“We STILL speak for the voiceless…”
My apologies, I have been silent the past 48 hours as I attempted to digest the tornado of misinformation and lawlessness that has a death grip on the throat of our, obviously, inept federal government.
The paralyzing, backstabbing, power grabbing, fistfight in DC worsens with each passing second and the public turns a blind eye in hopes that the entire mess will work itself out and we can go back to a kinder more civil way of doing business as we used to do decades ago.
But no, it only gets worse. Last Thursday, amid all the other horse-crap going on, the Senate Committee voted to fully fund a $35 million dollar plan to eradicate and wipe out our federally protected wild horses and burros on their rightful range across our public lands.
Behind closed doors, with no public disclosure of the bill’s text and content, the Senate voted to pass the bill. A bill carefully crafted by the Cattlemen’s Association and supported by special interest, sold out, money grabbing, alleged welfare organizations such as HSUS, ASPCA, Return to Freedom, Public Lands Council, et al. The bill supports a plan to remove 15-20,000 annually, and illegally, from their rightful range, possible Frankenstein like surgical sterilization mutilation of wild mares, PZP to interrupt their fertility cycles and ultimately opening up the door to send our American icons across our Northern and Southern borders for brutal slaughtering and butchering for disgusting human consumption in foreign lands.
Bloody Halloween came early this year.
BUT WE ARE NOT FINISHED FIGHTING!!!
This bill is not law, yet, and the BLM has many hurdles ahead if they want this to stick. A quick review indicates that the version passed by the House is different than the one just passed by the Senate so the separate bills will need to go to full floor vote and into a consolidation process which gives us another chance to intervene.
I am aware that we are all suffering from a touch of sensory overload and battle fatigue but this is not the time to quit, we must continue to act on behalf of our last remaining wild horses and burros.
Please call or write your Senators, below is a recommend script/text:
“I respectfully yet vehemently object to passing the Interior 2020 budget provisions for the BLM’s Wild Horse and Burro “Path Forward” Program.
The BLM has not released their report, requested by Congress, for inclusion in the debate. Passing a budget, without the agencies open participation that provides appropriate public participation in the debate, is inexcusable.
The BLM program must be held to current levels and authorities including the provision against sales for commercial purposes (slaughter). We must freeze the program until a full review is completed and the BLM report is released, publicly, and reviewed.
I do not support the wild horse and burro provisions in this new spending bill. These provisions will not fix a single flaw in the current, failing, program. The provisions create a greater burden on the taxpayer, no responsibility to public resource and simply provide additional funding for private, special interests.
Awarding $35 million to a corporate agenda in the Senate bill is a betrayal to the American taxpayer.
Propose the following amendment to the budget: Please freeze the BLM budget and authorities to 2019 levels until a full and open evaluation and debate occurs. BLM must be required to release the report requested by Congress for the 2020 debate, before any new funding is appropriated.”
You can find your Senator at http://govtrack.us
We, at Wild Horse Freedom Federation, rarely put our hand out and ask for assistance but we need your help to stay in the legal game surrounding this issue.
If you can lend any fiscal support, it surely would be appreciated.