Congress issues contradictory orders on wild horses to BLM

Nevada wild horses






This article is painting horses as an invasive species with an insatiable appetite. Going so far as to compare them to the Asian Carp! Sometimes ignorance knows no bounds. As for the starving wild horses in Nevada, if their herds had been left intact, the wild horses would have been better able to manage themselves. ~ HfH

From: Watch Dog Wire
By: Thomas Mitchell

Budgets deny funding for activities law requires

Nevada wild horsesThe Bureau of Land Management this past week filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought against it in Nevada federal court over its failure to properly manage wild horses, as required by law, and letting the mustang population explode far beyond what the range is capable of handling.

The suit from the Nevada Association of Counties, the Nevada Farm Bureau Federation and others asks the court to issue an injunction or writ requiring federal agencies to follow the wild horse and burro law, because its current failure to do so is starving the very animals the law was intended to protect, damaging range land used for cattle grazing and taking private water rights.

“Free-roaming horse and burro herds in Nevada are frequently observed to be in malnourished condition, with the ribs and skeletal features of individual animals woefully on view and other signs of ill-health readily observable,” the suit says.

The BLM argues the suit is “nonjusticiable” because it fails to identify a single “final action” by the agency that caused damage, but rather asks the court to micromanage the BLM’s thousands of daily decisions about the management of feral horses — actually an invasive species with no natural predators and insatiable appetites.

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AUTHOR: Posted by Habitat for Horses Calaway
7 Comments
  • Arlene Aquino

    The BLM is the invasive species!!!

    July 8, 2014
  • Janet Schultz

    Darned these bigots, always skewing “public” education. Its all about prospective. I see his point on the wild ranges being overused – as an intellectual discussion but saw through his manipulation when I notice no mention of abusive public grazing practices, millions spent on reseeding fire damaged areas that are then allowed to be early grazed, lack of oversight by BLM of mines and the horrific damage they do and worse – no mention of the number of cattle and sheep that have pushed our public grasslands to the classic statuses of desert. So there was no real discussion. It is just another trash article better suited for gossip mags at the checkstand.

    July 8, 2014
  • Barbara Warner

    Another article full of lies.

    July 8, 2014
  • Nancy Albin

    We must keep hitting Obama Hard!!! Is anybody going to “The Mustang Movie” just keeep supporting & fighting hard please !! I am getting 2 mustangs today or tomorrow the guys are coming up today to tell me what i need in yard for them I am so excited!!! but we cant stop don’t let congress control this anymore!!! we have to fight harder then we ever knew we knew how !!!!!

    July 8, 2014
  • Nancy Albin

    Congress is so stupid maybe i should print & mail every letter i have of them doing the same thihng over & over again!!! they need to seee they are to repetitious to be in office suppose to be “Intelligent”

    July 8, 2014
  • Daryl

    Why can’t these idiots get any thing right.???
    Truth is some thing they avoid.

    July 8, 2014
  • Daryl

    what is wrong these BLM people can’t tell the truth? Do they know the difference of a lie or the truth? I don’t think so.

    July 8, 2014