BLM National Wild Horse & Burro Advisory Board to Meet Sept. 2-3

(This meeting is really about BLM’s plans for STERILIZATION and minimally reproducing herds of the already mostly non-viable herds.  The reality is that nothing about BLM’s actions can be considered “protecting” wild horses and burros.  Please show up and make a public comment or send your comments to the email address given below.)


SOURCE:  thehorse.com

BLM Bullcrap DetectorThe Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board will meet Sept. 2-3 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to discuss issues relating to the management and protection of wild horses and burros on Western public rangelands.

The meeting will take place Sept. 2 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Sept. 3 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., local time, at the the Sheraton Oklahoma City Downtown Hotel. The meeting will be live-streamed at http://www.blm.gov/live/.

The agenda of the upcoming meeting can be found in the Aug. 3 Federal Register.

The Advisory Board provides input and advice to the BLM as it carries out its responsibilities under the 1971 Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act. The law mandates the protection and management of these free-roaming animals in a manner that ensures healthy herds at levels consistent with the land’s capacity to support them. According to the BLM’s latest official estimate, approximately 58,150 wild horses and burros roam on BLM-managed rangelands in 10 Western states.

The public can address the board on Sept. 3 from 10:30 a.m. to noon, local time. Individuals who want to make a statement at Thursday’s meeting should register in person with the BLM by 10:15 a.m., local time, on that same day at the meeting site. Depending on the number of speakers, the board could limit the length of presentations, set at three minutes for previous meetings.

Speakers should submit a written copy of their statement to the BLM at the addresses below or bring a copy to the meeting. There will be a webcam present during the entire meeting and individual comments could be recorded. Those who would like to comment but are unable to attend can submit a written statement to the National Wild Horse and Burro Program, WO-260, Attention: Ramona DeLorme, 1340 Financial Boulevard, Reno, Nevada, 89502-7147.  Comments can also be emailed to the BLM at whbadvisoryboard@blm.gov; please include “Advisory Board Comment” in the email’s subject line.

For additional information regarding the meeting, please contact DeLorme, wild horse and burro administrative assistant, at 775/861-6583. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf can reach DeLorme during normal business hours by calling the Federal Information Relay Service at 800/877-8339.

The board generally meets twice a year and the BLM director can call additional meetings when necessary. Members serve without salary, but are reimbursed for travel and per diem expenses according to government travel regulations.

Harassing HorsesIn its management of wild horses and burros under the 1971 Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act, the BLM is implementing recommendations made by a June 2013 report of the National Academy of Sciences. For instance, the BLM is taking actions to increase the use of population growth-suppression measures on overpopulated herds roaming Western public rangelands and implementing methods developed by the U.S. Geological Survey for more accurate population estimates.

12 comments on “BLM National Wild Horse & Burro Advisory Board to Meet Sept. 2-3

  1. I don’t care if they read them or not … I think I will send them a bunch of emails and boy oh boy, I have a LOT to say on the subject! hahaha

    By the way, just so we all know how the board is chosen, here is the answer from BLM which proves it is not a representation of the public, but instead they are chosen “BASED ON THE NEEDS OF THE TEAM” and we all know that management toward extinction is the objective of “the team” as instructed by the heads of the BLM & DOI & DOA.

    I asked BLM’s Debbie Collins (always worth a choke, puke & growl) what the process was for the decision of the Board’s new members and here is her reply (and notice there is NO mention of members of the public volunteering or even being considered … so much for democracy and the American way):

    “Hi. No we can’t share who applied, only the final selectees. The selections start with recommendations from a BLM-FS team and moves up from there. The White House and DOI/DOA have the final say. The BLM-FS team memebers change based on the needs of the team. Selection process is still moving forward, but has not completed the process yet. Thanks.”

    Debbie Collins
    BLM National Wild Horse & Burro Program
    Marketing and National Information Center
    405-790-1056

    Begin puking now …

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    • GG, I think the folks who applied might be willing to identify themselves, which would be interesting especially to compare with the BLM’s announced requirements and who they eventually select.

      So, I will ask that anyone who applied please come forward!

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    • GG You have said it all!! Just reading this “BLM drivel” (great word, huh) puts my gut in a turmoil. This whole advisory board crap is so frustrating – especially when there are so many very qualified people that really COULD do some advising and actually benefit our wild ones.

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      • The board members are “hand picked” by Wild Horse and Burro haters – obviously – so that means that no qualified people that really could do some advising that would actually benefit our wild ones would be acceptable. This is dirty, slimy, filthy politics in action. Too bad … but the BLM has shown this to be the truth.

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  2. According to what Debbie Collins said it doesn’t matter who applies since, ” The selections start with recommendations from a BLM-FS team and moves up from there.” No real advocate stands a chance since this is an “inside job”. Democracy is dead.

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  3. I think government and quasi – governmental agencies are insane. Actions are being taken against horses, deer, puma, bear, burros, wolves, bison, coyotes, assorted avians and lynx. This is not even a complete list!! “Why?” you ask. Because of taxpayer funded grazing, mineral or fossil fuel land rights, water, and the stupidest of all TOURISM! YES TOURISM! The tourists who encroach on the native habitat of the animals are in danger so the animals must be rendered virtually extinct. Just imagine bringing your grandchildren to a range littered with cattle wall to wall and telling them “Once, long ago, buffalo, horses, bison and deer lived here, but people killed them all.” What the he_ l!

