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Long story short...

Guy with business connections to Former Democrat Senator and Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar buys almost 1800 horses from the Bureau of Labor and Management...which is an agency under the Department of the Interior...and when Ken Salazar was the secretary at the time (How conveeeeenient)...

Anyone with an IQ above 4 would know that buying up that many horses meant that he was going to ship them off to be slaughtered and make a huge profit...

The law states that buying horses from BLM with the intent to slaughter is illegal...But this is a guy whose business partner is the boss in government, so the BLM didn't even bother to investigate, question, or stop the guy...

Now that it's been found out (and the guy even admitted it), it went to the US Attorney's office...where they've decided that prosecuting an Obama appointee and punishing friends of an Obama appointee (and any government employees under the Obama administration) would be an admission of wrongdoing, so?...

Nothing to see here!!!! Corruption in this administration is allowable!!!!

...and Obama defenders can continue to crow how so little prosecutions happen during this administration because everyone is a little, innocent lamb...

BLM illegally sold thousands of wild horses for slaughter: report

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The Bureau of Land Management, the agency tasked with protecting wild horses and cattle and their grazing lands, sold 1,794 federally-protected wild horses to a Colorado rancher who sent them to slaughter, a new report confirmed.

Between 2009 and 2012, rancher Tom Davis purchased the horses through the agency’s Wild Horse and Burro Program (WH&B) and wrongfully sent them to slaughter, according to the report from the Interior Department’s Office of Inspector General. According to the allegations and news reports, Mr. Davis also had farming and trucking connections with former Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar.

“We determined that BLM did not follow current law while managing WH&B. BLM also failed to follow its own policy of limiting horse sales and ensuring that the horses sold went to good homes and were not slaughtered,” investigators wrote in the report.

Mr. Davis admitted that most of the horses that he purchased through the BLM went to slaughter.

He told investigators that “in selling so many loads of horses, BLM had to know that the horses would end up at the slaughterhouse.”

The wrongful sale also cost taxpayers $140,000 to deliver truckloads of horses to Mr. Davis. He paid $10 a piece for the horses, or less than $18,000 total, and made as much as $154,000 in profits by selling them for slaughter, according to the report.


BLM employees never attempted to verify the information that Mr. Davis provided regarding his intentions for the horses he bought, despite the unusually large number of horses being sold to him, investigators wrote. The agency also did not stop selling horses to Mr. Davis after receiving reports that he was sending the horses to slaughter.

The OIG declined to investigate Mr. Davis‘ ties to Mr. Salazar.


The investigation was referred to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Colorado as well as the State of Colorado Conejos County District Attorney’s Office, which declined civil and criminal prosecution, according to the report.

“It took more than three years for the OIG to confirm what we’ve always known – that the BLM sold 1,795 federally-protected wild horses to a known kill buyer who sold them to slaughter,” said Suzanne Roy, Director of the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC). “Unfortunately, there will be no justice for these mustangs, who suffered a brutal death in Mexican slaughter plants. No one at the BLM is being held accountable for this betrayal, and Tom Davis is not being prosecuted for violating his contractual obligation to not sell the horses for slaughter.
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I was with you until you imagined Obama was behind it. Then you lost me again. Sometime lets have a discussion that doesn't find some angle to tie Obama to it. That would be a refreshing change from you and the New Right.
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I'm not educated in this matter. What the hell do you do with a dead horse? Make dog food?
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I'm not educated in this matter. What the hell do you do with a dead horse? Make dog food?
No not just that. In Europe they eat them as meat. I think it's maybe the French. But I do know it is eaten by people, some were..

I have been told it tastes good. Never tried it personaly.

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No not just that. In Europe they eat them as meat. I think it's maybe the French. But I do know it is eaten by people, some were..

I have been told it tastes good. Never tried it personaly.

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Belgium's eat a lot of horse also, I think Germans too.
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While the horses may be wild, I don't know how anyone could slaughter a horse for any reason.


They are perhaps one of the most gentle, loving creatures God ever put upon this earth.
I've had many friends as horses since I was a little girl, and still do to this day.
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Belgium's eat a lot of horse also, I think Germans too.
I had horse in France and it was good. The sauce with it was excellent and the meat very tender. I can't say it was much different than beef but may be the way it was prepared. I never ever saw horse in a meat market in Germany or on a restaurant menu. It's not saying it wasn't sold some places, I just never saw. it.

The German's aren't squimish about selling game in meat makrkets either but that's another long story I won't bore you with.
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Mrs Pickens has a preserve in Nv and has tried to get BLM to let her take these and other groups of horses. politics and money keeps them going to the glue factory or slaughtered for nothing.
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politics and money keeps them going to the glue factory or slaughtered for nothing.
The thread shows that politics and money ADVOCATED the slaughter...
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The thread shows that politics and money ADVOCATED the slaughter...
well I got news for ya they wouldnt have prosecuted even a bush appointee. I dont know why but blm is teflon. they are good about some stuff but when it comes to what the beef ranchers want-and make no mistake they want mustangs gone-there's a lot of clout in those states for this purpose.
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