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Buyer of Wild Horses Under Investigation By State, Feds ( Missing BLM Horses )

Animals  (tags: Horses, BLM, Tom Davis, colorado, AnimalWelfare, wildlife, slaughter, law, killing, cruelty, suffering )

- 1061 days ago -
"Hell, some of the finest meat you will ever eat is a fat yearling colt," he said in an interview in May. "What is wrong with taking all those BLM horses they got all fat and shiny and setting up a kill plant?"

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Sue H. (6)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 4:48 pm
OMG!! Hope the investigation causes this frightful man many headaches and time in jail.

Roxy H. (340)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 5:13 pm
UGH this man took 70% of the Colorado BLM Wild Horses, I would like to chase him down with a Helicoptor myself... evil evil nasty person

Roxy H. (340)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 5:17 pm

here was the previous article on this guy... UGH its even worse ... sigh ...grabbing a rope

Roxy H. (340)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 5:23 pm
As the wild horse program’s situation grew increasingly dire, a new option came knocking: Tom Davis.


Davis, 64, a plain-spoken man with a sun-beaten brow, makes his living hauling livestock, but says reselling wild horses now accounts for a substantial part of his income.

By his own account, he has worked around horses all his life -- on racetracks, on ranches, and even rounding up wild horses for slaughter before the 1971 law put a stop to the practice.

For most of that time, he has lived in the tiny town of La Jara, in Colorado’s mountain-ringed San Luis Valley, just down the road from Ken Salazar, the former U.S. Senator who now heads the Department of the Interior.

“When my dad was alive we farmed their land,” Davis said of the Salazar family. “I like them. I do business with them. I do quite a bit of trucking for Ken.”

(Salazar did not respond to repeated interview requests for this story.)

On a warm morning in May, Davis gave a rambling two-hour interview on the 13-acre spread of corrals and truck lots where he lives.

Leaning against the fence of a muddy corral where a half dozen horses nibbled hay, wearing dusty overalls, Davis gave a simple reason for becoming the BLM’s main buyer.

Jason S. (50)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 6:32 pm
good posting, thanks

Kit B. (276)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 6:44 pm

I think I could have gone the rest of the day without that nasty excuse for human flesh in my mind. I'm glad they are prosecuting him, lock him up.

Danuta Watola (1244)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 2:33 am

Rock H. (254)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 6:20 pm
Thanks for sharing this Roxy!

rene davis (74)
Thursday November 15, 2012, 2:11 pm
all those involved in this scam need to pay.

Roxy H. (340)
Thursday November 15, 2012, 3:34 pm
WOW DiD you hear the update??? Salazar was going to PUNCH OUT" the Reporter!!!! When asked about the Horses! They have it all on Recording! LoL! End of the Story on Update!

Roxy H. (340)
Thursday November 15, 2012, 3:35 pm
Update: As reported first by Politico, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar threatened to “punch out” reporter Dave Philipps when Philipps asked him questions about the wild horse program and Tom Davis at an Election Day event. The Colorado Springs Gazette has posted audio of the incident on its web site. In a statement issued today, a spokesman for the Interior Department said “the secretary regrets the exchange.”

Roxy H. (340)
Thursday November 15, 2012, 3:36 pm
o.0 WOW .... :D now that's interesting...Hand in the BLM cookie jar? rolfmao!

Véronique L. (209)
Friday November 16, 2012, 7:51 am
Thanks for sharing Roxy...

Irene Leggett (0)
Friday November 16, 2012, 3:35 pm
Come on Americans, the whole world knows that the BLM first rounds-up the horses and burros off the lands so it can be passed onto their 'best friends' the fat-assed ranchers for grazing their profit-making cattle. The wild mustangs and burro are then discreetly sold to their other equally fat-assed best friends, the kill-buyers. These despicable men then, very very quietly sends the animals to Canada or Mexico where they are slaughtered in the most brutal and inhumane ways imagineable. The horse-flesh is then exported for human consumption. Lots of puppets and lots of back-handers!!!

June M. (124)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 11:03 am
noted..thanks for posting Roxy

Steve S. (67)
Tuesday November 20, 2012, 2:14 pm
Salazar going to get his rear fired for this .. well, maybe not.. he seem's to keep going on like the energizer bunny. We MUST get the Lands back from the Ranchers! Everyone has to make this a Priority!
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