“Let’s kill all the wild horses”

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August 5, 2013

The answer for most humans when confronted with a problem is to remove the problem by killing it. It doesn’t seem to matter if we’re discussing other humans, dogs, cats or horses – just go in and kill everything. Problem solved. No one seems interested in looking at the actual cause of the problem or changing any behavior that caused the problem in the first place.

The following “Editorial” is an example, and I certainly hope you voice your opinion in the comments section of the Denver Post. I only posted a small portion of the article, since I had rather not disgrace the pages with this kind of thinking. Just follow the link to digest the pro-slaughter propaganda. Since the comment section “refreshes” every 10 minutes, might I suggest that you copy/paste your previously created comment so it won’t be erased?

imagesU.S. must control growth of wild horse population

Denver Post

There is one fact in the red-hot debate over wild horse management that shows more than any other just how absurd the whole situation has become.

The government pays to maintain more wild horses and burros in corrals and pastures than are roaming freely on public rangelands in the West, including those in Colorado.

That’s how out of whack things have gotten as government has flailed away for decades at what is admittedly a difficult task.

A recent report by the National Academy of Sciences, which reviewed the government’s management practices, offers a realistic assessment of the problems caused by fertile herds that can double in population every four years.

And it points what we see as the only feasible solution: an aggressive birth control program for the animals to control their numbers.

Other options include allowing herds to exceed grazing and watering capacity so animals die off from lack of food and water. Not only is that cruel, it undermines ecosystems. And such a policy could affect other species that rely on those resources as well.

Another option would be to allow the slaughter of wild horses and burros that exceed the land’s natural carrying capacity — although we hesitate to even mention it, knowing full well how ardent wild-horse advocates are. CONTINUED at The Denver Post

 

 

 

AUTHOR: Jerry Finch
11 Comments
  • Arlene

    There is no horse overpopulation !!!!!! we have been lied to by a corrupt agency, that cant even count !!!!!!! it is all a Conspiracy !!!!The only problem for the Mustangs is to get rid of the corrupt agency , problem solved !!!!!

    August 5, 2013
  • I agree – it is a joke when you see a helicopter chasing down one lone horse and terrorizing it! 3 Mares were killed during this last recent round up! The BLM is nothing but a power hungry hateful bunch of what I call non-human’s! A true human being that has God in there heart and is caring and loving would never do this! There are demons among us and they run the BLM!!!!

    August 5, 2013
  • Sharon Jacobs-Salinas

    Arlene, you said it all !

    August 5, 2013
  • Sue

    Fertile herds…double in four years. Really? This is a HUGE lie that anti wild horse people repeat over and over. NOT TRUE, just like its not true about wolves.

    August 5, 2013
  • Robyn

    Posted an article on DP.

    Things are heating up!!

    Last Friday a group of us Rallied at the State Capital for our Wild Horses and No Horse Slaughter in US. The Denver/Boulder community radio come by and interviewed us…They wanted to know about Excess Horses in this Country.

    We need to keep the heat on, Rally everywhere, Call Call to the White House..
    Enough is Enough!!!!

    August 5, 2013
    • Arlene

      Keep making those phone calls and emails, dont let up flood their phone lines YES Robyn enough !!!!!!!!………………… WE WANT OUr MUSTANGS RELEASED TO THE LAND >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

      August 5, 2013
  • JanSchultz

    Has anyone heard this:
    Article from FRIDAY, JULY 16, 2010……….Keaton is going for taxpayer money to subsidize his horse killing business plan…..Apparently if you want to kill companion animals for profit, the state of Iowa will give you taxpayer money.

    DES MOINES – A state board Thursday agreed to invest $25,000 in a feasibility study for a proposed Iowa City project exploring a humane way to euthanize horses and process the meat for animal consumption.

    The state Economic Development Board gave unanimous support for a grant to Responsible Transportation, LLC, a startup company that intends to “consolidate unwanted horses across the Midwest” and put down the animals free of charge, according to DED documents. The company, which pledged nearly $31,000 for the study to be completed by July 2011, has used innovation to improve animal handling pra…ctices.

    Board member Jerry Courtney, who handled the application for financial assistance, said “I was pretty skeptical what we are doing this for” but noted the study is covered by board rules and approved by the Legislature. Courtney called the request “a fascinating project” but admitted “when I got this project, I said ‘whoa, what did you drop this on me for” fearing the issue will attract the attention of animal-rights activists.

    “This is something that is new and different to us. It will be interesting to see how it works,” added Courtney, who said the latest research indicated there are about 200,000 horses in Iowa.

    Responsible Transportation requested technical assistance funding for third-party research that will allow the company to conduct a feasibility study, plan for the development of a processing plant, perform an export analysis, and design a Website and building design. The activity will facilitate the company application for a U.S. Department of Agriculture guaranteed loan to further the business operation, according to board documents.

    According to the University of Iowa News Service, the business plan for Responsible Transport, LLC, was written by Keaton Walker of Washington, Iowa, a May graduate in industrial engineering who won a UI College of Engineering’s entrepreneurial startup award this year providing $10,000 in initial financial support. The project also won a $5,000 grand prize in the Bedell Entrepreneurship Learning Laboratory’s end-of-year competition.

    August 5, 2013
  • Debby Jusick

    No! Let’s Not!
    Maybe if the wolves and panthers weren’t all being killed, the horse herds would not be overgrowing. However, I din’t think they are. I think the cattle owners just want more for themselves! Greed is killing our wild horses! …Violently and inhumanely too, I might add!
    STOP HORSE SLAUGHTER. STOP KILLING THE WOLVES! STOP KILLING MOUNTAIN LIONS! JUST STOP KILLING! Our world is a perfect system of checks and balances. God knew what he was doing. However, every time man gets involved, entire species disappear! WTF is wrong with people????

    August 5, 2013
  • Arlene

    ALL those pro slaughter PEOPLE , kEEP YOUR GREEDY VICIOUS, BLOOD THIRSTY HANDS OFF OUR MUSTANGS !!!!!!!

    August 5, 2013
  • Deborah Vercammen

    Those that say let’s kill all the wild horses have never had a horse, never rescued a horse, never saw the heart break of those that still ship even with all of us working to save them. Those that talk like this should have to go and spend a day in a horse slaughter plant….smell the fear, see the abuse, hear the screams of the horses as they are watching their mates being tortured and killed. These people are the greedy and inhumane-soulless and spineless filth of the earth. I hope they all feel the heat of hell on them sooner rather than later.

    August 6, 2013