BLM Creates Subsidy for Wild Horse Slaughter Industry; Response to BLM Press Release
Today the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced it’s new policy of providing a financial incentive to adopters of wild horses.
“While we understand BLM desire to increase adoptions, this is not a safe and sane option. A $1000. per horse rebate is essentially more than the care of a wild horse costs for a year for someone that operates a feedlot.
Treating wild horses as if they are more than just a number at adoption events and on websites would go a long way toward finding safe homes. BLM often does nothing at all to feature young wild horses for adoption, including orphans. Instead they repeatedly shuffle these horses out of site for several years and then feature them as adults with no background.
BLM efforts to treat wild horses as valuable fail miserably from how they are managed on range, traded during roundups and then hidden in privately contracted facilities.
Only when they are told to clear those facilities for more roundups do we see what looks like a tag, or garage sale.
This subsidy is one more gift to those that want to see wild horses removed from the range and sold to slaughter.” Laura Leigh, President, Wild Horse Education
Wild horses are public lands management. The same political games that shrunk Bears Ears are running this agenda.