Heinous Plans to Scapegoat First Peoples with genocide of U.S. Wild Horses

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2017 Citizens Against Equine Slaughter© (This document may be shared in full, but not copied in part without prior permission in writing.)


BREAKING NEWS – JOINT PRESS RELEASE

Executive Summary

CAES​ ​and​ ​WHOA​ ​have​ ​obtained​ ​secret​ ​government​ ​documents​ ​from​ ​the​ ​office​ ​of​ ​Governor​ ​Gary​ ​Herbert that​ ​include​ ​the​ ​following​ ​“plans”​ ​to​ ​scapegoat​ ​First​ ​Peoples​ ​with​ ​the​ ​“genocide”:​ ​(See​ ​Attachment​ ​B)

“Remove​ ​the​ ​rider”​ ​​(​Senator​ ​Tom​ ​Udall​​ ​​removed​ ​the​ ​excess​ ​wild​ ​horse​ ​protection)​ ​​​ DONE
“Transfer​ ​to​ ​tribal​ ​authorities”​ ​​​(Rep.​ ​Chris​ ​Stewart​ ​introduced​ ​bill​ ​to​ ​remove restrictions)
“Transfer​ ​the​ ​horses​ ​as​ ​quickly​ ​as​ ​possible”​ ​​​(Bureau​ ​of​ ​Land​ ​Management)

Along​ ​with​ ​a​ ​cocktail​ ​of​ ​other​ ​nefarious​ ​plans​ ​hidden​ ​from​ ​the​ ​people,​ ​as​ ​was​ ​this​ ​meeting.

“Sale​ ​authority​ ​without​ ​restrictions” ​
​“Zoo”​ ​(“Zoo​ ​animal​ ​protein”) ​
​“Euthanasia”​ ​(​ ​PR​ ​term​ ​used​ ​has​ ​been​ ​“Triage”)

Wild​ ​Horses​ ​and​ ​Burros​ ​are​ ​under​ ​attack​ ​by​ ​elected​ ​government​ ​officials​ ​who​ ​need​ ​to​ ​meet​ ​their commitments​ ​to​ ​their​ ​donors​ ​to​ ​get​ ​rid​ ​of​ ​our​ ​federally​ ​wild​ ​horses,​ ​but​ ​in​ ​a​ ​way​ ​that​ ​will​ ​not​ ​make​ ​the large​ ​majority​ ​of​ ​their​ ​constituents/voters​ ​angry.​ ​Hence,​ ​blame​ ​it​ ​on​ ​the​ ​“Indians”,​ ​or​ ​accomplish​ ​this​ ​on sovereign​ ​lands​ ​in​ ​a​ ​way​ ​that​ ​Americans​ ​will​ ​not​ ​see,​ ​and​ ​where​ ​politicians​ ​can​ ​say​ ​“Oh,​ ​‘Indian​ ​customs’, none​ ​of​ ​our​ ​business.”

Scare tactics. The government/some advocate groups are using the word slaughter and not adding euthanasia, making it seem that euthanasia is acceptable. This​ ​cannot​ ​be​ ​accomplished​ ​legally​ ​unless​ ​Congress​ ​openly​ ​passes​ ​a​ ​law​ ​to​ ​euthanize​ ​wild​ ​horses under​ ​the​ ​guise​ ​that​ ​this​ ​will​ ​save​ ​them​ ​from​ ​the​ ​constant​ ​threat​ ​of​ ​slaughter.​ ​Advocates​ ​are​ ​being threatened​ ​daily​ ​and​ ​weekly​ ​with​ ​slaughter​ ​but​ ​led​ ​to​ ​ignore​ ​the​ ​real​ ​risk​ ​of​ ​euthanasia.​ ​Hence,​ ​few​ ​calls to​ ​Congress​ ​against​ ​Mass​ ​Euthanasia​ ​and​ ​Mass​ ​Composting​ ​though​ ​this​ ​is​ ​a​ ​real​ ​threat.​ ​Wild​ ​horses belong​ ​to​ ​us​ ​all​ ​unless​ ​Congress​ ​changes​ ​the​ ​laws​ ​so​ ​that​ ​they​ ​can​ ​be​ ​given​ ​or​ ​sold​ ​to​ ​others.

Alternatives Intentionally Hidden from view

Remote​ ​On​ ​Range​ ​Wild​ ​Horse​ ​Management-​ ​​Helicopter​ ​Darting​ ​of​ ​wild​ ​horses​ ​with immuno-contraception.​ ​Helicopter​ ​darting​ ​of​ ​wildlife​ ​is​ ​quick​ ​and​ ​efficient​ ​and​ ​has​ ​been​ ​done​ ​for​ ​decades across​ ​Africa​ ​to​ ​this​ ​day.​ ​Governor​ ​Gary​ ​Herbert​ ​was​ ​interviewed​ ​by​ ​a​ ​CAES​ ​Board​ ​member​ ​and​ ​reporter for​ ​ActivateNow,​ ​and​ ​admitted​ ​that​ ​he​ ​knew​ ​that​ ​wild​ ​horses​ ​could​ ​be​ ​darted​ ​via​ ​helicopter.​ ​In​ ​Africa,​ ​most darters​ ​are​ ​veterinarians​ ​and​ ​our​ ​two​ ​PZP​ ​immuno-contraception​ ​developers/​ ​scientists​ ​Dr.​ ​Jay Kirkpatrick​ ​and​ ​Dr.​ ​John​ ​Turner​ ​have​ ​both​ ​stated​ ​that​ ​yes,​ ​PZP​ ​can​ ​be​ ​darted​ ​from​ ​helicopters.

Non-remote​ ​Wild​ ​Horse​ ​Management-​ ​​Key​ ​Learnings​ ​from​ ​National​ ​Academy​ ​of​ ​Sciences​ ​and​ ​East Coast​ ​herds​ ​such​ ​as​ ​Assateague​ ​National​ ​Parks​ ​under​ ​the​ ​Department​ ​of​ ​Interior.​ ​The​ ​BLM,​ ​the​ ​BIA,​ ​and National​ ​Parks​ ​are​ ​all​ ​under​ ​the​ ​Department​ ​of​ ​Interior.

Wild​ ​Horses​ ​in​ ​Holding​ ​Pens​ ​-​ ​​Congress​ ​has​ ​ignored​ ​both​ ​the​ ​National​ ​Academy​ ​of​ ​Sciences​ ​and​ ​the will​ ​of​ ​the​ ​people​ ​and​ ​has​ ​continued​ ​to​ ​fill​ ​up​ ​holding​ ​pens​ ​in​ ​order​ ​to​ ​make​ ​the​ ​appearance​ ​that​ ​wild horses​ ​cannot​ ​be​ ​managed​ ​feasibly.​ ​Wild​ ​Horse​ ​holding​ ​pens​ ​should​ ​be​ ​phased​ ​out​ ​by​ ​attrition​ ​and should​ ​be​ ​renegotiated​ ​so​ ​that​ ​taxpayers​ ​have​ ​access​ ​to​ ​see​ ​and​ ​enjoy​ ​the​ ​wild​ ​horses​ ​being​ ​imprisoned at​ ​taxpayer​ ​expense​ ​on​ ​private​ ​lands​ ​unnecessarily.

Discussion

This​ ​is​ ​a​ ​scheme​ ​that​ ​has​ ​been​ ​in​ ​the​ ​works​ ​with​ ​New​ ​Mexico​ ​elected​ ​officials​ ​on​ ​both​ ​sides​ ​of​ ​the​ ​aisle since​ ​2011​ ​through​ ​the​ ​NM​ ​Governor​ ​Martinez​ ​and​ ​then​ ​through​ ​her​ ​working​ ​group​ ​on​ ​horse overpopulation​ ​in​ ​2013​ ​and​ ​the​ ​NM​ ​Livestock​ ​Board​ ​and​ ​NM​ ​Department​ ​of​ ​Agriculture.​ ​The​ ​Navajo nation​ ​was​ ​targeted​ ​then​ ​and​ ​appears​ ​to​ ​be​ ​targeted​ ​now​ ​again.​ ​​ ​Now,​ ​diagonally​ ​opposite​ ​from​ ​NM​ ​is Utah​ ​on​ ​the​ ​other​ ​side​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Navajo​ ​Nation​ ​but​ ​still​ ​contiguous​ ​with​ ​them.​ ​Governor​ ​Herbert​ ​seems​ ​to have​ ​taken​ ​the​ ​role​ ​of​ ​NM​ ​Governor​ ​Martinez.

Governor​ ​Gary​ ​Herbert​ ​who​ ​recently​ ​co-hosted​ ​the​ ​‘Secret’​ ​National​ ​Wild​ ​Horse​ ​and​ ​Burro​ ​Summit​ ​in Utah​ ​recently.​ ​These​ ​documents​ ​prove​ ​that​ ​the​ ​U.S​ ​politicians​ ​are​ ​still​ ​working​ ​to​ ​scapegoat​ ​our​ ​first peoples​ ​with​ ​the​ ​death​ ​of​ ​federally​ ​wild​ ​horses​ ​while​ ​hiding​ ​the​ ​blood​ ​of​ ​these​ ​horses​ ​on​ ​their​ ​own​ ​hands.

This​ ​meeting​ ​was​ ​by​ ​invitation​ ​only.​ ​Governor​ ​Herbert​ ​sent​ ​invitations​ ​to​ ​22​ ​state​ ​Governors.​ ​We​ ​contend that​ ​the​ ​meeting​ ​was​ ​illegal​ ​per​ ​the​ ​Sunshine​ ​Act​ ​and​ ​the​ ​Utah​ ​Open​ ​and​ ​Public​ ​Meetings​ ​Act.​ ​Along​ ​with the​ ​governor’s​ ​invites,​ ​many​ ​members​ ​of​ ​the​ ​U.S.​ ​Congress​ ​attended.​ ​CAES​ ​also​ ​sent​ ​complaints​ ​to​ ​the University​ ​of​ ​Utah,​ ​Congress​ ​and​ ​Secretary​ ​Zinke​ ​about​ ​the​ ​illegality​ ​of​ ​this​ ​meeting.

Three​ ​​ ​of​ ​our​ ​board​ ​members​ ​from​ ​WHOA​ ​and​ ​CAES​ ​are​ ​also​ ​part​ ​of​ ​ActivateNow,​ ​independent​ ​news crew.​ ​They​ ​attempted​ ​to​ ​pay​ ​to​ ​register​ ​for​ ​the​ ​summit​ ​and​ ​also​ ​presented​ ​media​ ​credentials.​ ​They​ ​were denied​ ​access​ ​along​ ​with​ ​the​ ​public.​ ​The​ ​most​ ​important​ ​information​ ​we​ ​have​ ​obtained​ ​is​ ​written​ ​plot​ ​to transfer​ ​to​ ​specific​ ​tribal​ ​lands​ ​to​ ​kill​ ​our​ ​publicly​ ​owned​ ​wild​ ​horses.

