Urgent Ethics Complaint: Appropriations: Representative Stewart/Amodei et al.  

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1015 Longworth House Office Building (LHOB)
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Re: Urgent Ethics Complaint: Appropriations: Representative Stewart/Amodei et al.               1/30/2018

Dear House Committee on Ethics Chair, Representative Brooks of Indiana,

               Please review and Act on the Ethics complaint v. Representative Stewart, Amodei, Simpson, and Cook immediately in order to rectify the damages set into motion to our nation based on false testimony given by Representative Amodei in the House Agricultural Appropriations Committee and again as called on by Representative Stewart in the Interior Appropriations committee, hence in both committees just before a vote to kill our nations horses via slaughter and via Mass Euthanasia on 7/12/17  and 7/18/17 respectively.  (See no. 23 specifically of the attached complaint Attachment 1, and see also Attachment 2, for direct quotes in committee.)

               This false testimony not only made it appear that the BLM would be sued for proper management as recommended by the NAS, but was also a deliberate cover-up of a heinous and illegal plan by BLM of vivisection experiments on 200 wild mares with 75 of them being pregnant. Moreover, this was also a false testimony on the Science as recommended by the National Academy of Sciences.

The subsequent votes in these two committees went the way of special interests and against the clearly stated and well understood will of the people in both committee hearings.

               This was clearly a conspiracy to defraud the nation of its wild horses, and Representative Stewart put the icing on the icicle on Christmas day by preparing the nation for the DEATH of their wild horses again, falsely telling them all, in his NY Times Op Ed that pregnant mares cannot be darted with immuno-contraception and that they are always pregnant.  AGAIN mis-leading the Nation, as he et al., have misled Congress into a space where it is believed that there is no non-lethal solution which CLEARLY there is.  However, tantamount to racketeering, the BLM, enabled by a false Congress has REFUSED to actually manage these horses, hence causing a problem which is feigned only to be solved under color of law, by DEATH.

               There is an imminent threat of real damages to our nations people and this natural resource which they alone, own. You must ACT prior to Congress voting on HR3354 which is the appropriations bill which covers these false wild horse plans read into the Senate twice in September of 2017. This bill was confirmed by Senator Udall’s office as the current Appropriations bill in the Senate as also confirmed by CAES on Congress.gov. Again, subsidies for certain industries including our livestock industries were envisioned by Henry Clay, however, he was clear that he also did not envision these subsidies being turned around and used against the will of the people who actually paid them, or the very customers and countrymen of the Livestock industries.  This is a gross mis-appropriations of the people’s monies and natural resources and an insult to our government by representation.

For the Wild Ones and the Open Spaces, they Grace,

Citizens Against Equine Slaughter

Patience O’Dowd

Cc: Republicans 1. Susan W. Brooks, Indiana  2. Chairwoman Kenny Marchant, Texas  3. Leonard Lance, New Jersey  4. Mimi Walters, California 5. John Ratcliffe, Texas

     Democrats 1. Ted Deutch, Florida – Ranking Member   2. Yvette D. Clarke, New York  – 3. Jared Polis, Colorado  4. Anthony Brown, Maryland  5. Steve Cohen, Tennessee

Urgent Ethics Complaint: Omnibus HR3354: Representative Stewart/Amodei et al

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Senate Committee on Ethics Chairs

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Re: Urgent Ethics Complaint: Omnibus HR3354: Representative Stewart/Amodei et al.          1/31/2018

Dear Senator Isakson, and Senators Coons,

               Please review and Act on the Ethics complaint v. Representative Stewart, Amodei, Simpson, and Cook immediately in order to rectify the damages set into motion to our nation based on false testimony given by Representative Amodei in the House Agricultural Appropriations Committee and again as called on by Representative Stewart in the Interior Appropriations committee, hence in both committees just before a vote to kill our nations horses via slaughter and via Mass Euthanasia on 7/12/17  and 7/18/17 respectively.  (See no. 23 specifically of the attached complaint Attachment 1, and see also Attachment 2, for direct quotes in committee.)

               This false testimony not only made it appear that the BLM would be sued for proper management as recommended by the NAS, but was also a deliberate cover-up of a heinous and illegal plan by BLM of vivisection experiments on 200 wild mares with 75 of them being pregnant which CAES stopped. Stewart then falsely told Americans in a 12/2517 NY Times Op Ed that pregnant mares could not be darted with contraception and that they are always pregnant deceiving Americans to get them ready for the unnecessary DEATH of American Wild Horses. The NY Times re-canted this false statement but 4 days late, after CAES publicly pointed it out but damage was done.

The subsequent votes in these two committees was very close and went the way of special interests, against the National Academy of Sciences and against the clearly stated and well understood will of the people in both committee hearings.

               This was clearly a conspiracy to defraud the nation of its wild horses, and Representative Stewart put the icing on the icicle on Christmas day by preparing the nation for the DEATH of their wild horses again, falsely telling them all, in his NY Times Op Ed that pregnant mares cannot be darted with immuno-contraception and that they are always pregnant.  AGAIN mis-leading the Nation, as he et al., have misled Congress into a space where it is believed that there is no non-lethal solution which CLEARLY there is.  However, tantamount to racketeering, the BLM, enabled by a false Congress has REFUSED to actually manage these horses, hence causing a problem which is feigned only to be solved under color of law, by DEATH.

               There is an imminent threat of real damages to our nations people and this natural resource which they alone, own. You must ACT prior to Congress voting on HR3354 which is the appropriations bill which covers these false wild horse plans read into the Senate twice in September of 2017. This bill was confirmed by Senator Udall’s office as the current Appropriations bill in the Senate as also confirmed by CAES on Congress.gov. Again, subsidies for certain industries including our livestock industries were envisioned by Henry Clay, however, he was clear that he also did not envision these subsidies being turned around and used against the will of the people who actually paid them, or the very customers and countrymen of the Livestock industries.  This is a gross mis-appropriations of the people’s monies and natural resources and an insult to our government by representation.

For the Wild Ones and the Open Spaces, they Grace,

Citizens Against Equine Slaughter

Patience O’Dowd

Cc:  Pat Roberts  , Kansas,             Brian Schatz, Hawaii,                     James E. Risch, Idaho                     Jeanne Shaheen, New Hampshire

Citizens Against Equine Slaughter Files a Formal Ethics Complaint Against a Sitting Congressman

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24 January 2018; CAES filed a formal complaint with the US Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE). We have alleged that Representative Chris Stewart (R-UT) did in fact commit ethics violations, and US Criminal Code Title 18 violations. We have also implicated several other elected officials in our complaint.

Conspiracy to Defraud – 18 U.S. Code § 371 
If two or more persons conspire either to commit any offense against the United States, or to defraud the United States, or any agency thereof in any manner or for any purpose, and one or more of such persons do any act to effect the object of the conspiracy, each shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than five years, or both.”

 Code of Official Conduct – House Rule XXIII no. 1 – Damaging credibility of the House
A Member . . . of the House shall behave at all times in a manner that shall reflect credibility on the House.”

 Code of Ethics for Government Service No.1
“Any person in Government service should: 1. Put loyalty to the highest moral principles and to country above loyalty to Government persons, party, or department.”

Representative Stewart et al. are in government service and should put loyalty to the highest moral principles and to Country (80% of Americans and our American culture) above loyalty to the Secretary of the Interior, party, or department.

We have asked for several items of relief including that Representative Stewart et al. are sanctioned at a minimum and are no longer allowed to “lead” on this issue even behind the scenes, and that all votes following their false testimonies to Congress be stricken from the Congressional record.

Below read the entire complaint:


  1. Subject of Allegation U.S. Representatives Stewart, Amodei, Simpson, and Cole
  2. Date(s) the Alleged Conduct Occurred:
    The alleged conduct started on April 27, 2016 to current.
    Specifically, July 12, 2017 and July 18, 2017.
  3. Concise Statement of Facts: (As well as the source of the information, in the event that the person   submitting the information does not have first-hand knowledge of the facts.)*

Attachment 1

Dog and Pony Big Government Show – All Tools to Kill Our Wild Horses

https://citizensagainstequineslaughter.org/2018/01/12/dog-and-pony-big-government-show-all-tools-to-kill-our-wild-horses/

Courtesy U.S. Representative Chris Stewart of Utah

By Patience O’Dowd, CAES 1/11/2017

Attachment 2

STEWART HEARING REBUTTAL Final

aniela.butler@mail.house.gov                                                                       7/5/2016

Re: Entry into the Federal Lands Subcommittee record: Cost Analysis/Data for the Subcommittee on Federal Lands on Wild Horse and Burro Hearing of 6/22/16.

Attachment 3

Lake Research Partners Poll – 80% of Americans disapprove of Horse Slaughter, 67% Strongly Disapprove. https://heatherclemenceau.wordpress.com/2012/07/20/survey-says/

Actual Poll Enclosed Attachment 2

Attachment 4

BLM Statement: “BLM uses latest science” . . .

https://www.blm.gov/programs/wild-horse-and-burro/herd-management/science-and-research                       

SCIENCE AND RESEARCH

“BLM uses the latest science in its efforts to ensure that viable populations of wild horses and burros can thrive on healthy public rangelands. For example, the BLM uses science to monitor rangeland vegetation, soils, water, wildlife habitat, and the effects of wildfire, and the BLM relies on sound science and monitoring data to determine appropriate management levels for wild horse and burro herds. 

