Its been awhile since I felt this compelled to write on my blog again, but with what the BLM (Bureau of Land Management) is doing it was time to tell on them once again. In the link above the posting from the BLM lists all of the recent gathers they have completed. As you can see they are removing way too many of them. They have removed so many that now they are asking for the public to provide short-term holding facilities on private land. Of course, this in my and others opinion is to appease the cattle ranchers who recently threatened the government entity with removing the horses themselves and ultimately leading them to slaughter. That is exactly what was done……..please read http://protectmustangs.org/?p=6775. If it wasn’t for this organization they would have all been slaughtered! The ranchers needs and wants are coming before the Wild Mustangs benefit. This is wrong for many reasons but the most important reason is that the Wild Mustang belongs there by heritage, by law….the cattle do not. If there is a drought in the west and there is competition for resources from all wild animal inhabitants; the answer is to remove the cattle that are outsourcing the land, leasing the right to graze on public land, and taking precedence over the rightful inhabitants. Protection for the Mustangs, remove the cattle. A simple solution that needs to be carried out. No renewed leases for ranchers, remove the problem; not the Mustangs.