Wild horse and burro adoptions stonewalled by the Bureau of Land Management

Below is one example you can email to your senators and representative of many well documented incidents where Bureau of Land Management staff prove to be obstructionists

Notice that on August 26, 2016 the bureau employee, paid for with tax dollars, refuses a simple request to provide the tag numbers of the four burros at the Palomino Valley national adoption facility.

Protect Mustangs had to send someone in to get the tag numbers ourselves to help the two burros get adopted. Our video of two adorable burro friends Sam #1740 and Kiwi #1742 https://www.facebook.com/AnneNovakOfficialPage/videos/1076186495768103/?pnref=story circulated on Facebook and reached more than 38,000 people–generating interest in adoption. Someone came forward to adopt as a result.

——– Original Message ——–
Subject: Re: How many burros are left?
From: “Wilhelm, Jeremy” <jwilhelm@blm.gov>
Date: Thu, September 15, 2016 11:19 am
To: Anne Novak <anne@protectmustangs.org>

Anne,

I request that you correspond with Jason Lutterman or John Neill from here forward.

Jeremy Wilhelm

Contact Rep./ Volunteer Coord.
Palomino Valley Wild Horse and Burro Center
15780 State Route 445
Reno, NV, 89510
ph: (775) 475-2222
fax: (775) 475-2053

On Thu, Sep 15, 2016 at 10:36 AM, <anne@protectmustangs.org> wrote:

Jeremy Wilhelm
Contact Rep./ Volunteer Coord.
Palomino Valley Wild Horse and Burro Center
15780 State Route 445
Reno, NV, 89510
ph: (775) 475-2222
fax: (775) 475-2053
Mr. Wilhelm,
Your track record speaks for itself. So many complaints have come in regarding your poor customer service that it’s no wonder that so few wild horses and burros get adopted under your watch. Are you aware that the Wild Horse and Burro Program is supposed to be adopting a lot of wild horses and burros?
Why aren’t you providing the tag numbers as requested? Why do you make things so difficult to get wild horses and burros adopted or 3-Strikers sold to good homes?
I want to note that you refused to answer my question below “Please give me the tag numbers for the burros available at PVC.”
So I will politely ask a second time, what are the tag numbers of the wild burros currently available for adoption at Palomino Valley Center?
Other adoption centers are easy to work with but you seem to have made Palomino Valley Center notorious for being difficult to work with–not just for our members but for other would be adopters that have been discouraged from adopting after dealing with you as well as adopters who have toughed it out. Even many TIP trainers are complaining about the horrible customer service now at Palomino Valley.
Tim was much better at this job.
Our network looks to us for guidance, problem solving regarding adoption. For several years we have helped place a lot of mustangs.
Third party? You obviously have no idea about the conference call and agreement that was made Thursday August 25th between #####, the buyer and myself regarding picking up paperwork Friday afternoon on behalf of the buyer, hauling her 2 wild horses on Monday, etc.
Why are you always being an obstructionist and making adoptions so difficult Mr. Wilhelm? I’ve especially noticed it since the Water Canyon weanlings and yearlings were put up for adoption at Palomino Valley as a result of the GonaCon® Experiment. My Water Canyon Babies video went viral on Facebook. As a result, you should have been able to quickly place the 11 young wild horses after I was sending everyone directly to you on the video page. It seems you sabotaged and discouraged adoptions that I was sending your way.
When the gentleman walked up, saw the young wild horses from Water Canyon in the pen and knew nothing about the “Lucky 11” as promoted by GonaCon® Experiment / Project Coordinator, Jeanne Nations, why did you seem to congratulate the fellow on adopting a “Lucky 11” mustang? Were you trying to make it look like this was some sort of adoption success? Are you aware that word travels in the Nevada-California horse community?
Why would you behave so unprofessionally? Are you somehow connected to the Gonacon® Experiment, Jeanne Nations or to Pesticide PZP Experiments? http://www.wildhorsepreservation.org/media/blm-nevada-advisory-council-endorses-fertility-control-plan
How did the PZP Pilot program for Water Canyon change and become the GonaCon® Experiment? http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/ely_field_office/blm_programs/wild_horses_and_burros/Water_Canyon_Growth_Suppression_Pilot_Program.html
PM WC11 Lucky 11 Map
53 Water Canyon wild horses were rounded up in 2015. 11 youngsters were adopted at Palomino Valley. 2 Were adopted at a trap-site adoption. Where are the Water Canyon 18?  What are their id numbers? People want to adopt them. People would like to purchase any of the 18 that are “sale eligible”.  We have requested this before on January 28, 2016 but our request was ignored http://protectmustangs.org/?p=8710. It’s time for transparency
 
People also want to adopt mare and foal pairs from the Beatys Butte roundup that are now at Fallon or elsewhere. Kindly provide are all their tag numbers so the public can adopt them.
I hope you will respond in a professional manner as it really seems as if you don’t want the wild horses and burros to get adopted. Is it because this just is a government job and the pay is the same no matter what? Or is it easier for you if all the captives end up getting “lovely euthanasia” or sold to buyers by the truckloads who will sell them to slaughter?
Anne Novak
Anne Novak
Executive Director
Tel./Text: 415.531.8454
Read about native wild horses: http://protectmustangs.org/?page_id=562  
Protect Mustangs is an organization who protects and preserves native and wild horses.
 
——– Original Message ——–
Subject: Re: How many burros are left?
From: “Wilhelm, Jeremy” <jwilhelm@blm.gov>
Date: Fri, August 26, 2016 3:57 pm
To: Anne Novak <anne@protectmustangs.org>
We have 4 burros of different ages, none are sale authority. Fallon does not have any burros. If you have people that are interested in adoption or purchase have them contact me directly. Again we do not work with a third party.

Jeremy Wilhelm

Contact Rep./ Volunteer Coord.
Palomino Valley Wild Horse and Burro Center
15780 State Route 445
Reno, NV, 89510
ph: (775) 475-2222
fax: (775) 475-2053

On Thu, Aug 25, 2016 at 4:50 PM, <anne@protectmustangs.org> wrote:

Please give me the tag numbers for the burros available at PVC. Do you have any at Fallon?
Are the ones at PVC 3-Strikers? How about Fallon?
I might have some people interested.
Thank you,
Anne
Anne Novak
Executive Director
Tel./Text: 415.531.8454
Read about native wild horses: http://protectmustangs.org/?page_id=562  
Protect Mustangs is an organization who protects and preserves native and wild horses.

Protect Mustangs is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the protection and preservation of native and wild horses. www.ProtectMustangs.org




2 thoughts on “Wild horse and burro adoptions stonewalled by the Bureau of Land Management

  1. the world is watching the ignorance and brutality of the Bureau of Land Management at last. Look behind you at all the murder and greed…what are you going to do NEXT?

  2. When are you the BLM going to get the message that we do not what are horses and burros to be harmed in any way. There are many people who would like to adopt and they should be given this chance also while we’re on the subject just what are these horses and Burros hand up.. it is time you realize that these are our horses and we are tired of it and we want them turned loose. People are really catching on to what you are doing to them it is time you realize this before you are caught. You are to protect them not on them put them up for adoption and there is an adopted turn them loose on their land. They helped to make the West what it is today who are you to say they must go.?

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