Catching up on wild horses
June 25, 2013
Three articles are brought to your attention to catch you up on the latest news about the misadventures of the BLM. Before you go soaring off on wings of hope that the BLM will change its ways, please realize that it would probably be easier to move Mt. Rainer to Oklahoma. The horse haters are still plotting and planing more roundups, inviting “public discussion,” which they ignore, and enjoying what seems to be complete immunity from any control from Salazar’s replacement, Sally Jewell. Our wild horses are disappearing quickly. Soon, the only trace of them will be found in “Eco-Sanctuaries,” gelded, shot full of PZP, separated by sex and unable to reproduce. – Jerry
BLM poorly managing Wild Horse and Burro Program, report concludes from “The Missoulian”
BUTTE – A recent report by the National Research Council says the U.S. Bureau of Land Management is doing a poor job managing its Wild Horse and Burro Program.
The report, which was commissioned by the BLM and released in early June, says the bureau is offering only short-term solutions to the long-term problem of managing nearly 90,000 wild horses under its care.
Specifically, the report says the bureau should use better science to estimate the number of wild horses and their effect on public land. It also says the BLM is not doing enough to check the population growth of the horses, which is growing at an annual rate of 15 to 20 percent. CONTINUED….
30 US reps want to reign in BLM’s horse budget- The Associated Press
Thirty U.S. House members are urging new Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to reform the government’s wild horse management program and its spiraling budget that they say has created an “untenable situation” for both the mustangs and U.S. taxpayers.
Arizona Rep. Raul Grijalva, the ranking Democrat on the House subcommittee on public lands, wrote the letter Thursday appealing to Jewell as a “conservationist and outdoor enthusiast” to help bring long overdue changes at the Bureau of Land Management charged with protecting 37,000 wild horses and burros on federal lands in the West. Read more
Auction sends wild horses to sanctuary — or slaughter – The Los Angeles Times
Rescuers of wild mustangs, checkbooks in hand, duel with the government and ‘kill buyers’ who seek horses for slaughterhouses. (This is a must read article!) – Click HERE
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