Horse Slaughter

Aurelia Skipwith, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish, Wildlife and Parks, addressed the “Slaughter Summit”

Aurelia Skipwith, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish, Wildlife and Parks

Although the National Horse & Burro Rangeland Management Coalition put “presentations” from their “Slaughter Summit” online, most of what happened at this secretive meeting is not available to the public, even now.  There is no video of what Dean Bolstad, the Division Chief of BLM’s Wild Horse & Burro Program, said to attendees when answering questions.  The “addresses” have not been made available to the public.

From a Las Vegas Sun article, we know that Aurelia Skipwith, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish, Wildlife and Parks, who “addressed” the invited guests of the “Slaughter Summit, and who has obviously been misinformed, said:

“There is nothing humane or majestic to see a wild horse starving to death or a wild burro dying of thirst,” said Aurelia Skipwith, deputy assistant U.S. Interior Secretary for fish and wildlife and national parks.

Skipwith said the first major solution is for Congress to pass President Donald Trump’s budget request that includes language allowing wild horses to be sold without the requirement that buyers guarantee the animals won’t be resold for slaughter.

Skipwith said the ability to sell horses “without limitation,” along with euthanizing horses and burros, is the “most humane way to address the issue.”  (Source:  Las Vegas Sun)

For one thing, these wild horses and burros will likely either be shot or sold and will end up in the slaughter pipeline.  Their deaths  will not be “humane.”

In reality, the scope in this proposed massive killing of America’s Wild Horses & Burros is akin to a genocide.

Aurelia Skipwith was appointed to this position by Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke in April, 2017.

Skipwith seems to have had a meteoric rise to this position.  Per her linked in page, she graduated from law school in 2015, and has only worked at some of her jobs as little as 7 or 4 months.  Skipwith’s longest period of employment in the past was with Monsanto.

Per her linked in page, her employment has consisted of:

Co-Founder and General Counsel of AVC Global, an “agricultural value chain platform that unites smallholder farmers and multinational buyers with the tools needed to meet the growing demand for food.” (1 year, 1 month)

Assistant Corporate Counsel and Regulatory Affairs Coordinator of Alltech, Inc.  (1 year 1 month)

Intellectual Property Consultant – United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Bureau for Food Security (for 7 months)

Research and Legal Intern USDA (4 months)

Sustainable Agriculture Partnership Manager Monsanto Company, Corporate Affairs Department (1 year 2 months)

Molecular Analyst and Study Director Monsanto, Regulatory Sciences Department (5 years 2 months)

Lab Technician I   Monsanto Company, Regulatory Sciences Department (6 months)



15 replies »

  1. A GIGANTIC clue is, “There is no video of what Dean Bolstad, the Division Chief of BLM’s Wild Horse & Burro Program, said to attendees.”
    Anyone who has listened to or followed this guy is already aware that HE has been one of the big planners for the eradication of our wild horses and burros for many years. The false population explosions and other lies told to the media and to our government officials all stem from him. At a WH&B advisory board meeting a year or two ago, he admitted that he had been talking to Congress on a weekly basis … lies lies lies … which will end in the horrible deaths of our wild ones.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. The BLM does not represent the West or horse men and women.They do not speak for the good hearted truly horse minded folks that have learned how to forge a bond with the horse. What they do is speak for the groups of souless humankind pretending to be Westerners, who have no affections but for themselves and their sickened concepts of right, wrong and what passes in their small minds as fair play. One can only pray that these soulless bastards find themselves in the same circumstances where their fate at the end of their years is placed into the hands of someone as heartless and ignorant as them.

    The BLM is really nothing more than a taxpayer-funded brothel,except its prostitutes are well protected, its pimps lavishly pampered and neither will be arrested.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Another textbook educated idiot that wouldn’t say the truth if it up and bit her. Wild horses and Burros are not starving to death or have lack of water on the range, except.where the BLM has cut them off from it with a fence. One may look into the BLM Wild Horse holding pens and see thin and sickly animals under the BLM “managed care” due to moldy grain.and hay, and lack of regular vet care. So let’s be true, and get the right story here.

    Liked by 1 person

    • That’s probably true. Sounds like shes spouting the usual soundbite, doesn’t it? Working for Monsanto isn’t exactly the high spot on her resume.


  4. From Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER)

    Whistleblower Hearing Traces Corruption and Retaliation Back to Director’s Door
    Posted on Feb 25, 2015

    An explosive whistleblower hearing transcript paints a vivid picture of rampant scientific misconduct, callous reprisal and systemic mendacity within the upper echelons of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS), according to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) which posted the full texts today. The transcript also illustrates how a highly-touted agency Scientific Integrity Policy has become a tool for just the opposite.


  5. Monsanto and Bayer’s Chemical Romance: Heroin, Nerve Gas and Agent Orange
    By Will Allen & Michael Colby / AlterNet

    Fifty years ago, the Monsanto and Bayer corporations were forced to separate in order to avoid violating basic antitrust regulations. U.S. courts declared that the two chemical giants, when operating together under the name Mobay, stymied market competition and comprised a monopoly that could not stand.

    In the years since the breakup, Bayer and Monsanto have unofficially rebounded and worked together to promote Agent Orange in Viet Nam. More recently, in a formidable one-two punch against Monarch butterflies, honeybees and bird populations, Monsanto supplied the Roundup and Bayer provided the neonicotinoids. And then, of course, there have also been human health consequences, water quality issues, and the economic strangulation of the American farmer as these two chemical titans waged their collective wars on bugs and nature.



    USDA Grants Final Approval for Monsanto/Scotts’ Genetically Engineered Grass

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued a final deregulation decision Wednesday approving Monsanto and Scotts’ genetically engineered (GE) bentgrass, even as the highly invasive creeping grass continues to spread unchecked beyond its Oregon and Idaho test plots.

    Decades-old outdoor experiments have proven the bentgrass impossible to control since it escaped from “controlled” plots and invaded irrigation ditches, riverbanks and the Crooked River National Grassland, crowding out native plants and the wildlife that depends on them. Despite more than a decade of efforts and millions of dollars spent, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Scotts and Monsanto have failed to curb the spread of the invasive grass. Yet now the USDA has capitulated to Monsanto’s and Scotts’ request that federal regulators relinquish any authority over the GE grass, leaving local landowners and state of Oregon to wrestle with the problem.


Care to make a comment?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.