OpEd – Jerry Finch – The Full Report

There are times when a link to a news article just doesn’t make it. You want more and, in this case, the full report by the Department of Interior should give you enough to know that our system is far past being broken. The lives of 1,794 horses were destroyed and the general response is – “Eh?” This is our government? This is what we get in response when the BLM is caught lying, stealing and killing?

There is no worse form of corruption than when the eyes of law enforcement turn away from the crime, when those with the power to do something don’t do anything. Davis walks and no one says a word. Those at the BLM claim they didn’t know, taxpayer money wasted so Davis could put money in his pocket, The BLM is happy, the killer-buyers are happy. And what of the lives of 1,794 once wild and horses?

Another bunch of politicians scream and yell about how they will stop this and do that, all to convince you to elect them to office or put them back in office. Perhaps even more amazing is that we, the public, hand money to them, support their election, then act shocked when the SAFE bill remains buried and the fully corrupt BLM reigns without so much as a reprimand..

I don’t know about you, but I’m responding to every politician requesting a donation that I will only give financial support IF they make a public statement in support of ending the slaughter of horses. Say something, and they will have my full support. And who has responded? I think you know the answer.

The silence is deafening.

Click here to view report:
Investigative Report of Bureau of Land Management Wild Horse Buyer

AUTHOR: Jerry Finch
  • Arlene Aquino

    Promise us anything and everything and give us NOTHING when elected or re-elected. How do we get the attention of someone who cares, who can do something for the horses? Who can show that the BLM does nothing for the animals, just takes money from the ranchers and taxpayers. Just sickening.

    October 30, 2015
  • mustang man

    Depends which side of the fence you are on as to being broken or not. If you are on the side with the horses and a way to get rid of them and the side that takes them to slaughter it appears the system is working just fine, exceptional fact is. This is a great example of why advocates need to bitch less and get jobs with the BLM/Forest service. We complain while we let the keys to the chicken coop be put into the hands of the slaughter plant. Stop expecting a system that works fine for the other side to work for you, be realistic people. Instead change YOUR life plans. If it means enough to you then make those changes that you can by working on the inside. Your voices are useless as there is nobody but yourself’s listening to them. You think its bad now just wait until we get a republican ( Capitalist fascist otherwise) in office this next go around, you are fgoing to see the selling off of public lands, oil rigs and mines everywhere. Cattle will be our least worry.

    October 30, 2015
  • Jan Mac

    In response to Mustang Man,I being a conservative resent you making this a political argument. When you do you perpetuate a myth that no Republicans care about animals and therefore doom anything constructive from ever being accomplished. I’ve spent a lifetime rescuing animals.I have a farm full of rescues. I am so sick of the stereotypes that divide. Remember it’s about the horses welfare, it’s not about your personal opinions or leftist leanings. United we stand for the horses constantly divided we accomplish nothing.

    October 30, 2015
      • Daniel Cordero

        Charlie Stenholm and Salazar come to mind but we can find others, if we look for them. Still, what should be noted here is that ideology is not of relevance.

        BLM crimes took place under governments of both signs and both did little to prevent them or clean up their act. That’s because elements of the establishment that really call the shots infiltrate on all instances of power and politics and manipulate everything for their own gain. This is by definition a corporativist, vertical state.

        Ideology is just a tool to justify the power structures of a set social order, or more accurately these days, a tool to keep the show going as there are very little difference between both politicians in most isssues is most of the time minimal.

        But most importantly, horses couldn’t care less about ideology. Perhaps we should do like them.

        October 30, 2015
  • Debbie Stoutamire

    I totally agree with mustang man on one point. Get inside the BLM or forest service – get a job with them, and take them down from within. That’s the only way any thing will get done – politicians lie, they always have, and they always will.

    October 30, 2015
  • Maggie Frazier

    It really doesnt do any good to blame one political party more than another. After all, we KNOW, politicians are as responsible as the BLM no matter which party it is.
    After reading the “investigation” – I have to admit its baloney – covering your ass – as usual. Theres no excuse for this kind of illegal (to say the least) behavior being allowed to continue.
    I do wonder just how much an individual employee of the BLM would be able to do with the current mindset of what seems to be the whole department. But then, it sure would be worth a try!

    October 30, 2015
  • Supaloma

    Having been a government employee who stepped up as a voice for animals, I assure you that the ‘managers’ find it quite easy to ignore employees who speak up for them. They insulate themselves with the other good ol’ boys and just transfer your butt elsewhere. It would require many sympathetic employees climbing through the ranks to change this tide of lies.
    I like Mr. Finch’s plan. I do contribute to a
    politician. But I will respond with a request to all further donation requests: just mention you want to stop the slaughter of our horses and I will double my donations.

    October 30, 2015
  • Daniel Cordero

    But more important than getting a gig at BLM (responsibility posts are reserved for folks with “credentials”at or that guarantee that they will not interfere with the ole boy system and they will force you to obey their orders) is that people, a lot of people “get out” and protest… in the streets, at BLM pens, at round up sites, in the press and when voting next year, but particularly over the phone when you call your reps.

    If there is anything BLM bureaucrats detest more than wild horses is controversy. Had a couple thousand people showed up in every big city asking for Davis prosecution this punk (because that’s what he is) and his cronies would be already serving time where they belong: jail.

    They do what they do because they know they can operate in impunity. That’s got to change.

    October 30, 2015
  • Donald Graham
    October 31, 2015
  • Sue

    David Cordero is absolutely correct. Until horse organizations ORGANIZE and perpetuate civil disobedience, the horses will die. If you are not familiar with Sea Shepherd, check out their webpage. THAT is what we need to do for horses.

    October 31, 2015
    • mar

      Thank you, Sue.

      November 1, 2015