Remove the BLM from the American West says Michael Blake

Speaking at the Bureau of Land Management Wild Horse & Burro Advisory Board Meeting in Phoenix, Michael Blake (Dances with Wolves) states that in his 20 plus years working on the wild horses and burro issue the BLM has done nothing but lie. It is time, he continues, that the Bureau of Land Management is removed from the American West.

We agree, starting with the removal of its Director. Join Michael Blake in the citizen impeachment of BLM Bob Abbey for crimes committed against America’s wild horses and burros.

Link to Action Alert >>
Press Release >> “Michael Blake and wild horse advocates petition to impeach BLM Director”, March 1, 2011

Listen to Michael Blake’s speech in its entirety (Courtesy of Humane Observer)

9 thoughts on “Remove the BLM from the American West says Michael Blake”

  1. as a young cowboy from ft peck montana i knew the b.i.a. was a bad ideal then and now 45 years later you think theres something we can do down in az. some one is shooting the sabat horse so rich ranchers can use more blm i dont have a loot of money but i will call god if that is what it takes as me to do anything help me get there and ill help god bless you all for what the white ranchers call dumb aniamls this sadens me to even have to write this

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  2. M*ybe it is not exclusive use but primary use. Would it possible to create WHB trusts who would receive grants for management from BLM which could then lease HMA as formed by 1971 Act for maintenance of WHB together with grazing permits with WHB trust oversight and primary oversight of HMA ecosystem and biological preserve. Horses in holding belonging to those HMAs would be returned to land with consequential re-assessment of WHB use and decisions made how to proceed with real counts and assessment of range capacity. Just fantasizing …

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  3. Hmmm – thinking about those leases. Special interests lease thousands of acres for 30 year terms. Why are they given exclusive use? There has got to be contingencies that allow it. This is one thought. How many acres in an HMA?

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  4. What would it take to move the WHB out from control of the DOI/BLM? BLM admits WHB is most of its budget – but on what grounds can we provide a better management? Let’s frame some scenarios…

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    1. Since the wild horses and burros are on public lands I don’t think you will ever get them away entirely from the BLM. The problem is that there are so many factions who want to use that land.

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  5. Michael Blake is 100 per cent correct, we need to unify on our Wild Mustangs and Burros, we cannot let a corrupt agency destroy what belongs and represents America……………WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOO Mr. Blake , we must remove the BLM>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>.

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  6. Thank- you Michael – AMEN -BLM MUST GO ! GET THEM OUT OF OUR WEST !
    BLM are CRUEL, CORRUPT, COWARDLY LIARS and all they do is to serve Rolex Welfare Cattle ranchers and to help them stuff MILLIONS & MILLIONS & MILLIONS & MILLIONS of their privately owned Welfare Cattle and Sheep on our public lands. These MILLIONS & MILLIONS of WELFARE CATTLE DESTROY our land, water, wildlife & cost TAXPAYERS BILLION per year. The board members BLM appoints serve Welfare Cattle ranchers interests only & BLM also illegally ignores the massive public opposition to their illegal and cruel wipe out of wild horses and burros.
    http://www.adventure-journal.com/2009/05/grazing-is-razing-the-big-bad-impact-of-livestock-on-public-lands/

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  7. GO TO IT MICHALE. THE BLM MUST CORRECT IT POOR MANAGEMENT OR IT SHOULD NOT BE IN CONTROL OF THE WILD HORSES. HORSES SHOULD HAVE THE SAME AMOUNT OF LAND THAT CATTLE/SHEEP DO AND CATTLEMEN SHOULD BE PAYING THE GOING RATE FOR THIS LAND.

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    1. They will never correct their program, they only chance that is left for the Wild Mustangs is we must remove them fro the BLM, asap.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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