild Horse and Burro Program, Bureau of Land Management
“…when there were inadequate numbers of sale animals available at short-term holding corral facilities, loads of 20 or more sale animals were indiscriminately removed from long-term holding pasture facilities.” Sally Spencer
BLM WH&B Marketing
Our wild horses and burros are sold by BLM for $10 each (and shipped at the public’s expense) if they come under the sale authority status which includes over ten years old or having been offered for adoption 3 times (3-strikes). This includes from long and short term holding facilities and as we have discovered in the recent past and supposedly still under investigation – most all of these sold wild horses and burros “disappear.”
You may have noticed that BLM has been promoting internet adoptions in recent years and if the animal is not adopted then it counts as a “strike” – therefore 3-strikes are quickly received for many of our wild ones.
Last month BLM had an internet adoption that included 161 burros and as of a few days before the adoption ended, only one even had a bid. I see that on the latest internet adoption many of the same burros are listed again. BLM is flooding the adoption market with burros to get their 3-strikes against them as quickly as possible so they can be sold for $10 each in large amounts.
In past years many burros have stood in Litchfield and other BLM “feed lots” for years and burros are historically not easily adopted … so what does this “sell-them quick” approach tell us?
It points to evidence that BLM is preparing hundreds of our burros to be sold at $10 each … and who buys large numbers of burros? Let’s just say that burro meat is used widely in European sausage and salami.
Our wild horses … same thing.