Friday, December 5, 2008

Here Went the Leo Heil Will Money

Leo Heil was a Nevadian who loved the wild horses. When he died, way back in the 70's or 80's, he left nearly $500,000 to the state of nevada for the sole purpose of preserving nevadas wild horse herds. Well, once the state politicians got a hold of it they had a field day for themselves that started with the creation of the State of Nevadas "Commission for the Preservation of Wild Horses" to manage the "Leo Heil Trust Fund."

Click on title above to see the piece of state legislation that created them and defines their purpose and their goals, and of course, outlines how the funds should be managed. Somehow over the years, by thoughtful and careful investment, the $500,000 was turned into millions, and in a later post I will show you what actually happened to the money, of course, the VAST MAJORITY of it NOT going to the cause of preserving Nevadas wild horses, but to lining the pockets of do-nothing bureauocrats instead.
The rest of it was used to bribe politicians in washington to allow the state of nevada to write the national policy for wild horse (and burro) management on public lands. They knew what they were doing from the start. They never liked the equines roaming the lands. They used to have a bounty on them. These are they guys that wrote the book designed to destroy our National Herds.

Here is a link to the original 1984 newspaper story, and more;

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