BLM Speak! Overall the roundup went well! — The BLM conducted an internal review of the helicopter incident and Triple B roundup, releasing its findings Dec. 7. The BLM and animal welfare experts agreed there were isolated instances of inhumane treatment, including dragging a horse into a trailer by its roped neck, hitting and kicking horses in the face, and using electric prods, but said overall the roundup went well. — This is typical of the current employee’s attitudes at the BLM. Why?
Obvious Inhumane Behavior
It defies imagination when we look at the long obnoxious history of the BLM. This is a government agency that wants the public to believe in “acceptable animal abuse”. No one sees these activities as acceptable what so ever. Yet, BLM’s continued use of helicopter roundups remain the cause of horses’ breaking legs, being run-down to exhaustion, broken necks, foals being trampled, horses’ being bumped by helicopter runners and sometimes knocked to the ground or off a cliff – and on and on and on.
Articles and eyewitness details plentiful on the Internet and magazines, and referenced by videos to document many, many occasions: One example here, “November 11, 2010 “BLM Roundup in Oregon Claims Lives of 9 Wild Horses in First Week.”
The facts, or the truth are simple; this same material is contrary to the BLM’s statements that abuse of horses does not exist.
“In July, more than 54 members of Congresses wrote to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar expressing their concerns and calling for a halt to the round ups. Department spokespersons have admitted (video available here) that they have a difficult time explaining the agency’s treatment of wild horses to the public, and as a result, the BLM has severely restricted public observation at most roundups this year.” Here is an agency that defies our legislators, and yet, our legislators keep funding them yearly. Why?
As a matter of fact the “Observation” debate resolved and has been overturned, due to Constitutional violation and from the 9th Circuit Supreme Court. No Restrictions!
The BLM’s position remains complacent and totally arrogant to the truth. Their attitudes are similar to the Nazi’s in WWII when questioned about the Jews being incarcerated and killed, or even Charles Manson’s attitude when asked if he was guilty or not, of murder. BLM employees hold contempt for our Constitution as well as the American public, demonstrated daily by their actions!
In a descent persons mind there is simply no such thing as acceptable abuse. This Journalist and others are now speaking up against this abuse that has plagued our Wild Horse Herds for so many years. We are all stating, undeniably, beyond any misunderstanding – Stop the Roundups – Stop the Abuse! It is that simple.
BLM and Abuse
Why is it ignored when so many people, the American taxpaying public, speak up and against the BLM’s abusive management techniques of the Wild Horse Herds? In response employees at the BLM continue using abusive tactics toward the American public who ask these questions. Apparently unknown to BLM employees’, their disrespectful response simply reflects their lack of passion toward not only the wild horse herds and indeed their abusive ways, but toward the American public as well.
Tom Gory – Public Relations BLM (Feb. 2012) in response to complaints from the general public about mismanagement of Wild Horse Herds on BLM Land, stated, “. . . is a typical tactic employed by anti-BLM partisans to push their anti-management agenda by any means possible. Their apocalypse-now, sky-is-falling rhetoric is flagrantly dishonest and is clearly aimed at preventing the BLM from gathering horses from overpopulated herds on the range. The BLM is not ‘managing for extinction.’ There is no conspiracy to put down healthy. . . ”
BLM Special Agent interviews an Informant on the subject of stealing horses from the BLM Wild Horse Herd Roundups:
“Agent: Is this a pretty good organization? This sounds like something that’s pretty well planned out, it’s a big organization.
Informant: Well, its very well set up, you know. There’s nobody that participates in it that isn’t well known and don’t know what’s going on.
Agent: Do you feel like there’s people inside the BLM that know about this practice, that are a part of this practice?
Informant: Sure. We can’t operate unless they’re standing there. . .”
BLM and Illegal Activity History
Let’s explore the virtue of the “dishonest” comment by Mr. Gory of the BLM. There are many BLM employees under investigation for misuse of taxpayer’s money. They have used BLM Credit Cards illegally, have at least three more investigations ongoing due to similar illegal activity, and investigators are looking into several BLM offices in different states for illegal activity.
A few years ago the FBI, over a several year investigation, found misappropriations of funds and corruption in the millions of dollars, by BLM employees and private contractors. The fact is we are discussing here fraud and theft of several millions of dollars which includes paperwork, processed by other BLM employees, that had to be signed, releases given for payment, contracts verified by many rather than just a couple of people, contracts and those involved in contracts checked-out by mandatory background checks, and payment situations checked before an actual check is issued.
Either it is common to “Not” abide by approved government process; or, there exists many co-conspirators within each BLM scheme. Yes, a cover-up again!
Abundant Illegal Activity by BLM Employees
Then we look into the 1990’s, to the early 2000s, and discover several investigations ongoing at that time. Government authorities were ready to serve several hundred arrest warrants, with a million+ of taxpayer dollars spent to stop the BLM employees from numerous illegal activates, which already cost the taxpayers several millions of dollars stolen. Also review the actual undercover investigation, reports, techniques: http://www.peer.org/pubs/whitepapers/1997_horses_to_slaughter.pdf , 1997.
Arrests not forthcoming! Why? There was someone in a high administrative office that used their authority in a questionable and certainly unethical manner, and canceled the Grand Jury session at the last minute. One Justice Department Attorney stated there were too many employees from the BLM to arrest, and that were active in the illegal activities. So it comes to this, the arrests were discontinued.
