OpEd by R.T. Fitch ~ president/co-founder of Wild Horse Freedom Federation
In my humble opinion:
Okie, Dokie; it has happened again, is it just me, am I truly the village idiot I once aspired to be (wow, non-intentional alliteration) or is something so upside down within the horse/burro hating BLM that no amount of sane contemplation can make their lack of logic work?
I don’t know, that is why I am asking you.
Several weeks ago the BLM issued a press release, below, regarding the acceptance of public comment on their whiz-bang EA of their Black Mountain Wild Burro ovary frying proposal. At first glance it is pretty straight forward in their typical “goose-step”, egotistical “thou shalt” way of the self-anointed annihilators of our wild equine but if you dig just a little deeper you can actually visualize the depravity that drives these destructive directives.
First, being the idiots that we are, we are given a terse lesson on what a ‘substantive comment’ really is, duuhhhh ~ “Substantive comments either question with reasonable basis the accuracy of information or present new information relevant to the analysis.”
Okay, got it, you want us to be reasonable and relevant so there shall be no “who was the genius who came up with this hair-brained idea” or clever new, innovative ideas like, “how bout letting nature run its course“, okay, we can do that standing on our heads, no problem, we are used to eating cow kaka.
Secondly, we are instructed on what NOT to do…oh no, we don’t want to piss off the widdle wangers ~ “Comments are not considered substantive that are emotional in nature or in favor or against the project.”
Alrighty, that is just easy peasy lemon squeezy; they don’t want us to speak from our hearts, get overly worked up, cuss, disagree, agree…whoa, let me try that again. We can’t be emotional OR be in Favor of OR be Against the chemical castration program. Not only are the poor burro’s little ovaries in the hot seat but I am feeling a serious BURN right behind my eyeballs just about now. What the hell does that sentence mean?
Has the BLM gotten so wrapped up in TELLING us what they are GOING to do and how we are just going to have to take it that they have now instructed us that we must be totally passive in reviewing their plan and are required to just accept it without question or endorsement? I don’t know about you but Homey, here, just ain’t wired that way.
I am so sick and tired of this out of control government agency breaking the law, sassing the public, tormenting wild horses and burros and cozening up with grazing, extraction and hunting interests that I could just blinkin explode. I know there is no fixing stupid but these idiots don’t even make the simplest effort to disguise their incompetence and total lack of compassion. How in the hell do they function on a day to day basis without written, hand-held instructions?
It’s time to take note, tighten up our cinches, pull up the suspenders and come 100% face to face with the fact that we are NOT dealing with an honest, coherent, competent and transparent governmental agency and that we, as tax payers and the voices for the silent, should question and bring to task every single, minute move, suggestion, plan or proposal that this band of outlaws put forward into the light of day. Not one thing can be trusted nor can these agents for special interests continue to be allowed to act, very poorly, as the alleged protectors of the last of our wild equines on their rightful public lands.
This little idiot release is the harbinger of bigger things to come and continues to highlight the fact that for the sake of the wild horses and burros, things gotta change and they have to change fast. “There’s horses and burros to save out there, Mildred, we gotta get going!!!” and gettin going is what we gotta get after. Calls um as ya Sees um my friends!” ~ R.T. (BTW, I have no opinion on this subject)
|Release Date: 07/19/16|
BLM Seeking Public Comments on Environmental Assessment of Burro Contraceptive Pilot Program
KINGMAN, Ariz. – The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Kingman Field Office is seeking public input on the Environmental Assessment (EA) of a fertility management pilot program as proposed by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS).
Approximately 5,000 wild burros currently roam public lands in the state of Arizona. The BLM protects and manages wild horses and burros under the authority of the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act of 1971 as amended, to ensure that healthy herds thrive on healthy rangelands. Because these animals have virtually no natural predators, their herd sizes can double nearly every four years.
The HSUS in cooperation with the BLM proposes to treat female burros in the Black Mountain Herd Management Area (HMA) with the immunocontraceptive vaccine Porcine Zona Pellucida (PZP), also known as ZonaStat-H PZP.
The HSUS’s focus for this project is to assess whether booster doses of ZonaStat-H PZP could be applied via opportunistic darting in a safe, effective, and economical manner as one method of reducing reproduction rates to wild and free roaming burros.
The BLM is accepting substantive comments through August 15, 2016 (for a total of 30 days). Substantive comments either question with reasonable basis the accuracy of information or present new information relevant to the analysis. Comments are not considered substantive that are emotional in nature or in favor or against the project. The BLM does not take into consideration the amount of comments on one particular issue.
The EA titled DOI BLM-AZ-C010-2016-0004, as well as online comment submissions are available on the BLM ePlanning portal at: http://bit.ly/BLM-AZ-KFO-WildBurro
A printed copy is available for public review during business hours at the Kingman Field Office located at 2755 Mission Blvd, Kingman, AZ 86401.
Written comments may be mailed or delivered to the Bureau of Land Management, Kingman Field Office, 2755 Mission Blvd, Kingman, AZ 86401.
All comments will be made available to the public.