These​ ​documents​ ​show​ ​a​ ​stepwise​ ​plan​ ​to​ ​kill,​ ​slaughter​ ​and/or​ ​mass​ ​euthanize​ ​(Triage)​ ​the​ ​public’s​ ​wild horses​ ​rather​ ​than​ ​manage​ ​them.​ ​However,​ ​Governor​ ​Herbert​ ​admitted​ ​in​ ​a​ ​press​ ​interview​ ​with​ ​CAES’s that​ ​he​ ​knows​ ​the​ ​immuno​ ​contraceptive​ ​(recommended​ ​by​ ​the​ ​National​ ​Academy​ ​of​ ​Sciences)​ ​can​ ​be darted​ ​(in​ ​remote​ ​places​ ​like​ ​Nevada)​ ​via​ ​helicopter,​ ​which​ ​has​ ​been​ ​accomplished​ ​for​ ​decades​ ​across the​ ​continent​ ​of​ ​Africa.​ ​(See​ ​​Video​ ​Interview​)

These​ ​documents​ ​state​ ​that​ ​the​ ​first​ ​step​ ​toward​ ​killing​ ​our​ ​U.S.​ ​wild​ ​horses​ ​is​ ​to​ ​“first,​ ​remove​ ​the​ ​rider” (which​ ​prohibits​ ​funds​ ​be​ ​used​ ​to​ ​kill​ ​healthy​ ​wild​ ​horses).​ ​This​ ​is​ ​where​ ​​ ​Senator​ ​Udall​ ​of​ ​New​ ​Mexico plays​ ​ball.​ ​With​ ​a​ ​look​ ​good​ ​move,​ ​he​ ​has​ ​introduced​ ​the​ ​rider​ ​to​ ​block​ ​the​ ​USDA​ ​funding​ ​of​ ​horse slaughter​ ​inspections,​ ​but​ ​this​ ​year,​ ​he​ ​has​ ​​not introduced​ ​the​ ​rider​ ​to​ ​block​ ​funds​ ​to​ ​be​ ​used​ ​to​ ​destroy wild​ ​horses.​ ​Interestingly,​ ​in​ ​combination​ ​then,​ ​wild​ ​horses​ ​could​ ​be​ ​transported​ ​to​ ​Sovereign​ ​lands​ ​and still​ ​be​ ​slaughtered​ ​for​ ​human​ ​consumption​ ​or​ ​mass​ ​euthanized​ ​without​ ​USDA​ ​inspections.​ ​That​ ​has​ ​been the​ ​plan​ ​now​ ​since​ ​2011.​ ​​ ​(See​ ​Attachment​ ​L)

This​ ​is​ ​a​ ​plan​ ​to​ ​have​ ​politicians​ ​with​ ​blood​ ​on​ ​their​ ​hands,​ ​look​ ​clean,​ ​while​ ​effectively​ ​bribing​ ​and scapegoating​ ​our​ ​First​ ​Peoples​ ​with​ ​the​ ​genocidal​ ​destruction​ ​of​ ​the​ ​wild​ ​horse​ ​nation​ ​they​ ​believe​ ​to​ ​be spiritual​ ​and​ ​sacred.​ ​​ ​While​ ​Navajo​ ​believe​ ​that​ ​under​ ​certain​ ​circumstances​ ​horses​ ​are​ ​medicinal,​ ​they do​ ​not​ ​eat​ ​them​ ​as​ ​portrayed​ ​in​ ​the​ ​“newspaper”​ ​or​ ​steering​ ​committee​ ​called​ ​The​ ​Navajo​ ​Times.​ ​While many​ ​Americans​ ​take​ ​an​ ​aspirin​ ​on​ ​occasion,​ ​an​ ​aspirin​ ​is​ ​not​ ​a​ ​meal.

Day​ ​1​ ​of​ ​Summit​ ​at​ ​Delta​ ​Utah​ ​Holding​ ​Pens 

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Utah Governor Gary Herbert (center), NV State BLM Director, John Ruhs (right) -2017 CAES©

This​ ​is​ ​a​ ​dejavu​ ​of​ ​the​ ​attempt​ ​in​ ​New​ ​Mexico​ ​to​ ​use​ ​the​ ​Navajo​ ​Nation​ ​to​ ​perform​ ​“TRIAGE”​ ​or rather​ ​Mass​ ​Euthanasia​ ​of​ ​US​ ​wild​ ​horses​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as​ ​tribal​ ​horses.​ ​(See​ ​Attachment​ ​D)

In​ ​conjunction​ ​with​ ​this​ ​summit​ ​is​ ​a​ ​hastily,​ ​and​ ​unprofessionally​ ​written,​ ​GAO​ ​report​ ​for​ ​which the​ ​GAO​ ​is​ ​illegally​ ​not​ ​answering​ ​any​ ​FOIA​ ​Requests.​ ​In​ ​this​ ​report,​ ​they​ ​make​ ​the​ ​claim​ ​that there​ ​are​ ​94,000​ ​wild​ ​horses​ ​on​ ​a​ ​certain​ ​tribal​ ​lands.​ ​​ ​(See​ ​attachment​ ​M.)

WHOA​ ​has​ ​obtained​ ​proof​ ​that​ ​the​ ​Navajo​ ​Nation​ ​performed​ ​a​ ​wild​ ​horse​ ​and​ ​burro​ ​census​ ​in 2016​ ​(See​ ​Attachment​ ​C)​ ​and​ ​there​ ​were​ ​only​ ​4,290​ ​horses​ ​counted​ ​by​ ​multiple​ ​systematic transects,​ ​which​ ​could​ ​have​ ​easily​ ​counted​ ​horses​ ​twice,​ ​while​ ​they​ ​then​ ​“estimate”​ ​that​ ​there are​ ​38,223​ ​horses.

CAES​ ​and​ ​WHOA​ ​believe​ ​that​ ​the​ ​number​ ​of​ ​wild​ ​horses​ ​on​ ​Navajo​ ​lands​ ​is​ ​irrelevant,​ ​but​ ​is being​ ​inflated​ ​repeatedly​ ​and​ ​used​ ​as​ ​an​ ​excuse​ ​to​ ​scapegoat​ ​the​ ​Navajos​ ​for​ ​the​ ​destruction​ ​of the​ ​“excess”​ ​U.S.​ ​wild​ ​horses​ ​intentionally​ ​caused​ ​by​ ​Bureau​ ​of​ ​Land​ ​Management​ ​and​ ​Forest Service​ ​mismanaging​ ​the​ ​wild​ ​horse​ ​areas​ ​like​ ​puppy​ ​mills​ ​in​ ​order​ ​to​ ​fool​ ​the​ ​American​ ​public into​ ​believing​ ​that​ ​non-lethal​ ​management​ ​would​ ​not​ ​work.​ ​(See​ ​attachment​ ​H)

Moreover,​ ​CAES​ ​documented​ ​the​ ​license​ ​plate​ ​of​ ​only​ ​one​ ​tribal​ ​entity​ ​in​ ​a​ ​government​ ​vehicle at​ ​the​ ​summit​ ​and​ ​that​ ​was​ ​Navajo​ ​Fish​ ​and​ ​Game.​ ​(See​ ​attachment​ ​F)

The​ ​BLM​ ​has​ ​intentionally​ ​refused​ ​to​ ​actually​ ​manage​ ​all​ ​but​ ​a​ ​few​ ​herds.​ ​At​ ​the​ ​summit, it​ ​was​ ​admitted​ ​that​ ​if​ ​they​ ​could​ ​not​ ​kill​ ​horses,​ ​they​ ​would​ ​have​ ​to​ ​start​ ​managing​ ​them. 

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Field trip to the Delta Wild Horse Corral, Day 1 of the Summit – 2017 CAES©

Add​ ​to​ ​that:

  1. Contrary​ ​to​ ​BLM​ ​propaganda,​ ​and​ ​contrary​ ​to​ ​the​ ​choreographed​ ​Interior​ ​Appropriations Committee​ ​meeting,​ ​Governor​ ​Gary​ ​Herbert​ ​himself​ ​admitted​ ​that​ ​wild​ ​horses​ ​CAN​ ​be darted​ ​with​ ​immuno​ ​contraceptive​ ​via​ ​helicopter​ ​just​ ​as​ ​the​ ​experts​ ​(Dr.​ ​John​ ​Turner​ ​and Dr.​ ​Jay​ ​Kirkpatrick.)​ ​have​ ​stated​ ​to​ ​WHOA​ ​and​ ​in​ ​writing.​ ​(See​ ​​Video​ ​Interview​)Sadly​ ​the​ ​BLM​ ​propaganda​ ​below,​ ​is​ ​misleading​ ​regarding​ ​immuno-contraception, stating​ ​it​ ​can​ ​only​ ​be​ ​administered​ ​via​ ​ground​ ​darting.​ ​Hence​ ​intentionally​ ​misleading Congress​ ​and​ ​the​ ​People.

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    “Horse and Burro Overview Fact Sheet” – National Wild Horse and Burro Rangeland Management Coalition (leading organizers of the Summit)
  2. Darting​ ​of​ ​herds​ ​of​ ​ungulates​ ​is​ ​and​ ​has​ ​been​ ​done​ ​all​ ​across​ ​the​ ​continent​ ​of​ ​Africa​ ​for decades​ ​from​ ​planes,​ ​helicopters,​ ​and​ ​can​ ​now​ ​be​ ​done​ ​from​ ​drone​ ​as​ ​well.
  3. Representatives​ ​Stewart,​ ​Amodei,​ ​and​ ​Simpson​ ​illegally misled​ ​the​ ​public​ ​with​ ​the​ ​choreographed​ ​Interior​ ​Appropriations​ ​Committee​ ​meeting where​ ​these​ ​Representatives​ ​each​ ​feigned​ ​that​ ​wild​ ​horses​ ​had​ ​to​ ​be​ ​euthanized​ ​now because,​ ​experimentation​ ​on​ ​PZP​ ​in​ ​Burns,​ ​Oregon​ ​was​ ​blocked​ ​by​ ​an​ ​NGO.​ ​This​ ​while other​ ​“wild​ ​horse​ ​friendly​ ​representatives”​ ​also​ ​left​ ​out​ ​the​ ​key​ ​information​ ​like Assateague​ ​having​ ​utilized​ ​PZP​ ​contraception​ ​on​ ​wild​ ​horses​ ​successfully​ ​for​ ​almost​ ​30 years​ ​and​ ​darting​ ​via​ ​helicopter.​ ​Importantly,​ ​there​ ​was​ ​no​ ​PZP​ ​experiment​ ​blocked​ ​in 2016​ ​in​ ​Burns​ ​Oregon​ ​as​ ​stated​ ​by​ ​the​ ​Special​ ​Interest​ ​Stooges,​ ​however,​ ​CAES​ ​did stop​ ​a​ ​planned​ ​experimental​ ​sterilization​ ​of​ ​pregnant​ ​mares.​ ​(See​ ​Attachment​ ​O)
  4. In​ ​fact,​ ​it​ ​was​ ​brutal​ ​experimentation​ ​on​ ​200​ ​conscious,​ ​wild​ ​mares,​ ​75​ ​of which​ ​were​ ​to​ ​be​ ​in​ ​different​ ​stages​ ​of​ ​pregnancy,​ ​in​ ​a​ ​filthy​ ​environment.​ ​The​ ​plan​ ​was to​ ​perform​ ​ovariectomies​ ​through​ ​their​ ​sides​ ​or​ ​through​ ​the​ ​birth​ ​canal​ ​without​ ​a​ ​scope​ ​to guide,​ ​without​ ​an​ ​aseptic​ ​environment​ ​and​ ​without​ ​any​ ​plan​ ​to​ ​keep​ ​them​ ​on​ ​their​ ​feet during​ ​the​ ​necessary​ ​recovery​ ​period.​ ​Most​ ​of​ ​the​ ​mares​ ​and​ ​foals​ ​would​ ​die​ ​of​ ​infection and​ ​evisceration​ ​etc.​ ​as​ ​has​ ​happened​ ​in​ ​the​ ​experiment​ ​by​ ​the​ ​same​ ​vet​ ​Dr.​ ​Pielstick​ ​of Oregon.​ ​(See​ ​Attachments​ ​G​ ​and​ ​P)​ ​Dr.​ ​Lester​ ​Friedlander,​ ​DVM​ ​declared​ ​that​ ​spaying a​ ​wild​ ​mare​ ​is​ ​extreme​ ​animal​ ​cruelty.
  5. During​ ​the​ ​time​ ​the​ ​illegal​ ​summit​ ​was​ ​going​ ​on​ ​in​ ​Utah,​ ​CAES​ ​also​ ​learned​ ​that​ ​the Burns​ ​District​ ​office,​ ​in​ ​Oregon,​ ​may​ ​have​ ​circumvented​ ​the​ ​law​ ​and​ ​sold​ ​10​ ​fillies​ ​to Protect​ ​the​ ​Harvest.​ ​Protect​ ​the​ ​Harvest​ ​(very​ ​well​ ​known​ ​to​ ​be​ ​PRO-slaughter)​ ​was​ ​very proud​ ​to​ ​thank​ ​Burns​ ​District​ ​office​ ​of​ ​BLM​ ​for​ ​working​ ​with​ ​them​ ​on​ ​this​ ​project.​ ​The project​ ​was​ ​to​ ​sell​ ​the​ ​horses​ ​to​ ​Protect​ ​the​ ​Harvest,​ ​then​ ​have​ ​a​ ​veterinarian​ ​do​ ​these experiments.​ ​They​ ​also​ ​stated​ ​that​ ​this​ ​will​ ​help​ ​prove​ ​that​ ​these​ ​experimental,​ ​surgical procedures​ ​will​ ​be​ ​safe​ ​to​ ​do​ ​on​ ​the​ ​range​ ​with​ ​wild​ ​mares.​ ​(See​ ​Attachment​ ​N)
  6. The​ ​veterinarian​ ​who​ ​was​ ​going​ ​to​ ​do​ ​half​ ​of​ ​the​ ​surgeries,​ ​Dr​ ​Leon​ ​Pielstick,​ ​gave​ ​two different​ ​statements​ ​to​ ​2​ ​different​ ​people​ ​regarding​ ​the​ ​death​ ​rate​ ​of​ ​mares​ ​he​ ​had performed​ ​these​ ​surgical​ ​procedures​ ​on.​ ​However,​ ​these​ ​are​ ​in​ ​conflict​ ​with​ ​his published​ ​results​ ​of​ ​2​ ​deaths​ ​versus​ ​10​ ​-​ ​20%.​ ​​(See​ ​Attachment​ ​N)

