An urgent message from Grandma Gregg:
“I am emailing as many senators as possible using this below message.
I oppose funding for the plan to roundup and remove 130,000 wild horses and burros from our public lands. I oppose sterilization of wild mares. I oppose sending wild horses and burros to slaughter. I oppose fraud within our government. The current BLM funding bill is based on falsified data.
Fraud goes beyond telling a lie. When it comes to proving intent for fraud, courts look at what the liar could gain if someone believes the lie. If the liar benefits from someone believing and acting on the lie, that shows intent. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) post their Wild Horse and Burro Herd statistics annually and it is full of fabricated and deceitful statements showing biologically impossible annual herd increases. BLM states that as of March 1, 2019 there were 88,090 wild horses and burros on our public lands. To manufacture that number the BLM uses fictitious herd census numbers that are not supported by science.
WHY is this so important? Why does it go beyond being just a lie but actual fraud? Because these are the figures that BLM gives to Congress when requesting funding for wild horse and burro capture and management plans. One example of many, the BLM recently stated that the wild horses on the Black Rock Herd Management Area had a 418% increase in ONE year (this would require a herd of 88 horses to produce 368 successful foals in one year which would require every single horse – including the stallions! – to each produce more than four surviving foals in one year). This is biologically impossible and fraudulent.
The current disastrous Bureau of Land Management (BLM) funding proposal, which is being pushed by the National Cattleman’s Association and other organizations calls for the roundup and removal of over 130,000 wild horses and burros from our public lands over 10 years – more than actually even exist in the wild. This will stockpile thousands more wild horses and burros in holding facilities and will ultimately lead to thousands of them being slaughtered. The proposal also endorses dangerous sterilization techniques on wild mares and skewing sex ratios of herds which will destroy the genetic viability of any wild horses and burros that remain free. This is a plan for the extinction of America’s wild horses and burros and is opposed by US citizens and must be stopped and voted against by you, my Senator.