by Grandma Gregg
Another BLM internet adoption recently ended… now what?
One-hundred and sixty-one burros were listed on the BLM August internet adoption … and only FOUR even got a bid. Does this sound like a high adoption demand and high adoption rate? The BLM stated in their Cibalo-Trigo capture EA there was a “high adoption demand for wild burros, which is supported by a high adoption rate” for burros. Is there anyone out there that still believes ANYTHING that the BLM says?
37 of the 63 wild horses that were advertised on the internet were adopted and that sounds like 37 got good homes … right? Well, I can tell you from personal experience as a wild horse adopter that even after our repeated requests to complete the adoption paperwork, nobody from BLM visited or even inquired as to their well-being for almost two years! The BLM“adoption program” is a complete farce.
In addition to the thousands of wild horses and burros that can be adopted almost any day of the year from short term holding facilities, the BLM has periodic internet adoptions where our wild horses and burros are auctioned off for $125 or more. Why so many,many, many burros on the recent internet adoptions? So that our burros can be classified under the 3-strikes rule and sold for $10 each.
Here is why – quote from a current BLM contract:
- c) On December 8, 2004 Public Law 108-341; Section 142 amended the 1971 Wild and Free-roaming Horses and Burros Act ( Public Law 92-195) that REQUIRES the BLM to sell excess wild horses and burros which meet the following criteria:
- Animals that are 11 years of age and older; or
- Animals that have been offered unsuccessfully at three adoptions. [this includes 3-strikes on internet adoptions]
Don’t be fooled, this term “requires” is what they will use to try to get out of any legal tangle regarding selling our wild ones – and thus the bombardment of burros on the internet adoption – 3 strikes and off they go –and this goes for our wild horses too!
The following is from 1997 but the basics had held true for many years and still hold true today as we have seen with many more recent activities – including the “disappearance” of about 1700 of our wild horses and burros by Tom Davis and authorized by BLM’s Sally Spencer.
Tom Pognacnik, [past] director of the BLM’s … Wild Horse and Burro Program, conceded that about 90% of the horses rounded up go to slaughter. Has a program intended to save wild horses, as a symbol of the American frontier, evolved into a supply system for horse meat? “I guess that’s one way of looking at it,” Pogacnik said.
By the way, both Sally Spencer and Tom Pogacnik STILL work for BLM.
Is there anyone out there that still believes that the BLM is following the Congressional law to PROTECT our wild horses and burros?Anyone?
References and more information:
“BLM is and has been flooding the wild horse and burro 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.” https://rtfitchauthor.com/2014/06/18/