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  4. Perhaps the Wild Horse & Burro Advisory Board will address this:

    MORE HORSES KILLED BY BLM – Wild Horse Herd Death Rate at 15% at Murderer’s Creek, Oregon Bait and Trap Site
    https://prophoto7journal.wordpress.com/

    AND IN ACCORD WITH THEIR OWN PAPERWORK, WAS A FOAL CLOSE TO A LITTLE OVER 6 MONTHS OLD AS FAR AS WE CAN TELL. Dangerous, THEN SHOT?

    BAIT AND TRAP – Murderer’s Creek, Oregon 47 Wild Horses Killed —
    A 15% Death Rate – Murderer’s Creek – between Oct / 2012 thru July / 2014
    1. Blindness or Eye Abnormality
    2. Blindness or Eye Abnormality
    3. Blindness or Eye Abnormality
    4. Blindness or Eye Abnormality
    5. Blindness or Eye Abnormality
    6. Blindness or Eye Abnormality
    7. Body Condition: Unable to Maintain or Improve
    8. Body Condition: Unable to Maintain or Improve
    9. Body Condition: Unable to Maintain or Improve
    10. Colic
    11. Colic
    12. Colic
    13. Dangerous
    14. Defect: Serious Physical
    15. Foaling Complications
    16. Fracture/Brain Injury: Head Acute/Sudden
    17. Fracture/Spinal Cord: Neck or Back Acute/Sudden
    18. Fracture/Spinal Cord: Neck or Back Acute/Sudden
    19. Fracture/Spinal Cord: Neck or Back Acute/Sudden
    20.Fracture/Spinal Cord: Neck or Back Acute/Sudden
    21. Fracture: Leg or Pelvis Acute/Sudden
    22. Fracture: Leg or Pelvis Acute/Sudden
    23. Fracture: Leg or Pelvis Acute/Sudden
    24. Fracture: Leg or Pelvis Acute/Sudden
    25.Fracture: Leg or Pelvis Acute/Sudden
    26. Fracture: Leg or Pelvis Acute/Sudden
    27. Fracture: Leg or Pelvis Acute/Sudden
    28. Fracture: Leg or Pelvis Acute/Sudden
    29. Fracture: Leg or Pelvis Acute/Sudden
    30. Fracture: Leg or Pelvis Acute/Sudden
    31. Fracture: Leg or Pelvis Acute/Sudden
    32. Fracture: Leg or Pelvis Acute/Sudden
    33. Gelding Complications: Hemorrhage
    34. Gelding Complications: Other
    35. Gelding Complications: Other
    36. Injury: Soft Tissue
    37. Other
    38. Other
    39. Other
    40. Other
    41. Other
    42. Undiagnosed/Unknown
    43. Undiagnosed/Unknown
    44. Undiagnosed/Unknown
    45. Undiagnosed/Unknown
    46. Undiagnosed/Unknown
    47. Undiagnosed/Unknown: Found dead on pasture

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  5. FIRE THE WHOLE BOARD AND PLACE PEOPLE THAT KNOW WHAT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT ON THIS BOARD. We just have to pound into their brains that they are dealing with crucial decisions about our wild horses lives. I know so many don’t care about them surviving. WE DO AND WE MUST FIND A WAY TO TAKE THIS ALL THE WAY TO THE SUPREME COURT.. Legal battles all over the place.
    It is horrible we have to see the destruction of our wild horses.
    We must not let anymore pain and agony happen to our wild horses. We have to find the gate way to their souls. Fight for what is right and we know the truth.
    I am so sick about all of this. I feel the pain for all of the horse families that are lost and broken. I pray to God to help us find a clear way to help the ones we have left.
    WE MUST PROTECT ALL OF THE ONES THAT ARE STILL ALIVE AND FREE. WE HAVE TO GET THOSE FENCES REMOVED TO THEY CAN MOVE ABOUT. I WILL NEVER STOP FIGHTING. I AM WITH ALL OF YOU IN THIS FIGHT. WE HAVE TO JUST GET MORE POWERFUL AND CREATE A HUGE VOICE FOR THE WILD HORSES. WE WILL. WE MUST NOT STOP. KEEP ON KEEPING ON THE COURSE EVERYONE. I AM SO PROUD OF ALL OF YOU ACROSS THIS NATION SPEAKING AND TELLING YOUR THOUGHTS.
    THANK YOU CAROL WALKER AND ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS OUT THERE. DOCUMENT, DOCUMENT, DOCUMENT. FIGHT FOR THE SALT RIVER HORSES FREEDOM, FIGHT FOR THE CLOUD GROUP, THANK YOU GINGER KATHRENS, THANK YOU DEBBIE COFFEY, R.T. FITCH AND FAMILY. THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU OUT THERE FIGHTING FOR THEIR SURVIVAL. WE MUST, WE WILL. WE HAVE TO HELP THEM. THEY ARE CRYING OUT TO US FOR HELP. WE KNOW.

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