Straight Talk about the BLM’s Gross Mismanagement and Abuse of America’s Wild Horses, their Excuses and HOW YOU CAN SPEAK UP — be sure to Read More for all the details…..
We haven’t written much about the “other” category of horse haters on this blog up until now but today is the day that changes. Our friends over at The Persian Horse blog posted a heartbreaking article today that includes the sad and shaken reaction from a lifelong horse person in the UK to the plight of America’s wild horses and burros. The Persian Horse article includes video of this lady reacting to what she has seen, describing how it affects her. Also included in the article are just a few videos which chronicle some of these terrible abuses Americans have been allowed to view of the BLM’s oppressive campaign to remove as many mustangs and burros as possible from the American West.
Surely there would be even more footage of BLM’s carnage available in the public domain but BLM has clamped down on its own questionable wild horse activities as if they were running a top-secret military project instead of dealing with wild life. In fact, BLM is presently being sued, successfully so far, for impeding First Amendment rights by severely restricting access for Americans to observe exactly what they are doing to the wild horses.
The Persian Horse piece shows us an English horse lover who is devastated to have seen these videos depicting the horrific abuse and negligent inhumane methods used by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and their hired guns, the contractors, to round-up America’s wild horses. And it shakes her to the core. Be sure to check out that article — it reflects reality as we personally know many world citizens who abhor the BLM and their cruelty to wild horses and burros.
People from all over the world wonder how a country as prosperous and advanced as America can cling to such blatant animal abuse and cruelty, tacitly approving it by embedding it within our own government. They wonder too why American advocates for wild horses and burros are not being heard by this President of “change” and “transparency” now sitting in a position of power. Tens, hundreds of thousands of advocates have asked President Obama for over two years now to stop this insanity and the response: A BIG FAT NOTHING.
So what exactly is BLM doing?
These BLM bullies have been killing and abusing wild horses during these roundups for years, from the date they took on the job after the 1971 Wild Free Roaming Horse & Burro Act took effect. In response to the bullying and killing, American wild horse advocates have continuously offered suggestions on how to be more humane and still get the job done of managing them but to no avail. BLM stubbornly rejects any advice, input or even an offer to help. Yes, we actually know of advocates who volunteered to provide FREE services to help wild horses have a better chance at adoption and the BLM’s response: NO, not interested. So, instead of making any corrections, improvements or changes, BLM continues with business as usual which means dead horses, abused horses, terrified horses.
In short, this BLM is a good old boy organization, firmly entrenched in its old ways, unwilling to make any change, unwilling to admit any shortcoming or wrongdoing and stubbornly pushing forward on a course in direct conflict with most Americans’ wishes for the management and protection of America’s Wild Horses and Burros. Indeed, as “Land Managers”, their plans for America’s wild lands focus on expanding private cattle grazing, mining, drilling, and many other environmentally destructive commercial uses of public lands and the vast majority of Americans do not know about these plans and those that do know, simply do not like this or agree our wild places should be destroyed by industry.
You might ask yourself “Why?”. That’s a question that would get you all kinds of non-verifiable justification by BLM like: a.) there are too many wild horses (10-25,000 versus 2-8 MILLION privately owned cattle + 2 MILLION elk + 2 MILLION deer or more) destroying America’s wild lands; b.) the horses are starving (but curiously the cattle have never had that problem!); c.) the horses are dying of dehydration as there is not enough water (yet the cattle do not suffer as ranchers fence horses out from water holes and the mining companies continue to suck up millions of gallons of precious water daily while leaving poisoned water behind when they finish their destruction). Mind you, BLM can’t prove any of these excuses but they continue to use them, probably on the theory that repetition effectively can brainwash Americans into believing this drivel.
God bless the wild ones and keep them from the wrath of the American government agency that puts a target on them. And damn the abusers and the killers because they deserve nothing better than that, just as the common pet abuser. They are no better, in fact, even worse, as they soak us for tens of millions of tax dollars to do their evil deeds while ineffectually calling advocates eco-terrorists in a ploy to discredit the valid criticisms of their barbaric “management work” with wild horses. Just one more ugly evil trait…..
Please read The Persian Horse today, view the videos there and do what you think is right. We hope that you will speak up and there is plenty of resources there to help you do it the right way.
BLM’s steadfast aim on its ugly cruel and inhumane wild horse removal mission is very disheartening but American advocates will never give up and we hope our international friends will join us and continue to speak out to President Obama until he realizes there is no hiding from this issue. And tell the BLM too, as Persian Horse writes:
You do not have to live in the United States to contact the B.L.M. to tell them the whole world now knows about their Cruelty to Animals. Click ….. for all Contact Information to B.L.M