Take Action to Stop Wild Horse Slaughter
Confirmation of what we have suspected for so long has emerged…
It is time to hold those who enabled this atrocity fully accountable…
BLM MUST STOP SELLING WILD HORSES TO SLAUGHTER!
It is time to close the gaping hole in the law that allows this!
REPEAL THE BURNS AMENDMENT!
It is time for a full investigation…
In the time span of just the last 4 years, under the Department of the Interior the Bureau of Land Management has sold at least 1700 Wild Horses that are Federally Protected to one man known to be the neighbor of Ken Salazar Sec of the Dept of the Interior . This was done knowing all the signs pointed to a high likelihood of them shipping to slaughter. In fact the BLM solicited the sales to the known kill buyer and included free transport!
You can take action Write-Call or Email the contacts below! Use your own letter or copy-paste the letter sample included!
October 1, 2012
To the President of the United States Barak Obama,
In the last 4 years, at least 1700 of our federally protected wild horses were sold and brutally slaughtered by the Bureau Of Land Management (BLM). Not only were they sold to one man, this person was known to Secretary of the Dept of the Interior Ken Salazar on a personal basis. The BLM under the direction of Ken Salazar actively solicited the sales and provided free transport to the slaughter buyer.
At the request of Americans, Congress passed the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act of 1971
(Public Law 92-195)
To require the protection, management, and control of wild free- roaming horses and burros on public lands. That Congress finds and declares that wild free-roaming horses and burros are living symbols of the historic and pioneer spirit of the West; that they contribute to the diversity of life forms within the Nation and enrich the lives of the American people; and that these horses and burros are fast disappearing from the American scene. It is the policy of Congress that wild free-roaming horses and burros shall be protected from capture, branding, harassment, or death; and to accomplish this they are to be considered in the area where presently found, as an integral part of the natural system of the public lands.
Provisions prohibiting the BLM from selling the Wild Horses they are paid to protect, for the purpose of slaughter, are contained within it. However it has become more than apparent the Bureau of Land Management holds itself immune to Federal Laws and the People of the United States they represent. A complete breech of the public trust is being perpetrated. The American People never backed the slaughter of Wild Horses by the Bureau of Land Management and the slaughter of wild horses allowed by BLM was never the intent of the Act passed by Congress. It is not possible for BLM to preserve and protect, if they claim to be ignorant of where these horses and burros are going. Due to the personal context discovered, it is impossible to believe the head of the Department of the Interior did not have knowledge of where these horses were going. As to the actions of Sec. Salazar, “The Secretary shall manage wild free-roaming horses and burros in a manner that is designed to achieve and maintain a thriving natural ecological balance on the public lands… Provided, that no wild free-roaming horse or burro or its remains may be sold or transferred for consideration for processing into commercial products. (Public Law 92-195 sec3-d) This does not sound like the description provided and clarified has anything in common with current Dept of Interior or BLM practices. In fact it is one of many places the actions of the Bureau of Land Management and the Dept of the Interior run contrary to the purpose of the Act.
The Wild horses belong To the American People. They are a symbol of the freedom and will to survive of the American People who have chosen to protect them. Why then do we see our wishes ignored and our voices no longer heard? Why are Government officials permitted to follow their own self serving agendas regardless of the cost to the American People in dollars and the very inspiration that keeps us hanging in there no matter how rough it may get?
We the People demand and expect a full investigation of the policies and practices and any discrepancies thereof, pertaining to the Bureau of Land Managements abuse of our Wild Horses and Burros, abuse of the Public trust and notorious non-transparency, and lack of effective oversight by Dept of the Interior Ken Salazar.
We call for the resignation of afore mentioned Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar.
We further request the immediate repeal of the Burns Amendment. This amendment inserted at a time and in a way that left Congress without the knowledge or chance for debate, is potentially illegal and or unconstitutional.
(YOUR NAME and ADDRESS HERE)
Department of the Interior (Ken Salazar)
1849 C Street, N.W.
Washington DC 20240
Federal Bureau of Investigation firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: (202) 324-3000
Address: 935 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington DC 20535
Address: 950 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington DC 20530-0001
Darrell Issa, Chairmen of the Congressional Committee on Government Oversight and Reform
Phone: (202) 225-5074
Fax: (202) 225-3974
Address: 2157 Rayburn House Office Building Washington DC 20515
Address: The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington DC 20500
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