Horse Health

BLM Wild Horse Butcher Shop: Opening Soon in Oregon

text and photos by R.T. Fitch

BLM Recipe for Unimaginable Cruelty:

  • 1 part mares over 11 years
  • 1 part 8 month old fillies
  • 1 part pregnant mares
  • 3 parts non-sterile instruments and environment
8 month old fillies at BLM's Hines, Oregon holding facility...waiting for the "experiment"

8 month old fillies at BLM’s Hines, Oregon holding facility…waiting for the “experiment”

First begin by sorting your current inventory of captured mares. Segregate the old useless mares into one corral, first. Repeat the process for 8-month-old fillies but be sure to separate your pregnant mares into the three stages of gestation for ease of identification.

Assess your on-hand supply; if short on quantity needed to satisfy blood lust initiate cruel and destructive bait trapping and helicopter roundups in both South Steens and Three Fingers HMAs.

Steens HMA wild horse family, about to be destroyed by BLM

Steens HMA wild horse family, about to be destroyed by BLM

Once fully stocked with frightened wild horse mares and babies locate a suitable location to prepare the gruesome concoction; any unsanitary, non-sterile environment such as a dusty, fly ridden, feces filled corral area will do.

You are now ready to proceed with an unprecedented attack upon America’s federally protected wild horses and the complete disregard for the will of the tax-paying American public.

If in doubt on the proper slash and dash techniques feel free to contact your local, unethical, state funded College for mindless guidance on how to torture and ultimately doom wild mares and babies to a gruesome and grisly death.

Home of BLM butcher shop at Hines holding facility

Home of BLM butcher shop at Hines holding facility

As you proceed be certain to rush the process with little regard for the lives that you are destroying. Be sure to cause as much pain and misery as possible. Ensure that the public has no access to your operation. Once completed give minimal oversight for recovery and survival.

Next, log your statistics of deaths and survivors in a secret journal and be certain to sell any surviving mares and babies off to slaughter so as to remove any form of evidence from the American public.

Congratulations, you are now qualified to prepare your deadly concoction on wild mares and babies in the wild and on the range; rest assured, you have made BLM management and their special interest bedfellows (Welfare Ranchers) very proud.


53 replies »

    • Thank you, Jerry. And to the BLM I say %#@! and *%&# %#@! and *%&#. %#@! and *%&#. %#@! and *%&#. %#@! and *%&#. %#@! and *%&#.


  1. The bastards running this country are butchering human babies for experimentation, why would we expect any different of the animals–actually I’m surprised we haven’t heard of old people—“OH” maybe that is just around the corner.


    • The horses have no choice in the matter. Women, do choose abortion for many reasons so I fail to understand your correlation. This is more a Nazi german death camp experimentation setting; no choice/option for the horses.


  2. I can’t say what I’m thinking because I’ll be banned from everybody’s friend list and probably kicked off face book… I will say that this makes me beyond angry and that it’s because nobody listened and everybody is still trying to play nice with these Bastards.

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    • This is so WRONG in so many ways! Why can’t you do what the majority of us Americans want , leave our AMERICAN HERITAGE ALONE
      There is plenty public land to go around for our So called RANCHERS THAT THINK THEY NEED MORE FREE LAND!!!!!!


  3. I say fly, drive, bring trucks and protest to the max. Someone please organize a protest out there. If I lived in the area I would organize.a massive protest. Organize it and people will come. This will bring attention to this. So disgusting I want to throw up! Protesting in mass is the only way to bring this to light. Please organize…

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  4. OK all..Call this number to I just called DC…503-808-6026. Let’s jam the phone lines as soon as this office opens..Protest…Protest..Protest..


      • It does, doesn’t it. Stay out of there! 😉 Some of the protests had some clever responses and placards recently – the “Don’t Tread On Me” flag with the female uterus..


      • Terri, I hesitate to even mention it but I shared this thought – except that our government is fixated on keeping women pregnant as long and as often as possible, rather than funding unsanitary experimental widespread sterilization experiments (at least as far as the public knows).


      • How true, Terri! The Republicans are bent on de-funding Planned Parenthood STILL! All I can say is I know for a fact that many low income women don’t have any other access to pap smears or mammograms – at one point my daughter was one of them – for which I will always be grateful. That is the most important part of access to PP.


