Written by: Heather Clemenceau
In a brazen move that would make Sue Wallis proud, the AQHA has sent to its Canadian members, a propaganda piece that insisted that the S.A.F.E. Act would create a “hellish demise” for horses, of “starvation, abuse and neglect.”
It’s difficult to imagine such contrived ignorance exists to such a degree outside of the BLM itself when it comes to wild equines. Yet in the massmail entitled “Unsafe Consequences,” the group specifically mentions the “overpopulation” of the wild horses and burros, juxtaposing the costs of the BLM holding facilities with the convenient way of eliminating the problem – restoring slaughter to the United States! Not only is the wilfully-blind AQHA on a non-stop crusade to promote slaughter for their own breed, they’re encroaching onto the issue of protected wild horses and burros – a comprehensive extermination campaign designed to eliminate all “undesirable” equines.
Here is an excerpt of the “facts” they present in their massmail, which can be read here and is included below.
The Government Accountability Office reported that about 138,000 unwanted horses were transported to processing facilities in 2010.
The United States Department of Agriculture reports that 144,000 horses were transported to processing facilities in 2014.
USDA reports that there are nearly 50,000 wild horses and burros on Bureau of Land Management land, which is 22,500 more than what that land can naturally support.
USDA also reports that there are more than 47,000 wild horses and burros in short- and long-term holding facilities.
The cost of the wild horse and burro program – $77,245,000 in fiscal year 2014 – is coming out of U.S. taxpayers’ pockets.
If this enrages you, please take a moment to send a response to them below or via their contact form:
P. O. Box 200
Amarillo, TX 79168
American Quarter Horse Association
1600 Quarter Horse Dr.
Amarillo, TX 79104
8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Central