In my most OUTRAGED opinion by R.T. Fitch
(Warning, if you find the truth offensive or only think with a portion of your brain then do not continue, it will only serve to confuse you)
Oh boy, the ole blood is a boiling as my “Stupid Meter” is pegged at 100% and in the good ole words of Popeye the Sailor, “That’s all I can stands cause I can’t stands no more!!!” This bloody ISPMB saga is totally out of control.
Courtesy Photo of emaciated horse in a pen at the International Society for the Protection of Mustangs & Burros near Lantry, S.D.
For nine days I have remained quiet, for nine days I have watched good people work hard to do the right thing and for nine days I have witnessed lemmings follow a self-anointed expert who has conned them into being co-conspirators and accessories in the crime of murder; the abuse and neglect of starving wild horses to death.
In an effort to be fair and considerate I am publishing Karen Sussman’s latest letter and plea for money (below) where she discounts the evidence of her starving horses to death and has the unmitigated gal to wag her crooked, wart covered finger at those who did not and do not support her with a flow of hard earned dollars AND accuses THOSE very same people for the death of the horses; can you believe it, I can’t. The timing is perfect for a horror story just before Halloween, and we even have the evil, wicked, demented witch as a main character.
It’s just THIS simple ladies and gentlemen and it is NOT rocket science:
If you allow only ONE helpless animal to suffer the slow and painful death of starvation while under your care, you are an abusive criminal, hands down, full stop, no doubt about it. DONE DEAL. You can’t explain it away, you can’t sugar coat it, you can’t sweep it under the carpet cause you simply can’t polish a turd and YOU are that TURD.
Right now the important issue is to get feed/food to the horses and burros, God only knows what other horror stories are out there.
Next the ISPMB’s Board needs to step up to the plate, remove Sussman and manage the recovery and proper dispensation of the suffering animals i.e. adoption, transfer to other sanctuaries, etc.
Finally, local law authorities need to bear down on Sussman to the fullest extent of the law as a neglectful abuser and horse killer. She is no different than Meduna and perhaps even worse as she has pranced around for years as one of us while being a horse killer in advocate’s clothing, someone who both people and horses trusted only to find out that she has no heart and most definitely a forever damaged soul.
It is that simple and it should happen immediatly. There are people out there right now attempting to get hay to the horses and they are good folks who will take your money and convert it into what the horses need but shame on those who give to the abuser; the one who has mismanaged donations for years and now has been caught with the blood of wild horses on her hands, again.
It is THAT simple, Karen. Kill one and you are guilty…no one can save you from that shame and no amount of money will ever make that go away. So, how’s that for not remaining silent because in your words, below, silence is NOT a virtue…but in my humble opinion, telling the truth is!!!
If you want to be certain that your money makes a difference please click (HERE) to learn about viable donation options from the Wild Horse and Burro Sanctuary to the SD Dewey County Auditor’s Office.
Jatara also has a GoFundMe page set up, too… https://www.gofundme.com/2s6e7j8
Below is the lament of an abuser:
Dear Mindless Lemmings – (I added that, it fit – R.T.)
I know just how deeply you care about the future of wild horses, which is why I am writing you today. The need for your financial support at this time could not be more urgent!
The plunder of wild horses in America is a true horror story. I know you know this. To this day, even with protections afforded by the Wild Horse and Burro Act (1971), the Burns Amendment enacted by Congress (2004) now allows for commercial sales to kill-buyers … and the round-up and slaughter of these magnificent creatures continues
ISPMB now shelters over 600 wild horses at its conservation center in Lantry, South Dakota. Our historic and unique herds were originally rescued from slaughter nearly 16 years ago and we have studied and preserved the integrity of their bloodlines ever since.
But it now costs ISPMB more than $50,000 a month to feed and care for all of these horses. It shouldn’t cost this much, but the price of hay has skyrocketed from less than $50 to more than $90/bale, which has created a real financial crisis for ISPMB.
We are now forced to spend more than $10,000/week in hay alone, just to keep our herds strong and healthy … but we currently do not have enough hay to see us through to spring and are truly worried our horses won’t survive the winter without additional financial support
While we continue to solicit donations from everyone we know, many people have chosen to remain silent and have not responded to our urgent call for support. We rely on contributions from caring people like you to provide for our horses.
How can anyone stand on the sidelines and pray someone else will come to our rescue at a time like this? The stakes are too high. Surely, our horses will not survive the winter without this support!
It is truly a frightening thought. We cannot let this happen.
Please come to our rescue today.
The great recession nearly brought our adoption program to a screeching halt. Thankfully, we are now seeing an uptick of interest and inquiries from individuals seeking to adopt a foal, a family … and entire bands of horses, which will help reduce the size of our herds. This is an important development and a key aspect to ISPMB’s long term survival.
We are also diligently working to mitigate the need to purchase so much hay in the future.
Our long range plan includes the purchase of a significantly larger ranch property with its own hay producing capacity.
ISPMB has already identified a suitable property that will truly help stabilize our financial operation in the long run. We plan to launch a capital campaign in the spring to help make this vision a reality and acquire this property. Its location also holds great promise for the future of ISPMB, providing a potential new source of revenue through increased eco-tourism.
I am sharing all of this with you, because I want you to know we are not simply wringing our hands or praying for a miracle. We are actively pursuing a solution and truly need your help to avert a serious financial crisis.
Thank you for responding to this urgent call for support. Please send us your gift today and help save our horses.
P.S. Silence is not a virtue. Please encourage family and friends to join you in support of our mission. Together, we can overcome this short term financial crisis. Thank again for your support.