Stop Paying Horse “Rescuers” to Send Animals to Slaughter

Target: Deb Haaland, Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior

Goal: Suspend wild horse adoption program that sends thousands of horses to eventual slaughter.

Since 2019, the American government has subsidized the slaughter of thousands of federally protected wild horses. Worse yet, these slaughters have been marketed as a humane initiative meant to benefit the horses.  The Bureau of Land Management’s Adoption Incentive Program could be the nation’s biggest horse laundering and illegal culling program instead.

This program is meant to reduce the number of wild mustangs and burros in government hands by paying individuals $1,000 to “adopt” the horses. While the bureau claims these horses are going to ranches and other areas where their care will be ensured, a disturbing investigation has revealed the true destination of many of these adoptees: auctions and, eventually, slaughterhouses. The investigation, conducted by the American Wild Horse Campaign, found that numerous horses were put up for auction almost as soon as they were purchased. The adopters seemingly got a payoff from the government and then made even more profit by selling their new horses to slaughterhouse buyers. Horses that reached auction after delays were said to be in deplorable condition.

The government reportedly knows of these horses’ tragic fate but looks the other way just to get the animals off their hands. Adopters are supposed to sign an agreement promising not to sell the animals, yet these agreements are never enforced. Previous payouts (up to four a year) have gone to individuals accused of crimes involving animals. A government official reportedly told a program participant that once the papers were signed, “you can do whatever you want with them.”

This outrageous government-induced, sanctioned slaughter cannot stand. Sign the petition below to urge new leadership to end this murderous fraud against wild horses.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Secretary Haaland,

Countless federally protected wild horses bearing the government’s seal reportedly wind up at slaughterhouse auctions. Many of these animals show visible signs of severe neglect and abuse. The leaders who were supposed to ensure their safety instead literally sold them out into unimaginable brutality and the most inhumane of deaths.

The American Wild Horse Campaign has shone a blinding spotlight on the inadequacies and gross, deadly misuse of the Bureau of Land Management Adoption Incentive Program. Clearly, the aims of this initiative meant to give “good homes” to burros and mustangs have gone incredibly wrong. Please head the campaign’s entreaty to suspend this dangerous program pending a full investigation into the allegations and urgently needed reform.

This agency is tasked with safeguarding and protecting the nation’s natural treasures, not subsidizing their annihilation. Prioritize animal conservation over wholesale slaughter immediately.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Anastasia Shuraeva


48 Comments

  1. Stop Animal Abuse says:

    EVERY HUMAN INVOLVED IS A SOULLESS EVIL VILE GODLESS WASTE OF VALUABLE RESOURCES AND DESERVE TIME IN PRISON! KARMA WILL VISIT EVERY ONE OF THESE NEANDERTHAL BARBARIANS. GET OUT OF THE DARK AGES BARBARIANS AND JOIN THE TWENTY FIRST CENTURY ALREADY!

  2. Maria Bertrand says:

    Deb Haaland, Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior YOUR Bureau of Land Management Adoption Incentive Program IS CLEARLY MURDERING HORSES UNDER THE GUISE OF PROTECTING THEM AND FINDING THEM FOREVER HOMES.

    HOW COULD YOU LET THIS HAPPEN!!!! YOU MUST PUT AN END TO THIS IMMEDIATELY AND STOP HIDING THESE ATROCITIES!!!! or time WILL TAKE REVENGE ON ANY ONE INVOLVED IN THESE MURDERS!

    • She knows it. This is why biden put her in place. let’s see what she does but so far I am glad I did not vote for biden. Who heads the murderous USDA? tom vilsack, more like vilesack. Anyone murdering horses or other animals needs to suffer the same fate, death.

      • Lance Kammerud says:

        This murdering of wild horses restarted when Trump overturned Obama administration safeguards through The Bureau of Land Management…DO YOUR RESEARCH VINNIE!!!

        • Maria is exactly correct. See the light, take off the blinders and get busy correcting this travesty. You are complicit in the murder of these gentle creatures (the horses) and American icons and this is a stain on your soul as well. But the murderers who take money then treat these animals to degenerate and don’t feed or care for them should be prosecuted and go to prison. I don’t want to think that some man or woman wearing cowboy boots has fraudulently contributed to the suffering and horrible slaughter of these animals when I see them in public.

  3. These people are truly vile scum. Money is their God no matter who or what suffers so they make their almighty dollar. To be honest more should be done & more investigation into where these beautiful animals are going to. Prosecute these lower than dirt individuals who profit of off these iconic creatures, let them lose all their money in fines & prison

  4. Leave wild horses wild! Why is the US so intent on destroying its wildlife? Ranchers are vile animal exploiters – get your cattle off public lands!

  5. American Girl says:

    Dirty inbred peasants! Everyone of you both gov’t & ranchers! End this greedy act now. You are both morally & ethically bankrupt bastards! I hope karma smacks you back 1,000 fold! For every person who does this, 10 acres per horse of their land should be donated to keep them free. Shame on you fkn mutants!

