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.

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