    In an affidavit, by Simone Netherlands, Dr Leon Pielstick told her, while she was observing the procedure: “..they didn’t do any follow up on the mares that were spayed at Sheldon so he didn’t know how many died. He only knew how many died instantly, but he did not reveal that number.”

    In an affidavit by Theresa Barbour, who had interviewed Dr Pielstick, she said, “When I asked him what the death rate of his procedures had been, of the total 188 mares he has sterilized he stated, “10 – 20%, I know it’s not 20% but I’m being generous.”

    Assessment of spay techniques in for mares in field conditions. (Written​ ​transcript​ ​of​ ​panel discussion​)
    Panel​ ​meeting​ ​held​ ​at​ ​USGS​ ​Fort​ ​Collins​ ​Science​ ​Center​ ​September​ ​24,​ ​2015
    From the transcript:
    “Discussion​ ​of​ ​Colpotomy​ ​-​ ​Leon​ ​Pielstick
    History:​ ​(Dr​ ​Pielstick​ ​stated,​ ​per​ ​this​ ​transcript):

    “Out of the 188 mares there were 2 fatalities: one bled to death internally due to a clotting abnormality, and one got sick, aborted her foal and died (anecdotal evidence indicated that she had a peritoneal infection). We can expect a 1-2% complication rate with colpotomy. For any given choice of spay method, the BLM must be prepared to accept some level of loss.”


    These​ ​conflicting​ ​statements​ ​are​ ​tantamount​ ​to​ ​an​ ​ethical​ ​issue.

     

  7. Among​ ​presenters​ ​at​ ​the​ ​summit​ ​was​ ​well​ ​known​ ​pro-slaughter,​ ​and​ ​ranching​ ​litigator Karen-Budd-Falen.​ ​She​ ​is​ ​in-line​ ​to​ ​be​ ​the​ ​director​ ​of​ ​BLM,​ ​and​ ​her​ ​firm​ ​also​ ​represented the​ ​NMLB​ ​against​ ​WHOA​ ​in​ ​Placitas,​ ​NM.​ ​Budd-Falen​ ​has​ ​also​ ​spoken​ ​in​ ​support​ ​of Cliven​ ​Bundy,​ ​one​ ​of​ ​the​ ​public​ ​lands​ ​ranchers​ ​involved​ ​in​ ​the​ ​2014​ ​Bunkerville​ ​armed stand-off​ ​between​ ​ranchers​ ​and​ ​the​ ​federal​ ​government.​ ​The​ ​dispute​ ​was​ ​over​ ​the​ ​BLM, trying​ ​to​ ​do​ ​their​ ​job​ ​and​ ​remove​ ​trespass​ ​cattle​ ​from​ ​our​ ​public​ ​lands.
    Read More: Budd-Falen, potential BLM pick, has fought for ranchers
    And: Three reasons Karen Budd-Falen is unfit to lead the Bureau of Land Management

Budd-Falen sympathizes with the Bundy family and other anti-public lands extremists; she also wrote their playbook
For decades Karen Budd-Falen has been a leading voice in the the so-called “county rights movement” — an offshoot of the fringe county supremacy movement which holds that county sheriffs have ultimate authority over the federal government and can choose whether or not to enforce U.S. laws. In the early 1990s she drafted Catron County, New Mexico’s “comprehensive land use & policy plan” which effectively declared the U.S. government is subservient to the county’s “custom and culture” — suggesting land managers could not regulate grazing, logging, and other uses of public lands. The Catron ordinance is a detailed handbook for county supremacists and anti-public land extremists who’ve led multiple armed standoffs with public land managers and law enforcement. The land use plan goes so far as to claim that BLM land managers “undermined the practice of democracy….” The model plan drafted by Budd-Falen spread to dozens of counties across the West, and while most counties avoided testing the laws in court, a state court did invalidate a Catron-style ordinance in Boundary County, Idaho.”

For decades Karen Budd-Falen has been a leading voice in the the so-called “county rights movement” — an offshoot of the fringe county supremacy movement which holds that county sheriffs have ultimate authority over the federal government and can choose whether or not to enforce U.S. laws. In the early 1990s she drafted Catron County, New Mexico’s “comprehensive land use & policy plan” which effectively declared the U.S. government is subservient to the county’s “custom and culture” — suggesting land managers could not regulate grazing, logging, and other uses of public lands. The Catron ordinance is a detailed handbook for county supremacists and anti-public land extremists who’ve led multiple armed standoffs with public land managers and law enforcement. The land use plan goes so far as to claim that BLM land managers “undermined the practice of democracy….” The model plan drafted by Budd-Falen spread to dozens of counties across the West, and while most counties avoided testing the laws in court, a state court did invalidate a Catron-style ordinance in Boundary County, Idaho.”

 

Now they have moved to Utah on the other side of the Navajo Nation and are trying again. Lying about the wild horse population on Navajo lands since 2013 calling it 94,000 when there was no census.

 

  • If​ ​the​ ​benefit​ ​of​ ​killing​ ​the​ ​horses​ ​on​ ​Navajo​ ​or​ ​other​ ​tribal​ ​lands,​ ​has​ ​been​ ​promoting horsemeat​ ​as​ ​an​ ​inexpensive​ ​source​ ​of​ ​protein,​ ​there​ ​is​ ​a​ ​food​ ​safety​ ​issue.​ ​The​ ​toxic chemicals​ ​in​ ​horse​ ​meat,​ ​and​ ​the​ ​diseases​ ​carried​ ​by​ ​wild​ ​horses,​ ​that​ ​can​ ​be transmitted​ ​to​ ​humans​ ​ingesting​ ​horsemeat​ ​is​ ​something​ ​CAES​ ​has​ ​been​ ​asking​ ​our government​ ​to​ ​acknowledge,​ ​and​ ​implement​ ​a​ ​permanent​ ​ban​ ​on.​ ​The​ ​slaughter​ ​of horses​ ​for​ ​human​ ​consumption​ ​or​ ​the​ ​transport​ ​of​ ​horses​ ​across​ ​the​ ​borders​ ​to​ ​Mexico and​ ​Canada​ ​for​ ​the​ ​purpose​ ​of​ ​consumption​ ​is​ ​a​ ​very​ ​serious​ ​food​ ​safety​ ​issue​ ​for​ ​the global​ ​food​ ​chain.​ ​So​ ​to​ ​endorse​ ​a​ ​plan​ ​to​ ​feed​ ​horsemeat​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Navajo​ ​is​  ​setting​ ​them​ ​up​ ​to​ ​be​ ​‘hated’.Page-7-Image-5

 

Index of Attachments

Government Attendees …………………………………………………………………………..……………….…..A

Itinerary of the Summit …………………………………………………………………….…………….………….B

Census of Wild Horses and Burro on the Navajo Nation…………………………….…………….……C

Governor Martinez plan with the New Mexico Livestock Board for “Triage”, Mass Euthanasia, and “Humane Slaughter for Zoo Animal Protein” from wild horses from  BLM holding pens and tribal horses………….…………………………….…………………………………….D

Governor Richardson and Navajo President Ben Shelly. Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) allowing for continued horse slaughter and eventually “Triage” when enough money was obtained……..…………………………………………………………………………………………………E

License Plate from the Summit of Navajo Fish and Game…………….…………………….…..………F

IBLA notice to CAES that the BLM was dropping their decision of record on the sterilization experiment at Burns. …………………………………………………………..…………………..G

National Academy of Sciences statement that BLM’s management is causing increased birth rates………………………………………….…………………………………………………..…………….……..H

Navajo MOU in the news with Bill Richardson and APNM Animal Protection of NM………I

Cost Analysis – On Range Management from Summit ……………………………………………….…..J

Cost Analysis – PZP – Darting via Helicopter…………………………………………….…………………….K

Udall Language in Department of Agriculture FY 2017 bill, Stewart Language in
Interior FY 2017 and 2018 Bills………………………………………………………….……….…………………L

GAO Report and FOIA communications……………………………………………….……..…………..……M

Protect the Harvest Article……………………………………..…….….…………………………………………..N

Representatives Mislead Public/US Criminal Code, Title 18 Violations….………………..………..O

Affidavit of Interview With Dr. Pielstick, and Affidavit of Simone Netherlands…..………….P

 

