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Wild Horses sold to Kill Buyer by BLM Contractor

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new-logo25Debbie Coffey

PPJ Investigative Reporter

Director of Wild Horse Affairs, Wild Horse Freedom Federation               

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Photo by Kurt Golgart

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Debbie Coffey and Wild Horse Freedom Federation thank Animals Angels for their assistance with this investigation.

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In a telephone conversation with Jim Reeves, when asked about the 72 horses he bought as pack animals, he said “I’m told not to talk about this kind of stuff.”  He said “I can’t talk about this” and “That’s BLM business.”

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Wild Horses sold to Kill Buyer by BLM Contractor

While the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has been trying to convince the public that the BLM does not sell wild horses to slaughter, Wild Horse Freedom Federation has obtained proof that a BLM Long Term Holding contractor sold wild horses directly to kill buyer Joe Simon, who is well known for sending horses to slaughter, and who owns JS Ranch (“Farms”) in Perkins, Oklahoma.wh-nyt-roundup-kurt-golgart-blm_12-31-09

To give you a little background, the BLM uses lame excuses to remove wild horses from their federally protected Herd Management Areas while letting other “uses” take over.  For instance, BLM claims wild horses cause “degradation” to the range, but then allow oil and gas drilling (and fracking) on the same land.  The BLM uses helicopters to round up the wild horses, then puts the horses in short term holding facilities, maintenance facilities, and ultimately, ships horses to same-sex long term holding pastures, where the public is led to believe the horses spend the rest of their lives.

Jim Reeves and Lyle Anderson own Spur Livestock, and have a contract with the Bureau of Land Management for a long term holding pasture for wild horses on private lands within the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in South Dakota, as well as on Indian Trust Lands administered by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.  This facility is the Whitehorse Wild Horse Long Term Holding Facility.

Wild Horse Freedom Federation received records from the South Dakota Brand Board that reveal on 11/8/2008, while under contract with the BLM, “owner” Spur Livestock sold 34 horses with “BLM tattoos” to JS Farms, owned by kill buyer Joe Simon.

Animals Angels has written about kill buyer Joe Simon (scroll down to the 2nd article “What is the Price Tag for Suffering”) here                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           It is important to note that state brand boards do not “recognize” BLM freezemarks  

(which BLM puts on the left side of wild horses’ necks after they are captured) as official “BRANDS,” so the state brand board inspectors may completely ignore the BLM freezemarks and instead, note that wild horses have “NO BRAND.” More

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new-logo25W.R. McAfee, Sr.

Copyright  © 2013 by W. R. McAfee, Sr.  All rights reserved

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It’s hard to run with a coffee can stuck to the bottom of your foot. But not to scream.

I awoke  momentarily with my head in a lady’s lap in a pool of blood while another lady wrapped towels around my foot; remember the ether at the hospital and that’s all until I woke up in a hospital bed the next day with my foot in a cast.

I had to learn to walk again when they finally took the cast off.

A young doctor just out of med school was on duty when they brought me in.  He worked more than six hours tying nerves and whatever else had been sliced in my foot back together. Nurses brought him fresh supplies and water and kept the sweat out of his eyes.

He saved my foot and the use of it.

My family thanked him.  Profusely. More

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