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THE TRUTH #14 – FOIA documents include a “Fact Sheet on Long Term Holding Contracts” that was sent to wild horse long term holding contractors.
FOIA documents requested by Debbie Coffey, V.P. of Wild Horse Freedom Federation, include an email from ex-BLM employee Lili Thomas, who was the Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) for wild horse long term holding facilities, to the long term holding contractors.
This email included a “Fact Sheet on Long Term Holding Contracts,” which highlights some of the main requirements of wild horse long term holding facilities. It is important to note that the land must be privately owned, or the contractor must have long term control of the offered lands.
It is also interesting that the BLM only requires fences to be a minimum of 48″ in height and “shall consist of 4 strands of barbed wire (or other acceptable fencing material).” Do you think a 4′ high barbed wire fence is appropriate fencing material for wild horses? Members of WHFF did not think this type of fencing was adequate when they saw this type of fencing at the Catoosa Long Term Holding facility in Oklahoma. This low, barbed wire fence was all that separated the wild horses from a highway that was very near to the pasture.
Also interesting is that Lili Thomas included Ree Drummond (AKA “Pioneer Woman”) and wife of BLM wild horse long term holding contractor Ladd Drummond, on this email to all long term holding contractors. This email seems to indicate that Ree Drummond is involved with the business of the long term holding facility. The subject of the email included the solicitation for contractors that were “up for re-bid.”
(Note: The BLM does NOT put wild burros in long term holding facilities. Please be sure to ask the BLM why they don’t put wild burros in long term holding facilities.)
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