As part of its efforts to manage the population growth of wild horses on public rangelands, the BLM has supported the development of an effective contraceptive agent for wild horses since 1978. Over the years, attempts at different approaches — such as hormone implants, chemical vasectomies, and intrauterine devices — were tried, but abandoned as ineffective or impractical at that time.”

Attachment 5

Affidavit Example from CAES President Dr. Lester Friedlander former USDA Veterinarian
This is an example of Affidavits to come from Dr. Lester Friedlander.

Attachment 6

Overview of the Management of Wild Horses and Burros

A report presented to the National Academy of Sciences Committee to Review the Management of Wild Horses and Burros, Prepared by: Animal Welfare Institute October 2012

Attachment (additional) 7

Restoration of Riparian Areas Following the Removal of Cattle in the Northwestern Great Basin
Bachelor, J. L., Ripple, W. J., Wilson, T. M., & Painter, L. E. (2015). Restoration of
Riparian Areas Following the Removal of Cattle in the Northwestern Great Basin.
Environmental Management, 55(4), 930-942. doi:10.1007/s00267-014-0436-2

STATEMENT OF FACTS

Citizens Against Equine Slaughter contends that Representative Stewart et al. (Representatives Amodei, Simpson and Cole) are in conspiracy as well as Congress, against the people of the United states in an attempt to defraud them of their (property) their natural resource (federally wild horses).

REPRESENTATIVE STEWART

  1. Wild Horses have been managed under the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Land Management and the United States Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service since Dec 18, 1971 under Public Law 92–195. This was enacted due to overwhelming public pressure to protect wild horses from animal cruelty as well as preserve them for future generations.
  2. An independent poll by Lake Research Partners in 2012 showed that 80% of Americans strongly oppose horse slaughter. This poll was administered with similar results in New Mexico, Missouri and Oklahoma. The National Poll is widely and openly discussed during the committee meetings in question. The stated results of this poll are not under debate and it is taken as fact during Congressional discussions in committee.
  3. On 2013 The National Academy of Sciences published their consensus review entitled Using Science to Improve the BLM Wild Horse and Burro Program: A Way Forward(2013)
    Consensus Study Report https://www.nap.edu/catalog/13511/using-science-to-improve-the-blm-wild-horse-and-burro-programFINDINGS:FINDING: On the basis of the information provided to the committee, the statistics on the national population size cannot be considered scientifically rigorous.FINDING: Management practices are facilitating high horse population growth rates.

    FINDING: The most promising fertility-control methods for application to free ranging horses or burros are porcine zona pellucida (PZP) vaccines, GonaCon™ vaccine, and chemical vasectomy.

    FINDING: Predation will not typically control population growth rates of free ranging horses.

    “A large predator, when abundant, can influence the dynamics of free-ranging ungulates. However, the potential for predators to affect free-ranging horse populations is limited by the absence of abundance of such predators as mountain lions and wolves on HMAs

     

  4. BLM Statement Regarding Science:“BLM uses the latest science in its efforts to ensure that viable populations of wild horses and burros can thrive on healthy public rangelands. For example, the BLM uses science to monitor rangeland vegetation, soils, water, wildlife habitat, and the effects of wildfire, and the BLM relies on sound science and monitoring data to determine appropriate management levels for wild horse and burro herds.“As part of its efforts to manage the population growth of wild horses on public rangelands, the BLM has supported the development of an effective contraceptive agent for wild horses since 1978. Over the years, attempts at different approaches — such as hormone implants, chemical vasectomies, and intrauterine devices — were tried, but abandoned as ineffective or impractical at that time.”There is no stated reason and in fact there is no factual reason why humane and feasible ‘On Range Management’ with contraception cannot be used.

    https://www.blm.gov/programs/wild-horse-and-burro/herd-management/science-and-research

     

  5. The BLM has only utilized PZP (Native PZP and PZP 22) on less than 1% of the wild horses. PZP 22 is less effective than PZP which is known to the BLM. PZP 22 should be used with a booster.
  6. Legally wild horses are not livestock. 29 CFR 780.328 – Meaning of livestock. The term “livestock” includes cattle, sheep, horses, goats, and other domestic animals ordinarily raised or used on the farm. This is further discussed in 780.120.780.120 Raising of “livestock.” “The meaning of the term “livestock” as used in section 3(f) is confined to the ordinary use of the word and includes only domestic animals ordinarily raised or used on farms.”
  7. Wild, undomesticated horses are not estray because they are not livestock – Wild Horse Observers Association (WHOA) v NMLBTherefore: Wild horses are protected by the federal, state and local animal protection laws of the states once captured.Wild Horse Observers Association, Inc., Plaintiff–Appellant, v. New Mexico Livestock Board, Defendant–Appellee, and Susan Blumenthal, Ash Collins, Susan Collins, Jon Couch, Peter Hurley, Judith Hurley, Zane Dohner, Carolyn E. Kennedy, Lynn Montgomery, Joe Neas, Mike Neas, and Pamela Neas, Defendants by Intervention–Appellees.
    • Alternate Citation:  2015 WL 4712152 (N.M. Ct. App., 2015)
    • Judges:  MICHAEL D. BUSTAMANTE CYNTHIA A. FRY SUTIN
    • Attorneys:  Steven K. Sanders, Steven K. Sanders & Associates, LLC, Albuquerque, NM, for Appellant. Andrea Buzzard, Karen Budd–Falen, Budd–Falen Law Offices, LLC, Cheyenne, WY, for Appellee. David G. Reynolds, Corrales, NM, for Intervenors.
    • Docket Num:  No. 34,097

    As published https://www.animallaw.info/case/wild-horse-observers-assn-inc-v-new-mexico-livestock-bd

  8. Native PZP has been used successfully for over 25 years under the Department of Interior’s National Parks at Assateague National Park with On Range Management. A 48,000-acre remote island. No adoptions or roundups.
  9. Animals have been successfully darted in the African continent for decades. Two PZP scientists have both stated that PZP is easy to dart from helicopter. One has stated it is much more humane than helicopter roundups as it is very quick.
  10. Representative Stewart, Amodei, and Simpson specifically led Congress, along with the BLM to ignore Science, ignore animal humane laws: The Burns Oregon BLM planned an illegal surgical sterilization, ovariectomy experiment which even classifies as vivisection experiments:Mare Sterilization Research Environmental Assessment DOI-BLM-OR-B000-2015-0055-EA
    Decision of Record: https://eplanning.blm.gov/epl-front-office/projects/nepa/56292/75587/83697/Decision_Record_-_May_2016.pdf
    Final Environmental Assessment: https://eplanning.blm.gov/epl-front-office/projects/nepa/56292/75587/83698/Final_Environmental_Assessment_-_May_2016.pdf
    Finding of No Significant Impact: https://eplanning.blm.gov/epl-frontoffice/projects/nepa/56292/75587/83699/Finding_of_No_Significant_Impact__M_2016.pdfNational Academy of Sciences “The possibility that ovariectomy may be followed by prolonged bleeding or peritoneal infection makes it inadvisable for field application.”
  11. The Burns Oregon plan for Ovariectomy sterilization experiments was stopped by Citizens Against Equine Slaughter (CAES) Administrative Appeal once the BLM understood that the IBLA was not going to dismiss the CAES Appeal based on standing. The BLM had designed their sterilization experiment in a way that would potentially make it next to impossible to gain standing in court.The public did not know where the horses came from, and that more were coming or where more would be coming from. Also, people had not been going to the remote location holding pen at Burns Oregon to view and aesthetically enjoy the wild Horses in a corral awaiting their fate, in general.However, CAES both retained conversations with the Burns BLM staff which disclosed information that was not in the information available to the public, regarding where further wild horses would be culled from, and, CAES Board member Ms. Cecama-Hogsett as a disabled citizen had visited the remote Burns Oregon horses in their holding pens.
    (Ms. Hogsett states that citizens with disabilities are often unjustly barred from their due process rights to gain standing due to inabilities to go out into the field.)The BLM motioned the IBLA to dismiss all three Administrative Appeals on standing, however the IBLA could not, and did not, dismiss the CAES et al. appeal.  Hence after multiple rounds of briefing, regarding the CAES Administrative Appeal and Motion for Stay, the IBLA did not dismiss CAES on standing, the BLM then withdrew their sterilization plans, (Vacate and Remand). This in turn ended the other two court cases FRER and FOA filed against this experiment as determined by a PACER review. There were no other court cases opposing this experiment that could be located on PACER.

    IBLA 2016-243 Citizens Against Equine Slaughter et al.
    DOI-BLM-Or-B000-2015-00550EA
    Wild Horses and Burros
    Motion to Vacate and Remand Granted.
    Excerpt – footnote 2 from Defendants Motion to Vacate pg. 2 https://citizensagainstequineslaughter.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/20160909-caes-ibla-motion-to-vr-mare-sterilization-research-ea.pdf excerpt pg. 2 footnote 2.

    “2 Two other appeals (with accompanying petitions for stay) challenging the DR were filed with the Board: Janet Lynch, IBLA No. 2016-238 and Susan Carter, IBLA No. 2016-242. BLM filed motions to dismiss both those appeals for lack of standing and the Board granted those motions and dismissed both appeals in separate orders on September 7, 2016. Thus, this appeal is the only pending appeal of the DR before the Board.