Attachment​ ​A​ ​-​ ​Attendees​ ​&​ ​Presenters 

Presenters​ ​at​ ​the​ ​Summit 

● Utah​ ​Governor,​ ​Gary​ ​Herbert
● Secretary,​ ​Department​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Interior,​ ​Ryan​ ​Zinke​ ​-​ ​invited​ ​per​ ​documents,​ ​not​ ​     confirmed at​ ​this​ ​point
● Representative​ ​Chris​ ​Stewart,​ ​Utah
● Keith​ ​Norris,​ ​National​ ​Horse​ ​and​ ​Burro​ ​Rangeland​ ​Management​ ​Coalition​ ​and​ ​The     Wildlife​ ​Society.
● Rick​ ​Danvir,​ ​Western​ ​Landowners​ ​Alliance
● John​ ​Ruhs,​ ​Nevada​ ​BLM​ ​State​ ​Director
● Esther​ ​Rubin,​ ​Larry​ ​Voyles​ ​and/or​ ​Kurt​ ​Davis,​ ​​ ​Arizona​ ​Game​ ​and​ ​Fish​ ​Department
● Kirk​ ​Davies​ ​and​ ​Chad​ ​Boyd,​ ​USDA,​ ​Agricultural​ ​Research​ ​Services
● Jake​ ​Henning,​ ​Derek​ ​Scasta,​ ​and​ ​Jeff​ ​Beck,​ ​University​ ​of​ ​Wyoming.
● Eric​ ​Thacker,​ ​Utah​ ​State​ ​University
● Dick​ ​Loper,​ ​WY​ ​Grazing​ ​Board
● Brock​ ​McMillian,​ ​Randy​ ​Larson,​ ​and​ ​Lucas​ ​Hall,​ ​and​ ​Robbie​ ​Knight,​ ​Brigham​ ​Young   University.
● Andrew​ ​Shields​ ​and​ ​Stacy​ ​Davies,​ ​Roaring​ ​Springs​ ​Ranch,​ ​Country​ ​Natural​ ​Beef,​ ​Beattie Butte,​ ​Oregon.
● Kirk​ ​Davies​ ​and​ ​Chad​ ​Boyd,​ ​USDA,​ ​Agricultural​ ​Research​ ​Services
● Albert​ ​J​ ​Kane,​ ​DVM,​ ​MPVM,​ ​PhD,​ ​USDA​ ​APHIS/BLM​ ​Wild​ ​Horse​ ​and​ ​Burro​ ​Partnership
● Kate​ ​Schroenecker​ ​and​ ​Sarah​ ​King,​ ​USGS.
● Robert​ ​Garrott​ ​and​ ​Madan​ ​Kumar​ ​Oli,​ ​Montana​ ​State​ ​University.
● J.​ ​J.​ ​Goicoechea,​ ​Nevada​ ​State​ ​Veterinarian
● Callie​ ​Hendrickson,​ ​White​ ​River​ ​and​ ​Douglas​ ​Creek​ ​Conservation​ ​Districts.
● Karen​ ​Budd-Falen,​ ​Falen​ ​Law​ ​Offices​ ​LLC.
● Brian​ ​Steed,​ ​J.D.,​ ​Chief​ ​of​ ​Staff​ ​at​ ​U.S.​ ​House​ ​of​ ​Representatives
● Ben​ ​Masters,​ ​National​ ​​ ​Wild​ ​Horse​ ​&​ ​Burro​ ​Advisory​ ​Council

The​ ​other​ ​result​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Summit​ ​is​ ​a​ ​steering​ ​committee.​ ​The​ ​steering​ ​committee​ ​included representatives​ ​from​ ​the​ ​following​ ​organizations​ ​and​ ​groups​: 

● Arizona​ ​Sportsmen
● Audubon​ ​Society
● Beaver​ ​County​ ​Commission
● Berryman​ ​Institute
● Congressional​ ​Sportsmen’s​ ​Caucus
● Idaho​ ​Wildlife​ ​Federation
● National​ ​Horse​ ​and​ ​Burro​ ​Rangeland​ ​Management​ ​Coalition
● Nevada​ ​Division​ ​of​ ​Wildlife
● Oregon​ ​Cattlemen’s​ ​Association
● Society​ ​for​ ​Range​ ​Management
● Sportsmen​ ​for​ ​Fish​ ​and​ ​Wildlife
● The​ ​Wildlife​ ​Society
● Theodore​ ​Roosevelt​ ​Conservation​ ​Partnership
● University​ ​of​ ​Wyoming
● Utah​ ​Department​ ​of​ ​Natural​ ​Resources
● Utah​ ​Public​ ​Lands​ ​Policy​ ​Coordination​ ​Office
● Utah​ ​State​ ​University​ ​Extension
● Western​ ​Association​ ​of​ ​Fish​ ​&​ ​Wildlife​ ​Agencies
● Western​ ​Landowners​ ​Alliance
● White​ ​River​ ​and​ ​Douglas​ ​Creek​ ​Conservation​ ​Districts
● Wyoming​ ​State​ ​Grazing​ ​Board

It​ ​is​ ​important​ ​to​ ​note​ ​that​ ​the​ ​National​ ​Horse​ ​and​ ​Burro​ ​Rangeland​ ​Management Coalition​ ​also​ ​has​ ​the​ ​following​ ​members​ ​listed:

● American​ ​Farm​ ​Bureau​ ​Federation
● American​ ​Sheep​ ​Industry​ ​Association
● Congressional​ ​Sportsmen’s​ ​Foundation
● Masters​ ​of​ ​Foxhounds​ ​Association
● Mule​ ​Deer​ ​Foundation
● National​ ​Association​ ​of​ ​Conservation​ ​Districts
● National​ ​Association​ ​of​ ​Counties
● National​ ​Association​ ​of​ ​State​ ​Departments​ ​of​ ​Agriculture
● National​ ​Cattlemen’s​ ​Beef​ ​Association
● National​ ​Rifle​ ​Association
● National​ ​Wildlife​ ​Refuge​ ​Association
● Public​ ​Lands​ ​Council
● Public​ ​Lands​ ​Foundation
● Rocky​ ​Mountain​ ​Elk​ ​Foundation
● Safari​ ​Club​ ​International
● Society​ ​for​ ​Range​ ​Management
● The​ ​Wildlife​ ​Society​ ​-​ ​Coalition​ ​Chair
● Wild​ ​Sheep​ ​Foundation
● Colorado​ ​Wool​ ​Growers​ ​Association
● Montana​ ​Farm​ ​Bureau​ ​Federation
● Nevada​ ​Association​ ​of​ ​Counties
● Wyoming​ ​State​ ​Grazing​ ​Board​ ​Central​ ​Committee
● Wyoming​ ​Stock​ ​Growers​ ​Association

Attachment​ ​B​ ​-​ ​Itinerary​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Summit 

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Even their logo shows the lie, (starving horses and burros) that has been presented to unknowing public and Congressional members to further the agenda of special interest groups.

The​ ​following​ ​6​ ​pages​ ​are​ ​some​ ​of​ ​the​ ​documents​ ​received​ ​through​ ​a​ ​Freedom​ ​of​ ​Information Act​ ​Inquiry​ ​done​ ​by​ ​CAES.​ ​They​ ​include​ ​the​ ​Itinerary​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Illegal​ ​Summit.

We​ ​say​ ​illegal​ ​based​ ​on​ ​these​ ​2​ ​laws:

1.​ ​The​ ​Government​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Sunshine​ ​Act​ ​(Pub.L.​ ​94–409,​ ​90​ ​Stat.​ ​1241,​ ​enacted​ ​September​ ​13,​ ​1976,​ ​5 U.S.C.​ ​§​ ​552b)​ ​is​ ​a​ ​U.S.​ ​law​ ​passed​ ​in​ ​1976​ ​that​ ​affects​ ​the​ ​operations​ ​of​ ​the​ ​federal​ ​government, Congress,​ ​federal​ ​commissions,​ ​and​ ​other​ ​legally​ ​constituted​ ​federal​ ​bodies.​ ​It​ ​is​ ​one​ ​of​ ​a​ ​number​ ​of Freedom​ ​of​ ​Information​ ​Acts,​ ​intended​ ​to​ ​create​ ​greater​ ​transparency​ ​in​ ​government.

“The​ ​Sunshine​ ​Act​ ​provides,​ ​with​ ​ten​ ​specified​ ​exemptions,​ ​that​ ​’every​ ​portion​ ​of​ ​every​ ​meeting​ ​of​ ​an agency​ ​shall​ ​be​ ​open​ ​to​ ​public​ ​observation.’

2.​ ​Utah​ ​Code​ ​–​ ​Title​ ​52​ ​–​ ​Chapter​ ​04​ ​–​ ​Open​ ​and​ ​Public​ ​Meetings​ ​Act.​ ​52-4-102.​ ​Declaration​ ​of​ ​public policy. ​ ​
(1)​ ​The​ ​Legislature​ ​finds​ ​and​ ​declares​ ​that​ ​the​ ​state,​ ​its​ ​agencies​ ​and​ ​political​ ​subdivisions,​ ​exist​ ​to​ ​aid​ ​in the​ ​conduct​ ​of​ ​the​ ​people’s​ ​business. ​ ​
(2)​ ​It​ ​is​ ​the​ ​intent​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Legislature​ ​that​ ​the​ ​state,​ ​its​ ​agencies,​ ​and​ ​its​ ​political​ ​subdivisions: ​ ​
(a)​ ​take​ ​their​ ​actions​ ​openly;​ ​and ​
​(b)​ ​conduct​ ​their​ ​deliberations​ ​openly.

The​ ​exemption​ ​cited​ ​by​ ​several​ ​newspapers​ ​for​ ​having​ ​this​ ​meeting​ ​closed​ ​to​ ​the​ ​public​ ​was​ ​the​ ​claim that​ ​no​ ​taxpayer​ ​money​ ​was​ ​used​ ​to​ ​host,​ ​or​ ​by​ ​attendees​ ​to​ ​travel​ ​to,​ ​or​ ​lodgings​ ​at​ ​the​ ​meeting.​ ​In​ ​other words,​ ​the​ ​Local,​ ​State​ ​and​ ​Federal​ ​vehicles​ ​we​ ​took​ ​license​ ​plate​ ​photos​ ​of​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Marriott​ ​parking garage​ ​prove​ ​that​ ​public​ ​officials​ ​did​ ​in​ ​fact​ ​spend​ ​public​ ​money​ ​to​ ​get​ ​there,​ ​and​ ​to​ ​attend​ ​the​ ​summit. The​ ​following​ ​is​ ​the​ ​exemption​ ​cited:

52-4-103.​ ​Definitions(4)​ ​(b)​ ​(iii)​ ​the​ ​convening​ ​of​ ​a​ ​public​ ​body​ ​that​ ​has​ ​both​ ​legislative​ ​and​ ​executive responsibilities​ ​where​ ​no​ ​public​ ​funds​ ​are​ ​appropriated​ ​for​ ​expenditure​ ​during​ ​the​ ​time​ ​the​ ​public​ ​body​ ​is convened:

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Attachment​ ​C​ ​-​ ​​ ​Census​ ​of​ ​Wild​ ​Horses​ ​and​ ​Burro​ ​on​ ​the​ ​Navajo​ ​Nation 

Survey​ ​of​ ​Free-Range​ ​Horses​ ​(Equus​ ​caballus)​ ​on​ ​the​ ​Navajo​ ​Nation​ ​Final​ ​Report

Prepared​ ​for​ ​Navajo​ ​Nation​ ​Department​ ​of​ ​Fish​ ​and​ ​Wildlife

by​ ​Eagle​ ​Environmental,​ ​Inc.​ ​&​ ​Western​ ​Ecosystem​ ​Technology,​ ​Inc.

February​ ​13,​ ​2017

From​ ​this​ ​report:

“From​ ​July​ ​24​ ​to​ ​August​ ​3,​ ​2016,​ ​we​ ​used​ ​a​ ​fixed-wing​ ​aircraft​ ​to​ ​survey​ ​a​ ​systematic random​ ​sample​ ​of​ ​89​ ​east-west​ ​transects​ ​across​ ​the​ ​Navajo​ ​Nation​ ​with​ ​a​ ​total​ ​length​ ​of 4,975​ ​km.​ ​We​ ​observed​ ​527​ ​horse​ ​groups,​ ​comprising​ ​4,290​ ​horses…”

Attachment D – Governor Martinez plan with the New Mexico Livestock Board for “Triage”, Mass Euthanasia, and “Humane Slaughter for Zoo Animal Protein” from wild horses from BLM holding pens and tribal horses

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The​ ​SAME​ ​plan​ ​we​ ​caught​ ​Governor​ ​Martinez​ ​and​ ​the​ ​New​ ​Mexico​ ​Livestock​ ​Board​ ​with RED​ ​Handed.​ ​Read​ ​the​ ​info​ ​IN​ ​YELLOW.

