Wild Horses/Mustangs

BLM is moving full steam ahead to send America’s wild horses to Guyana

This is how America’s wild horses will likely be treated in Guyana.  Do you think Guyana has sanctuaries where the wild horses will live after they’re used as work animals?  Or, do you think they horses will end up being slaughtered?  (As if this weren’t bad enough, the BLM will be sending them to an area with jaguars.)

Source:  FedConnect

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  1. This is illegal. They can’t send horses out of the US. This is the same than shipping them to Mexico or Canada for slaughter. It must be challenged in court.

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    The Public Trust Doctrine – A Tool to Make
    Federal Administrative Agencies Increase
    Protection of Public Land and Its Resources
    Susan D. Baer

    Congress enacted the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act
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    lands.”59 In Kleppe v. New Mexico,60 the Supreme Court upheld the
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    60 426 U.S. 529, reh’g denied, 429 U.S. 873 (1976). New Mexico, its Livestock Board and
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    pulilic lands under the Property Clause included the power to protect the wildlife living upon
    such lands. 426 U.S. at 533-35.



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  5. “In Guyana, only a few people respect and treat animals kindly. These few acknowledge that animals like human, have the right to live free from human exploitation and abuse. In Guyana, animal cruelty is a tremendous problem.

    Cruelty to animals in Guyana is a deep-rooted problem that dates back hundreds of years. Yet in the 21st century, animals continue to endure cruelty from the very people who ought to have protected and cared for them. We continue to starve, beat, kick, overwork and kill animals.

    Those that are killed for food usually go through a very painful exercise. Many are cut up alive or get their necks broken or are beaten with steel rods or wood until they die. They are supposed to be slaughtered with stun guns but this has not been the case in Guyana.”

    – Above are excerpts from “Animal Welfare Activists of Guyana” – Georgetown Branch facebook


  6. I think it’s a disgrace that our government is not listening to the taxpayer’s. WE DO NOT WANT OUR HORSES AND BURROS SENT FOR SLAUGHTER OR TO BE USED AS PREY. The BLM should be able to come up with a better solution and not the way they want to sterilize the mares its inhumane. If they weren’t worried about putting money in their pockets for the cattle they could probably find a better solution.

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    • The solicitation states they are to be flown at OUR expense and although they may only take 30-40 (?) per flight, the contract is for a full year. You and I will be paying for the living torture and eventual slaughter they will experience in Guyana.


  8. Stop rounding up our wild majestic horses and burros; and stop selling them ! Leave them alone ! If they r overpopulated, find a compassionate way to handle that ! We, the taxpayers, r sick of supporting such inhumane treatment of any animal, let alone those beautiful wild horses and burros !!!!

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