    Janet Lynch https://www.oha.doi.gov/IBLA/Dispositives/2016%20Dispositive%20Orders/2016-0238.pdf
    Sue Carter
    https://www.oha.doi.gov/IBLA/Dispositives/2016%20Dispositive%20Orders/2016-0242.pdf

    Citizens Against Equine Slaughter (CAES)
    https://citizensagainstequineslaughter.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/20160909-caes-ibla-motion-to-vr-mare-sterilization-research-ea.pdf  excerpt pg. 2 paragraph 1

    “On September 9th, 2016 Before the Board could rule on either the appellant’s stay petition or BLM’s motion to dismiss, counsel for BLM filed a Motion to Vacate and Remand.
    https://www.oha.doi.gov/IBLA/Dispositives/2016%20Dispositive%20Orders/2016-0243.pdf

    September 9th
    Before the Board could rule on either the appellant’s stay petition or BLM’s motion to dismiss, counsel for BLM filed a Motion to Vacate and Remand.

    The Motion to Vacate and Remand was then communicated to the two other court cases filed and which had not yet established standing as there had been no rounds of briefing yet but had been filed well before the BLM vacated.  These two court cases ended on 9/12/16, one was Front Range Equine Rescue and the other was Friends of Animals.

    There was reportedly a third court case, filed by a BLM Advisory Board member in collaboration with another wild horse advocacy group, to watch the experiments, but not to stop them. There was a filed and stamped case no. reported for this case, however, for some reason, this case and its case number could not be found in the Pacer system. This Advisory Board member (and those organizations party to the case) also reported that this third court case to watch the experiments had actually stopped the sterilization experiments, as did the other two organizations who had filed lawsuit.

  12. The IBLA decision in the Citizens Against Equine Slaughter Administrative Appeal IBLA 2016-243 ruling is not listed on the chronological listing of IBLA decisions and neither is that of Janet Lynch.https://www.doi.gov/oha/organization/ibla/Finding-IBLA-Decisions/Cumulative-Chronological-Index-of-Cases/calendar-year-2016
    https://www.oha.doi.gov/IBLA/Dispositives/2016%20Dispositive%20Orders/2016-0243.pdf
    https://www.oha.doi.gov/IBLA/Dispositives/2016%20Dispositive%20Orders/2016-0238.pdf
  13. Representative Stewart confirmed his leadership or claimed his leadership role on April 27, 2016 where he stated to the House of Representatives, “wild horses are taking over the ranges”, “I grew up ranching” and “Help me solve this problem” while discussing alleged BLM planned cattle removals from BLM lands.Rep. Stewart Urges for More Local Control of Wild Horses in  speech on the House Floor on April 27, 2016.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uPFMAE49NM  00:00:20, 0:00:25, 00:1:05
  14. Representative Stewart has utilized one picture of a thin mare and her foal in the Cold Creek herd, the only incident in 46 years since the 1971 Act was passed. He has used this picture as an aide to help him convince Congress that we will have “tens of thousands of animals that look like this out on the range.” Which he stated on May 25, 2016
    https://stewart.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/rep-chris-stewart-calls-for-bipartisan-solution-to-the-overpopulation-of @ 00:01:08
  15. Representative Stewart brought the Stewart Amendment to the House on May 25, 2016This Amendment allows for the BLM to transfer any wild horses to any requesting federal state or local government requesting a work animal. The provision prohibits these horses from ever being slaughtered. However, this is not legally enforceable because upon “transfer” the horses would lose all Federal Protection status and would then become property of the transfer recipient.This is another major change in policy which, past issues with the BLM have shown, increases likelihood of selling large numbers of wild horses to the same buyer where those horses ended up at slaughter or at auction to known slaughter buyers.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=1R6VKXtLTvQ  @00:01:07
  16. Representative Stewart again utilized this one picture of a thin mare and her foal of Cold Creek of the only incident in 46 years since the 1971 Act was passed, a second year in a row on July 18, 2017 in the Interior Appropriations Committee meeting, to convince Congress that:
    these horses are starving, they’re destroying the range, they’re crowding out the deer and the elk because we cannot manage them”Representative Stewart does not mention in committee any investigation into any mismanagement or root cause investigation of this one incident at Cold Creek. However, Representative Stewart states that:
    “these horses are starving, they’re destroying the range, they’re crowding out the deer and the elk because we cannot manage them” and that “I desperately want to protect them” though Representative Stewart is actually working to provide to the Secretary of the Interior, all the tools to kill these wild horses, both by slaughter for human consumption, and mass euthanasia.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thGTKpf8PW4   @ 02:50:46 andRepresentative Stewart is serving the Secretary of the Interior’s stated desires in this, however not the overwhelming majority of the people in this country.
  17. Representative Stewart along with Representative Hatch work to protect ranchers.
    https://stewart.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/stewart-and-hatch-introduce-bills-allowing-states-to-manage-wild-horsesThe BLM is neither capable nor equipped to manage wild horse populations, and federal stewardship has allowed their numbers to reach unsustainable levels,”
    Sen. Hatch said. “Deferring management authority to states and tribes is a commonsense solution that will mitigate the devastating ecological consequences horse overpopulation is causing to public lands in the West. Ranchers shouldn’t have to pay such a steep price for the federal government’s inability to manage wild horse populations successfully.”There is no mention of the taxpayer support of ranchers and no mention of the number of non-native cattle on these same public lands.
  18. Representative Stewart et al. has worked legislatively to have wild horses managed by unlimited sale on May 25, 2016, by slaughter for human consumption on July 12, 2017, and by killing them en-masse on July 18, 2017.He started out with H.R.5058 – Wild Horse Oversight Act   July 10, 2014
    A BILL: To amend the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act to provide for state and tribal management and protection of wild free-roaming horses and burros, and for other purposes. https://www.congress.gov/bill/113th-congress/house-bill/5058
  19. Representative Stewart does not mention in committee any investigation into any mismanagement or root cause of this one incident at Cold Creek, however on July 18, 2017 Stewart states that:“these horses are starving, they’re destroying the range, they’re crowding out the deer and elk because we cannot manage them”
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thGTKpf8PW4 @02:50:46 in hearing or 3:05 on this link.In contrast, on April 27, 2016 to the House, he had stated that “I desperately want to protect them.” However, Representative Stewart is actually working consistently to kill these wild horses, using both slaughter and euthanasia as shown by his amendments and his votes.
  20. Representative Stewart has specifically stated in the Interior Appropriations committee on July 18, 2017, “All we are asking is to give the Department of Interior, what the Secretary has asked, in fact what he has begged for, the tools to manage.”Full Committee Markup FY 2018 Interior Appropriations Bill
    July 18, 2017  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thGTKpf8PW4 @ 2:50:55 committee or 3:14 on this short.Also see quotes of Representative Stewart et al. in Attachment 1 regarding Horse slaughter.The tools Mr. Stewart is working toward are ALL the tools to kill for the Secretary of the Interior, rather than the people and the resource for the country.
  21. If Horse slaughter is started up in the United States and there is no “rider” disallowing monies being spent to kill wild horses, wild horses may be sent to slaughter.
  22. Representative Stewart et al. have not discussed or asked for any investigation during committee, into food safety issues regarding horse meat, though there is a Food Safety Act H.R. 113 – Safeguard American Food Exports Act of 2017, and which 208 House Representatives are currently co-sponsoring.https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/113/cosponsors
  23. MISLEADING with intent/conspiracy*/cover-up/collusion/credibility for the House, out the window  – Representative Stewart brought an amendment to the House Interior Appropriations Committee on July 18, 2017 that would allow healthy federally wild horses under the 1971 Act to be euthanized. Representative Stewart defended this amendment with non-specific rhetoric, not with factual information, including much misinformation regarding the BLM’s brutal planned illegal surgical sterilization experiment on 200 conscious mares, with 75 of them being pregnant and all of them in filthy field conditions intentionally.

    PZP/contraception studied at Burns Oregon.

    This amendment passed, in part at least due to their false testimony. Representative Stewart was in a position to know this was false testimony, heard this false testimony previously on July 12, 2017, and called on Representative Amodei to give this false testimony again in July 18, 2017.

    *“Conspiracies are typically proved by circumstantial evidence. “Since such participation, cooperation or unity of action is difficult to prove by direct evidence, it can be inferred from the nature of the act done, the relation of the parties, the interests of the alleged conspirators, and other circumstances.”(Rickley, supra, 212 Cal.App.4th at p. 1166, internal citation omitted.)

    *“Furthermore, the requisite concurrence and knowledge “may be inferred from the nature of the acts done, the relation of the parties, the interests of the alleged conspirators, and other circumstances. Tacit consent as well as express approval will suffice to hold a person liable as a co conspirator.” (Wyatt, supra, 24 Cal. 3d at p. 785, internal citations omitted.

    Full Committee Markup FY:18 Interior Appropriations Bill
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thGTKpf8PW4
    02:55:48 Stewart Misleading

    “We have been trying to use contraceptives as an answer for 30 yrs. and it simply is impractical.”
    “The repeated inoculations, it just simply hasn’t worked.”
    “I would like to yield 30 seconds to Mr. Amodei, he has more insight on this.”  

    Representative Amodei Misleading
    “BLM has been trying to do a pilot program in Burns Oregon and were sued by an outside group, I don’t know the name, so I’m not pickin on anybody. Just stop it, and so, obviously that is something that needs to be explored, because quite frankly, I don’t think anybody in this room disagrees that the status quo isn’t working. Birth control is something that should be taken a look at and used if appropriate but when you get, outside groups suing a pilot program to see how that works, it’s a problem, so I think there’s room here for leadership in terms of going, we need to weigh in cause quite frankly we’re where we’re at where people were here before us, quite frankly, have kicked it down the road with a can sitting at our feet.” 