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The​ ​NMLB​ ​and​ ​State​ ​Vet​ ​of​ ​NM​ ​planning​ ​the​ ​DEMISE​ ​of​ ​federally​ ​wild​ ​horses​ ​and​ ​having​ ​them KILLED​ ​on​ ​Sovereign​ ​lands??!!​ ​This​ ​plan​ ​was​ ​hatched​ ​under​ ​Secretary​ ​Salazar​ ​with​ ​NM Governor​ ​Martinez.​ ​Secretary​ ​Salazar​ ​was​ ​working​ ​across​ ​jurisdictional​ ​boundaries​ ​and​ ​NGO’s supposedly​ ​to​ ​deal​ ​with​ ​global​ ​climate​ ​change.

However,​ ​it​ ​was​ ​more​ ​to​ ​gain​ ​immunity​ ​for​ ​politicians​ ​to​ ​kill​ ​our​ ​wild​ ​horses​ ​while​ ​scapegoating the​ ​Navajo​ ​Nation.​ ​Can​ ​we​ ​go​ ​any​ ​lower?​ ​Are​ ​we​ ​not​ ​yet​ ​better​ ​than​ ​this?

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Attachment​ ​E​ ​-​ ​Governor​ ​Richardson​ ​and​ ​Navajo​ ​President​ ​Ben​ ​Shelly.​ ​Memorandum​ ​of Understanding​ ​(MOU) 

They​ ​got​ ​caught​ ​with​ ​this​ ​plan​ ​in​ ​2013​ ​and​ ​the​ ​Navajo​ ​MOU​ ​with​ ​ex​ ​Governor​ ​Richardson​ ​and APNM.

We’re​ ​providing​ ​typed​ ​transcription​ ​of​ ​the​ ​2​ ​documents​ ​below,​ ​vital​ ​portions,​ ​because​ ​the documents​ ​are​ ​blurred​ ​and​ ​hard​ ​to​ ​read.

Governor​ ​Richardson/Navajo​ ​MOU,​ ​2014,​ ​page​ ​2

“A.​ ​The​ ​foundation​ ​agrees:

1. It​ ​will​ ​make​ ​determined​ ​efforts​ ​to​ ​fundraise,​ ​provide​ ​and/or​ ​secure​ ​resources​ ​for the​ ​Navajo​ ​Nation​ ​to​ ​use​ ​for​ ​the​ ​successful​ ​implementation​ ​of​ ​the​ ​management program.

2. That​ ​it​ ​will​ ​make​ ​determined​ ​efforts​ ​with​ ​the​ ​state,​ ​the​ ​federal​ ​government, conservation​ ​groups,​ ​private​ ​Parties,​ ​and​ ​foundation​ ​groups,​ ​to​ ​identify​ ​and secure​ ​services​ ​for​ ​humane​ ​solutions​ ​to​ ​controlling​ ​horse​ ​overpopulation including​ ​triages,​ ​adoption,​ ​the​ ​creation​ ​of​ ​sanctuaries,​ ​providing​ ​feed​ ​to​ ​prevent starvation,​ ​and​ ​the​ ​degradation​ ​of​ ​rangeland,​ ​and​ ​veterinarian​ ​services​ ​aimed​ ​at caretaking​ ​and​ ​population​ ​control.

Governor​ ​Richardson/Navajo​ ​MOU,​ ​2014,​ ​page​ ​3

“B.​ ​The​ ​nation​ ​agrees

1.​ ​It​ ​will​ ​immediately​ ​make​ ​reasonable​ ​efforts​ ​to​ ​work​ ​with​ ​buyers​ ​offering​ ​humane alternatives​ ​to​ ​the​ ​transportation​ ​of​ ​horses​ ​to​ ​slaughter​ ​facilities,​ ​and ​

​2.​ ​That​ ​once​ ​sufficient​ ​funds​ ​are​ ​secured​ ​for​ ​the​ ​Nation’s​ ​humane​ ​equine management​ ​program​ ​and​ ​the​ ​horse​ ​population​ ​has​ ​been​ ​significantly​ ​controlled​ ​to a​ ​reasonable​ ​capacity,​ ​the​ ​nation​ ​will​ ​cease​ ​the​ ​transportation​ ​of​ ​horses​ ​to slaughter​ ​facilities​ ​and​ ​all​ ​sales​ ​of​ ​horses​ ​to​ ​buyers​ ​transporting​ ​horses​ ​to slaughter​ ​facilities.​ ​Sufficient​ ​funds​ ​shall​ ​be​ ​determined​ ​by​ ​the​ ​foundation​ ​and​ ​the nation​ ​after​ ​the​ ​creation​ ​of​ ​the​ ​program​ ​plan.

3.​ ​That​ ​it​ ​will​ ​cease​ ​public​ ​statements​ ​that​ ​support​ ​horse​ ​slaughter,​ ​and​ ​will continue​ ​to​ ​support​ ​the​ ​humane​ ​treatment​ ​of​ ​horses.​ ​“

These​ ​are​ ​the​ ​two​ ​pages​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Navajo​ ​MOU​ ​with​ ​Bill​ ​Richardson​ ​in​ ​conjunction​ ​with​ ​other NGO’s​ ​(See​ ​Attachment​ ​J)​ ​that​ ​talk​ ​about​ ​continuing​ ​slaughter​ ​and​ ​talk​ ​about​ ​starting Triage​ ​when​ ​there​ ​is​ ​enough​ ​$$$$$.​ ​Remember​ ​Triage​ ​is​ ​defined​ ​in​ ​the​ ​blue​ ​presentation as​ ​Euthanasia​ ​of​ ​unwanted​ ​horses​ ​which​ ​are​ ​defined​ ​as​ ​wild​ ​horses​ ​in​ ​holding​ ​pens​ ​and wild​ ​horses​ ​on​ ​tribal​ ​lands.

Attachment​ ​F​ ​-​ ​License​ ​Plates​ ​from​ ​the​ ​Summit,​ ​including​ ​that​ ​of​ ​Navajo​ ​Fish​ ​and Game

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Attachment​ ​G​ ​-​ ​IBLA​ ​notice​ ​to​ ​CAES​ ​that​ ​the​ ​BLM​ ​was​ ​dropping​ ​their​ ​decision​ ​of record​ ​on​ ​the​ ​sterilization​ ​experiment​ ​at​ ​Burns

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Attachment​ ​H​ ​-​ ​National​ ​Academy​ ​of​ ​Sciences​ ​statement​ ​that​ ​BLM’s​ ​management​ ​is causing​ ​increased​ ​birth​ ​rates

FINDING: Management practices are facilitating high horse population growth rates.

Free-ranging horse populations are growing at high rates because their numbers are held below levels affected by food limitation and density dependence. In population ecology, density dependence refers to the influence of density on such population processes as population growth, age-specific survival, and natality. Effects of increased population density are manifested through such changes as reductions in pregnancy, fecundity, percentage of females lactating, young-to-female ratios, and survival rates. Regularly removing horses holds population levels below food-limited carrying capacity.

Thus, population growth rate could be increased by removals through compensatory population growth from decreased competition for forage. As a result, the number of animals processed through holding facilities is probably increased by management.”

National Research Council. 2013. Using Science to Improve the BLM Wild Horse and Burro Program: A Way Forward. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/13

Attachment​ ​I​ ​-​ ​Navajo​ ​MOU​ ​in​ ​the​ ​news​ ​with​ ​BIll​ ​Richardson​ ​and​ ​APNM​ ​Animal Protection​ ​of​ ​NM 

FOUNDATION TO PROTECT NEW MEXICO WILDLIFE REACHES AGREEMENT WITH NAVAJO NATION TO PROTECT HORSE

Keith Dane, President of the Humane Society forwarded us this wonderful news. Thank you Bill Richardson and Robert Redford for making this happen. ~ Habitat for Horses
For Immediate Release: Contact: Alarie Ray-Garcia
Thursday, May 1, 2014 (505) 225-3605

SANTA​ ​FE-The​ ​Foundation​ ​to​ ​Protect​ ​New​ ​Mexico​ ​Wildlife​ ​today​ ​announced​ ​it​ ​has​ ​formalized​ ​an agreement​ ​with​ ​the​ ​Navajo​ ​Nation​ ​to​ ​develop​ ​a​ ​comprehensive​ ​and​ ​humane​ ​program​ ​to​ ​manage the​ ​thousands​ ​of​ ​free-roaming​ ​horses​ ​on​ ​the​ ​reservation.​ ​The​ ​ultimate​ ​goal​ ​of​ ​the​ ​agreement​ ​is​ ​to develop​ ​alternatives​ ​to​ ​transporting​ ​the​ ​horses​ ​to​ ​slaughter​ ​facilities.

Former​ ​New​ ​Mexico​ ​Governor​ ​and​ ​Foundation​ ​co-founder​ ​Bill​ ​Richardson​ ​negotiated​ ​the agreement​ ​with​ ​Navajo​ ​President​ ​Ben​ ​Shelly.

“This​ ​historic​ ​agreement​ ​is​ ​a​ ​great​ ​first​ ​step​ ​in​ ​our​ ​efforts​ ​to​ ​not​ ​only​ ​protect​ ​these​ ​horses,​ ​but​ ​to find​ ​humane​ ​and​ ​long-term​ ​solutions​ ​that​ ​are​ ​in​ ​the​ ​best​ ​interest​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Navajo​ ​people​ ​and​ ​their land,”​ ​Governor​ ​Richardson​ ​said.​ ​“I​ ​commend​ ​President​ ​Shelly​ ​for​ ​his​ ​commitment​ ​to​ ​this​ ​issue, and​ ​we​ ​look​ ​forward​ ​to​ ​getting​ ​right​ ​to​ ​work.”

“Working​ ​together​ ​to​ ​resolve​ ​challenges​ ​is​ ​our​ ​approach​ ​as​ ​we​ ​work​ ​with​ ​Governor​ ​Richardson​ ​and his​ ​Foundation.​ ​They​ ​will​ ​give​ ​us​ ​funding​ ​and​ ​find​ ​more​ ​resources​ ​to​ ​reverse​ ​the​ ​population​ ​of​ ​feral horses,”​ ​President​ ​Shelly​ ​said.​ ​“We​ ​will​ ​continue​ ​to​ ​treat​ ​these​ ​animals​ ​humanely​ ​and​ ​implement the​ ​best​ ​solutions​ ​to​ ​our​ ​rangeland​ ​issues.​ ​“We​ ​thank​ ​Governor​ ​Richardson​ ​and​ ​the​ ​Foundation​ ​for working​ ​with​ ​the​ ​Navajo​ ​Nation​ ​in​ ​this​ ​most​ ​important​ ​effort.”

The​ ​two​ ​men​ ​have​ ​initialed​ ​the​ ​agreement,​ ​allowing​ ​work​ ​to​ ​begin,​ ​and​ ​hope​ ​to​ ​hold​ ​a​ ​formal signing​ ​ceremony​ ​with​ ​all​ ​involved​ ​parties​ ​in​ ​the​ ​near​ ​future.

“I​ ​also​ ​want​ ​to​ ​thank​ ​the​ ​country’s​ ​top​ ​animal​ ​protection​ ​groups​ ​that​ ​have​ ​agreed​ ​to​ ​partner​ ​with​ ​us on​ ​this​ ​important​ ​project,”​ ​Governor​ ​Richardson​ ​added.​ ​“Their​ ​dedication​ ​and​ ​expertise​ ​will​ ​be critical​ ​to​ ​the​ ​success​ ​of​ ​our​ ​efforts.”

Those​ ​partners​ ​include:​ ​Return​ ​to​ ​Freedom​ ​Wild​ ​Horse​ ​Preservation,​ ​ASPCA,​ ​Humane​ ​Society​ ​of United​ ​States,​ ​Animal​ ​Welfare​ ​Institute,​ ​and​ ​Animal​ ​Protection​ ​of​ ​New​ ​Mexico.

