While many people are focused on the memorandums issued by the BLM this week to (cough) humane care and access, we are trying to continue to address these issues in court. THREE active cases (all carried by Wild Horse Education and no other group or organization) are heading to hearings that address inhumane conduct and the highly controlled access to information on the handling of wild horses and burros. Coincidence that BLM releases the memos as we go back to court in a string of three TRO wins and an Injunction?
Working with a lawyer TODAY, that we can not pay so we have very limited time with him, on a response to Owyhee (that is still very much alive regardless of what the blow hard egoists say that who knows what their agenda is… but it is NOT wild horses).
WHE wants you to see what we are reading. This is how the DOJ (lawyers for BLM) responds to our assertion (and BLM’s admission) of NO DATA. (YES this case addresses BLM’s authority to remove horses over a ten year period in Owyhee as well as inhumane treatment):
“horses “shall” be removed “immediately” once the Secretary determines, on the basis of whatever information he has at the time of his decision, that an overpopulation exists.”
Are you angry yet?
BLM continues to assert that they are humane. We provided expert testimony (and have more to present) that BLM is not humane to ANY standard of equine veterinary practice. BLM states “when specialists express conflicting views, an agency must have discretion…” that even if the court were to listen to us BLM claims all discretion to determine what is right.
Are you angry yet?
In a footnote on page 11 BLM has the sheer audacity to claim that my video is “selective.” Below is my video on the barbed wire and then BLM’s. Can you decide who is selective when BLM omits the entire event?
In the SYSTEM WE ARE GIVEN we must present an argument cited in case law. Screaming “aw give me a break!” will get us the credibility of mud wrestling in a local tavern on a Saturday night. BLM repeats propaganda and the “because we say so” lines so often we want YOU to see what the legal line actually looks like. Trust us we want to just fall on the ground and cry “Judge if you have seen what we have” and then just sob that BLM LIES, but we can’t. Click photo below to read JUST the reply brief, we will spare you the litany of declarations from pro-slaughter vets and BLM’s Al Shepard, that was NOT even present.
Most likely our answer will be filed just before midnight as we ALWAYS have a time crunch as our funding is so low our attorney works in only the time he can spare and WE assist in all research documents. WE have three active cases and roundups. We are doing our very, very best…. with what we have under an extraordinary extra burden of those trying to subvert the work and call themselves advocates.
Are you angry yet? We are.
Just so you all are aware BLM is very cognizant of the rift in the advocate community. It was once said by a BLM official that the advocate community was nothing to worry about, they defeat themselves.