Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Elon, North Carolina
• Horses: 0
I used to just listen to whatever anyone was saying to me, assuming they knew more than I did about the issues the BLM has told the public. Then, I started to check into the matter.
In truth, there are no starving horses anywhere out there. I have been there and have two dear friends that are wildlife photographers, and have been for many years. And for many years they have photographed the wild mustang herds. Then they photographed the BLM's roundups, until they started telling people what they have seen and the BLM began prohibiting them from being there. When that was challenged in court, the BLM began posting "view stations" at least a quarter of a mile away, so they could not see what was happening well enough to report on it.....
This made me quite curious, since the wild horses belong to the American People - yes folks, they are actually considered a National Treasure - and the BLM is charged with managing the lands upon which they run "for the benefit of the horses."
CNN has just done a series about this issue, unbiased, just facts. BLM doesn't look too good here. Check it out.
I have spent years searching public records and following leads given to me - a lot have panned out, and a lot have not. But enough information is out there to prove to everyone that the BLM is in someone's back pocket and they are costing the American tax payer in excess of $44 million plus per year in order to round up and hold, and often sell to slaughter, our National Treasure. And there is plenty of room for the horses, as long as the original Wild Horse and Burro Act is honored. However, the Cattle Association has lobbied and bribed to get much of that land to run their cattle on. And BP, who have certainly made a name for themselves in dishonesty and greed, has shown an interest in the land that will soon be free of horses...
As far as WG, I wouldn't take much she has to say as factual, so many people are still like I was, they feel the reputable research comes from their friends, and so on and so forth...I have spent many years checking the facts, from the agencies and parties themselves that are trying to decimate the wild horses so they can have that land for their own interests, such as Sue Wallis, who was so concerned about the wild horses that she has been lobbying for the revival of slaughterhouses. Then her true interests come out when she votes to change some legislation in favor of that, only to be found to be hiding the fact that the legislation she is trying to get passed will be of GREAT benefit to her own personal slaughterhouse, which she has quietly opened with ill gotten campaign money. And her involvement on the whole legislation process process is mixing her position of power with her personal interests. The Horse Slaughter Summit was just held recently, and it highlighted the fact that most people do not support it. Let's hope more people continue to see the light.
As a sideline thought to WG, there is no humane way to slaughter a horse. Their end is terror and pain and suffering before finally death. Check it out. When a horse gets to the end of the line - meaning not wanted anymore, the ONLY humane way to end the horses life is to humanely put it down, with dignity. This all the tip pf the iceberg, so unless you fully understand what is going on, you can't really address the issue soundly. I have seen horses lying starving and dying of thirst on areas where the BLM changed the areas that the Wild Horse and Burro act gave to the horses, and restricted them to other less desirable areas so that cattle can be run on the areas that have the best grazing and water. I have seen the paperwork. It's all public record and its there for anyone willing to take the time to see for themselves. The research supports the horses.
Last edited by RobertaB; 01-09-2011 at 06:37 PM.