Wild Horse Freedom Federation (WHFF) is launching a new series on our website called THE TRUTH, to share BLM Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) documents with the public. Be sure to subscribe HERE to Wild Horse Freedom Federation, so that you can receive email alerts.
THE TRUTH #1 – BLM’s Sally Spencer offered to sell 10,000 wild horses to someone in Canada, and also suggested changing language on the Bill of Sale to facilitate this sale to slaughter to slaughter
BLM’s Marketing Specialist Sally Spencer seemed all too willing to sell 10,000 wild horses for slaughter, and even suggested in an email (8/4/2008) to Don Glenn, the BLM’s Division Chief of the Wild Horse & Burro Program at that time, that if this were to happen, they’d “need to remove the following words from the Bill of Sale: Purchaser agrees not to knowingly sell or transfer ownership of any listed wild horse(s) and/or burro(s) to any person or organization with an intention to resell, trade, or give away the animal(s) for processing into commercial products.”
In another email from BLM Marketing Specialist Sally Spencer to a Canadian businessman (7/31/2008) about selling 10,000 wild horses, there were handwritten notes with the question “Have $ from sale horses be used to spare other 20,000 animals?” In other words, whomever wrote the handwritten note knew that 10,000 horses would NOT be “spared.”
The late Dr. Patricia Haight filed a Freedom of Information Act request and received records that included teleconference notes between a “team” of BLM employees who talked about slaughtering wild horses. Cindy MacDonald (American Herds blog) posted these documents and you can read them HERE.
These records indicated that the BLM didn’t want scrutiny by Congress:
“If large numbers of animals become eligible for euthanasia at one time or at one location…euthanasia could be performed on- or off-site.””
Under this option, any facility could become a focal point for public, media or Congressional attention. Increased levels of security would be needed at all locations, or the activity may need to be moved off-site to a more appropriate and secure facility. Increased support from public relations and management staff would also be needed to insulate those doing the actual work from public, media and Congressional scrutiny/criticism.”
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