THE TRUTH #7 – The BLM considered sending 2,000 wild horses to Russia to be used as prey for Siberian tigers and Amur leopards in a “pilot program.”

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THE TRUTH #7 – The BLM considered sending 2,000 wild horses to Russia to be used as prey for Siberian tigers and Amur leopards in a “pilot program.”

On 3/30/2011, Lon Ball of Trout Lake, Washington sent the BLM an application to buy wild horses.  Ball said he was affiliated with the Hasan Ranch division of Bio Rice 000, and listed their address as Ussurisk, Primorye, Russia.  He requested that the sea travel for these 2,000 wild horses to a Vladivostok, Russia area port be paid for by the BLM (with your tax dollars).

That same day, Sally Spencer, BLM’s Supervisory Marketing Specialist, emailed Ball to inform him that she sent his application for further processing.  Lon Ball then sent her an email stating:

“Thank you for your quick reply, I am gratified.  Does this mean the BLM would consider transferring wild horses outside the US?  I realize that the BLM is on the defensive from all the animal rights activists.  I have polled many groups and some individuals with my idea of a sanctuary where there are predators and gotten nothing but positive response so far.  This is habitat for both the critically endangered Amur leopard and the endangered Siberian tiger.  Poachers keep the ungulate numbers critically low and the habitat is nearly sterile for lack of prey.  We could take up to 2,000 head as a pilot program, seriously.  I would appeal to non-profit groups who promoted the anti-slaughter bills to pay for transport.  How could they conscientiously refuse? lol”

Sally Spencer forwarded Ball’s application to Karla Bird, the Acting Division Chief of the BLM”s Wild Horse & Burro Program at that time, and BLM’s Dean Bolstad (who is currently the Division Chief of the BLM’s Wild Horse & Burro Program), and asked “Is this something we should consider?”

Most of us would consider selling 2,000 wild horses to be used as prey for Siberian tigers in Russia, as selling the horses for slaughter. However, as you can see from the emails below, the BLM actually considered this idea, instead of issuing an outright “no.”  In these emails, there was no mention of how horrendous of an ordeal it would be for the horses to be transported over the ocean on a ship. And it seems like Dean Bolstad was trying to find a way to justify this sale, by bringing up 2008 National Advisory Board recommendations related to “selling animals and relocating them overseas.”

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9 comments on “THE TRUTH #7 – The BLM considered sending 2,000 wild horses to Russia to be used as prey for Siberian tigers and Amur leopards in a “pilot program.”

  1. Send your damned president and family back to Russia where they so belong. Stop trashing our country and send their supported with them. We don’t need them in this country to f it up further.

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  2. Please leave all wild horses & burros alone here & let them live in their own land here in America. We don’t allow horses & burros to be tortured in any kind of horrible cruel torments. Horses & burros are not for anyone to torture them in any kind of horrible cruel torments. Leave our horses & burros alone here in America & let them live in their land here in America.

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  3. W T F

    We pay to kill off our own native predators to prop up subsidized livestock interests, then remove our protected wild horses and burros from their lawful ranges at ridiculous costs, and the BLM is/was actually considering having taxpayers foot the bill to send animals under their care overseas, into foreign ecosystems, presumably with little or no accountability, to be used as meals for their predators, since their own people are killing off their natural prey?

    If someone wrote this as a movie script it would never make it past the trash can. And yet…

    Why are these people still drawing paychecks from the public purse?

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  4. Trout Lake Russian connection? Hmmm
    If Russia truly cared about its endangered Amur Leopard or Siberian Tiger, they would start a pilot program to breed their natural prey: Siberian musk deer, moose, spotted & roe deer along with protection of endangered forest habitat from excessive logging. The wicked schemes to eradicate America’s wild horses and burros are ongoing and criminal.

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  5. “The Pitchforks Are Coming… For Us Plutocrats” (excerpts from an article from politico.com)

    I see pitchforks

    Our country is rapidly becoming less a capitalist society and more a feudal society. Unless our policies change dramatically, the middle class will disappear, and we will be back to late 18th-century France. Before the revolution.

    And so I have a message for my fellow filthy rich, for all of us who live in our gated bubble worlds: Wake up, people. It won’t last.

    And so I have a message for my fellow filthy rich, for all of us who live in our gated bubble worlds: Wake up, people. It won’t last.

    If we don’t do something to fix the glaring inequities in this economy, the pitchforks are going to come for us

    http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/06/the-pitchforks-are-coming-for-us-plutocrats-108014

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  6. This is Not the first time this was considered to sell wild ones to Russia an article in 1985 statedthey had attempted to broker a deal with them on wild horses and rumor was they did indeed shop some before they were caught. Now rumor aside the article cited a source from the Bureau that verified it to be true who whistleblower on other issues.

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  7. A while back I heard a rumor of a shipload of young horses (under one) was sent across the seas. I suppose if that had any truth it would be considered a loophole for BLM. I recently saw a documentary on areas in Russia where they are putting wild horses for the purpose of saving the habitat as a whole- ground keeping it cold etc. I guess since this letter tigers have rebound from est. 25 to over 400 now.

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