Opinion: BLM Seeks Comments on Wild Burros Devoid of Content?

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.

I DON'T flippen believe it!!!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
Contacts: Media Contact: Lee Tucker
928-505-1268, ltucker@blm.gov

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.

http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/newsroom/2016/july/blm_seeking_public.html

22 comments on “Opinion: BLM Seeks Comments on Wild Burros Devoid of Content?

  1. “The BLM does not take into consideration the amount of comments on one particular issue”???????????? So to add to the above (RT) no matter how many comments they receive – it wouldn’t change this “project” ? Which pretty much says our opinions – no matter how correct according to the BLM – wont change a thing!

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  2. From AMERICAN HERDS
    Atonement

    “We need good, scientific input………input beyond the emotional –something we can actually use in preparation of the plan”
    Karla Norris
    Renewable Resource Manager
    BLM Las Vegas Field Office

    It was this quote in the Las Vegas Review Journal’s July 8, 2006 story that changed my life and launched me into researching the Wild Horse & Burro Program

    May I also add that since that time, I have concluded BLM telling the public they weren’t interested in emotional input was just as calculated to prevent people from speaking from the heart as was their request to provide “scientific input” only.

    Emotional responses, input and connections definitely have their rightful place within the scheme of things and if we refuse to ever consider what our hearts say, we begin a downward descent on a dangerous and slippery slope indeed. Just look at the Nazi philosophy of considering human beings as nothing more than livestock – to be bred and “utilized” as efficiently as possible for “superior qualities” (which of course they defined for us) – qualities lacking even the slightest considerations we attribute to the heart but instead glorified performance based machine-like goals to the exclusion of all else that help define the essence of what it means to be “human”.
    http://americanherds.blogspot.com/2009/03/atonement.html

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  3. Well said, RT and thank you for your (non) opinion. I completely agree with your (non) opinion. Although I know BLM does not have to listen to any threats or vulgarity, they have NO right to tell the public not to comment pro or con on their agenda (environmental assessment). It is our right and our responsibility as American citizens to voice our opinion – especially concerning our public lands.
    Freedom of speech is defined as the right to express any opinions without censorship or restraint. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.

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  4. A “scientific” observation

    SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN

    What “Psychopath” Means
    “…largely devoid of guilt empathy and love

    10 CAREERS WITH THE MOST PSYCHOPATHS
    In some careers being a psychopath is actually a great way to get ahead

    CIVIL SERVANTS
    There is certainly power in certain civil service roles that psychopaths single-mindedly crave
    http://www.alternet.org/culture/10-careers-most-psychopaths
    http://www.alternet.org/culture/10-careers-most-psychopaths

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  5. The Establishment: Plagued with Sociopaths, Psychopaths and Useful Idiots
    http://21stcenturywire.com/2014/04/29/the-establishment-is-plagued-with-sociopaths-psychopaths-and-useful-idiots/

    How can governance ever be self-regulating when the entire system operates under a delusional mental illness? Establishment idiots that rationalize compliance, when government “public servants” turn into despotic tyrants, usually are timid cowards or seek to extract some kind of perceived benefit from their psychopathic masters. These “so called” civic employees are perpetuating the political psychosis of the cognizance dissident society.

    21wire
    We are a North American and European-based, grass-roots, independent blog offering geopolitical news and media analysis, working with an array of volunteer contributors who write and help to analyze news and opinion from around the world.

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  6. Interesting that emotion, which is the ultimate origin of most policy in civilized nations, is somehow devalued and discarded by the agencies who would not exist without it.

    That said, if they truly think human beings can function ethically without emotion, they are fooling themselves (and us), and as a citizen I would therefore insist they remove all emotion from those arguing loudly for the elimination and extermination of wild horses and burros as they protect their own “sacred cows.”

    Even up the playing field and then we can all have an honest conversation. Until then, expect emotions to be high from all quarters, as the stakes are very high for all concerned. If nobody cares what happens, does that count as “unemotional?” and therefore more credible? Really?

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    • Exactly! It’s almost hilarious how welfare ranchers will point to the wild horse and burro advocacy community as a whole and call us emotional (and, to be honest, I’ve seen a few individuals who can be overly emotional), but God forbid if you go against their position when it comes to state-ownership of public land, they start screaming. Hypocrisy at it’s finest.

      However, what the BLM might mean by that is that they don’t want to receive comments that include foul language or all caps. In that case, I think it’s a reasonable request.

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  7. “Comments are not considered substantive that are emotional in nature or in favor or against the project.” “…in favor or against the project.” This is laughable in a nauseating way. These individuals are obviously unaware of the fact that they are supposed to be public servants and, as such, are supposed to listen to “We the People”.

    And like Maggie Frazier brought up, this is also worth noting: “The BLM does not take into consideration the amount of comments on one particular issue.” So much for taking into account the very people who pay them with their hard-earned tax-dollars.

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  8. We shouldn’t have to figure out what a government agency means – it’s making it more difficult for an ordinary person to have input, more of a roadblock. I’ll tell you when I read these things, my first reaction is not to comment at all, because my comment may not be considered for whatever arbitrary reason the agency might have. This really should be challenged on first amendment grounds. It appears that the ‘comment period’ is just perfunctory because it is a requirement – they have no intention of taking it seriously.

    It’s also very subjective; what someone might consider emotional, someone else may not. It is blatant tampering with the public’s right to comment. A simple reminder to be civil is all that is necessary.

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    • Huh? Is this really saying no comments either for or against the project will not be considered substantive, whether deemed emotional or not? The way this is written it predetermines all comments can be discarded subjectively, with no standards or accounting for what is considered and what is not. What a cynical, illegal, expensive folly.

      “Comments are not considered substantive that are emotional in nature OR in favor or against the project.”

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  9. LOL

    Some classics:

    “It’s like deja vu all over again!” (Tell me about it)

    “It ain’t the heat, it’s the humility.”

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    • I can’t read it. But I will say that we always seem to choose the most inhumane methods, why? Because it’s cheap? Because we can, and because we have a sadistic component to our natures that we can only express legally through taking it out on those who cannot speak or fight back, animals. Despite reading one or two cutsie stories about kittens and puppies, and the occasional rescue of an animal, it really doesn’t offset the apathy and cruelty by the majority.

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    • Never heard of this – but frankly, they do this because they CAN! If no one draws attention to it – or points it out – who cares!!!!! There are so many ways that livestock is brutalized – but they exist so humans (who are so far above them in intellect) can have what they want. What a perverted way to think. And then there is the treatment our wild horses & burros are getting?

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  10. No, it’s not just you. They want to carry out their plans to eradicate wildlife and ask for public comment ONLY because it is a REQUIRED part of their bullshit rules. They dont care one whit about what you or I think.

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