630 wild horses in NW Nevada are slated by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to be rounded up by helicopter. Only a few will be adopted, the rest will end up in the slaughterhouse and glue factory.
The BLM cites water shortage, but it targets only the wild horse, not the cattle ranchers to which the BLM awards 4-6 times more land. Why? The horses cannot bribe politicians the way the cattle ranchers can, that’s why.
If you believe that corruption does not exist in America, much less runs rampant, check out the voting records of the congressmen from the wild horse states – Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming and several others surrounding them – and see how many voted in favor of the wild horse over ranchers. The cattle ranchers help put them in power, and they do the ranchers’ bidding – by abusing that power.
Another why: Most Americans, and Canadians for that matter, love a big thick steak more than they do sleek wild horses. Not to mention animal rights, what about the rights of vegetarians and vegans?
Even if the horse population has to be controlled, it can be done non-violently, humanely and peacefully by the proven means of contraception. The traditional way of course is to kill. Thus, the nation defines its own character as a killer nation.
Here is a newspaper article from Reno, Nevada, showing that the game is not yet over, and it ain’t over till it’s over. Reno citizens please go and speak out. http://www.rgj.com/viewart/20120427/NEWS07/304270045/BLM-extends-comment-time-wild-horse-round-up
For the rest of us, there is a petition to sign, and by all means do:
More effective still is to write individually worded letters to the following, bearing in mind that each is equal to about 300-500 petition signatures:
BLM Nevada State Director: Amy Lueders
Acting Associate State Director: Rex McKnight
BLM Nevada State Office
1340 Financial Blvd.,
Reno, NV 89502
BLM Washington Office
1849 C Street NW, Rm. 5665
Washington DC 20240
BLM Director: Bob Abbey
Deputy Director (Operations): Mike Pool
Acting Deputy Director (Programs and Policy): Neil Kornze
Chief of Staff: Janet Lin
It is time we stop raping Nature for our own perverted pleasure.
Anthony Marr with a rescued Mustang at the Wild Horse Rescue Center in Mims, Florida, headed by Diane Delano.
We fight hard for no-kill shelters. Time to fight for a NO-KILL NATION!
Anthony Marr, Founder and President
Heal Our Planet Earth (HOPE)
Global Anti-Hunting Coalition (GAHC)