The​ ​Foundation​ ​and​ ​its​ ​partners​ ​are​ ​currently​ ​working​ ​with​ ​representatives​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Navajo​ ​Nation​ ​on developing​ ​the​ ​first​ ​phase​ ​of​ ​the​ ​equine​ ​management​ ​program,​ ​which​ ​may​ ​eventually​ ​include adoptions,​ ​triages,​ ​veterinarian​ ​services​ ​and​ ​sanctuaries.​ ​They​ ​are​ ​also​ ​working​ ​to​ ​identify​ ​possible funding​ ​sources​ ​for​ ​these​ ​activities. Meanwhile,​ ​the​ ​Navajo​ ​Nation​ ​has​ ​agreed​ ​to​ ​immediately​ ​make​ ​every​ ​effort​ ​to​ ​only​ ​deal​ ​with​ ​those horse​ ​buyers​ ​that​ ​offer​ ​humane​ ​alternatives​ ​to​ ​the​ ​transportation​ ​of​ ​horses​ ​to​ ​slaughter​ ​facilities.

“Return​ ​to​ ​Freedom​ ​salutes​ ​Governor​ ​Richardson​ ​for​ ​his​ ​leadership​ ​and​ ​applauds​ ​Navajo​ ​President Shelley​ ​for​ ​his​ ​commitment​ ​to​ ​collaborate​ ​on​ ​alternatives​ ​to​ ​horse​ ​slaughter​ ​while​ ​we​ ​work​ ​together on​ ​long-term​ ​solutions​ ​for​ ​horses​ ​on​ ​Navajo​ ​lands,”​ ​said​ ​Neda​ ​DeMayo​ ​President​ ​of​ ​Return​ ​to Freedom,​ ​a​ ​wild​ ​horse​ ​preservation​ ​and​ ​education​ ​organization.​ ​“Since​ ​1999,​ ​Return​ ​to​ ​Freedom has​ ​pioneered​ ​educational​ ​programs​ ​and​ ​minimally​ ​invasive​ ​wild​ ​horse​ ​management​ ​solutions​ ​that have​ ​been​ ​applied​ ​both​ ​on​ ​sanctuaries​ ​and​ ​on​ ​western​ ​rangelands.​ ​We​ ​stand​ ​ready​ ​to​ ​help.”

“The​ ​ASPCA​ ​applauds​ ​former​ ​Governor​ ​Richardson​ ​and​ ​Navajo​ ​President​ ​Shelly​ ​for​ ​their​ ​joint efforts​ ​to​ ​protect​ ​the​ ​free-roaming​ ​horses​ ​on​ ​Navajo​ ​land​ ​from​ ​being​ ​sent​ ​to​ ​slaughter,”​ ​said​ ​Jacque Schultz,​ ​senior​ ​director​ ​of​ ​the​ ​ASPCA​ ​Equine​ ​Fund.​ ​“Horses​ ​have​ ​been​ ​central​ ​to​ ​the​ ​ASPCA’s mission​ ​since​ ​our​ ​founding​ ​in​ ​1866.​ ​Through​ ​our​ ​experience​ ​providing​ ​funding​ ​and​ ​training​ ​sources to​ ​equine​ ​rescues​ ​and​ ​sanctuaries​ ​around​ ​the​ ​country,​ ​we​ ​look​ ​forward​ ​to​ ​lending​ ​our​ ​support​ ​at this​ ​critical​ ​juncture​ ​to​ ​those​ ​ready​ ​and​ ​willing​ ​to​ ​offer​ ​a​ ​humane​ ​alternative​ ​to​ ​slaughter.”

“The​ ​HSUS​ ​welcomes​ ​the​ ​opportunity​ ​to​ ​work​ ​with​ ​The​ ​Foundation​ ​to​ ​Protect​ ​New​ ​Mexico​ ​Wildlife and​ ​the​ ​Navajo​ ​Nation​ ​to​ ​implement​ ​long-term,​ ​humane​ ​and​ ​sustainable​ ​solutions​ ​for​ ​managing​ ​the Navajo​ ​Nation’s​ ​horse​ ​population,”​ ​said​ ​Stephanie​ ​Boyles​ ​Griffin,​ ​The​ ​HSUS’​ ​senior​ ​director​ ​of Innovative​ ​Wildlife​ ​Management.​ ​“The​ ​HSUS​ ​is​ ​a​ ​leader​ ​in​ ​the​ ​research​ ​and​ ​development​ ​of non-lethal​ ​wildlife​ ​management​ ​technologies​ ​and​ ​is​ ​currently​ ​conducting​ ​wild​ ​horse​ ​fertility​ ​control research​ ​projects,​ ​including​ ​one​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Jarita​ ​Mesa​ ​Wild​ ​Horse​ ​Territory​ ​in​ ​New​ ​Mexico.​ ​The​ ​Navajo Nation’s​ ​efforts​ ​to​ ​create​ ​humane​ ​horse​ ​management​ ​programs​ ​will​ ​serve​ ​as​ ​a​ ​model​ ​for​ ​other tribes​ ​and​ ​will​ ​be​ ​a​ ​source​ ​of​ ​pride​ ​for​ ​the​ ​entire​ ​tribe​ ​for​ ​years​ ​to​ ​come.”

“We​ ​are​ ​grateful​ ​for​ ​the​ ​opportunity​ ​to​ ​join​ ​with​ ​Governor​ ​Richardson​ ​in​ ​working​ ​with​ ​the​ ​Navajo Nation​ ​and​ ​the​ ​Navajo​ ​people​ ​on​ ​what​ ​will​ ​be​ ​an​ ​unprecedented​ ​endeavor​ ​to​ ​save​ ​wild​ ​horses​ ​from being​ ​removed​ ​from​ ​their​ ​habitat​ ​and​ ​slaughtered,”​ ​said​ ​Chris​ ​Heyde,​ ​deputy​ ​director​ ​of Government​ ​and​ ​Legal​ ​Affairs​ ​for​ ​the​ ​Animal​ ​Welfare​ ​Institute.​ ​“The​ ​horse​ ​is​ ​central​ ​to​ ​the​ ​culture​ ​of the​ ​Dine’​ ​and​ ​we​ ​know​ ​the​ ​people​ ​have​ ​great​ ​reverence​ ​for​ ​their​ ​well-being​ ​and​ ​conservation.​ ​With time​ ​and​ ​cooperation,​ ​this​ ​project​ ​will​ ​succeed​ ​and​ ​be​ ​an​ ​example​ ​for​ ​the​ ​proper​ ​management​ ​of​ ​all wild​ ​and​ ​free-roaming​ ​horses​ ​throughout​ ​the​ ​West.”

“Horses​ ​help​ ​to​ ​remind​ ​us​ ​of​ ​the​ ​things​ ​all​ ​New​ ​Mexicans​ ​care​ ​about:​ ​our​ ​land,​ ​our​ ​people,​ ​and​ ​all the​ ​animals​ ​that​ ​enrich​ ​our​ ​lives​ ​and​ ​make​ ​our​ ​state​ ​unique​ ​and​ ​wonderful.​ ​We’re​ ​grateful​ ​for​ ​the opportunity​ ​to​ ​work​ ​with​ ​the​ ​Navajo​ ​people​ ​to​ ​help​ ​preserve​ ​this​ ​honorable​ ​heritage,”​ ​said​ ​Lisa Jennings,​ ​Executive​ ​Director​ ​of​ ​Animal​ ​Protection​ ​of​ ​New​ ​Mexico.

About​ ​the​ ​Foundation​ ​to​ ​Protect​ ​NM​ ​Wildlife:

Governor​ ​Richardson​ ​and​ ​actor,​ ​director​ ​and​ ​conservationist​ ​Robert​ ​Redford​ ​founded​ ​the Foundation​ ​to​ ​Protect​ ​New​ ​Mexico​ ​Wildlife​ ​in​ ​2013.​ ​Since​ ​its​ ​inception,​ ​the​ ​Foundation​ ​has​ ​worked to​ ​stop​ ​the​ ​slaughter​ ​of​ ​horses​ ​and​ ​seek​ ​out​ ​alternative​ ​and​ ​humane​ ​solutions​ ​to​ ​deal​ ​with​ ​the country’s​ ​wild​ ​horse​ ​population.

Attachment​ ​J​ ​-​ ​Cost​ ​Analysis​ ​-​ ​On​ ​Range​ ​Management​ ​from​ ​Summit

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“Horse and Burro Overview Fact Sheet” – National Wild Horse and Burro Rangeland Management Coalition
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National Wild Horse and Burro Summit – Video Screenshot

Attachment​ ​K​ ​-​ ​Cost​ ​Analysis​ ​-​ ​PZP​ ​-​ ​Darting​ ​via​ ​Helicopter 

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Attachment​ ​L​ ​-​ ​Udall​ ​Language​ ​in​ ​Department​ ​of​ ​Agriculture​ ​FY​ ​2017​ ​bill,​ ​Stewart Langauge​ ​in​ ​Interior​ ​FY​ ​2017​ ​and​ ​2018​ ​Bills

Udall​ ​language​ ​that​ ​has​ ​been​ ​included​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Departments​ ​of​ ​Interior​ ​and/or​ ​Agriculture​ ​in previous​ ​years:

Appropriations herein made shall not be available for the destruction of healthy, unadopted, wild horses and burros in the care of the Bureau or its contractors or for the sale of wild horses and burros that results in their destruction for processing into commercial products.”

HOWEVER,​ ​in​ ​accordance​ ​with​ ​the​ ​plans​ ​laid​ ​out​ ​by​ ​documents​ ​we​ ​obtained​ ​from​ ​the Governor​ ​Herbert’s​ ​office,​ ​pertaining​ ​to​ ​the​ ​‘Secret’​ ​Summit​ ​that​ ​language​ ​was​ ​left​ ​out. (‘getting​ ​rid​ ​of​ ​the​ ​rider’)

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Stewart Language in Department of Interior FY 2017 language to allow sale/transfer of horses to agencies.

 

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Stewart​ ​Language​ ​in​ ​Department​ ​of​ ​Interior​ ​FY​ ​2018​ ​language​ ​to​ ​allow​ ​sales/transfers without​ ​limitations.​ ​Removing ​any​ ​restrictions​ ​placed​ ​on​ ​them​ ​to​ ​allow​ ​mass​ ​euthanasia.
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Explanation​ ​of​ ​the​ ​language​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Stewart​ ​Interior​ ​FY​ ​2018​ ​amendment.