    Representative Simpson Misleading
    “PZP beautiful, just hasn’t been working, BLM’s been trying it. That’s why they tried to pilot program in Burns, that’s why they were sued. We can’t seem to move off this but the reality is you think your being kind to horses, you’re not, letting them starve out on the range. Ms. McCullough has gone out and seen em. Some of you that talk about this need to actually go see what’s happening instead of just talkin. It is a problem and we are spending in this bill 80 million dollars. The former BLM director came to me one day a couple years ago and had an idea. You . . .” “Nobody’s adopting these things”. Then Representative Simpson essentially made a very inappropriate joke about a “silver bullet

    These were not “PZP”, “contraceptives” or “birth control” experiments.
    Mare Sterilization Research Environmental Assessment DOI-BLM-O R -B 000-2015-0055-EA
    https://eplanning.blm.gov/epl-front-office/projects/nepa/56292/67242/73184/MareSterilizationResearchEA_12172015.pdfUSDI, Bureau of Land Management Burns District DECISION RECORD Mare Sterilization Research Environmental Assessment DOI-BLM-OR-B000-2015-0055-EA https://eplanning.blm.gov/epl-front-office/projects/nepa/56292/75587/83697/Decision_Record_-_May_2016.pdf

  24. Representative Stewart et al. has neither mentioned the National Academy of Sciences Report (NAS) Report in committee hearings where they are lobbying for unlimited sale authority, slaughter, and mass euthanasia of federally wild horses, nor have they called for any investigation as to why: the Department of Interior was not using contraception, why the USDA Wildlife services is spending more annually on the killing of natural predators of the horse than on the entire National Wild Horse and Burro budget or why specifically called on Representative Amodei to cover up a heinous illegal act planned by the BLM on July 18, 2017 in support of his amendment to mass euthanize the federally wild horses.Current Off Range, Fiscally Irresponsible, and Illegal Miss-Management:
    Representative Stewart et al. have also covered up the BLM’s willful lack of management against their statutory duties, while the livestock industry is enriched, in turn gathering, removing and housing these wild horses, inhumanely living in large holding pens, on private property, (at 7 to 8 dollars/day according to Representative Cole) in unnatural familial conditions, unnatural physical conditions, after brutal stampede round-ups akin to putting a baby on a highway and telling it to not get hit and to keep up, while causing animal fighting due to natural hierarchies and extreme chaos, fright, constituting extreme animal cruelty under color of law. Even in these holding pens, the BLM has admitted to a %5 death rate just due to normal handling. Young sick old and pregnant are run in stampede conditions for miles while stallions die trying to free them once in the mass collection chutes. Stallions escape and come back to try and free their families. There are no cameras on these helicopters which swoop cruelly close, sometimes touching them to move/herd these horses by stampede for miles across rough terrain. Much of these stampede runs for miles are not in the viewing area of the public. This is all, unnecessary and does constitute extreme animal cruelty according to the patchwork of animal welfare laws, federal, state, and locally and as according to Dr. Lester Friedlander BA DVM. Again, wild horses are not livestock and are subject to these animal welfare laws which the BLM/USDA Forest Service and Congress have illegally ignored, along with the will of the people, with intent to wipe out this resource belonging to the people.Mares have given birth on the run and babies left behind. Babies have worn their feet off. Wild horses do not normally stampede. Out of view, horses go down, and once corralled, mares give birth to babies that then die. In nature, stallions spend most of their time and energy keeping their family away from other stallions, not pushing them onto a highway at breakneck speeds across rough terrain with young, old and sick underfoot, mixing up and losing their family members. BLM workers say wild horses choose new families all the time, forgetting that routine round ups are the major cause of that.  Wild Horses conserve their energies in case of a predator attack, they do not normally run in this type of group stampede. This is all unconscionable. This is shown by the USGS Ethology referenced in Attachment 1.These are the kind of behaviors that the 1971 Act was passed to stop, but due to special interest pull, ignoring the FACT that these wild horses are not Livestock and are protected by ALL the animal welfare laws, and misuse of appropriations legislation which the House is responsible for, we are now moving from these current abuses to outright killing of these wild horses against statutes and against the will of the people and our constitutional rights to property, thanks to Representative Stewart of Utah et al. Documentation available upon request.

    One woman, Ms. Leigh of Wild Horse Education has spent much of her adult life on the range documenting and fighting these horrendous roundup practices, gaining standing and working to decrease these abuses.

    Many Wild Horse photographers have documented these beautiful and inspirational families of wild horses.

    This writer’s New Mexico non-profit, Wild Horse Observers Association (WHOA), stopped helicopter roundups in NM being done by the USDA Forest Service in 2004, and worked to stop the BLM from re-implementing this from an adjacent BLM property, however reasonably understands that helicopters and other set-ups can be and are used by veterinarians and others for humane and feasible darting, in a humane manner. (Documentation available.)

    Representative Stewart’s own Governor Gary Herbert of Utah has admitted on camera in 2017, to this writer, that helicopters could instead be used (briefly and humanely), for humane darting of contraception. This would take seconds per horse, a very short run, and can be accomplished at 50 meters rather away than swooping down on them in roundup fashion. Documentation available upon request.

    On July 5, 2016 we also sent this information (see Attachment 2) in detail previously to: aniela.butler@mail.house.gov  Re: Entry into the Federal Lands Subcommittee record: Cost Analysis/Data for the Subcommittee on Federal Lands on Wild Horse and Burro Hearing of June 22, 2016.

     

  25. Cattle are non-native ruminants.  See data and references in Attachment 1 regarding numbers of Cattle relative to native deer, elk, and native wild horses.

  26. Horses are not ruminants and are indeed native to Northern American and evolved here and only here in North America for over 55 million years, current form about 2 million years old, gone from North America only 7 to 13 thousand years in which time, the grasses did not evolve in any way significantly.  See WILD HORSES AS NATIVE NORTH AMERICAN WILDLIFE: https://awionline.org/content/wild-horses-native-north-american-wildlifeWild Horses: An Excellent Defense for a Returned Native Species – Ross MacPhee (Curator, Dept Mammalogy, Division of Vertebrate Zoology) – 2012 McPhee – (Excerpt)“It is worth noting that dozens of other species in addition to native horses died out at the close of the Pleistocene, in an episode termed the megafauna extinctions. The only major difference is that, long before 10,000 bp, E. caballus had established itself on other continents (South America as well as Eurasia) by crossing land bridges. There they survived. Reintroduction to North America 500 years ago is, biologically, a non-event: horses were merely returned to part of their former native range, where they have since prospered because ecologically they never left.Whether these considerations should play a role in policy decisions I leave to others. At the same time, it needs to be more widely understood that the horse’s status as a native North American species is beyond serious question, whatever side of the debate over wild horse control one leans toward.

    Sincerely,
    Ross MacPhee, PhD
    Curator
    Division of Vertebrate Zoology
    American Museum of Natural History
    New York NY 10024
    macphee@amnh.org

     

