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Terri Farley
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Sunday, September 14, 2008

Corruption & wild horses

Dear Readers,
The Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has rounded up thousands of wild horses, most recently last week.
Now that they've robbed the animals of their freedom, the Interior Department may kill them to balance their budget.
The agency 's annual budget will drop by about $2 million. In a June 2008 press conference, BLM Deputy Director Henri Bisson said the agency knew just how to fix things. He said killing captive horses may be a “magic bullet for budget problems."
This is no rumor. BLM staffers, including Susie Stokke, Nevada’s Wild Horse and Burro Program Manager and Sally Spencer, Marketing Director for the same program, have repeated the same phrase to the media.
I'd like to suggest a different "magic bullet." Last week (Sept.10, 2008), the Interior Department revealed a $5.3 million investigation discovered that Interior Department officials who handle billions of tax-payer dollars were involved in illegal sex, drugs and bribery.
If the Department of the Interior cleaned house instead of clearing the range, they'd actually save money!

NOTE: Tomorrow, Monday Sept. 15 is National Call-In day for horses. Simply call your Congressman (you can go to http://www.house.gov to find the number) and ask him or her to co-sponsor H.R. 6598 . This is the
Equine Cruelty Act of 2008. which will prohibit the sale and transport of horses to be slaughtered for human consumption, including horses being shipped to Mexico and Canada.

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