Updated: Congressman implicates the BLM in the slaughter of wild horses

Update: Tom Gorey of the BLM Responds

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That is what pages on their website say. What do their activities say? -Editor.
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Horseback Magazine reports that contents of a letter to a constituent from U.S. Rep. Elton Gallegly of California implicates the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in the slaughter of America’s wild horses.

In a letter dated February 10, Gallegly wrote, “I believe that the commercial sale and slaughter of free-roaming horses is a horrible and unnecessary practice. However, the BLM claims this slaughter is necessary due to overpopulation in holding pens and the rising cost of care for the animals.”

BLM Director Bob Abbey has stated that slaughter is not an option the agency uses, or will use, to rid them of the wild horses they roundup, including a speech made at the Summit of the Horse, referred to by advocates as the “Slaughter Summit.”

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13 thoughts on “Updated: Congressman implicates the BLM in the slaughter of wild horses”

  1. Sheri that is the truth, I spent the entire day calling and faxing all officials…………….. My Fax Machine is smoking hot over here and my Phone is also………………..

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  2. The BLM illegally removed horses and burros from lands to stuff MILLIONS & MILLIONS & MILLIONS of privately owned WELFARE CATTLE on our public lands. The only thing that is over populated on our public lands are welfare cattle , sheep and corrupt BLM employees.

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  3. We need to get the media more involved in this. Posters and pictures concerning this atrocity need to be plastered all over the stores, county’s, bulletin boards, in the schools, wherever they can be placed! Get the word out! This abuse of the wild horses needs to stop!

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  4. We all know right from wrong – we ALL do. Those individuals who carry out the horror of the slaughter of these innocents from the wilds will one day face the consequences of these acts of cruelty. But for now, we have to never let up the sound of our voices saying over and over “No, this is not right.”

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  5. As others have said, it is no secret the BLM sends wild horses to slaughter. The “secret” is how surreptitiously, deceptive, and with corruption, they do this. For this is the BLM modus operandi is all they do, or NOT do. The BLM has been slaughtering horses forever, one way or another. Meat Man/Slaughterhouse, on the range, in the holding pens. Someday we will know for sure how many and where. The day the BLM is forced by law to allow the public gain access, observe the horses and burros, everywhere. It is the law, taxpaying BLM and public lands. But you know, the BLM twists inside out to circumvent the law. We will never stop. For the horses and burros. We do manage to “meet them at the corral,” every time. They up the ante and we challenge…follow suit. Btw, Oprah will not “touch” the Cattlemen’s Association. In the 90’s, there was a major lawsuit against her by the cattle people for trumped-up charges. Something she said on her show about not eating a hamburger anymore… The trial went on for 6 years! We have reached out to her regarding wild horses, horse slaughter, with no response. And she is an animal lover. Read Oprah & the Texas Cattlemen,” (The Mad Cowboys): http://www.madcowboy.com/01_BookOP.000.html

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    1. You are so right Ronnie about the not so secret “secret” of the BLM involvement in the slaughtering the wild horses. And thank you for making the statement about Oprah. It is helpful to see someone other than me get the connection between Oprah’s refusal to confront issues that either directly or indirectly involve the beef industry and her horrific lawsuit with those folks.

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  6. So, we have slaughter to take care of the Mustangs who overfeed on the cattle association’s land. That is my conclusion. Oprah has a word for the cattle association. Anyone have connections to Oprah?
    Please, consider what the NY Times is quoted on, “Only Reason will stop slaughter.” I add to that comment, Money. https://sites.google.com/site/horsesasnationaltreasure/home Petition site.

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  7. Of course the BLM doesn’t sell our wild horses for slaughter! They just sell them to this very nice man with a biiiiig trailer who takes so many because he just LOVES horses.

    Right.

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  8. Come On Now !!!!! We know that they are Slaughtering them, they shoot them right in front of are faces, tie Foals up and leave them to die in the hot desert sun…. They Stampede them, maybe thats what the people need is to hear the Mustangs screams of shear terror during a BLM Stampede, these BLM people need to be put in Jail where they belong for there needless and without cause Stampedes and unjustified Assaults, my patients for the BLM ran out a long time ago, in light of the Stampede they did yesterday there should be an injunction filed immediately……………………. that needs to stop and stop right now…………………………..

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  9. WHY DOESN’T THIS SURPRISE ME?…. THEY ARE THE MOST CRUEL GOVERNMENT BUREAU IN EXISTENCE. WE MUST GET RID OF THE BLM.

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