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“United Organizations of the Horse”… AKA United *Slaughters* of the Horse

Posted by Texas Mustang Project on May 1, 2010

I want to give some information and facts behind an attempt to sugar-coat the ugly world of horse slaughter. It may be old hat to some of you, but to others it may not. Most of us know who Sue Wallis is… The woman who is PRO-slaughter, and did the *wonderful* write up in Range Magazine… Oh! And of course, let’s not forget…   

Legislator Information for Representative Sue Wallis
Party: Republican     District: House District 52     Counties: Campbell     House: 2007-Present
Contact Information: P.O. Box 71     Recluse, WY 82725     Home (307) 685-8248     Cell (307) 680-8515     sue.wallis@vcn.com
Occupation(s): Rancher / Writer-Poet    Birth Date: 10/9/1957    Spouse: Rod McQueary    Number of Children: 7     Number of Grandchildren: 1    Religion: Unitarian
Organization(s): Recluse Community Trust, Executive Director; Wyoming Humanities Council Board; Women in Government; Partnership for America’s Economic Success-Invest in Kids Working Group; WyoAg Sustainable Agriculture Coalition; WyoLearn League for Educational Accountability and Reform Network; Wyoming Early Childhood Partnership; Wyoming Assn for Public Charter Schools; Wyoming Humanities Council; KidsFIRST 24/7 Childcare Cooperative; Recluse Community Trust
Year Committee Name Membership
2010 House Revenue Committee Member
2010 House Agriculture, State and Public Lands & Water Resources Committee Member
2010 Select Committee on Legislative Technology and Process Member
2010 NCSL – Agriculture and Energy Member
2009 House Revenue Committee Member
2009 House Agriculture, State and Public Lands & Water Resources Committee Member
2009 Select Committee on Legislative Technology and Process Member
2009 NCSL – Agriculture and Energy Member
2008 House Education Committee Member
2008 House Agriculture, State and Public Lands & Water Resources Committee Member
2008 Select Committee on Legislative Technology Member
2007 Select Committee on Legislative Technology Member
2007 House Education Committee Member
2007 House Agriculture, State and Public Lands & Water Resources Committee Member

So now that we’re all refreshed on exactly who she is, let’s take a look at ole Slaughterhouse Sue’s big idea…   

Unified Equine Programs Implementation The concept for the Unified Equine Programs was solidified at an Implementation Summit that was held in Cheyenne, Wyoming on April 2nd, 2010. This was a historic meeting of key players, partners, and potential contractors to finalize plans and begin implementation of a suite of programs providing comprehensive services to the horse industry to rescue… [Read more of this review]   

May 14, 2009 unveiled the umbrella group: United Organizations of the Horse. Sue Wallis has been quoted as stating, “We need a voice that is capable of coherently and articulately communicating to a misinformed and emotionally manipulated American public.” She is a founder of the United Organizations of the Horse. The UOH website lists the following as their Founding Leadership Team:   

