Well, it’s that time again. The annual propaganda party that is the meeting of the Bureau of Land Management’s Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board.
We have listened or watched the annual mishmash of misrepresentation, manipulation and outright lies about how many wild horses and burros have been rounded up, why they have been rounded up, and where they are now.
The latest in the “where they are now” category is the sale by the BLM of 1700 wild horses to a known horse meat trader operating out of Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar’s home state of Colorado.
The BLM claim they are now investigating to see if the sale was illegal. In other words, they are scrambling to tag these horses in the “three strikes and you are out” category so their sale at any any price, to anyone for any purpose, clears them technically under the Burns Amendment of selling these horses to a horse slaughter middleman (who by the way appears to be a buddy of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar).
Edwin Roberson, Assistant Director at the Bureau of Land Management, tells KSL TV in Utah that:
“I can confirm right now that the inspector general of the Department of Interior is investigating,” said Roberson, “(and) has an ongoing investigation into those allegations. Beyond that, I can’t comment.”
Yeh, yeh, yeh.
So another meeting goes on. Advocates state the obvious that the BLM are managing America’s wild horses and burros to extinction. The BLM claim that they are rounding up and stockpiling mustangs around the country to protect them from doom and gloom and all other sorts of things.
What is fascinating is that the cattle are not being removed for their protection from nature’s wrath. The cattle seem to be getting along just fine on the very same public lands where the wild horses and burros are being eradicated.
BLM statements always make me want to look up the term “pathological liar”.
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