This is a crime and must be reported as such! As a citizen of the United States of America and shareholders using our tax dollars to keep them safe, a crime has been committed and this must be stopped!
Regarding the article posted by Greybull Standard (see http://www.greybullstandard.com/?p=2364) it is clearly stated in their article that the BLM rounded up wild horses and stated that they were NOT wild, but domesticated horses.
The Wild Horse and Burro Act states;
Sec. 2. As used in this Act-
“Secretary” means the Secretary of the Interior when used in connection with public lands administered by him through the Bureau of Land Management and the Secretary of Agriculture in connection with public lands administered by him through the Forest Service;
“wild free-roaming horses and burros” means all unbranded and unclaimed horses and burros on public lands of the United States;….
According to this news report, these wild horses were on public land and were rounded up and sent to slaughter according to Sara Beckwith, an employee with Cody BLM office.
This is the official office of the Inspector General that will conduct an investigation into this crime.
Interior, Department of
Mary L. Kendall, Acting Inspector General
Main Phone Number: (202) 208-5745
Mailing Address: 1849 C Street, N.W.; Mail Stop 4428; Washington, D.C. 20240
Hotline Number: (800) 424-5081
Anyone with knowledge of fraud, waste, abuse, misconduct or mismanagement
involving the U.S. Department of the Interior should call or write the Office of Inspector General’s Hotline (please choose the method of contact which best suits you):
Telephone – OIG Hotline’s Toll Free Number: 1-800-424-5081
Fax – Complete and submit the Complaint Form to:
(703)487-5402 (Attention: Hotline Operations)
US Mail – Complete and submit the Complaint Form to:
U.S. Department of the Interior
Office of Inspector General
1849 C Street, NW
Washington, DC 20240
Attention: Hotline Operations
E-mail – Complete and submit the Complaint Form by pressing the submit button below:
You may also report fraudulent activities to the nearest regional OIG offices at the following locations:
Eastern Regional Office, Herndon, Virginia (703) 487-8057
Central Regional Office, Lakewood, Colorado (303) 236-8296
Western Regional Office, Sacramento, California (916) 978-5630
Source: The Cloud Foundation
No public comment period – no transparency – no opportunity for horse rescue organizations to save horses from a terrible fate.
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO. (March 31, 2014) – On March 24, The Cloud Foundation received an anonymous tip that BLM had rounded up and removed 41 free-roaming horses from public lands in northern Wyoming. Further investigation revealed that BLM conducted a helicopter roundup of the horses and turned them over to the Wyoming Livestock Board who sold the horses directly to the Canadian Bouvry Slaughterouse. The taxpayer-funded roundup was conducted with no notice of sale after the horses were impounded, giving no one the opportunity to step in and negotiate a deal to purchase any of the horses. Even Bighorn County Sheriff, Kenneth Blackburn, was surprised that he received no notification of the roundup, which was…
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