Stopping the Juggernaut to Extinction of America’s Wild Horses and Burros

OpEd by Susan Wagner – President of Equine Advocates

“What is needed now is a public revolt to save these horses!”

Although the #NewYorkTimes is a great newspaper on many levels, it has never, in our opinion, accurately reported on wild and domestic #equine issues, including #HorseSlaughter.

I cannot say why that is, but this latest attempt to report on a “solution” to the #WildHorse and #Burro crisis is nothing less than mystifying. As bad as it is, I think there is something else afoot.

BLM’s Wild Horse Harvesting Machine by John Holland

Of course, it all boils down to money, special interests and a ghoulish plan that the #BLM has been discussing behind closed doors. #Congress demanded that the BLM submit a management plan to them which it did. It actually reads like a roadmap to #extinction. It includes sterilization, gruesome reproductive experiments, sale “without limitation” which means slaughter, sale to slaughter, killing/execution and other destructive programs, non of which have anything to do with protecting and preserving these animals which the vast majority of Americans support. You may read the BLM’s plan for yourselves here: https://www.eenews.net/assets/2018/04/26/document_pm_02.pdf

However, not all of the BLM’s “ideas” are stated in the plan it submitted to Congress. There are more sinister solutions which have not yet reached the news media. We hope in the coming days and weeks that more of these outrageous ideas will be exposed.

What is needed now is a public revolt to save these horses!
It’s not enough to wait until the mid-terms. It could be too late by then. Your activism and advocacy are needed now! Please be pro-active and contact your lawmakers now!

Sadly, many in our government are active participants of the #PaytoPlay agenda. Our wild horses and burros, as well as our domestic equines are all in grave danger of falling victim to those corrupt officials who are willing to set policy based on how much money is being offered to them. This has become more and more evident every day as we watch the news and see corporations paying off politicians and government officials in order to influence government policy.

Our wild horses and burros are among the latest victims of this corrupt hot mess. Only a powerful public outcry can stop this juggernaut to extinction.

10 comments

  1. Not to mention, how the HE** does a gov’t. agency produce a “comprehensive, science based” plan in LESS THAN 30 DAYS????

    I’d like a formal report on what steps were taken in those (less than) 30 days to produce/review/edit anything they didn’t already have in hand when Congress slapped their hands, starting with any formal input from citizen stakeholders during that tiny window of time. I doubt it even exists, like the need for extermination as a “solution.”

    All this makes me begin to understand how WWII happened. We MUST get these concerns before anyone in or running for office RIGHT NOW.

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  2. MOVE TO AMEND

    We the People, Not We the Corporations

    On January 21, 2010, with its ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, the Supreme Court ruled that corporations are persons, entitled by the U.S. Constitution to buy elections and run our government. Human beings are people; corporations are legal fictions.

    We, the People of the United States of America, reject the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Citizens United and other related cases, and move to amend our Constitution to firmly establish that money is not speech, and that human beings, not corporations, are persons entitled to constitutional rights.

    The Supreme Court is misguided in principle, and wrong on the law. In a democracy, the people rule.
    We Move to Amend.

    https://movetoamend.org/

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  3. ACTION ALERT
    Citizens Against Equine Slaughter

    Posted on May 15, 2018 by CAES

    The House of Representatives will begin hearings on the FY 2019
    appropriations bill today. This is the bill with the Stewart amendment we fought to get rid of last year, and succeeded.
    Last year Rep. Chris Stewart did, as in the previous year, stand in front of this Congressional committee and tell bold face lies to push his major donors’ agenda to get rid of our wild horses.
    His amendment sought to use ‘all the tools in the toolbox’ meaning unrestricted sales of “excess” horses, and euthanasia of “excess horses”. His agenda supports the wishes of a huge group of well funded commercial and corporate special interest public lands users and abusers. The leaders of this group being the commercial livestock industry.
    We filed an ethics complaint against Stewart, and we cornered him on C-Span, announcing that ethics complaint to the audience at a time when mainstream media would not tell the truth either. We have been forcing the truth to be seen and we will not stop.
    We expect the same, if not a worse amendment to be introduced this year to try and kill over 100,000 wild horses. We believe there have been at least 3 stagings, intentionally providing dead horses at the very hands of the federal agencies who are supposed to be protecting them. We need your help, your voices, and your passionate intelligence to speak up again for our wild horses.
    https://citizensagainstequineslaughter.org/2018/05/15/action-alert-contact-the-appropriations-subcommittee/#comment-533

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  4. ACT NOW – Contact the subcommittee members listed below, and tell them:
    We will not support any language to kill, allow unrestricted sales, or perform barbaric sterilization surgeries of wild mares.

