Wyoming began running this ad for tourism back in march of 2011 as near as I can tell. Obviously, the Wyoming board of tourism is either blissfully unaware of the ongoing activities of “Slaughterhouse Sue” Wallis, a Wyoming state representative who has a predilection for consuming horse-flesh, or maybe just hopes that you, the tourist, are not aware.
Using the imagery of our wild horse icons, Wyoming tourism encourages you to visit Wyoming and roam free! Kind of like the wild horses are meant to. I find it strange and somewhat sick that the state of Wyoming would use these icons to attempt entice visitors to the state, while at the same time entertaining ideas on how to eradicate them and possibly put them on your table.
As this video was shot with the camera’s close in, we are not able to determine just why the horses became agitated enough to charge the fence and take off running at full speed away from the pen where they were being held.
Was “Slaughterhouse Sue” approaching with a fork in one hand and a napkin in the other? Wallis, who back in November 2011 was condoning the posting of pictures of a young woman who had killed her horse and then crawled inside it for a photo op was documented by RT Fitch at Straight from the Horse’s Heart:
(Quote from Slaughterhouse Sue)
“People humanely kill an old horse, butcher it to use the good meat, and decide to have some fun with it, and take pictures.” continues this sack of trash.”
Was the BLM cranking up its horse harvesting machine in an attempt to obliterate yet another herd?
Was there another “professional” helicopter hitman attempting to land his machine on a horse’s back just for fun?
The fact is, we have no idea what made them bolt and run. But the imagery is clear and so is the message. These animals are meant to roam free and that means free from the prospect of harassment and being terrorized as the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) continues its deadly eradication campaign.
They should also be free of the “Slaughterhouse Sue’s” of the world whose interest is not healthy and enduring herds, but simply “what’s for dinner?”
I find it to be an ironic and sick message put out by Wyoming tourism:
Come to Wyoming and watch as we terrorize, capture and send to slaughter hundreds of these national icons! Save this video, by the time we are done…..there won’t be one left!