  5. this makes me sick! !this must end !. they are a living legend of the west and America. they were and are to be a symbol of FREEDOM in America!!!!!! this country has gone to hell . A protest needs to be done .The media needs to be involved ! put it on everyone’s TV in America what they are trying to do.


  6. Humane society wash.DC cruelty investigations. (202) 723-5739. Ask for Kayla Kowalski Head of Cruelty inv.wash.d.c.


    • Oversimplifying, belittling advocates, and throwing in ‘expensive for taxpayers’ for good measure. Welfare ranching, helicopter roundups, chases, and killings of all wildlife is expensive for taxpayers too – I’d rather spend my money on keeping horses on the range!


    • That Lummis woman really frosts me! Her description of euthanizing an animal as lovely??????????? I believe she represents the same state (Wyoming) as SUE!
      Remember her? Certainly does speak poorly for Wyoming.
      I have to say tho that there were a load of comments on that article and only one was pro-slaughter!


      • Cynthia Lummis

        The Department of Interior Oil and Gas Royalty Scandal and Its Wyoming Roots

        In 1992, independent auditors Ryan and Fetterolf were witnesses for Uinta County against Union Pacific Resourcesxviii, which was suing the county and the state, claiming the county had no right to hire minerals production auditors for contingent fees, and disputing the taxes on the company’s oil and gas production in the county. Ryan told WyoFile that when he and Fetterolf showed up to give their depositions in the case, he was shocked to find that state Senator Cynthia Lummis, a Laramie County Republican, was the company’s lawyer.

        “Cynthia, are you here to represent your constituents or Union Pacific?” Ryan says he asked.
        “I represented Union Pacific Resources Co. in a declaratory judgment action that went to the Wyoming Supreme Court,” Lummis told WyoFile, adding that the court made no decision on the merits of the case, but sent it back to the Board of Equalization.

        Cynthia Lummis, who is now Wyoming’s sole U.S. Representative in Congress, has been a politician for more than 30 years, and a lawyer for nearly a quarter of a century. When she was working for Union Pacific Resources in the 1990s, she was a partner in the Cheyenne firm of Wiederspahn, Lummis & Liepas PC. Her husband and law partner, real estate developer Alvin Wiederspahn, is a former state representative and senator on the Democratic side of the aisle. In the ’90s, the firm’s clients included Amoco Production Company and Union Pacific Resources. Wiederspahn was also a leader of the Wyoming Taxpayers’ Association, a group with a populist-sounding name that is an energy industry lobby.

        During the summer, Burton—who as a Republican state representative from Natrona County had served on the House Revenue Committee with Rep. Cynthia Lummis—consulted Lummis and former state Sen. Dan Sullivan, who were co-chairmen of the legislature’s Joint Interim Revenue Committee that had reported on the 1990 law. Sullivan, the Republican brother of former Democratic Gov. Michael Sullivan, was by 1996 working for Chevron. He assured Burton that Chevron was correct, the production taxes and royalties should be excluded.xxv Burton met with

        Governor Jim Geringer three times on the subject, and he finally told her, she said, “Do what you think is right.”

        What she thought was right (Burton consulted the state attorney general to see if she was about to break the law; he said no) was to accept Chevron’s view of the matter, overrule her auditors and herself, and exclude production taxes and royalties from the direct cost formula.
        She issued a new memo in October 1996 to “supercede” and “cancel” her previous memo. The Equalization Board later found this October memo to be “contrary to law.”


      • Does it really surprise anyone that this person (cant say what I call her privately) was a friend of Sue W? Not me!


    • Horse ADVOCATE….there was only and one protester who represents most of our views on the subject.


  7. It is ever more obvious to me the BLM needs to be relieved of all wild horse and burro management responsibilities — no matter their intent this is a self-created crisis whose only end (as they see it) is death by unwilling taxpayer extortion. The Lummis link above indicated she passed judgement on “advocates” based only on the few sentences shouted in a stacked hearing against wild horses. So much for rational thought and balanced consideration of options, especially any having to do with preserving intact the wild speces our 1971 law was intended to protect. Keeping wild horses in pens just to kill them in “lovely” ways is as much a corruption as can be imagined.