Unfortunate for taxpayers, since then the BLM employees took over this government agency, with no checks-n-balance system in place what so ever.
Listed here are only 10 issues, of many more, showing BLM’s documented illegal behavior:
- BLM Management personnel have authorized the transportation of wild horses to group adopters at the expense of the government;
- BLM management personnel have authorized the fee waiver and/or fee reduction of wild horses without delegated authority;
- BLM management failed to inspect and prepare written reports for group adopter facilities and property prior to receiving adopted wild horses;
- BLM personnel publicly and openly promoted the commercial us of wild horses, i.e., bucking stock and slaughter house;
- BLM personnel in concurrence with BLM management, entered false information regarding the wild horse documents into BLM DPS-8000 data base;
- BLM personnel through their government positions, arranged for special privileges and allowances pertaining to wild horse adoptions;
- BLM personnel and management knowingly converted to the use of another, wild horses belonging to theUnited States;
- BLM personnel and management did knowingly attempt to interfere with an ongoing investigation by discussing privileged information regarding the Investigation with other BLM personnel, some of whom were subjects of the Investigation;
- Many, many more “lack of document” charges, especially in regard to the Wild Horse Herd Counts and the financial income and expenditures mandatory at each BLM facility, were not completed, lost, or unavailable for confirmation – in order to appropriate funding for each facility;
- Several more listings expressed concern toward illegal activity, and lack of following directorial and mandated training and compliance of Inspectors, Wranglers, and Field Level Administrators of the Wild Horse and Burro Program.
BLM employees apparently think the current Activists are, again, “Dishonest”. These Activists, they are calling dishonest are typical Americans, many Veterans of Wars, middle class wives and husbands who pay their taxes on time and all the time, and other honest folks of this nation, are dissatisfied with this particular agency and the ongoing and obvious abuse of Wild Horse Herds as well as their run-amuck budgets.
Rather than resolve the apparent issues, BLM employees lie! Yes, we as Americans are speaking up and combating innuendo, misinformation, and outright lies with something as simple as “The Truth.”
BLM Complacency and Arrogance
Because there is abuse within the BLM, we can now perceive where the “acceptable abuse” standards are obtained. Basically, they have none, as there is no acceptance of responsibility toward their actions. There is no one policing the BLM employees and their irresponsible conduct. “We can hold as a truth the BLM is morally and ethically corrupt, by their consistent and habitual chain of misinformation,” stated Stan Dimmick, NSA Research Scientist-Retired.
Today’s Activists are backed by solid and truthful reference material. This same reference material has shown consistently the facts in regard to outright abuse of both wild horses and taxpayer money. The reference material has shown fraudulent activity by government employees in order for them to make a buck, and has shown beyond doubt through grasslands research, or the vast amount of appropriate research, the Wild Horse and Burro Program is unnecessary.
So the BLM, backed by no valid reference material what so ever, rather innuendo, political agendas, agendas that serve only a small and specific special interest group, and studies that are filled with misinformation and, well, lies, are making millions upon millions of dollars on the taxpayers back. Their funding by taxpayer money needs to stop! There are no taxpayers wanting them to continue abusing the wild horses, or spending taxpayer money frivolously!
No, Mr. Gory, the Activists are not the “dishonest ones” here what so ever. The Wild Horse Roundups are, indeed, abusive and for many, many different reasons!
Right now the BLM and their conduct does not represent America what so ever! Their conduct represents everything that is wrong with our “spend without parameters” and “lack of ethics” government of today! It is time to change that situation!
March 18, 2012 at 7:39 pm
Thanks for all this info. Gorey us voice for Sal;azar–both need to go to prison NOW along with many others IMO.
March 18, 2012 at 7:42 pm
OOPs–correction . Gorey is the voice for Salazar. Storm coming so I got in a hurry and can’t type well.
March 18, 2012 at 10:23 pm
Good work exposing the elitist scheme that is BLM. Decades of cocky deception, fraudulent and corrupt twistings of their tactics and unspeakable, totally un-american subhumane standards have shocked the nation. The constant BS empty promises of transparency, reform and working with the public is an insult. Gorey is a master of embellished responses or usually has no comment at all. We may need a Wallstreet kind of revolution – as none that BLM says BLM does. None. They have an agenda, and anyone in the way is pacified and blown off with clever acts of deception. With the increased shocking exposure of round ups in recent months BLM tries even harder to hide the truth. They are a land management agency, nothing else and the recent appointment of pro slaughter Callie Hendrickson to their Advisory Board proves once again their agenda. Our voice is not heard, totally ignored, willfully dismissed and we are written off as animal wing nuts as the greedy “my way or the highway” mantra minds always do. Americans wake up – enough is enough – BLM must be dissolved now !!
March 18, 2012 at 11:22 pm
BLM & USFS are abrogating their responsibility under the WFHBA to protect and defend the wild horses and burros and to fairly allocate resources for viable populations in the wild. They are victimizing them. Hope you can get my book and read it well. It is entitled The Wild Horse Conspiracy and it is available either through me or on http://www.amazon.com or barnes and noble. Also catch me on Coast to Coast tonight 10 to midnight pacific time. Can ask questions.
March 19, 2012 at 1:57 am
Well written, exposing them for what they are, a bunch of thugs, prison would be too good for them.
March 21, 2012 at 10:17 am
Stand fast , keep information flowing ,