Attachment​ ​M​ ​-​ ​​ ​GAO​ ​Report​ ​and​ ​FOIA​ ​Email​ ​Communications 

The​ ​following​ ​GAO​ ​report,​ ​from​ ​July​ ​17,​ ​2017,​ ​is​ ​the​ ​one​ ​discussed​ ​in​ ​previous​ ​pages:

What​ ​GAO​ ​Found

Federal​ ​agencies​ ​do​ ​not​ ​have​ ​a​ ​recent​ ​estimate​ ​of​ ​the​ ​total​ ​U.S.​ ​horse​ ​population.​ ​Available​ ​data​ ​suggest​ ​that​ ​the domesticated​ ​population​ ​may​ ​range​ ​from​ ​5​ ​million​ ​to​ ​9​ ​million,​ ​but​ ​there​ ​are​ ​limitations​ ​to​ ​these​ ​estimates.​ ​Data​ ​also suggest​ ​that​ ​the​ ​number​ ​of​ ​wild​ ​horses​ ​on​ ​public​ ​lands​ ​and​ ​in​ ​holding​ ​facilities​ ​has​ ​more​ ​than​ ​doubled​ ​in​ ​the​ ​past​ ​16 years,​ ​to​ ​more​ ​than​ ​110,000​ ​in​ ​2016,​ ​and​ ​that​ ​more​ ​than​ ​90,000​ ​​feral​​ ​horses​ ​reside​ ​on​ ​certain​ ​tribal​ ​lands. Managing​ ​the​ ​horse​ ​population​ ​in​ ​the​ ​United​ ​States​ ​could​ ​include​ ​relocation​ ​to​ ​new​ ​homes,​ ​euthanasia​ ​or​ ​slaughter, or​ ​steps​ ​to​ ​prevent​ ​breeding.​ ​There​ ​are​ ​some​ ​differences​ ​in​ ​the​ ​options​ ​available​ ​for​ ​managing​ ​domesticated,​ ​wild, and​ ​feral​ ​horses.​ ​Specifically:

The​ ​capacity​ ​to​ ​find​ ​new​ ​homes​ ​through​ ​rescue​ ​organizations​ ​and​ ​adoption​ ​is​ ​uncertain​ ​due​ ​to​ ​limited​ ​available information,​ ​according​ ​to​ ​stakeholders.
Domesticated​ ​and​ ​feral​ ​horses​ ​may​ ​be​ ​exported​ ​to​ ​Mexico​ ​and​ ​Canada​ ​for​ ​commercial​ ​slaughter.​ ​The​ ​Bureau​ ​of Land​ ​Management​ ​(BLM)​ ​has​ ​placed​ ​conditions​ ​on​ ​sales​ ​and​ ​adoptions​ ​of​ ​wild​ ​horses​ ​to​ ​prevent​ ​their​ ​slaughter. Federal​ ​agencies​ ​and​ ​stakeholders​ ​have​ ​programs​ ​to​ ​control​ ​population​ ​growth.​ ​These​ ​efforts​ ​are​ ​not​ ​currently affordable​ ​or​ ​practical​ ​to​ ​implement​ ​on​ ​a​ ​large​ ​scale​ ​for​ ​reducing​ ​annual​ ​population​ ​growth​ ​and​ ​maintaining​ ​most​ ​wild horse​ ​populations​ ​at​ ​sustainable​ ​levels,​ ​according​ ​to​ ​BLM​ ​officials.

Stakeholders​ ​identified​ ​various​ ​types​ ​of​ ​impacts​ ​that​ ​free-roaming​ ​horse​ ​populations​ ​have​ ​on​ ​the​ ​environment, particularly​ ​in​ ​western​ ​states.​ ​These​ ​impacts​ ​may​ ​include​ ​harming​ ​native​ ​vegetation,​ ​altering​ ​the​ ​landscape,​ ​and dispersing​ ​seeds.​ ​Federal​ ​agencies​ ​support​ ​research​ ​to​ ​better​ ​understand​ ​these​ ​impacts.

Why​ ​GAO​ ​Did​ ​This​ ​Study

The​ ​U.S.​ ​horse​ ​population​ ​consists​ ​of​ ​domesticated​ ​horses​ ​in​ ​private​ ​care—such​ ​as​ ​race​ ​horses,​ ​show​ ​horses,​ ​and horses​ ​residing​ ​on​ ​farms—and​ ​free-roaming​ ​horses,​ ​including​ ​wild​ ​horses​ ​and​ ​burros​ ​on​ ​certain​ ​U.S.​ ​public​ ​lands and​ ​feral​ ​horses​ ​on​ ​tribal​ ​or​ ​other​ ​lands.​ ​The​ ​term​ ​’horses’​ ​refers​ ​to​ ​all​ ​equines,​ ​including​ ​burros,​ ​mules,​ ​and​ ​asses. Federal​ ​and​ ​state​ ​agencies​ ​and​ ​nongovernmental​ ​stakeholders​ ​have​ ​raised​ ​concerns​ ​about​ ​the​ ​availability​ ​of​ ​options for​ ​managing​ ​horse​ ​populations,​ ​such​ ​as​ ​challenges​ ​in​ ​finding​ ​homes​ ​for​ ​adoption​ ​and​ ​limited​ ​capacity​ ​at​ ​rescue sites;​ ​the​ ​cost​ ​of​ ​caring​ ​for​ ​wild​ ​horses;​ ​and​ ​the​ ​effectiveness​ ​of​ ​efforts​ ​to​ ​limit​ ​population​ ​growth​ ​and​ ​environmental impacts​ ​of​ ​free-roaming​ ​horses.​ ​Stakeholders​ ​have​ ​also​ ​raised​ ​concerns​ ​about​ ​the​ ​welfare​ ​of​ ​horses​ ​sold​ ​for​ ​export to​ ​either​ ​Mexico​ ​or​ ​Canada,​ ​which​ ​permit​ ​commercial​ ​slaughter​ ​of​ ​horses​ ​for​ ​human​ ​consumption.​ ​In​ ​the​ ​United States,​ ​such​ ​slaughter​ ​has​ ​been​ ​effectively​ ​prohibited​ ​by​ ​language​ ​Congress​ ​included​ ​in​ ​annual​ ​appropriations​ ​acts for​ ​fiscal​ ​years​ ​2006​ ​to​ ​2011​ ​and​ ​beginning​ ​again​ ​in​ ​fiscal​ ​year​ ​2014.​ ​Specifically,​ ​the​ ​annual​ ​appropriations​ ​acts have​ ​prohibited​ ​the​ ​use​ ​of​ ​federal​ ​funds​ ​to​ ​inspect​ ​horses​ ​that​ ​are​ ​to​ ​be​ ​slaughtered​ ​for​ ​human​ ​consumption. GAO​ ​was​ ​asked​ ​to​ ​review​ ​issues​ ​related​ ​to​ ​horse​ ​welfare.​ ​This​ ​report​ ​provides​ ​information​ ​on​ ​the​ ​(1)​ ​size​ ​of​ ​the​ ​U.S. horse​ ​population,​ ​(2)​ ​available​ ​options​ ​for​ ​managing​ ​the​ ​U.S.​ ​horse​ ​population,​ ​and​ ​(3)​ ​types​ ​of​ ​impacts,​ ​if​ ​any,​ ​that free-roaming​ ​horses​ ​have​ ​on​ ​the​ ​environment.

GAO​ ​reviewed​ ​and​ ​summarized​ ​agency,​ ​tribal,​ ​and​ ​nongovernmental​ ​stakeholder​ ​data​ ​and​ ​documentation​ ​related​ ​to horse​ ​population​ ​estimates​ ​and​ ​interviewed​ ​BLM,​ ​Bureau​ ​of​ ​Indian​ ​Affairs,​ ​U.S.​ ​Geological​ ​Survey,​ ​and​ ​U.S. Department​ ​of​ ​Agriculture​ ​officials;​ ​a​ ​state​ ​and​ ​a​ ​tribal​ ​government;​ ​and​ ​three​ ​nongovernmental​ ​stakeholders.

What​ ​GAO​ ​Recommends

GAO​ ​is​ ​not​ ​making​ ​any​ ​recommendations​ ​in​ ​this​ ​report

For​ ​more​ ​information,​ ​contact​ ​Steve​ ​Morris​ ​at​ ​(202)​ ​512-3841​ ​or
morriss@gao.gov​
https://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-17-680R

This​ ​is​ ​the​ ​email​ ​chain​ ​denying​ ​our​ ​FOIA​ ​request​ ​​(personal​ ​information,​ ​email,​ ​address and/or​ ​phone​ ​numbers​ ​may​ ​have​ ​been​ ​omitted.)

From:​ ​Patience​ ​O Sent:​ ​
Monday,​ ​August​ ​28,​ ​2017​ ​1:38​ ​PM
To:​ ​Morris,​ ​Steve​ ​D;​ ​Contact
Subject:​ ​Freedom​ ​of​ ​Information​ ​Act​ ​request​ ​on​ ​GAO​ ​Report​ ​17-680R

Government​ ​Accountability​ ​Office
441​ ​G​ ​St.,​ ​NW, Washington,​ ​DC​ ​20548
(202)​ ​512-3000 c
ontact@gao.gov

Dear​ ​Public​ ​Information​ ​Officer,
1.​ ​Please​ ​provide​ ​all​ ​documentation,​ ​all​ ​census,​ ​all​ ​estimates,​ ​all​ ​anecdotal​ ​information,​ ​which​ ​provides​ ​the basis​ ​for​ ​GAO​ ​Report​ ​17-680R​ ​to​ ​report​ ​that​ ​”more​ ​than​ ​90,000​ ​horses​ ​reside​ ​on​ ​certain​ ​tribal​ ​lands”.
2.​ ​Please​ ​provide​ ​all​ ​documentation​ ​which​ ​provides​ ​the​ ​basis​ ​for​ ​not​ ​reviewing​ ​and/or​ ​not​ ​including​ ​the results/information​ ​of​ ​the​ ​National​ ​Academy​ ​of​ ​Sciences​ ​report​ ​for​ ​the​ ​BLM​ ​on​ ​the​ ​Wild​ ​Horse​ ​and​ ​Burro Program (http://dels.nas.edu/resources/static-assets/materials-based-on-reports/reports-in-brief/wild-horses-report-brieffinal.pdf)​ ​in​ ​this​ ​GAO​ ​Report​ ​17-680R.
3.​ ​Please​ ​provide​ ​the​ ​legal​ ​basis​ ​for​ ​each​ ​redaction.
4.​ ​Please​ ​provide​ ​the​ ​legal​ ​basis​ ​for​ ​each​ ​delay. Thanks​ ​Much! Patience​ ​O’Dowd

From:​ ​”Lu,​ ​David”​ ​<LuD@gao.gov>
To:​ ​”​’patience_odowd@yahoo.com​'”
Sent:​ ​Wednesday,​ ​September​ ​13,​ ​2017​ ​9:16​ ​AM
Subject:​ ​GAO’s​ ​Response​ ​to​ ​Your​ ​Request

Ms.​ ​O’Dowd,

Please​ ​see​ ​the​ ​attached​ ​response​ ​regarding​ ​your​ ​FOIA​ ​request.

Thanks,
David​ ​Lu
Audit​ ​Policy​ ​&​ ​Quality​ ​Assurance Government​ ​Accountability​ ​Office
441​ ​G​ ​Street,​ ​NW Room​ ​5237
Washington,​ ​DC​ ​​ ​20548
Tel:​ ​​ ​(202)​ ​512-5302
Email:​ ​​ ​​lud@gao.gov

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From:​ ​Patience​ ​O
Sent:​ ​Wednesday,​ ​September​ ​13,​ ​2017​ ​12:52​ ​PM
To:​ ​Lu,​ ​David
Subject:​ ​Re:​ ​GAO’s​ ​Response​ ​to​ ​Your​ ​Request

Dear​ ​Mr.​ ​Lu, This​ ​GAO​ ​report​ ​has​ ​already​ ​been​ ​published. This​ ​apparent​ ​scapegoating​ ​of​ ​Sovereigns​ ​by​ ​the​ ​Government​ ​Accountability​ ​Office​ ​(GAO)​ ​is​ ​illegal,​ ​as​ ​is​ ​this “denial”,​ ​without​ ​actual​ ​basis. This​ ​FOIA​ ​request​ ​is​ ​now​ ​overdue. Please​ ​send​ ​us​ ​your​ ​current​ ​appeal​ ​procedures.