    I expect the BLM would be happy to hand off this assignment – the question is what proper and ethical management would look like, who would do it, and how it would be paid for. These of course are the same issues the BLM faces, but somehow in all this they have lost any moral compass, engendering even more polarity and dysfunction in our society. We can and must do better!


  8. Medical Malpractice Related to Unnecessary Surgery
    By Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle, P.C.
    “Unnecessary surgery is a type of medical malpractice. A form of medical malpractice that has become an alarming and growing problem in the U.S. is unnecessary surgery.
    This type of malpractice can lead to life-threatening complications and completely alter an individual’s life. When a surgeon performs and unnecessary surgery, it is an act of medical negligence. Doctors should take every precaution before deciding to prescribe any type of invasive surgery to a patient. When there is a failure to do this and it results in unnecessary surgery, they may be held legally liable. Unnecessary surgery can lead to serious or even life-threatening complications. Some of the risks include hemorrhaging, damage to organs, infection, amputation and anesthesia errors. Putting animals through unnecessary surgery where they face complications that could significantly alter their life is a form of medical negligence.”

    A few addresses & phone numbers where you can send YOUR message to BLM:

    Bolstad, Dean
    Senior Advisor 202-912-7297

    DeLorme, Ramona
    Staff Assistant (775) 861-6583

    Hooks, Holle
    WH&B Specialist (405) 790-1066

    Kipping, Sharon
    Wild Horse & Burro Specialist (202) 912-7263

    Reichold, Zachary
    Natural Resource Specialist (202) 912-7261

    Ruf, Ross
    Wild Horse & Burro Specialist (775) 475-2222

    Spencer, Sally J
    Supervisory Marketing Specialist (202) 912-7265

    Wade, Beatrice
    Wild Horse & Burro Specialist (775) 861-6625

    Roberson, Ed
    Assistant Director, Resources and Planning
    Phone: 202-208-4896
    Fax: 202-208-5010

    Collins, Debbie
    Wild Horse and Burro PR (405) 790-1056


  9. Dr. Charles Mayo, of the famous Mayo Clinic, stated:
    “I abhor vivisection … it should be abolished … I know of no discovery that could not have been obtained without it…”
    What is vivisection? Vivisection is the practice of animal experimentation. This can include administering drugs, infecting with diseases, poisoning for toxicity testing, brain damaging, maiming, binding, and other painful and invasive procedures.

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  10. Don Moore, DVM is a respected Veterinarian who has extensive knowledge about wild horses and wild horse behavior.
    He states, “The three surgical procedures for permanent sterilization of mares described in the mare sterilization research project, ovariectomy via colopotomy, tubal ligation and hysteroscopically-guided laser ablation of the oviduct papilla all require certain pre-operative and post-operative considerations for aseptic surgical protocol and pain management.
    Pre-operative bloodwork and a thorough examination are always performed on the relatively few domestic mares which are spayed. Other options other than surgery are always considered first due to the risk involved with any of these procedures. Aseptic surgical protocol and pain management is the standard of care for each and every surgery or the performing veterinarian would undoubtedly be sued by the owner and reprimanded by the state veterinary board.
    Wild mares will not have their surgeries performed in a sterile surgical suite. Their surgery will be performed in a non-sterile chute or standing in stocks at the local BLM facility without the benefit of the routine standard of care. Unlike domestic mare who are easily handled, the very handling of these wild mares presents additional pre-operative stressors, which cannot be mitigated.
    BLM does not possess the statutory authority to treat America’s wild free roaming mares as research test subjects to perform surgeries which are not the standard care for domestic mares.
    Case in point, is a photograph of Dr. Leon Pielstick a he was beginning to perform a surgery attired in bibs used predominantly for working cattle and performing the surgery with a non-sterile plastic sleeve that is used to pregnancy check cattle. This is not acceptable for a domestic mare, why wild mares? To learn this procedures has been performed on some of the Sheldon wild mares, undoubtedly in a similar manner, is gross negligence and inhumane on the part of the Department of Interior and the veterinarians who performed the surgery in less than aseptic conditions.
    This type of trial and error butchery is a violation of the least feasible management clause of the Wild Free Roaming Horses and Burros Act.
    Mass experimental surgeries performed under these conditions outlined in the proposal amounts to negligence and abuse. I believe experiments such as this proposal are unethical, inhumane and unwarranted. Any veterinarian(s) who would perform these experiments is in violation of the oath taken as a graduating veterinarian, ‘above all else, do no harm’. If a veterinarian in private practice performed these procedures in the manner described I this document they would most certainly be reported to and disciplined by the regulatory board of that state. Discipline would likely mean suspension of that veterinarian’s license to practice in that state.”


