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BLM Sells Horses for Slaughter; “Nobody had a permit to have these horses grazing on public lands”

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Bureau of Land Management rounded up a horse herd that roamed for decades on federal land in northwest Wyoming and handed the horses over to Wyoming officials. They, in turn, sold the herd to the highest bidder, a Canadian slaughterhouse.

Wild horse advocates are incensed, saying they should have had a chance to intercede in the March roundup and auction. But the BLM says the horses were abandoned — not wild — and that it publicized the sale beforehand.

“It would take very little to do this in a more effective way, so that horses are not just sent off to slaughter indiscriminately,” said Paula Todd King of The Cloud Foundation, a Colorado-based advocacy group.

According to the BLM, the Wyoming horses weren’t officially wild and protected by the Wild-Free Roaming Horses and Burro Act, the federal law for maintaining many of the horse herds, some of which have roamed free in the West since the days of Spanish explorers more than 300 years ago.

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TwelveOhOne's picture

Publicized beforehand?

"But the BLM says the horses were abandoned — not wild — and that it publicized the sale beforehand."

What, like in Douglas Adams' "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy", where Arthur Dent's house's destruction was publicized beforehand, poorly?

“But the plans were on display…”
“On display? I eventually had to go down to the cellar to find them.”
“That’s the display department.”
“With a flashlight.”
“Ah, well, the lights had probably gone.”
“So had the stairs.”
“But look, you found the notice, didn’t you?”
“Yes,” said Arthur, “yes I did. It was on display in the bottom of a locked filing cabinet stuck in a disused lavatory with a sign on the door saying ‘Beware of the Leopard.”

From http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/arthur-dent

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LittleWing's picture

Perfect ; )

lol! thanks for the laugh and it's probably close to the truth!

If Wars Can Be Started by Lies, They Can Be Stopped By Truth.

This was not good - Obama Lifts Ban On Horse Slaughter

Obama Lifts Ban On Horse Slaughter
By Alisa Manzelli on December 1, 2011

http://www.globalanimal.org/2011/12/01/obama-lifts-ban-on-ho...

The Federal Government should

The Federal Government should be prohibited from owning any land or property what so ever!

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if someone convinced BLM employees that Desert Tortises

were a nuisance, they would be rounding them up for slaughter.

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LittleWing's picture

As a former distance rider

and lover of horses, this makes me sick!! This was NOT necessary, there are many organizations that exist to keep this from happening!
Here is a documentary about Wild Mustangs saved from being slaughtered and then trained for sale to good homes.

Wild Horse, Wild Ride

If Wars Can Be Started by Lies, They Can Be Stopped By Truth.

How do you know a government is bankrupt and near collapse

they start doing deparate acts to raise money. Borrow, sell, steal, anything and everything legality and appropriateness be damned.

Exactly What I was thinking. This feels like Twilight Zone!

They do not care about animals at all, they have no business managing our lands. Time to turn it back over to the States.

A.Hansen

And When Bureaucrats Sell Everything in Sight

...that is the same as LOOTING.

"LOOTERS WILL BE SHOT ON SIGHT", said the sign during______________.
(you fill-in the blank)

BLM=Big Looting Machine

"Beyond the blackened skyline, beyond the smoky rain, dreams never turned to ashes up until.........
...Everything CHANGED !!

Canada because no one in the U.S. would touch them?

This is sickening - the whole agency needs to be shut down.

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