Sunday, September 6, 2009

How Corrupt is the BLM? You Decide.

"You decide How corrupt is the BLM?

You need to make the decision yourself and, after reading the information, decide if this whole issue is being blown all out of proportion or if indeed the Federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is completely out of control and is a law unto themselves, accountable to no one, and is driven by a series of administrations as corrupt as anything imagined.

This link is to a District Court decision forbidding the BLM from rounding up horses in Colorado. The details are there, the decision is final, read it for your own education. The Soul of a Horse

Next to the final line is this statement, A prerequisite to removal under the Wild Horse Act is that BLM first determine that an overpopulation exists and that the wild free-roaming horses and burros slated for removal are excess animals.

Not done in the case of Clouds herd.

Previous statements by the BLM was that they would remove only 70 of 190 horses. Today they are exceeding that number by going beyond their specific Herd Management Area (HMA) and rounding up bands outside of their legal perimeter in Custer National Forest, branding and tagging them and shipping them to holding pens ready to be sent away. All this is being done by a contractor previously convicted of ..capturing and killing unbranded horses, mares and colts running at large on public land

Lets just momentarily forget the fact that the BLM is attacking this one herd for reasons not fully explained and that no mention has been made of the extreme interest in this area by the Skyline Uranium Corporation, which has direct ties to the United Arab Emirates.

Lets overlook the fact that we only have (the numbers are in dispute) between 12,000 to 30,000 wild horses left free on land belonging to you and I, that they are being removed because of over population, for protection, to prevent starvation, and are being replaced by eight MILLION head of cattle.

I suggest that we dont even think about the fact that cattle ranchers have fenced off access to water, that a reportedly two-thirds of the BLM budget goes to feeding and care of the 30,000 horses the BLM has previously rounded up, or that the BLM cannot come up with the data necessary to determine how many horses a range can fully support.

For a little more information, watch this video: Voluntary Instinct

If you are not outraged yet, read on.

Today I became aware of another fact, one that is so shocking and horrid that it is impossible to even think about. The BLM supposedly has 30,000 horses in holding pens scattered throughout the US, doing nothing more than waiting to die. Now we find out that the BLM refuses to release information on the exact number. Why?

There is a very good possibility that large numbers of these once symbols of America have been secretly shipped across the borders and slaughtered with the full knowledge and acceptance of the BLM. An investigation is now underway. I expect nothing more than a continued cover up by the government. It will take private individuals and organizations to find out the truth.

The White House is being bombarded by phone calls, yet not one word is being uttered. Today, Clouds herd is being destroyed by the very government that promises to protect, manage, and control wild horses and burros to ensure that healthy herds thrive on healthy rangelands. The BLM manages these living symbols of the Western spirit as part of its multiple-use mission.

You decide. If you find that the destruction of our wild horses is a fact, then complain. If you dont, who will?

1. Call/write/fax President Obama as often as you canthis herd is a national treasure and should not be wiped out by a government agency. Please flood the phone lines with calls! Phone: 202-456-1111 or 202-456-9000 Fax: 202-456-2461

2. Ask Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar to stop this round up
Call: 202-208-3100

3. BLM Director Bob Abbey, tell him to halt this round up-- he must reconsider his agency's actions
Call: 202-208-3801 or 866-468-7826
Fax: 202-208-5242"

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