Tom Arens: UOH Treasurer, Fairview Equine Center, Markleville, Indiana
Baxter Black: Cowboy Poet, former large animal veterinarian, Benson, Arizona
Buster Black: Attorney, Tennessee Walking Horses, Georgia
Frank Bowman: Illinois Horse Council, American Horse Council—State Horse Council Advisory Committee, Springfield, Illinois
***Conrad Burns: American Quarter Horse Association, Arlington, Virginia***
Jeri Dobrowski: UOH Secretary, AMillionHorses.com, AbandonedHorses.net, Montana
Dave & Stephanie Duquette: United Horsemen’s Front 541-571-7588
Dr. Patricia Evans: Equine Specialist—Utah State University, Logan, Utah
Katherine Minthorn Good Luck: National Tribal Horse Coalition, Intertribal Agriculture Council, Pendleton, Oregon
Wylie Gustafson: Singer, Songwriter, Rancher, Horseman, Lacross, Washington
Darold Holden: Horse Welfare Council, 651-454-7196
David Howell: Indiana Horse Council, American Horse Council—State Horse Council Advisory Committee 317-714-4158
Trent Loos: Faces of Ag, Loos Tales, Loup City, Nebraska
Sharon Marohl: Missouri Equine Council, Clark, Missouri
Rod McQueary: Recluse, Wyoming
Carolyn Orr: State Ag and Rural Leaders, Council of State Governments—Midwest, Council of State Governments—East West Lebanon, Indiana
Bill & Jann Parker: Parker Horse Company, Billings Livestock Commission, Billings, Montana
John Radosevich: Veterinarian, Wheatland, Wyoming
Nancy Robinson: Livestock Marketing Association, Kansas City, Missouri
Charlie Stenholm: Livestock Marketing Association, Washington, D.C. & Texas
Krissa Thom: UOH Operating Manager, Marlette, Michigan 517-388-2844
Sue Wallis: UOH President & CEO, Recluse, Wyoming, 307-685-8248 ranch 307-680-8515 cell
Jacqueline Wells: Austin, Texas
Johnny Zamrzla: California Horse Council, Palmdale, California

Just seems like too much anti-horse / pro-slaughter hands in the cookie jar… Did you note that Conrad Burns is on the Founding Leadership Team? You know, Senator Conrad Burns from Montana (R-MT)… The one who slipped a “one-page rider into the 2005 budget-appropriations bill on the eve of the bill’s congressional deadline… It removed federal protection for wild horses. When some of Sen. Burns’s colleagues found out about the rider, they were outraged. Didn’t matter. President Bush signed off on the rider while the Administration altered Bureau of Land Management rules to undercut even further wild-horse protection. The House passed a measure with broad bipartisan support to reinstate legal protections for wild horses. Guess who exercised his prerogative to block it in the Senate? That’s right, Conrad Burns, the politician from Montana. Read the rest of this entry »

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IDA v. Salazar, from Animal Legal & Historical Ctr…

Posted by Texas Mustang Project on March 18, 2010

Specifically, Section III DISCUSSION, Sub-Section B. Placement of Excess Horses in Long-Term Holding Facilities, 1. The Merits
 
March 18, 2010, From Animal Legal & Historical Center:
Case Details: IN DEFENSE OF ANIMALS, et al., Plaintiffs, v. Ken SALAZAR, et al., Defendants
Court Date: 12/23/2009
Court Citation:
Docket Number: Civil Action No. 09-2222 (PLF)
Judges: PAUL L. FRIEDMAN, District Judge
Attorneys: William James Spriggs, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, Pc, Washington, DC, for Plaintiffs. John B. Grosko, U.S. Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resource, Washington, DC, for Defendants
Appealed From:
Appealed To:
Affirmed:
Reversed:

United States District Court, District of Columbia
In Defense of Animals v. Salazar
United States
— F.Supp.2d —-, 2009 WL 4981172 (D.D.C.)Summary:

In this case, the Plaintiffs, In Defense of Animals, Craig C. Downer, and Terri Farley, attempted to obtain a preliminary injunction that would stop the defendants, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and representatives of the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management (“the Bureau”), from implementing a plan to capture or gather approximately 2,700 wild horses located in western Nevada (“gather plan”).  The Bureau wanted to corral the horses to bring the horse population under control so that it might protect the “ecological balance” of the area.  The plaintiffs contended that the gather plan had to be set aside pursuant to the Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. §§ 551 et seq., because the Bureau did not have the statutory authority to carry out the gather plan, and because the plan did not comply with the terms of the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act (“Wild Horse Act”), 16 U.S.C. §§ 1331 et seq.  The Court denied the Plaintiffs request for an injunction. 

The Court held that in order to warrant preliminary injunctive relief, the moving parties had to show: (1) that there was a substantial Read the rest of this entry »

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