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THE TRUTH #23 – The BLM to combine sales and adoptions on the same application form, making it easier to hide how many wild horses and burros are actually being sold (into the slaughter pipeline) in their records.
In FOIA documents provided from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), it has been brought to our attention that the BLM is changing its policy from using separate application forms for adoptions or sales, to now combining both adoptions and sales on the SAME application. It seems that this could make it easier for the BLM to hide the actual numbers of wild horses or burros being sold. Many wild horses and burros that the BLM has sold have ended up in the slaughter pipeline.
In an email below, BLM’s Rob Sharp wrote “Also, under the new IM you probably noticed the change to 25 animals purchase threshold for DC approval. This applies to each purchase, not a time period (ie. within a 6-month period). What this means is that I can come in today and buy 24 animals. Tomorrow I can buy 24 animals, and Friday I can buy another 24 animals without needing DC approval.”
If you look at the BLM’s Instruction Memoradum (IM) 2018-066, “Guidance for the Sale of Excess Wild Horses and Burros,” you will see that Attachment 2 is not available online for the public to view. Attachment 2 is the “Application for Adoption and/or Sale of Wild Horses and burros (4 pages).” In Rob Sharp’s July 11, 2018 email on the first page below, he even states in the first sentence “…the combined adoption/sales application was released with the new sales IM.” So, since this attachment has already been distributed, along with the IM, to many BLM employees, why is the BLM withholding this new combined sale/adoption application from the public?
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