Monday, August 31, 2009

Secret Plans to Destroy America's Wild Horses

Documents obtained from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) via the Freedom of Information Act by a Phoenix-based non-profit, The Conquistador Program, reveal shocking and detailed plans to destroy healthy wild horses in government holding facilities as well as those still remaining in the wild on public lands. BLM's Secret Plan Uncovered

BLM employees as well as a USDA veterinarian held weekly “Implementation Team” meetings beginning in July of 2008 in which they discussed and developed strategies aimed at ridding BLM of thousands of mustangs. In October they completed a 68 page document entitled “Alternative Management Options”. Tactics included in this document are reminiscent of those used to wipe out Native American tribes in the 1800s.

The BLM team created scenarios for killing mustangs using barbiturates, gun shots, or captive bolts. Bodies would be disposed of through rendering, burial or incineration. They discussed killing 1200-2000 wild horses per year.

Minutes from these meetings as well as the Draft Plan reveal what amounts to "the final solution" for the American mustang. Even Cloud and his little herd in Montana are in serious danger if Bureau of Land Management implements these options.

The BLM plans a massive round up in Cloud’s herd beginning August 30, 2009. They will not guarantee that Cloud and his family will remain free.