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Re: “Wild horse protesters take to the streets

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FROM: THE WILD HORSE FOUNDATION, PO BOX 692
FRANKLIN, TEXAS 77856
PHONE: 979-828-3927
FAX: 713-771-5855
WWW.WILDHORSEFOUNDATION.ORG
CONTACT: MR. RAY FIELD @ grfield@wildhorsefoundation.org


FUDGED NUMBERS AND PROCEDURES ONCE AGAIN SURFACE IN BLM'S WILD HORSE
PROGRAM

In response to the most recent BLM round up which occurred in the
Calico Mountain complex of northwest Nevada between December 28th and
concluded a few days ago in February of 2010. We have seen countless times
the estimation of numbers fudged by local cattlemen or ranchers who then
passed
this on to the BLM who based their gather plans on such numbers.

The BLM depends on these ranchers to estimate the numbers - the same
ranchers who are the enemies of the wild horses. As with the Calico
complex, the target was 2500, leaving 900 or so behind. They have since
then
left about 600. BLM quit ahead of their contract actually but they didn't.
They left
the targeted number of wild horses for the area so they pulled off the
right-hand-left-hand-trick for the public.

Most of the organizations that try to fight these gathers are not making
proposals to the BLM to take these horses immediately away to rescue to
place them into homes or to sanctuary. These groups usually do not have the

capacity or land to take wild horses and place them. Instead the horses
are immediately moved into holding facilities from the gather site. The
groups are usually there just protesting the entire gathering process.

Susan Calhoun - President, and Ray Field - Executive Director of Wild Horse
Foundation receive an enormous amount of wild horses through several
sources. The BLM offers no check and balances with budget cuts; in our
region we have two BLM compliance officers for four states that cover an
area the
size of the Eastern seaboard. The marketing and promotion of the wild horse
adoption program is a joke at best - if a horse is under four years of age,
they might be able to be selected to go to an offsite adoption. If it is
the
right color it can go out if it is six, and after six - the horses go to
the welfare ranchers who decide it is easier to draw a check from BLM then
to
work.

I can give you a play-by-play operational side of how the BLM holdings
work, why they use private contractors to hold wild horses so that they can
keep the public and their eyes away from them - the same horses that are
the
sole property of the American taxpayer. We are entitled to see them anytime
but they want us to see them by appointment only. BLM private holding
facilities that amount to nothing more than legalized animal hoarding.
Seriously, this is a criminal offense in most states and would apply with
many of our
wild horses tucked away at some private BLM holding ranch where no one can
or
will check on their welfare.

Don Glenn is the overseer of the Wild Horse and Burro program and if his
lips are moving - he is lying. He sent six federal agents here to the Wild
Horse Foundation to buy four truck loads of wild horses that were sent here
from John Neill at the Palomino Valley Holding Facility as an intimidation
ploy. It didnt work. The agents followed the trucks from as far away as New
Mexico to the front doors of the Foundation in Texas. They left with
nothing. Don Glenn refused to pay my truck drivers for hauling these horses
from
Nevada's Palomino Valley. He said they never came here! Now this is BLM's
finest corruption. At the highest level.

I have volumes of stories not being told. Stories of skimming over the top
of vaccination protocols; checking inventory forms against actual vaccines
given, Coggins tests drawn against actual tests performed, a veterinary
signature in each and every horses file folder and how many of the blood
tests were of the same blood type meaning draw one tube of blood and use it
in
ten times on several different horses. The list goes on. How much
corruption do
you want?

Even if Don Glenn did not personally do these tests - he oversees the
program and is responsible for all the fraud, waste and abuse within the
wall of each and every BLM program and facility.

Please visit www.wildhorsefoundation.org for more information on America's
wild horses.

Mr. Ray Field, Executive Director

Posted by Ray Field, Executive Director Wild Horse Foundation on 02/13/2010 at 9:25 PM

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