Friday, October 02, 2009
BLM employee arrested in wild horse shootings
Three horses confined in BLM corrals were shot to death by Jason Hein, a BLM employee charged with caring for them.
Synecdoche is a figure of speech which uses part of something to stand for the whole thing. This news item isn't a perfect synecdoche, but it's tempting to think of this guy and his murder of penned animals as standing for the BLM and its actions toward our wild horses.
Read on if you have the stomach for it.
(BLM photo from Rock Springs corral)
ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) - Officials with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management say a BLM employee has been arrested in connection with the June shooting deaths of 3 wild horses as the agency's holding corrals in Rock Springs.
BLM spokeswoman Lorraine Keith says Jason Hein was arrested in Billings, Mont. on Friday. Keith says he is being returned to Sweetwater County to face multiple charges.
Hein has worked for the BLM for several years, and Keith says he is currently on administrative leave.
BLM workers discovered that the horses had been shot when they arrived at the corrals on June 12. 2 of the horses were privately owned, and the third was a wild mustang that was part of a BLM roundup and was being offered for adoption.
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Terri Farley @ 7:16 AM
Why, why did they do it? Did they asnwer that question? What was their purpose, to get on the news for it? To put BLM in a bad position?
sick!Why did he do that? *ANGRY FACE*
That's just horrible.