Target: Loretta E. Lynch, Attorney General of the United States
Goal: Prosecute people who were allegedly involved in the selling of horses to slaughterhouses.
Almost 2,000 protected mustang horses may have been sold to slaughterhouses over a year’s time span. We need to take action to better ensure horses are not subject to inhumane treatment in the future.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) sold almost 2,000 of these horses to a rancher named Tom Davis. Even though the horses were sold under the condition that they could not be used for slaughter, it is alleged that precautions were not taken to prevent this. In fact, when the issue was investigated, Davis allegedly admitted that a majority of the horses were sold to slaughterhouses. It is also alleged that the BLM sold horses to Davis even though it was said by many that he had sold horses for slaughter in the past and despite evidence that revealed Davis had previously tried to open his own slaughterhouse.
Such alleged tragedies could have been possibly avoided if the BLM had limited the sale of their horses and if they had also not sold horses to Davis without more thoroughly checking into his background. Unfortunately, though precautions have been taken to try and ensure this does not happen again, nobody is currently being charged for any criminal actions.
Sign this petition and demand that anyone who sold these horses knowing that they would likely be slaughtered be legally sentenced. No horse should ever be abused in this manner.
Dear Attorney General Lynch,
According to an investigative report, almost 2,000 mustang horses were sold to slaughterhouses. It is important that anyone who was involved in such a crime be legally punished in order to better ensure that horses will remain safer in the future.
The horses were originally sold to Tom Davis, a rancher who allegedly is known for selling horses to slaughterhouses. Davis even reportedly admitted to selling horses for slaughter when the case was investigated. Just as bad, it is likely that the Bureau of Land Management knew that Davis may have sold horses for this purposes, as he had also supposedly been caught trying to open up a horse slaughterhouse in Colorado.
Although precautions have been taken to better ensure that this does not happen in the future, nobody in this current case is being held legally responsible. I therefore urge you to suggest that anyone who is found to have played a part in this horrible crime be prosecuted. Horses do not deserve to be treated in this horrendous manner.
[Your Name Here]
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