  11. Cruelty to animals, also called animal abuse, is the human infliction of suffering or harm upon any nonhuman animal, for purposes other than self-defense or survival. Experimenting on wild horses and burros is cruel, inhumane and absolutely unnecessary. BLM and Oregon State’s cruel, inhumane torture of and experimentation on our wild horses is absolutely not acceptable. In no way does this sterilization proposal conform to the minimally intrusive management on the range that the Congressionally Wild Free-Roaming Horse and Burro Act of 1971 demands to protect these wild creatures.


  12. We ALL need to tell the Resources Committee (and our senators and representatives) about their oversight committee meeting and you may wish to include some of the below sample letter.

    PUBLIC COMMENT allowed for 10 Business days after the Natural Resources meeting, The deadline is July 7, 2016.
    EMAIL: the Clerk:

    June 30, 2016

    Natural Resources Committee
    Attn: Tom McClintock
    EMAIL the Clerk:

    It is clearly visible that last week’s Natural Resources committee meeting led by Tom McClintock, was a clear example of regulatory capture of an agency – the Bureau of Land Management. The information provided to the committee was not scientifically supported and not credible – especially the populations of the public’s wild horses and wild burros both on the range and in the holding facilities. The proposed and recent wild horse captures and removals and sterilization procedures are completely politically and monetarily motivated decisions. This is not in keeping with the law or the wishes of the American people who own the land and who own the wild horses and wild burros – it is completely biased and favored toward special “favored” interest groups. This in itself is illegal and often called “Regulatory Capture”.

    Regulatory capture is a form of political corruption that occurs when a regulatory agency, created to act in the public interest, instead advances the commercial or special concerns of interest groups that dominate the industry or sector it is charged with regulating. Regulatory capture is a form of government failure; it creates an opening for firms to behave in ways injurious to the public (e.g., producing negative externalities). The agencies are called “captured agencies”.

    For the past 40 plus years the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and associates have been chipping away at these legal wild horse and wild burro lands and obviously the recovery and reinstatement of wild horses and wild burros would be unfavorable to any financial stakeholders, i.e. livestock permittees, mining and energy corporations, large lobbying trophy hunting “clubs” and many more. But let’s face it … the only persons that have worked for 40 plus years for the extinction of wild horses and burros are those with a financial interest. This has been and continues to be unacceptable, illegal and the American citizens including me are disgusted at the “sell-out” of our lands and resources by the agency that is responsible to protect them … the Bureau of Land Management.

    I require each of the committee members and speakers admit to the public their political and financial connections to the agencies and private/corporate benefactors of the destruction of the wild horses and wild burros and the selling leasing of our public lands and resources – i.e. admit their connection to regulatory capture.


    Receipt Requested
    Response Requested


    • Thanks GG – did use quite a few of your above comments – tried to make it a bit different because I’m sure that if this crew gets many of the same – they will ignore them! VERY frustrating! And it is for all of us – to make such efforts to bring light to this subject & to be ignored!


  13. The Federal Bureau of Investigation announced that animal abuse will be prosecuted as a crime against society and under the new categorization they will begin tracking and collecting information about incidents of animal cruelty and the perpetrators.
    According to the FBI, the official definition of animal cruelty will be:
    Intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly taking an action that mistreats or kills any animal without just cause, such as torturing, tormenting, mutilation, maiming, poisoning, or abandonment. Included are instances of duty to provide care, e.g., shelter, food, water, care if sick or injured, transporting or confining an animal in a manner likely to cause injury or death; causing an animal to fight with another; inflicting excessive or repeated unnecessary pain or suffering, e.g., uses objects to beat or injure an animal. There’s a national consensus that animal abuse should indeed be treated as a serious crime. Now animal cruelty will be a Group A felony
    The FBI categorization is significant because it affirms that at the highest level of our government animal cruelty is recognized as a violent crime. As a civilized society, our opposition to all forms of animal cruelty must be unwavering.