    Republicans
    •Ken Calvert, California, Chairman

    @KenCalvert
    Facebook Link
    Email Web Form for Zipcode enter 92882
    2205 Rayburn
    Washington, DC 20515
    Phone: (202) 225-1986
    Fax: (202) 225-2004
    •Mike Simpson, Idaho

    @CongMikeSimpson
    Facebook Link
    Email Web Form for Zipcode enter 83701
    2084 Rayburn House Office Building
    Washington, D.C. 20515
    Phone: 202-225-5531
    Fax: 202-225-8216
    •Tom Cole, Oklahoma

    @TomColeOK04
    Facebook Link
    Email Web Form for Zipcode enter 74820
    2467 Rayburn HOB

    Washington, DC 20515

    Phone: (202) 225-6165
    Fax: (202) 225-3512
    •David Joyce, Ohio

    @DaveJoyceOH14
    Facebook Link
    Email Web Form for Zipcode enter 44087
    1124 Longworth HOB
    Washington, DC 20515
    Phone: (202) 225-5731
    Fax: (202) 225-3307
    •Chris Stewart, Utah, Vice Chair

    @RepChrisStewart
    Facebook Link
    Email Web Form for Zipcode enter 84111
    323 Cannon House Office Building
    Washington, DC 20515
    Phone: 202-225-9730
    Fax 202-225-9627
    •Mark Amodei, Nevada

    @MarkAmodeiNV2
    Facebook Link
    Email Web Form for Zipcode enter 89511
    332 Cannon House Office Building
    Washington, DC 20515
    Phone: (202) 225-6155
    Fax: (202) 225-5679
    •Evan Jenkins, West Virginia

    @RepEvanJenkins
    Facebook Link
    Email Web Form for Zipcode enter 25701
    1609 Longworth House Office Building
    Washington, DC 20515
    Phone: (202) 225-3452
    Fax: (202) 225-9061

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  5. Democrats
    •Betty McCollum, Minnesota, Ranking Member

    @BettyMcCollum04
    Facebook Link
    Email Web Form for Zipcode enter 55114
    2256 Rayburn House Office Building
    Washington, DC 20515
    Phone: (202) 225-6631
    Fax: (202) 225-1968
    •Chellie Pingree, Maine

    @chelliepingree
    Facebook Link
    Email Web Form use her office address: 2 Portland Fish Pier, Portland, ME 04101
    2162 Rayburn HOB
    Washington, DC 20515
    Phone (202) 225-6116
    Fax (202) 225-5590
    •Derek Kilmer, Washington

    @RepDerekKilmer
    Facebook Link
    Email Web Form for Zipcode enter 98402
    2162 Rayburn HOB
    Washington, DC 20515
    Phone (202) 225-6116
    Fax (202) 225-5590
    •Marcy Kaptur, Ohio

    @RepMarcyKaptur
    Facebook Link
    Email Web Form for Zipcode enter 43604
    2186 Rayburn Building
    Washington, DC 20515
    Phone: (202) 225-4146
    Fax: (202) 225-7711

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  6. Rep Chris Stewart

    WASHINGTON, DC OFFICE
    323 Cannon House Office Building
    Washington, DC 20515
    Phone: 202-225-9730

    SALT LAKE CITY DISTRICT OFFICE
    420 East South Temple #390
    Salt Lake City, UT 84111
    Phone: 801-364-5550
    Fax: 801-364-5551

    ST. GEORGE DISTRICT OFFICE
    253 West St. George Boulevard
    Suite 100
    St. George, UT 84770
    Phone:435-627-1500

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  7. It’s time to really scream. The horse issues are very real. They have been staging on a much smaller scale but this time staging will be rampant and much larger. It’s time to Fight

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