Do you care? or do you not…

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Yes it is a direct question; perhaps more clarification on what I’m asking for will help you out. Do you care if Wild Horses and Burros retain their protections as American icons of the West?. Think about this carefully as if you answer Yes to this question, you will have many sleepless nights, perhaps tears for them? That of course depends on how deeply you care about them. For me, I have loved horses from a very early age, have owned many, ridden many, yes even a Mustang was once mine too. Of all the horses I owned my gelded Mustang was the horse with the most personal look in his eyes, a certain way of carrying himself, clear in his intentions, beautifully wild bucking when in the pen for exercise and careful when under saddle. But enough on my Mustang, I could say so very much more about him. So looking into the past weeks on what is happening to our American icons,  amidst all of the other issues happening in our World and around the World; our icons of Freedom are being ganged up on by cattle associations, the HSUS (Human Society of the United States), the BLM (Bureau of Lame, oops sorry…Bureau of land management), and to the surprise of some RTF (Return to Freedom) whom is an advocacy group now against their protections; strange bedfellows for sure. They are all in agreement of more removals, more use of chemical sterilizations (PZP), of which is a huge subject that cannot be covered in this post. Here is a link to the proposed plan endorsed by– WASHINGTON–The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®), Return to Freedom Wild Horse Conservation, the Humane Society of the United States, and the Humane Society Legislative Fund, in concert with rangeland management stakeholders, today announced their support for a proposal on the care of wild horses and burros on U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) public rangelands. (HSUS Emily Ehrhorn).

PDF: Proposal Link:   https://blog.humanesociety.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Wild-Horse-Proposal-FAQ-April-2019.pdf

The proposal is an accelerated end to this species, their freedom gone, their families separated and pushed into totally unnatural environments. Shame on all of these organizations. We must push back! call your representatives. Go to our Advocacy page for phone numbers and or the links for more information. God Bless America, and God Bless Americas Horses and Burros, protect and preserve ALL OF THEM.

 

 

 

 

 

 

History Lessons Relearned

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So really what we intend to reveal is another fact that most people are not aware of. Often I reflect on the fact that the Bureau of Land Management has a conflict of interest. The conflict of interest is because of this…..”the Bureau of Land Management was originally first called the Division of Grazing,  later was renamed the U.S. Grazing Service in 1939. The responsibilities were to enforce the act, which leased public lands to farmers and ranchers for grazing. … The BLM was given the responsibilities of the former U.S. Grazing Service and General Land Office.the Secretary of the Interior combined the Grazing Service and the General Land Office to form the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in 1946. The BLM was given the responsibilities of the former U.S. Grazing Service and General Land Office.”(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Grazing_Service). In light of their coddling of ranching and the livestock industry it is pretty easy to see the conflict of interest here. Their ability to manage Wild Horses is mandated by this history with ranchers for ranchers and by ranchers. The Wild Horses and Burros have never been viewed by this entity as equal or getting a fair share of grazing land. As a matter of fact the greater majority of grazeable public land has been alloted for cattle and sheep over the years with removing the Horses and Burros;  the Mustangs and Burros have been corralled into a 10% allotment for their HMA’s and penned up in holding facilities to make room for Livestock! This is not what the 1971 Wild Horse and Burros Act set out to do for these native Wild Species of America; so there we have more lies, misappropriation, and downright biased management principles by the Bureau. We the People of the United States want these Native animals returned to their original land that they were on before the BLM decided to remove thousands of them. These removals have disrupted the horse herds and have created a situation that the horses compensate for, their natural order is disrupted by compensatory breeding. Now, it seems to me that instead of using PZP (Porcine Zona Pellucida)to render them sterile by too much use, or sterilization, or killing them; there should be an effort to stabilize the herds to what they once were. No more removals. Pretty straightforward, natural fertility control, yes……Mother Nature does know best! and does work! leave the Wild Horses and Burros alone; they know how to regulate their numbers; Nature dictates the course…I’ll be writing more in the coming days concerning “Compensatory Breeding” this is what the BLM has created, this is what they have designed with their lack of interest, lack of integrity, and lack of knowledge besides the principle of what is supported as fair and equal treatment of all wildlife and their needs. Onward BLM, but you are not going to kill OUR WILD MUSTANGS any longer. New Wild Horse and Burro Caretakers….PLEASE.