Dark Days Loom for New Mexico Wild Horse Sanctuary

Written by JANE ALLIN

Imprisoned BLM Mustang
Mustang imprisoned by the Obama Administration. Dead or alive? We will never know, but odds are against survival of any wild horse or burro infected by the black plague known as the BLM.

The glimmer of hope provided by Governor Richardson’s sanctuary plan for the wild horses of New Mexico is now threatened with infection by the parasitic filth otherwise known as the BLM: the Black Plague of the Wild Ones.

An announcement several weeks ago by the New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department acknowledged the purchase of the 12,000 acre Ortiz Mountain Ranch at a cost of $2.9 million to be taken from NM’s stimulus funds.

Partitioning of the acreage would allow for the establishment of a state-owned wild horse sanctuary under the jurisdiction of an experienced, licensed non-profit organization.

Fundamentally this would serve as a protective refuge for wild horses subject to the atrocities inflicted upon them by the rogue BLM.

Recent news in the “Santa Fe New Mexican” indicating that the BLM has full intention of involvement is demoralizing to say the least.

“The head of the federal Bureau of Land Management’s Wild Horse and Burro Program supports a plan for a proposed mustang sanctuary in New Mexico near Cerrillos and said it could serve as a model for other states.

Don Glenn, chief of the BLM’s Division of Wild Horses and Burros, said the agency solicited ideas for more sustainably handling an ever-growing number of wild horses that need homes. “One idea was to seek out partners and places to put sanctuaries,” Glenn said. “We are interested in a partnership with the state if they buy this land.”

Glenn goes on to say:

“We do have to remove a lot of horses every year,” Glenn said. “They’re destroying their own habitat. We do need to find places to put them, let them live out their lives. Some are not adoptable. Some are.”

The BLM began soliciting suggestions for caring for the horses in the spring from nonprofit groups and government agencies. New Mexico officials, working with wild-horse advocates, submitted a proposal. It had two pieces: a sanctuary for a small herd of horses and a center where mustangs could be trained and offered for adoption.

“The piece that’s most beneficial for BLM is that the place could be an adoption center,” Glenn said. “We’re looking for ways to increase adoptions. If it could be a center which adopted out 100 horses a year, it would be very helpful.”

Glenn said it would be the first such combination sanctuary and adoption center on state land. The basic plan is for the state to purchase the land, the BLM to assist with the adoption center and providing horses, and a nonprofit organization to raise funds for the sanctuary.”

We all are well aware of how the BLM “manages” and protects wild horses. Protection is a far cry from the reality of their destruction of the herds. Does anyone really need them to mismanage these horses as well?

10 thoughts on “Dark Days Loom for New Mexico Wild Horse Sanctuary”

  1. I am here like all of us to make that difference !!!!! Calls and Letters will make that difference, small price to pay for HUGE Benefits for the Wild Mustangs………………….. I will not go away, I will not let up for one minute until The Wild Mustangs are free !!!! And the Bureau of Lairs and Murders is disbanded or instilled with the proper way to handle our Mustangs with respect ……………………………. Until then I remain stead fast !!!! My allegiance to the Horse and admiration for them, Came from One awesome loving horse named Spirit , a mare who gave back to me something nothing else could my spirit she did it with , her love, her pride ,her courageousness , I will never forget what she did for me……………and instilled back to me……………………..

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  2. Amen Todd, been doing that everyday most times as many as 8 times daily… For Many years ……………… Imagine if we all would do that !!! WOWOW Theres your difference !!!!! And talk about making the difference power in numbers for sure !!!!!

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  3. DISGUSTING, I am SO VERY SICK of the lying murdering un-American law breaking criminal BLM org.

    The American people are starting to wake up and I hear through my Congressional members that the pressure is being “TURNED UP” in Washington. But I am afraid this has a evil down side to it. This will make the BLM act faster, harsher and make them become more desperate to rid the open ranges of our Mustangs than ever before.

    So it is VITAL that EVERYONE make this issue our daily GOAL to Call write or e-mail your Congressional members and tell them to support and pass S. 1579 – The Restore Our Mustang Act (House version has already passed) and H.R. 503 and S. 727 – The Prevention of Equine Cruelty Act aka The Horse Slaughter Prohibition Bill!

    NO MORE TIME TO WASTE BY SAYING I WILL WAIT TIL TOMORROW OR I WILL DO THIS NEXT WEEK, THE TIME IS NOW!!!

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  4. The BLM, Salazar and company are more than happy that these poor horses are suffering and dying. Sick, nothing more and nothing less. Another reason the BLM needs to be shut down.

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  5. The Bureau of Liars and Murderers only know how to destroy, they sit on their Brains…………..

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  6. Yes Lisa , You are right !!!! The BLM wants nothing less then a full ZERO Wild Mustang count !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They have no morals , no conscience, not using their BRAINS and also they lack good sense…………………….. ………………………….. THEY HAVE NO REMORSE !!!!!

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    1. I agree Arlene, they have no morals, no conscience and certainly no remorse. But they seem to have plenty of brains when it comes to destruction.

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  7. The Bureau has made it abundantly clear – the best interests of Wild Horses and Burros are simply not their major concern, but certainly, interference in that welfare is.

    New Mexico is trying to divest itself of this agency’s meddling; BLM doesn’t want Wild Equines ON the range, but they’ve made it clear they don’t want anyone else managing them independently, either.

    Pick a column, fellas. You can’t have it both ways. Either administer to these animals by upholding the WH&B Act (the unamended version) or step of the dias and let those who chose to do so.

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  8. I am totally disgusted the BLM is allowed continually to murder , maim , and castrate the Wild Mustangs, without ramifications for any of their law breaking , criminal activities, I cannot understand why they have no one to answer to, they just keep murdering , maiming and castrating THE WILD Mustangs !!! They are not doing what who pays them wants, or hired them for ,in my world this is insubordination and is grounds for immediate dismissal with criminal charges…………………………….. The BLM is nothing but a bunch of inhuman Bastards getting away with Betrayal, and Murder, I call them now Bureau of Lairs and Murders…………………………………. My Heart absolutely breaks for the Wild Mustangs, I feel powerless to help them…………. How can a Nation stand by powerless to help them……………………… This is America the people rule !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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