  27. Wild Horses are not self-limiting as are kangaroos. Wild horses evolved with natural predators in North America.  They unlike ruminants, (bovine/cattle) have upper front teeth and mow rather than pull flora out of the ground. Their digestive system unlike bovine, do not usually kill seeds, but instead spread seeds and cause quicker germination.
  28. Representative Stewart knew what Amodei would say when he called on him see number 24 in the Interior Appropriations meeting because he heard him cover up the Burns Oregon sterilization experiment during the Agricultural Committee meeting on July 12, 2017.
  29. Representative Stewart has specifically called on Representative Amodei to cover up this heinous illegal act planned by the BLM and to also cover up how it was stopped in support of his amendment to mass euthanize the federally wild horses. Again, @ 2:56:09 July 18, 2017  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thGTKpf8PW4
  30. Representative Stewart has specifically called on Representative Amodei to disparage the scientific solution as determined by the National Academy of Sciences when he both supported and covered up the BLM’s heinous plans to illegally vivisect 200 wild mares with 75 of them pregnant in a filthy environment act planned by the BLM and said it was a birth control experiment. @ 02:56:23 July 18, 2017  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thGTKpf8PW4
  31. Representative Stewart has specifically called on Representative Amodei to also claim that an NGO or “outside group” had halted the BLM at Burns Oregon from performing a birth control experiment essentially making the false case that the BLM now had no solutions available outside of KILLING.
  32. Representative Stewart has specifically called on Representative Amodei to also claim that an NGO had halted the BLM at Burns Oregon from performing a birth control experiment essentially making the case that the BLM could not use contraception without further experimentation when in fact, PZP has been in use successfully under the DOI’s National Park Service at Assateague National Park for approximately 30 yrs. (this number referenced by Stewart) with no adoptions and no roundups necessary. This is a 4800 acre area which is remote and well documented. There are other herds, McCullough Peak, Pryor Mountain as well as horses along the east coast, the Corolla herd, Shackleford Banks and more as well as other species.
  33. Representative Stewart knew or should have known what Representative Amodei would testify as he was in the room when Representative Amodei stated this same false statement on July 12, 2017.
  34. Representative Stewart then specifically mislead our entire nation in his Christmas Day Op-Ed to the NY Times entitled, The Hard Truths About the West’s Wild Horse Problem. December 25, 2017. While he had this article published as “Chris Stewart” rather than Representative Chris Stewart, we believe he used his position as a Representative to gain access to the NY Times, and then specifically mislead the Nation as follows:Chris Stewart told the nation falsely that contraception could not possibly work because: 1. You could not use birth control on a pregnant mare and 2. That wild mares are always pregnant. Hence, basically you cannot even use it on wild horses.Mr. Stewart falsely prepared the Nation for the FALSE NEED to STEAL and KILL their wild horses that unify them, inspire them, are a natural resource belonging to them, the people of this Nation. This all to show favor to the two special interests involved in kill industries.
  35. Ms. O’Dowd publicly informed the NY Times of this falsehood on December 27, 2017 and the Times posted an online correction on December 29, 2017. However, the damage was done.
  36. Representative Stewart quietly voted FOR horse slaughter on July 12, 2017 in the Agricultural Committee. However just 6 days later…… in the Interior Appropriations Committee Stewart lobbied then for a second TOOL to KILL the Nation’s horses, mass euthanasia. Here he manipulated, contrary to his own recent pro-horse slaughter for human consumption vote, that:“I do not see horses as Food Animals”, “I see horses as companion animals”, and “I would never eat horse meat”. He even went so far as to say he’s eaten a bunny’s eyeball, fungus, and slugs, but not horse meat.This was his manipulation to gain a second tool for the Secretary of the Interior versus the people, to kill our nation’s wild horses. This committee did pass the Representative’s amendment by voice vote.
  37. Stewart et al. have ignored the BLM’s years of mismanagement and the BLM’s ignoring the recommendations of the NAS study for years, and then later convened at tax payer expense two more panels of experts, the United States Geological Survey (USGS Panel) and the National Research Council Panel (NRC Panel), (from Case 1:16-cv-01570-CKK). Hence, the BLM continued to mismanage for years and to search and spend tax payer dollars, in order to facilitate the evasion of the rule of law, under color of law and perform illegal and inhumane experimentation under the guise of further experts, albeit not in agreement per Case 1:16-cv-01570-CKK.
  38. CKK. Excerpt from Attachment 1-  Representative Cole joins in the manipulation of the House of representatives, falsely, for a complete package to convince the House that these wild horses cannot be managedRepresentative Cole of Oklahoma, who though recognized by Time Magazine as “one of the sharpest minds in the House,” and a registered member of the Chickasaw Nation, astoundingly and sadly ignored his heritage as well as science when he testified that: horses “are not indigenous to this continent”, they have “no natural predators when it’s out there on the plain”, and “It’s the biggest fastest thing out there out there on the plain” (sic). Cole’s testimony was a gross misrepresentation of the simplest of wildlife facts, in order to support horse slaughter of wild horses. Contrary to his erroneous testimony to the House Appropriations committee on July 12, 2017, horses are in fact outrun by all their existing natural predators: mountain lions, bears, wolves and coyotes. And some bears are a larger “thing” than a horse.Natural Predators Outrun the Horse
    Horse-25-mph
    Mt Lion-50 mph   Coyote-43 mph   Brown Bear-40 mph   Wolf-37 mph   Black Bear-35 mph

    These natural predators of the horses are also being wiped out by our special interest government, at $100 million/year by the USDA. This is more than the DOI spends on the nation’s Wild Horse and Burro program, at only $79 Million/year Cole’s pro-slaughter vote went directly against the majority of his constituents, of whom 60% are opposed to horse slaughter (Lake Research Poll) as are all Americans at 80%. To his credit, Representative Cole does self-identify as a rancher advocate, on his web pages.

  39. Cattle far outnumber wild horses on public lands by any count, any year, by orders of magnitude. See Attachments.From the House Ethics Manual:General Ethical Standards
    Government is a trust, and the officers of the government are trustees; and both the trust and the trustees are created for the benefit of the people.“That ―”public office is a public trust” has long been a guiding principle of government. To uphold this trust, Congress has bound itself to abide by certain standards of conduct, expressed in the Code of Official Conduct (House Rule 23) and the Code of Ethics for Government Service. These codes provide that Members, officers, and employees are to conduct themselves in a manner that will reflect creditably on the House, work earnestly and thoughtfully for their salary, and that they may not seek to profit by virtue of their public office, allow themselves to be improperly influenced, or discriminate unfairly by the dispensing of special favors. “
     -Henry Clay, Speech at Ashland, Kentucky, March 1829.

These acts, and plans are both unethical and illegal.

 

  • These three plans/options being promoted by Stewart et al. as well as the cover ups constitute:
  • Unequal Protection under the law and retaliation: The People versus special interests. Moreover, special interests that the people are paying billions of dollars/year to in subsidies already, which then can be used against us.
  • Conspiracy to Defraud – 18 U.S. Code § 371
    If two or more persons conspire either to commit any offense against the United States, or to defraud the United States, or any agency thereof in any manner or for any purpose, and one or more of such persons do any act to effect the object of the conspiracy, each shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than five years, or both.”
  • Code of Official Conduct – House Rule XXIII no. 1 – Damaging credibility of the HouseA Member . . . of the House shall behave at all times in a manner that shall reflect credibility on the House.”
  • Code of Ethics for Government Service No.1
    “Any person in Government service should: 1. Put loyalty to the highest moral principles and to country above loyalty to Government persons, party, or department.”Representative Stewart et al. are in government service and should put loyalty to the highest moral principles and to Country (80% of Americans and our American culture) above loyalty to the Secretary of the Interior, party, or department.
  • Code of Ethics for Government Service No.2
    “Any person in Government service should: 2. Uphold the Constitution, laws, and legal regulations of the United States and of all governments therein and never be a party to their evasion.
  • Extreme Animal Cruelty: Horse slaughter, mass euthanasia and unlimited sale authority also constitute extreme animal cruelty, per former USDA veterinarian Dr. Lester Friedlander BA, DVM, with no follow-up ability to ensure safety and responsibility.
  • Unethical and Illegal: These state and local laws are a patchwork and essentially overturns the Burns Act of 2004 passed in the eleventh hour as a rider on an appropriations bill; as well as disallow any current action to slaughter or mass euthanize federally wild horses.These types of policy and public law changes of these magnitude and gravity are a misuse and abuse or underhanded manipulation of: CFR 40 1508.18
  • Not Livestock: Our Nation’s wild horses are subject to state and local animal welfare laws of the states they are in, as well as those of the federal government unlike livestock. Moreover, they are not raised as food animals and are at risk of having others horses in their midst from other areas.
  • Slaughter Poses Environmental Risks including: Horses rejected for slaughter or that have travelled far en-masse to get to slaughter, may pose a health issue to other area livestock.
  • State Law Patchwork: Our state and local animal welfare laws constitute a patchwork of laws making these plans unconstitutional as well as statutorily illegal. Moreover, some wild horses are rounded up in some states and subject to those states laws, and then transported to other states and subject to those laws.
  • Property Rights, Federal and State: It is unconstitutional to take our property, our resources: by voluntary and/or intentional mismanagement, causing a problem, then stealing the resource that is supposed to be protected and preserved. This is tantamount to racketeering by our own government. The amount of disrespect to the people, their resource, government by representation, and their constitution is unfathomable.
  • Regulatory Taking: While these wild horses are not private property, this is a taking nonetheless and we the people take this personally as we know many of these individual horses personally.
  • Arbitrary and Capricious: There has been no scientific study, no associated fiscal study calling for these actions, only speculative, one-sided, and incomplete, fiscal information.
  • Food Safety: These actions are against international food safety, animal welfare, the constitution, our laws, the statutes, our American Culture, and the will of the people.
  • Violation of the Administrative Procedures Act: 5 USC 702
  • Violation of the Wild Free Roaming Horses and Burros Act. Many violations of this Act.
  • Violation of the Antiquities Act. Inaccurate census and insufficient genetic viability studies, human culture affects, aesthetic effects, etc.
  • Violation of National Environmental Policy Act. Insufficient due process, options, alternatives, basis, studies, cause, public input, etc.
  • Lack of Due Process: The government abuses the appropriations process to hold the people hostage and change policies and laws without reasonable due process in complete opposition to the 80% of Americans opposed to horse slaughter as well as in opposition to mass euthanasia and unlimited sale authority, all the comments and petition signatures received.
  • Insufficient Cause/Basis Given: 40 CFR 1508.17 Legislation: There has been no request by Stewart et al. for a legislative impact statement to the BLM or to the Department of Interior. There has been no Environmental Impact Statement on genetic viability, behavioral affects, human effect, cultural effect, animal welfare, feasibility, environmental, etc.
  • Unequal Protection: While the livestock industry is compensated for a bad year, the taxpayer and the wild horse advocates are hit twice, in their taxes, and then in their time, donations and personal concern over this resource and its individuals which we/they photograph, study and aesthetically enjoy.
  • Lack of Leadership: There has been no significant interagency sharing visible between the National Park Service that utilizes wild horses for tourism as well as utilizes Native PZP/Contraception to manage population, and the BLM which are both under the DOI, as well as no sharing between the National Park Service and the USDA FS and the BIA as well.
  • Congressman Stewart has even misused the media which is supposed to be a check and balance in our system of government, to misinform the people on Christmas Day regarding contraception of wild mares. The NY Times correction this writer requested came 4 days late. This Op-Ed, though freedom of speech, was a manipulation and betrayal of his office as a United States Representative.
  • Under Color of Law: Theft and all of the above, and below, under color of law.
  • Due Process/Standing: Congressman Stewart et al. in effect told the “outside group” (CAES) to “STOP”, and told Congress that their “leadership” is needed, rather than that of the people’s. They ask Congress to ignore the will of the people and to allow these most heinous experiments, and entirely illegal and unnecessary killing in any manner possible, our nations unifying force, the wild horse.
  • They abuse the Appropriations process statutorily. They abuse the media, our check and balance. They assist the BLM in its designs to do whatever the Livestock industry wants and are OK with the rogue Bureau of Land Management (BLM) designing its illegal, unwholesome and freakish experiments in a manner to try and ensure that no citizen or group will have standing to oppose them.To wit, only CAES passed the legal test of standing, and once it did, the BLM dropped the most heinous illegal experiment. This experiment and the lengths they have gone to HIDE it and to COVER UP, show that BLM is indeed a ROUGE AGENCY and that this is due largely to conspiracy with Congress, against the people of the United States of America.