  6. Shirley Lemieux says:

    It is realities like this when the general public realizes just how irresponsible and incompetent Government agencies really are. It’s like hiring someone and putting them on a salary or payroll only for them to not perform their job. This is all too familiar within Government agencies. It is a crime when the Government acknowledges that fraud is taking place within their horse adoption program and yet they turn a blind eye to it.

    • Patricia Lamonica says:

      EXACTLY SHIRLEY!!!! ALL INVOLVED ARE JUST SICK PHYCOPATHS!!!! THEY ARE KILLING THE WRONG ANIMALS!!!!

  7. Nadine brundage says:

    BLM is not doing their job to protect these Wild horses and the government is not interested in how these animals are treated . The end result is these magnificent animals are sent for slaughter and the evil, greedy heartless bastards are making a profit.

  8. Rhonda Hodgman says:

    Bureau of Land Management needs to be abolished from any and all association of these horses!

  9. The BLM has to be the most corrupt government agency there ever was in U.S. history. Wild horses and burros are federally protected so what the hell do they think they’re doing. If giving so called adopters $1000 for each horse adopted and then they turn around and resell the horses for slaughter and they’re making a profit is that not corruption. No one can tell me BLM didn’t know this! They should all be in jail!! When is our President and Deb Haaland going to do something about this!

    • Trump administration did change all of the agencies to impede them from doing their real job or abscond on the purpose of that very agency. BLM is one of the worst as I have read through the years. I think the government needs to fire the “old timers” and ask for the philosophy of the new hires to get it right what is done to animals under their control. BLM need to represent the reasonable public and not cater to the private ranchers. Biden administration has so much to do; I hope that this becomes a priority like yesterday so as to save more wildlife who were given the right to exist by nature or God, whichever one would prefer to reference.

  10. So very cruel and sick…All those responsible for these horrors need to be removed from society forever. Like in Solitary for the rest of their lives…

  11. Patricia Williams says:

    Appalling that the BLM would give these horses with No follow up. Stupidity ranks High at the BLM. Over grazed by cattle but lying and blaming the destruction on the horses. EVERY BLM employee needs to be interviewed and prosecuted if they took part in this extermination. Lies and more lies. Animals neutered by untrained people. Then dying from the procedure. Disgusting.

  12. Jaime Perez says:

    The BLM is a joke and should be done away with. They do nothing to help the animals. It’s a sickening cycle of lies and animal abuse. Leave the wild horses alone!!

  13. Paula Morgan says:

    The BLM needs to be ended and refreshed with new outlooks, and people, as they have done a miserable job. Isn’t this concept of buying and selling considered double dipping? And isn’t that against the law? Since the BLM seems so corrupt our government should end it. There are people who care and the BLM needs to find those people who are compassionate and interested in helping, not harming, those horses. After all it is their land, not ours.

  14. Agree all comments these people need to be shot

  15. Deb Haaland, Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior
    Suspend wild horse adoption program that sends thousands of precious and innocent horses to eventual heinous slaughter.
    The vile and evil American Government is an absolute disgrace paying these animal torturing murdering monsters from hell is absolutely sicking and unforgivable.
    Come on President Jo Biden stop this vile and evil sadism and evilness that is being committed against such beautiful and helpless Horses.
    The BLM is a joke and should be done away with. They do nothing to help the animals. It’s a sickening cycle of lies and animal torture, suffering and an agonising death committed. Leave the wild horses alone!! All these animal torturing murdering monsters must be shot.

  16. END this “rescue” program from HELL which in reality is a MURDEROUS FRAUD against wild horses. STOP GREEDY RANCHERS from MURDERING the most beautiful creatures on Earth! SHAME!! SHAME!! SHAME!!!

  17. lots of secrecy–BUT GOD BEHOLD THIS UNIVERSAL EARTH AND SEES ALL THE UNREST–GOD GIVE THE WILDERNESS TO THE WILD ANIMALS-AND NOW YOU GREEDY HUMANS MURDERING THESE PRECIOUS HORSES—BLOOD MONEY NEVER LAST AND THE BACKFIRE IS WORST KARMA UPON ALL INVOLVED-THIS IS WHY SO MUCH CALAM
    ITIES /DISEASES AND PLAGUES ON THIS EARTH..YOUR MONEY CANNOT PROTECT YOU OR BUUY YOUR LIFE.

  18. THE CRUEL AND INHUMANE BLM PEOPLE HAVE THEIR OWN CROOKED AGENDAS AND NEED TO BE INVESTIGATED FOR THEIR LIES AND DECEITFULNESS. THEY NEED TO BE STOPPED IMMEDIATELY. THEY DON’T CARE ABOUT OUR MAGNIFICENT WILD HORSES AND BURROS – THEY CAVE IN TO THE CATTLE RANCHERS AND TRAUMATIZE OUR WILD HORSES WITH THEIR UNNECESSARY HELICOPTER ROUND-UPS. THEY HAVE GOTTEN AWAY WITH MURDER, LITERALLY. OF MANY MANY OF OUR BEAUTIFUL WILD HORSES. THIS IS SICKENING AND UNACCEPTABLE.

  19. Ruth Rogers says:

    Signed @ 12772.

  20. All scumbags who are involved in animal abuse must have the death penalty implemented. A slow and agonizing death for these evil cretins is essential!

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