Thanks​ ​Much, Patience​ ​O’Dowd


From:​ ​”Lu,​ ​David”​ ​<LuD@gao.gov>
To:​ ​’Patience​ ​O’ Sent:​ ​Wednesday,​ ​September​ ​13,​ ​2017​ ​12:24​ ​PM
Subject:​ ​RE:​ ​GAO’s​ ​Response​ ​to​ ​Your​ ​Request

Ms.​ ​O’Dowd,

You​ ​are​ ​correct​ ​in​ ​that​ ​GAO-17-680R​ ​is​ ​already​ ​published.​ ​However,​ ​the​ ​working​ ​papers​ ​for​ ​that​ ​report​ ​are currently​ ​being​ ​used​ ​for​ ​another​ ​engagement​ ​regarding​ ​the​ ​same​ ​subject​ ​matter,​ ​and​ ​we​ ​do​ ​not​ ​release records​ ​that​ ​are​ ​part​ ​of​ ​ongoing​ ​work.​ ​We​ ​estimate​ ​the​ ​new​ ​engagement​ ​will​ ​be​ ​completed​ ​around​ ​June​ ​2018. If​ ​you​ ​would​ ​still​ ​like​ ​to​ ​file​ ​an​ ​appeal,​ ​you​ ​can​ ​submit​ ​a​ ​letter​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Comptroller​ ​General​ ​of​ ​the​ ​United​ ​States (441​ ​G​ ​Street,​ ​NW;​ ​Washington,​ ​DC​ ​20548)​ ​setting​ ​forth​ ​the​ ​basis​ ​for​ ​your​ ​belief​ ​that​ ​the​ ​denial​ ​of​ ​your request​ ​was​ ​unwarranted.

Thanks David


From:​ ​Patience​ ​O
Sent:​ ​Wednesday,​ ​September​ ​13,​ ​2017​ ​5:05​ ​PM
To:​ ​Lu,​ ​David
Subject:​ ​Re:​ ​GAO’s​ ​Response​ ​to​ ​Your​ ​Request

Dear​ ​Mr.​ ​Lu,

Thank​ ​you​ ​for​ ​your​ ​response. The​ ​FOIA​ ​below,​ ​is​ ​not​ ​requesting​ ​information​ ​regarding​ ​any​ ​current​ ​work.​ ​Moreover,​ ​WHOA​ ​was​ ​not​ ​even aware​ ​the​ ​work​ ​you​ ​are​ ​referring​ ​to​ ​below. The​ ​FOIA​ ​below​ ​is​ ​only​ ​regarding​ ​the​ ​GAO​ ​referenced​ ​GAO-17-680R. If​ ​there​ ​are​ ​any​ ​items​ ​legally​ ​withheld,​ ​please​ ​also​ ​provide​ ​the​ ​public​ ​meeting​ ​and​ ​meeting​ ​minutes,​ ​where​ ​this was​ ​approved. Again,​ ​I​ ​ask​ ​that​ ​you​ ​please​ ​provide​ ​the​ ​materials​ ​as​ ​required​ ​statutorily,​ ​as​ ​they​ ​are​ ​overdue.

Additional​ ​Items​ ​to​ ​be​ ​provided
===========================
1.​ ​Please​ ​now​ ​also​ ​provide​ ​documentation​ ​showing​ ​the​ ​Title​ ​of​ ​what​ ​this​ ​other​ ​”engagement”​ ​is,​ ​and​ ​also​ ​what departments​ ​are​ ​working​ ​on​ ​it,​ ​in​ ​any​ ​branch​ ​of​ ​government.
2.​ ​Please​ ​now​ ​provide​ ​all​ ​all​ ​documentation​ ​regarding​ ​all​ ​funding​ ​spent​ ​on​ ​GAO-17-680R.
3.​ ​Please​ ​now​ ​provide​ ​all​ ​documentation​ ​regarding​ ​the​ ​funding​ ​projected​ ​and​ ​or​ ​spent​ ​on​ ​the​ ​”new engagement”​ ​in​ ​your​ ​response​ ​below,​ ​and​ ​highlighted.
4.​ ​Please​ ​now​ ​provide​ ​the​ ​statutory​ ​basis​ ​for​ ​the​ ​denial​ ​and/or​ ​delay​ ​of​ ​the​ ​​ ​FOIA​ ​below​ ​as​ ​was​ ​already requested​ ​in​ ​the​ ​original​ ​FOIA,​ ​no.​ ​4​ ​below​ ​and​ ​is​ ​again,​ ​overdue.

Thanks​ ​Much,

Patience​ ​O’Dowd


From:​ ​”Stokes,​ ​Patricia​ ​A”​ ​<StokesP@GAO.GOV>
To:​ ​’Patience​ ​O’
Sent:​ ​Wednesday,​ ​September​ ​20,​ ​2017​ ​12:14​ ​PM
Subject:​ ​RE:​ ​GAO’s​ ​Follow-up​ ​Response​ ​to​ ​Your​ ​Request PRI-17-256 Follow-up​ ​Response

Dear​ ​Ms.​ ​O’Dowd:

This​ ​email​ ​responds​ ​to​ ​your​ ​recent​ ​follow-up​ ​request​ ​for​ ​information.​ ​​ ​In​ ​our​ ​September​ ​11th​ ​and​ ​September 13th​ ​responses​ ​to​ ​your​ ​requests​ ​for​ ​records,​ ​we​ ​informed​ ​you​ ​that​ ​the​ ​records​ ​related​ ​to​ ​GAO-17-680R​ ​report are​ ​being​ ​used​ ​for​ ​another​ ​audit​ ​engagement​ ​regarding​ ​the​ ​same​ ​subject​ ​matter,​ ​and​ ​thus,​ ​we​ ​cannot​ ​release any​ ​records​ ​for​ ​either​ ​engagement​ ​at​ ​this​ ​time.​ ​​ ​Please​ ​understand​ ​that​ ​in​ ​order​ ​to​ ​avoid​ ​disruption​ ​of​ ​work​ ​in progress,​ ​it​ ​is​ ​our​ ​policy​ ​and​ ​practice​ ​not​ ​to​ ​release​ ​any​ ​records​ ​that​ ​are​ ​part​ ​of​ ​ongoing​ ​work​ ​or​ ​current projects.​ ​​ ​However,​ ​we​ ​estimate​ ​that​ ​the​ ​work​ ​for​ ​the​ ​new​ ​engagement​ ​will​ ​be​ ​completed​ ​around​ ​June​ ​2018 and​ ​at​ ​that​ ​time,​ ​you​ ​may​ ​want​ ​to​ ​resubmit​ ​your​ ​request​ ​for​ ​records​ ​related​ ​to​ ​GAO-17-680R​ ​and/or​ ​the​ ​new report​ ​once​ ​it​ ​is​ ​issued.​ ​​ ​Moreover,​ ​the​ ​new​ ​audit​ ​engagement​ ​is​ ​currently​ ​in​ ​the​ ​beginning​ ​of​ ​its​ ​planning stage​ ​and​ ​we​ ​have​ ​no​ ​information​ ​to​ ​provide,​ ​other​ ​than​ ​a​ ​projected​ ​issuance​ ​date.

Additionally,​ ​you​ ​asked​ ​for​ ​all​ ​documentation​ ​regarding​ ​all​ ​funding​ ​spent​ ​on​ ​GAO-17-680R​ ​report.​ ​​ ​The information​ ​you​ ​are​ ​requesting​ ​relates​ ​to​ ​our​ ​internal​ ​rules​ ​and​ ​practices​ ​release​ ​of​ ​which​ ​could​ ​prejudice GAO’s​ ​mission.​ ​​ ​Therefore,​ ​we​ ​decline​ ​to​ ​release​ ​our​ ​cost​ ​information​ ​pursuant​ ​to​ ​4​ ​C.F.R.​ ​§​ ​81.6(c).​ ​​ ​​ ​Also, you​ ​requested​ ​us​ ​to​ ​provide​ ​the​ ​legal​ ​basis​ ​for​ ​each​ ​delay.​ ​​ ​Based​ ​on​ ​our​ ​public​ ​disclosure​ ​regulations,​ ​there were​ ​no​ ​delays​ ​in​ ​responding​ ​to​ ​your​ ​records​ ​request.

Finally,​ ​in​ ​accordance​ ​with​ ​4​ ​C.F.R.​ ​§​ ​81.4(d),​ ​further​ ​consideration​ ​of​ ​your​ ​request​ ​may​ ​be​ ​obtained​ ​by​ ​an appeal​ ​letter​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Comptroller​ ​General​ ​of​ ​the​ ​United​ ​States​ ​at​ ​441​ ​G​ ​Street,​ ​NW;​ ​Washington,​ ​DC​ ​​ ​20548, setting​ ​forth​ ​the​ ​basis​ ​for​ ​your​ ​belief​ ​that​ ​the​ ​denial​ ​of​ ​your​ ​request​ ​is​ ​unwarranted.

Sincerely,

Patricia​ ​Stokes

Senior,​ ​Government​ ​Information​ ​Specialist
Government​ ​Accountability​ ​Office
Audit​ ​Policy​ ​&​ ​Quality​ ​Assurance
441​ ​G​ ​Street,​ ​NW Room​ ​5044
Washington,​ ​DC​ ​​ ​20548
Tel:​ ​​ ​(202)​ ​512-9951
Email:​ ​​ ​​stokesp@gao.gov


End​ ​emails.​ ​Result,​ ​no​ ​information​ ​will​ ​be​ ​released.​ ​They​ ​refuse​ ​to​ ​justify​ ​the​ ​claim​ ​of​ ​over​ ​90,000​ ​‘feral’ horses​ ​on​ ​Navajo​ ​lands.​ ​(Note,​ ​the​ ​use​ ​of​ ​the​ ​word​ ​“feral”,​ ​when​ ​the​ ​wild​ ​horses​ ​have​ ​been​ ​ruled​ ​wildlife,​ ​in​ ​at least​ ​3​ ​different​ ​court​ ​cases,​ ​including​ ​WHOA​ ​v.​ ​NMLB.​ ​This​ ​only​ ​shows​ ​the​ ​bias​ ​and​ ​disdain,​ ​toward​ ​our​ ​wild horses,​ ​of​ ​those​ ​who​ ​contributed​ ​to​ ​this​ ​report.)

Attachment​ ​N​ ​-​ ​Protect​ ​the​ ​Harvest​ ​Article

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Attachment​ ​O​ ​-​ ​Representatives​ ​Mislead​ ​Public/US​ ​Criminal​ ​Code,​ ​Title​ ​18​ ​Violations 

 

List​ ​of​ ​articles​ ​on​ ​the​ ​Appropriation​ ​Hearings​ ​and​ ​U.S.​ ​Criminal​ ​Code,​ ​Title​ ​18​ ​violations.

Representatives​ ​Stewart,​ ​Amodei​ ​and​ ​Simpson​ ​July​ ​19

Representative Amodei July 14

Congressman​ ​Stewart​ ​Reports​ ​a​ ​41%​ ​increase​ ​in​ ​WH&B​ ​population​ ​in​ ​less​ ​than​ ​5​ ​months​ ​– IMPOSSIBLE

Attachment​ ​P​ ​-​ ​Affidavit​ ​of​ ​Interview​ ​With​ ​Dr.​ ​Pielstick,​ ​and​ ​Affidavit​ ​of​ ​Simone Netherlands

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9 thoughts on “Heinous Plans to Scapegoat First Peoples with genocide of U.S. Wild Horses

  1. DO NOT KILL WILD HORSES bastards!! IF they are in your way dip shits, then make a baracade but DO NOT HURT ANY OF OUR WILD HORSES YOU SON OF A BITCHES!!! INDIANS WOULD NOT HURT HORSES U PUKES. COWARDS! DO NOT HURT ONE WILD HORSE

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  2. They don’t understand that wild horses have a round long before native people an we helped back them an worked with the Mexico people to get the cows from the fields to their barns for milking

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  3. Of course the plan has always been to slaughter our horses.
    The plan needs to change to the protection of OUR Wild horses and burros instead of the evil plan being created by inhuman and immoral people. This is unacceptable!

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  4. Thank you for this incredibly difficult work. My God, these people are evil! Our Govt is awash in criminals. I wish I had money to help you but i can only keep posting on social media. aloha

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  5. Stop the roundups and slaughter of these beautiful innocent horses and burros now! They don’t deserve this……..they are icons of the west and have been for decades! It’s all about greed between BLM and the cattlemen! This is so sad and wrong!

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