WHEREAS CAES requests relief with all due respect which includes the following:  

CAES asks:  Congress itself to “STOP” its illegal pandering to the Livestock industry and START requiring the Bureau of Land Management to respect our nation’s cultural UNITY around it’s wild horses and end its illegal rouge actions and plans.

CAES asks: Congress to STOP the divisive tactics regarding the best alternative to the illegal killing of our wild horses, including allowing our government’s own EPA calling our unifying cultural heritage a “Pest” and hence, then calling the humane, non-toxic, non-hormonal contraceptive native PZP, made only of protein and oil as a immune-contraceptive a “pesticide”, hence promoting fear for usage of this contraceptive or PZP22.

CAES asks: Congress to STOP, any funding for killing our nation’s wild horses.

CAES asks: Congress to pass the SAFE Act HR 113, for food safety and to thereby STOP the hidden dumped horse issues in our border states with Canada and Mexico CAUSED by Kill Buyers dumping of horses rejected at these borders due to pregnancy, etc. which are then politically and dishonestly used to promote horse slaughter.

CAES asks: Congress to REQUIRE on range management per the SPIRIT and INTENT of the 1971 Act.  With the constant round ups and small herd sizes, and refusal to utilize PZP immune contraception though it would be so very easy, (for example BLM at Socorro NM) there is a very low possibility that any number of wild horses, actually live out their lives on the range, in complete ignorance of the SPIRIT and INTENT of the 1971 Act.

CAES asks: Congress to disallow removals from herds protected under the 1971 Act that the BLM states are too small to utilize PZP due to genetic viability as removal of genetics is far worse than stopping births to the point where births equal attrition. Hence, stopping the “need” for removals.

CAES asks: Congress to stop the illegal use of it’s Appropriations process’ to promote the death of America’s wild horses and the slaughtering of both its wild hoses and its owned horses.

CAES asks: Congress to END all off-range management and hence round ups within 1 yr.

CAES asks: Congress to follow the Science and the will of the people and to STOP illegally utilizing the media to manipulate the people on this issue so uniting to our country.

CAES asks: Congress to STOP keeping our First People so poor, in order that Governor Gary Herbert and/or Governor Susanna Martinez can try to scape goat even those who believe them sacred, for the killing of our nations unifying force, the wild horse which the overwhelming majority of First Peoples and their fellow Americans see as spiritually, and culturally sacred.

CAES asks: Congress to STOP allowing the slaughter of ANY horse for human consumption that is not raised as a food animal for slaughter over the borders or on American soil.

CAES asks: Congress to STOP allowing the sale for slaughter for human consumption, of ANY estray animal of unknown origin and unknown food and drug history, and especially any Estray Equine which are rarely if ever raised as a food animal, to be sold as a food animal, as that is the basis for a FOOD SAFETY issue in and of itself, even if sold over our borders. This product can then be sold back to the U.S. as well as to people in other counties.

CAES asks: That Representative Stewart et al. are sanctioned at a minimum and are no longer allowed to “lead” on this issue even behind the scenes, and that all votes following their false testimonies to Congress be stricken from the Congressional record.

CAES asks: That the wild horse be recognized along with the Eagle and the Bison as this Nation’s National Ungulate. The horse is the oldest large mammal of North America and built and defended this nation.

CAES asks: That all executive Orders regarding Tourism be UPHELD.

CAES asks: That all Historic Preservation laws be brought to bear to preserve and protect even the “Fort Polk” horses in the Kisatchie National Forest immediately, as well as all other wild horses near military lands.

CAES asks: Congress to recognize that States own their wildlife including their wild horses even on federal lands and that these horses are wild horses even when they have not been recognized under the federal 1971 Act.

CAES asks: Congress to uphold food safety laws and to uphold the FACT that no wild, feral, or estray horse meets the federal definition of Livestock and hence to cease and desist ALL unrestricted sales of these national treasures, which in fact, are a state and national resource of the people, which of course have in no way, been raised as food animals.

CAES declares: If Congress ALLOWS our healthy wild horses to be killed the very spirit of our American Nation will be extinguished. Congress must not do, what it does not have the ethical, legal, or moral authority to do against our proud nation. This is tantamount to treason, if not actually treason.

CAES asks: For a Congressional Environmental Impact Statement to be performed, by people with no conflict of interest in any of the two kill industries, Livestock or Game, before any act of killing even one of our native healthy wild horses which built our country, protected our families, and their families, and have worked for us whenever, we have ever asked, and are in fact, important for our environmental health as native species, is funded or allowed through this corrupt Appropriations process.

This manipulative plan to kill our nation’s wild horses is an abuse of the very subsidized system of government that Henry Clay promoted.



What can you do?

Please take a moment to call the followig officials and tell them NOT to follow Rep Stewart and to protect our wild horses.

Murkowski, Lisa – 202-224-6665
Cochran, Thad 202-224-5054
Alexander, Lamar 202-224-4944
Blunt, Roy 202-224-5721
Hoeven, John 202-224-2551
McConnell, Mitch 202-224-2541
Daines, Steve 202-224-2651
Capito, Shelley Moore 202-224-6472
Udall, Tom 202 224 6621
Feinstein, Dianne 202 -224-3841
Leahy, Patrick J. 202-224-4242
Reed, Jack 202-224-4642
Tester, Jon 202-224-2644
Merkley, Jeff 202-224-3753
Van Hollen, Chris 202-224-4654

 

Utah State University, and the Livestock Industry Discuss More Killing of Apex Predators.

The manual, Lines of Defense: Coping With Predators in the Rocky Mountain Region, says it all. While UT has the  mouthpiece to kill American Wild horses (Representative Chris Stewart) , it seems that the natural predators that would keep wild horse populations under check are also under fire, literally. Chris Stewart and others claim the ‘overpopulation’ of wild horses is due to the loss of natural predators. So why kill the predators?

It seems to be a vicious circle of killing. Kill apex predators. This causes an overpopulation of wild horses. Kill wild horses too. But what is at the center of all this killing The answer is in the :

“Abundant wildlife makes the west a unique and desirable place to live. However, it also presents daily challenges for ranchers and even homeowners, who live near wilderness areas. The livelihoods of cattle, goat and sheep ranchers are especially at risk because predators such as coyotes, wolves, bears and cougars are responsible for nearly $60 million in livestock losses nationally. ”

The statement made is always how much it costs livestock producers in death of livestock, but what is not often reported by the industry is that every predation is subsidized by taxpayers. On top of this we pay for and agency whose only task is to kill predators for the livestock industry.

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“Sheep death loss during 2016 totaled 217 thousand head, down 5 percent from 2015. Lamb death loss decreased 1 percent from 374 thousand head to 372 thousand head in 2016.”
Released January 31, 2017, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
“Cattle and calf losses from animal predators totaled nearly 220 thousand head during 2010. This represented 5.5 percent of the total deaths from all causes and resulted in a loss of $98.5 million to farmers and ranchers. Coyotes and dogs caused the majority of cattle and calf predator losses accounting for 53.1 percent and 9.9 percent respectively.”
Released May 12, 2011, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

These 2 reports indicate that sheep predation is down, and cattle predation is only reported every 5 years in these reports yet the 2016 report was not readily available so we cannot compare those numbers.

When we consider this from a scientific perspective there is yet another perpetual circle we must acknowledge. When we take any link of a chain away we alter the chain. For instance when we kill wolves we stop the natural predation of coyotes, thus allowing coyotes to expand their territories, thus causing more predation on livestock by coyotes.  These examples are found in every species we take from their natural habitats, thus altering the ecosystem.

The problem is that we are not only altering these ecosystems, but we aren’t addressing the real problem, in fact as many reports have found we may be making things worse as one article on Phys Org pointed out:

“However, there is no clear evidence that lethal control works to reduce human-predator conflict. In fact, it can even make the problem worse. At the same time, research shows that predators play key roles in maintaining healthy ecosystems.”

National Geographic noted as well: “But in most cases, the article notes, killing predators is not a scientifically sound wildlife control method. Killing an adult male mountain lion, for example, tends to lead to more attacks on livestock because that established male kept out the more aggressive teenagers. Studies have shown that this is true for wolves and black bears too.

We can also look at the nature of nature. When predator species are healthy they will hunt and keep other wildlife populations in check. When we take away those predators we have a cascade effect on the animals the would naturally hunt. This was the topic of discussion in a recent article discussing the epidemic levels of chronic wasting disease we are seeing in cervids (deer, elk, etc.)

