Monday, February 13, 2012

BLM Appoints Second Supporter of Horse Slaughter to National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board

(Courtesy of) and By: The Cloud Foundation

COLO. SPRINGS, CO (Feb. 8, 2012) – The Cloud Foundation strongly protests the appointment of another pro-slaughter member to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board. On February 5, 2012, Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar, named Callie Hendrickson of Grand Junction, Colorado as the newest member of the Board. Hendrickson will fill the General Public position, replacing Janet Jankura of Ohio who applied to serve another term but was denied.

Contrary to Gorey's measured statement to Horseback, you can see the BLM official spin in this article in the Columbian.

"He (Gorey) told The Associated Press the horse defenders are resorting to dishonest scare tactics to help push their "anti-management agenda by any means possible." "


And of course, Andrew Cohen's always thoughtful and poignant article in the Atlantic.

"This kind of political and bureaucratic deck-stacking -- the BLM truly couldn't find a neutral new member for the Board? -- is a recurring theme in the story of these horses. The people who are responsible for their protection and management typically have enormous conflicts of interest against them. The Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar, is a Colorado rancher. The governor of Wyoming, Matt Mead, is a rancher. And the beleaguered, old Wild Horse Protection Act is only as sound as the men and women who interpret and implement it."

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