BLM Pressured To Bring Wild Horse Population Under Control (Video)

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This news story is the type of coverage the average media is doing when it comes to the subject of our American wild horses. They portray them as a nuisance, drinking water and destroying the range intended for cattle. Nothing could be further from the truth. As pointed out by Grandma Gregg on our website’s comment section, the law clearly states:

§ 4710.5 Closure to livestock grazing.
(a) If necessary to provide habitat for wild horses or burros, to implement herd management actions, or to protect wild horses or burros, to implement herd management actions, or to protect wild horses or burros from disease, harassment or injury, the authorized officer may close appropriate areas of the public lands to grazing use by all or a particular kind of livestock.

It is the over population of cattle livestock that are causing stress on the wild horses…not the other way around.
~ HfH

From: KUTV.com

kutvwildhorses(KUTV) Drought is bringing hard times to Utah’s range land and ranchers are complaining that wild horses are taking too big a share of the fodder that remains.

After a large number of Utahns complained, the Bureau of Land Management agreed to remove some wild horses from the range.

The plan is to put them up for adoption or place them on other ranges,

The BLM says they have received permission to move 200 wild horses off the range land in Utah. According to BLM officials Utah has more wild horses than the land can sustain.

The process has been slow because wild horses have friends in high places. Congress has clamped tight rules in favor of horses, so the BLM has had a hard time following its own plans.

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AUTHOR: Posted by Habitat for Horses Calaway
7 Comments
  • Janet Schultz

    Key words: “forage that is left.”. Nice that you’ve shared with everyone the law. If you are going to be a voice, you have to know where you stand.

    May 24, 2014
  • What in the hell is wrong with these Morons !!!!!!!!!!!!1. American tax Payers pay the Mustangs way , they are eating their own water and forage bought and pay for !!!!!!BLM , wheres the count of how many HORSES AND HOW MANY BOVINE MOWING MACHINES are there?????? What part of Horses DO NOT devastate the forage, Cows DO !!!! COWS WILL Eat UNTIL THERE IS NOTHING LEFT !!!! Horses move on never there long , beside s Horses bite of tops, cow rip forage out from the roots and all……. NO more BS< Just the facts PLEASE, or if you dont know find out before you make yourself look ridiculous, and dont forget these are lives you are referring to get it right !!!!

    May 24, 2014
    • Judy Lane

      How can we get your comment sent to those in high places??

      May 25, 2014
      • Dear Judy !!!! Thank You !!!!!! What i have said here should be common Knowledge to those Morons……………………

        May 26, 2014
  • Terra Pennington

    You can also add to the fact that cattle digest everything they eat so they do not even help to re-seed plants they destroy. Were as seeds will pass through a horse digestive system and re-seed plants keeping the cycle going. But I got a good idea maybe the BLM will relocate the wild horses to the public land that Bundy has been using for the last 20 years for free.

    May 24, 2014
  • PAULA DENMON

    Note to all. Your wonderful messages are going to the choir here. Go to KUTV WEBSITE or FACEBOOK PAGE to let them and their viewers know the truth…PLEASE.

    May 25, 2014
  • Maggie Frazier

    The wild horses have friends I high places??????????? What about the lobbyists, congressmen & representatives that consistently push to get slaughter brought back to the US? Are these the friends of the wild horses? Don’t think so. The public land is just that -PUBLIC- and supposedly belongs to the citizens and people who actually pay their taxes AND make up the difference between $1.35/month that these ranchers pay and the actual cost of this grazing program. For a public official to make such an ignorant statement that the horses double their population in 3 or 4 years certainly says he doesn’t actually research a subject! As for the predators – these same ranchers who take advantage of a non-functioning system (grazing allotments) have either killed or caused to be killed – most predators that normally would live in the West. They want land without wild horses – or apparently wildlife – let them BUY their own land! That seems fair to me.
    I don’t “do” Facebook so have to comment here!

    May 25, 2014