“A major concern expressed by ecologists, and a topic of fierce debate, is that by keeping elk on a nutritional dole and by eliminating predators that often target the sick and weak, it has actually eroded the hardiness of animals by allowing the frail and vulnerable to better persist; in other words, leaving herds even more susceptible to disease.”

This is why Citizens Against Equine Slaughter, along with Western Watersheds Project and many other Environmental, wildlife preservation and other wild horse advocates have come together in an effort to stop the damage done by the commercial livestock industry on the western lands.

In 2017 we submitted a petition, signed by 20 organizations, to President Trump, Department of the Interior Secretary Zinke, and all members of the Congress and Senate, asking for them to rectify the problems caused by commercial livestock on public lands.
The issues were not only with wildlife, but also the decline of the land, water and biodiversity of plants, none of which have been addressed in this brief article.

That petition is now available on for your signature at:   https://www.change.org/p/president-trump-rectify-commercial-grazing-issues-on-public-lands

 

“The fact that our predators are second-rate citizens on the public lands, while private ranchers and their livestock are given priority should outrage any thinking person.” – George Wuerther

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Dog and Pony BIG Government Show – All Tools to Kill Our Wild Horses

Courtesy U.S. Representative Chris Stewart of Utah
By Patience O’Dowd, CAES 1/11/2017

Representative Stewart visibly started his leadership campaign against America’s Wild Horses and 80% of American taxpayers on April 27th 2016, by stating to the US House “Help me solve this problem” and “I grew up ranching”, while also quoting the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) anti-wild horse rhetoric. Stewart has taken it upon himself to be the lead actor, with a supporting cast of Representatives Amodei, Simpson, and Cole, to replace the tools of modern science, with the brutal killing tools of the 10,500-year-old Livestock industry.

Stewart and his Dis-Information Crew are replacing fact with fiction, misleading Congress and their Countrymen, while the rest of Congress essentially looks the other way. That is the ever so tight grip this special interest, the Livestock industry, has on state and federal legislatures. Stewart zealously advocated recently, “All we’re asking is to give the Department of Interior, what the Secretary has asked, in fact, what he has begged for, the tools to manage”. In Stewart-Speak, Any and ALL tools to KILL. Killing horses goes squarely against the American Culture and Private Industry has not been tapped! There are MANY alternatives. Here are a few which include private industry and/or Veterans.

Private Industry Eco-Darting – Keeps wild horses living wild! *
Veterans, Eco-Darting for country!

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Chart Footnotes
PZP: Porcine Zona Pelucida. http://www.pzpinfo.org/pzp_faqs.html
*Heli: Helicopter or Drone. Darting herds from helicopter has occurred for decades across the Continent of Africa.
*All alternatives, governmental or Private Industry, should have a clear and transparent Cost Analysis – this we have not seen from Stewart’s camp.
*Eco-Dart from Eco- helicopter from helicopter. Investors already lining up per hunter and Doctor D.N. Md promoter and innovator.
*Eco-Dart using helicopter to guide one family band at a time into temporary dispersed holding pens, then Dart from ground or helicopter and release. Or Eco-Dart one family band at a time from air without directing them to dispersed holding pens.
*Private industry can capitalize however must have go-pro camera recording for documentation and safety training as well as a Darting
*Qualified Vet on board who trains the darters and tests their marksmanship is on board and provides back up as well as dart preparation. etc.
*Veterans, could also be the “volunteers” darting from air or ground, but be paid.
*The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has admitted to a 5% loss just due to normal handling in holding pens, in addition to the death rate currently caused by the mass chaos of running many bands together for miles including very young and old, at full speed, across dangerous terrain and pouring them into a mass holding pen with their hierarchical family structure causes stallion fighting and more. A helicopter one horse or one family at a time, takes seconds or minutes respectively and causes minimal band mixing as well as very brief runs with few individuals.

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Remote Guided PZP Darting – Lure Feed

Ingenious NM Rancher with heart! – Mr. Hart

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Private industry, scientists and advocates of PZP, should be heard by our Congress people as to how to get this done, using American ingenuity, rather than hidden, and not discussed or discussed anonymously as, “an NGO”.

Stewart et al. Mislead regarding natural predators.

In Stewart’s-BIG-Government-Speak, the only possible “tool” for management of wild horses, is the Congressional approval to kill them. Private industry is never mentioned. Neither is Science. He and his gang of actors, are lobbying hard to obtain every “Tool” available to KILL our American Wild Horses. So far, slaughter, unlimited sale, Mass
Euthanasia.

Stewart et al. never ever speak of the Congressionally commissioned report by the National Academy of Sciences [1], which recommended contraception as the best tool for wild horse population management. They never speak of the long-term success story of native PZP contraception and eco-tourism on the 48,000 acre, and remote Assateague National Park, itself managed under the Department of the Interior over 25 yrs.

Representative Cole of Oklahoma, who though recognized by Time Magazine as “one of the sharpest minds in the House,” and a registered member of the Chickasaw Nation, astoundingly and sadly ignored his heritage as well as science when he testified that: horses “are not indigenous to this continent”, they have “no natural predators when
it’s out there on the plain”, and “It’s the biggest fastest thing out there out there on the plank” (sic). Cole’s testimony was a gross misrepresentation of the simplest of wildlife facts, in order to support horse slaughter of wild horses. Contrary to his erroneous testimony to the House Appropriations committee on July 12, 2017, horses are in fact outrun by all their existing natural predators: mountain lions, bears, wolves and coyotes. And some Bears are larger even a larger “thing” than a horse.

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These natural predators of the horses are also being wiped out by our special interest government, at $100 Million/yr. by the USDA. This is more than the DOI spends on the nation’s Wild Horse and Burro program, at only $79 Million/yr. Cole’s pro-slaughter vote went directly against his constituents of who are 60% opposed to horse slaughter by Lake Research Poll as are all Americans at 80%. To his credit, Cole does self-identify as a rancher advocate, on his web pages.

Stewart et al. mislead. Cover up of illegal BLM planned atrocity, feigned NGO stopped a PZP experiment.

In committee testimony July 18th 2017, Stewart specifically calls on his lead dis-information partner, Representative Amodei, to again provide a cover up of an illegal and heinous vivisection sterilization experiment planned by the Burns Oregon BLM, in order to minimize contraception and wild horse advocates, and to get his Mass Euthanasia of Wild Horses amendment approved. Stewart et al. attempt to convey this heinous experiment[2] as a contraceptive experiment, and decry that an unnamed nonprofit sued the BLM, thus supposedly leaving them no option but to manage wild horses by killing. See Full Committee Mark Up – Interior Appropriations Bill July 18th
2017[3]. Also see Additional References Pg. 9 no 1.


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[1] Using Science to Improve the BLM Wild Horse and Burro Program A Way Forward (2013) Consensus Study Report https://www.nap.edu/catalog/13511/using-science-to-improve-the-blm-wild-horse-and-burro-program
[2] The Burns Oregon sterilization experiment (https://eplanning.blm.gov/epl-front-office/projects/nepa/56292/75587/83697/Decision_Record_-_May_2016.pdf) was not a
contraception or PZP experiment as Stewart, Amodei and Simpson would have Congress and the people of the U.S. believe. It was a plan to vivisect and sterilize. To literally cut a
hole through wild pregnant mare’s sides, reach into their body cavity, unassisted by a scope, in a filthy environment, with a chain on a stick, to literally stick their arm into the mare, feel around for the ovaries, wrap the chain around the ovaries, twist the chain on them and then use the stick to yank the ovaries out. Next, to sew up the mares and  release them and their unborn into the corral, where, if they don’t die a horrible death due to painful infection, they will die of evisceration where their intestines slide into the opening left by the ripped-out ovaries. Death by evisceration, can’t be avoided by keeping the mare standing, because you cannot keep a wild mare from lying down, since you cannot halter and tie her for 2 to 4 days while her insides heal. The unborn foal inside, will likely also die and turn septic.
[3] MISLEADING TO MASS Euthanasia of U.S. Wild Horses https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thGTKpf8PW4        

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This sterilization experiment was not a PZP contraception experiment. This heinous illegal sterilization experiment was planned to be executed on 200 sentient, conscious, and wild mares (of which 75 were pregnant) in a filthy environment by the Burns Oregon BLM in partnership with Oregon State University. Representative Simpson also
chimed in falsely. Amodei and Simpson falsely claim and imply that as a result of an unnamed NGO[4] suing and preventing the Burns Oregon BLM, (vivisection sterilization experiment), the BLM’s ability to move forward on birth control was supposedly blocked. In fact, the not for profit CAES sued to stop the vivisection sterilization, not birth control, and won. The Burns Oregon BLM dropped the entire heinous project.

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Stewart misleads the nation against science.

Stewart also further misleads the Nation on Christmas Day 2017 in his NY Times Op Ed., The Hard Truth About the West’s Wild Horse Problem[5]. His newest manipulation, that pregnant mares cannot be darted with contraception, and that they are always pregnant. The NY Times finally had to retract this statement four days after the writer, of the not
for profit CAES, publicly corrected this. However, unfortunately, the damage to a truthful public debate was already done. In fact, pregnant mares are not eligible for horse slaughter and are rejected at our borders.

Why All the Double Speak?