    • I hope you and others will send your cries to STOP this animal cruelty to the BLM. There is some contact information (names and email addresses and phone numbers) listed in above comment and also contact your senators and representatives. If you need help with ideas, feel free to use any of the wording in above comments that you wish. Please take a few minutes and do it today.
      The wild horses’ days are numbered … and they need your voice.


  14. I can’t stand hearing this..just please leave our Wild Horses, Burros, and land alone. They do not belong to you or the ranchers to destroy.


  15. I have pleaded along with the thousands of other voices in this country to leave these horses alone. Why, won’t anybody listen?? My heart is breaking every day that I see news like this. Why doesn’t the American people who oppose of this practice have a say in it? It’s our country too!


  16. So what the hell do we do about it??!! When do we stop this madness??!! There must be some form of disobedience that we can perform….Yes, I volunteer. Anyone else?? Mr. Fitch, we must stop this…………….Please tell me….what can we do????

    Bennett Carey



  17. And in this note, paragraph 7…are MORE contacts to reach out to immediately: Our country’s Wild Horses and Burros are part of our national heritage. They should be protected from any further roundups, rough handling, STERILIZATION, warehousing in crowded holding facilities with no shelter from blistering heat and freezing wind and rain, sold at auction, or from being destroyed. Grazing livestock and energy agenda should not be influencing mass removals.


  18. It’s beyond me why this would be allowed, LEAVE these horses alone!!! Why are humans so cruel & inhumane to animals, everything about what they are doing is wrong wrong wrong😰😰😰😰


  19. This politician – mr stewart – wants to turn over our wild horses & burros to the states or tribes – one of the rescues I donate to – saves the foals from mares that are sent to slaughter – a few weeks ago, they were able to actually save some mares too – I’m assuming these horses come from the tribes. So I guess this is already going on – whether it gets publicized or not. And yes, we sure do need to get the SAFE Act passed – this year. Who knows what will change after November?


  20. Stop this barbaric action. Leave the horses alone. Nature takes care of it’s own. Spaying horses is dangerous, especially being done in totally unsanitary locations. Gelding is a relatively easier procedure. Much safer for the horses with a short recovery time. Keep the cattle off the open ranges!


  21. This is the US, we have feelings for all living things like animals, what is wrong with this action you are taking? We find ever thing is wrong with it, you need to stop this, and remember who we are and what we stand for .


  22. In every case of the death and destruction of the Wild Horses and Burro’s is for one purpose and one purpose, GREED, this EVIL is behind every decision to eradicate all Horses and Burro’s, there’s no feelings from those who wan the land to make more money and more money, there is nothing Sacred to them, so no one should be surprised at the lengths they will go to achieve this. We have the power in numbers of Advocates for these Horses but it’s not stream lined enough for us all to come together. There is a need for one website where all numbers of people in a position for or against the issues that face our Wild Horses, we need numbers and addresses of those against us and especially the White House, if hundreds of thousands of advocates write, call or email these people all the time not just once and the numbers is the key, it must be tremendous and continually and not just when a tragedy is about to happen, until this can happen and the word is out of where to go and who to write, call or email we will not have a way to use those hundreds of thousands of advocates and tell them how to speak for those who can’t. We have a lot of well meaning groups but it’s confusing when trying to make sense out of all the information that’s posted all over the net, whom ever has the best way to convey what we need to know and one site to find it we will continue to flounder around trying to do what this group says and what this group says, one site with all contact information for everyone to use as a tool to help our Wild Horses. There are no boundaries the Cattle Assoc, Oil Companies and others wanting these protected lands, they will bribe and buy off anyone who can further their cause and if we don’t reach everyone then the indifference and Apathy to this cause will result in the deaths of our beloved Horses and Burro’s. One site for everyone to find names and where they stand and how to let them know how we feel about their vote and how we will answer come election. We have the power of this Technology it’s time to start using it against those who want all of our Horses and Burro’s dead so they can scavage the land.


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