Source: Wild Horse Freedom Federation
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THE TRUTH #17 – Would BLM’s plans for an adoption “ASSISTANCE” program and adoption assistance “INCENTIVE” program make older wild horses & burros more susceptible to sale for slaughter?
After Wild Horse Freedom Federation filed one Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit, documents were finally provided, but were heavily redacted. The reason given for redactions were, in part, to “avoid public confusion that might be caused by disclosing recommendations…”
Of concern, the BLM noted, under “Position of interested parties” that “Some wild horse and burro advocate organizations may oppose the program due to fears that the older aged animals would be more susceptible to sale for slaughter.”
Since the BLM brought up the issue that older animals “would be more susceptible to sale for slaughter,” then they must be aware that this is a distinct possibility. And we are left to wonder about the “assistance” and “incentives” offered in these records.
Wild Horse Freedom Federation is at the forefront of efforts to provide BLM documents, obtained by Freedom of Information Act, to the American people. We are currently involved in many Freedom of Information Act lawsuits, and with the help of our FOIA attorneys, Pete Sorenson and Dan Stotter, we will continue the fight for government transparency.
The documents below show what the BLM was willing to share regarding these adoption assistance and adoption assistance incentive programs:
See the documents HERE.