Quid Pro Quo

A NY Times editorial Beyond the Fiscal Cliff, in 2012 offers a likely reason:

“With $6 billion having been spent on campaigns for federal races (much of it from secret donors), the risks of quid pro quo politics are growing.”

Interestingly, the ranching Industry received $5.5 Billion in government hand-outs for ranchers (from the USDA in 2013 alone) actually from tax payers. Yet they rail against a mere $79 Million for wild horses owned by the taxpayers, while the ranchers also get a large part of this $79 Million in unnecessary holding fees. How can we the people, ensure that our tax dollars, generously given to support the ranching industry, are not selfishly turned against us in the form of donations to campaigns for legislators for hire?

Fear of Animal Rights “Slippery Slope”

The second reason for this double-speak campaign is that Non-Lethal Tools of management (contraception) are seen as a “slippery slope” of animal rights, rather than simply feasible and humane population management. The two Kill industries, Livestock and Fish & Game, fear that “animal rights” or non-lethal
management will next be extended to cattle, deer etc. However, ….

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[4 ]The un-named “NGO” that stopped the Burns Oregon BLM vivisection sterilization at the Burns Oregon BLM was Citizens Against Equine Slaughter (CAES) through an Administrative Appeal Pro Se. See Additional References Pg. 9, No. 1.
[5] The Hard Truth About the West’s Wild Horse Problem by Chris Stewart https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/25/opinion/wild-west-horses.html?_r=0
                                                                                                                                                   

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This fear is unfounded: Virtually all Americans see horses, cats, and dogs differently than other animals.

This is in part because these animals each have a different face, different coloring, different . A horse further has different mane and tail, a different position in their family, can easily become approachable, knowable, and hence these three animals are recognizable as individuals, versus the indistinguishable deer herds and cattle, elk, etc.

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Tourism Puts Food on the Table…

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No Real RANGE War in U.S

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There is no actual or significant range war regarding wild horses, as there is no real competition for resources. This is shown by the fact that cattle far outnumber wild horses in the U.S. and on public lands, not to mention deer and elk. Wild horses are not anywhere near the same order of magnitude. Moreover, the only actual competition for
the Livestock industry is foreign imports.

There is also no acknowledgement of any detrimental effect from the 93 Million non-native cattle-industry in the U.S. (millions on the same federal lands as the few wild horses, and more on state lands) to health or environment.

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6 Another federal government Agency the EPA has been allowed to label Wild Horses as Pests which has in and of itself, caused a divisive campaign of dis-information labeling the non-toxic, non-hormonal wild horse contraceptive recommended by the National Academy of Sciences as a pesticide. Native PZP.
7 New Mexico’s Ranchers alone received almost twice the entire National Wild Horse and Burro Budget in 2013 alone at over $150 Million. New Mexico’s politicians received hundreds of thousands themselves. Explore: EWG link https://farm.ewg.org/
8. Compensatory Reproduction https://awionline.org/content/wild-horses-native-north-american-wildlife Pg. 5 National Academy of Science (NAS) FINDING: Management practices are facilitating high horse population growth rates.

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Science in wild horse “management”?

Are we to believe that wiping out the wild horses’ natural predators, and subsequent refusal to utilize contraception on even 1% of these federally wild horses (belonging to all the people), then warehousing them for profit, is management of wild horses?

While Stewart et al. have criminally and falsely testified regarding wild horses and their “management”, they have never shown any balance. They have never spoken up regarding the non-native cattle numbers, other ungulates, nor the lack of use of Science/contraception of the native wild horses (less than 1%) by the BLM. They simply blow it off as not working. Though native PZP has an excellent track record and efficacy of over 90%, it has to be used in order to work.

Slaughter is the major cause of horse dumping in any economy.

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Starving Horses? Cattle have the BIG Piece of the Pie in the Wild Horse Herd Management Areas.

Representative Stewart of Utah without shame, holds up the same picture of an isolated incident in Nevada, a second year in a row, which was caused by criminal lack of management, in a nearly 3 yr. old picture of the BLM Cold Spring wild horses of Nevada from 2015. A total of 30 horses were euthanized due to refusal to manage. All the horses there are fine today.

“Rhea Little who also lives in Cold Creek feels the BLM could have taken proactive measures to stabilize the population.
“My feeling is if they would have implemented birth control four years ago, the majority of the horses taken today wouldn’t have been born,” Little said.”

CAES member Jen Howe of Utah currently stated:

“I’ve been following herds here for many years and have never once seen a starving horse. I’ve attended roundups where the horses that were removed were all in great shape, and I’ve visited many HMAs. Rep Chris Stewart likes to hold up one photo of a starving mare and foal in Nevada from several years ago that was an isolated incident.” She also references AWI’s important information on this issue utilizing BLM’s own datail the horses are starving, wouldn’t livestock and other wildlife also be? Especially when the livestock overlaps the HMAs.”

Jen Howe references AWI charts submitted to the National Academy of Science below:

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8. 30 wild horses from Cold Creek have now been “euthanized” https://rtfitchauthor.com/2015/09/12/30-wild-horses-from-cold-creek-have-now-been-euthanized/
8. http://whoanm.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/UNITED-STATES-equine-slaughter-feasibility.pdf Pg. 41 no. 1,2 . Pg. 45 last 2 para.: “horses are destined for slaughter plants in Mexico. . .” “Mexico will not accept intact studs (males) or pregnant mares. . .” “Numerous unwanted horses are merely hauled to an open space — including private, federal, tribal or state lands. There they are either turned loose to fend for themselves or perhaps shot on-sight. These horses create grave concern for livestock owners and managers due to the potential for disease transmission. . .” “Because of New Mexico’s border with Mexico, the state is recipient of unwanted horses from the entire nation. “
9. EUROPEAN COMMISSION HEALTH AND CONSUMERS DIRECTORATE – GENERAL FINAL REPORT OF AN AUDIT CARRIED OUT IN MEXICO FROM 08 TO 17 NOVEMBER 2011 DG (SANCO) 2011-8906 – MR FINAL see pg 24
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Cattle have the BIG Piece of the Pie in Herd Management Areas
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Conclusion

This campaign against America’s wild horses is an illegal and bi-partisan special interest campaign of deceit, public theft, and cruelty, almost like no other. Clearly proving to the 80% of Americans (on both sides of the aisle which are strongly opposed to horse slaughter), that their Uniting American Culture, their strongly and mutually held
concerns, are irrelevant to their government on both sides of the aisle.

It is further made clear that this special interest is a bully, has little concern for its own customers, and countrymen, who perhaps unbeknownst to their countrymen, as tax payers prop up this industry like no other. Their countrymen clearly want, and have a constitutional right to their property: Wild Horses, other Wildlife and their wildlife corridors. Yes, Americans want hamburgers, but never just Hamburgers at the expense of everything else.

This longstanding Congressional ruse, being zealously pushed for two years now toward death’s door, by Representative Stewart and his supporting cast of actors, flies in the very face of the institution of government by representation.

These ethical issues include infractions of: Code of Ethics for Government Services, Code of Conduct- House Rule XXIII, and Title 18 Conspiracy to Defraud the United States of their property as well as raise serious issues about the state of our system of government by representation versus manipulation and puppetry.
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FAKE POLITICIANS

ALL the TOOLS to KILL vs. SCIENCE
Courtesy Utah Representative Chris Stewart
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HORSE SLAUGHTER – He voted FOR IT,

SIX DAYS LATER he was passionately AGAINST IT!!!!?
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Stewart quietly voted FOR U.S. Horse Slaughter, on 7/12/17 in the U.S. House Appropriations Committee. It passed by 2 votes.

Just 6 days later!

Stewart, PUSHING for yet another KILLING TOOL of MASS EUTHANASIA, passionately stated:

“I WOULD NEVER EAT HORSE MEAT”
“I VIEW THEM AS COMPANIONS”
“NOT AS A SOURCE OF FOOD”

In Stewart-Speak, “to have healthy herds”, you must KILL them. All while he passionately states:

“I DESPERATELY WANT TO PROTECT THEM!”
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C’mon, Really Representative Stewart?
Honor?
Service to God and County?

These maybe your family’s “Creed” ………….

But yours is, service to special interest, and loss of the real growth industry, which is NOT Welfare Ranching supported by USDA Disaster Relief to the tune of $5.5 BILLION in 2013 alone, it is TOURISM.

TOURISM puts the FOOD on the TABLE

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FAKE SPONSORS, FAKE POLITICIANS

A bill with hundreds of co-sponsors does not even make it to committee…meanwhile in a government for, by and of the corporations  one sponsor they paid well, can pass a bill into law with no problem.

SEE the problem??

SAFE Act, a bill that the majority of Americans support, would stop American horses from being slaughtered in this country or being transported over our borders for slaughter. This bill has been around for several years, has had hundreds of co-sponsors and has gone nowhere. WE the PEOPLE need to question every co-sponsor of this bill who has done nothing more than placate advocates by signing on. We need to vote them out if they are not actively working for our goals, for the people they represent.

Representative Ken Calvert is a prime example of a fake politician. He signed on as a co-sponsor of this bill to end slaughter of American horses…then he votes FOR slaughter after facing pressures for the commercial livestock industry.

We need to contact every one of our representatives and remind them who they work for, and that merely signing their name to this bill does not mean they have done what we are asking. As with Mr Udall in NM, we expect more. We want them to fight for our horses as hard as we do…isn’t that why we elect them?

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