Despite Bureau of Land Management (BLM) spin claiming BLM wild horses don’t go to slaughter the truth is revealed.
“Individuals sell the horses. There are no BLM horses going to harvest facilities. That’s against the law. Individuals collect them at different sale locations around the country, gather them. They end up in places like Shelby Montana which is not far from the border . . . so they live through the 6 month withdraw period of time to match the EU specifications . So individuals sell them to people who buy them in the process and they ultimately sell them to the packing plants in Mexico and Canada.”—Trent Loos, rancher.
“What Trent said is exactly correct except that your Shelby Montana is an example. There are other places, stations, lots where horses are held ending their arrival. One of the things you stated is the horses change hands. They apparently cannot go directly from BLM to a plant. So the horses are purchased and when the purchaser of that horse gets control of that horse that’s his horse. He has the democratic right to deal with that horse they way he wishes. With the exception that there are other standards as a result of animal rights activists, etc. etc. that are confusing the situation and making it more difficult. So I think we gotta work through this progress and that’s what this summit is all about. And I hope that we come out of this with some plans that will help the flow of commerce–rightful and just commerce to take place. . .
With respect to the gentleman that said BLM horses cannot go to slaughter . . . The fact is when those (BLM) horses cross that parralell up there, north of here, they’re Canadian horses . . . My understanding is the law says they can’t go to slaughter. Not withstanding that law, if they are transported across the border, they’re Canadian horses. And, and we do see them in the plant.” —Bill deBarres from pro-slaughter group called Horse Welfare Alliance of Canada.
The roundup and removal is paid for by the American taxpayer—often costing a million dollars each time they round them up and “process” them. The work is done by the BLM and their contractors. Most American wild horses who are “sold” go into the slaughter pipeline and are cruelly killed at the slaughterhouse.
If you don’t like this then take action. Write your senators and representatives, meet with their aides, ask them to stop this cruelty for profit paid for with American tax dollars. Include this You Tube video in your email so they can watch the truth.
Thursday March 1st is National Wild Horse and Burro Protest Day. Take action.
Video by Deniz Bolbol taken for AWHPC.