Americans are outraged and want a real head count
San Francisco, CA. (February 19, 2017)—According to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), there is no evidence of wild horse overpopulation on public land. Deadly roundups continue based on sloppy Bureau of Land Management (BLM) estimates and fake news. A petition to investigate the wild horse & burro count in captivity and in freedom calls for immediate head counts. (https://www.change.org/p/u-s-senate-investigate-the-wild-horse-burro-count-in-captivity-and-freedom ) BLM avoids head counts because it would expose the truth.
“Why spend millions to billions on roundups, population control and hoarding wild horses in government pens when a real head count of wild horses is needed first?” explains Anne Novak, executive director of Protect Mustangs. “The public and our elected officials deserve to know how many wild horses are left in America today. Wild horse and burro overpopulation is fake news used to fear monger Congress into giving a rotten federal agency more money to spend.”
According to a press release from National Academy of Sciences (NAS) released June 5, 2013, “The U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) current practice of removing free-ranging horses from public lands promotes a high population growth rate, and maintaining them in long-term holding facilities is both economically unsustainable and incongruent with public expectations, says a new report by the National Research Council.”
Even though the NAS report states there is “no evidence” of overpopulation, those nonprofit organizations pushing dangerous Pesticide PZP need the BLM’s overpopulation myth to justify forcibly injecting wild mares with slaughterhouse pig ovaries for “birth control”. What they don’t tell the public is that Pesticide PZP wrecks havoc with the immune system, destroys natural selection, cruelly makes wild horses feel very sick, sterilizes after multiple use and some wild horses die.
The BLM continually requests funding for roundups and removals thus creating a fiscal crisis stockpiling wild horses who belong in the wild. Now the lives of these wild horses are at risk. In September 2016, the BLM’s own Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board voted to kill all the wild horses and burros warehoused in holding facilities at tax-payer expense. The public was furious. The BLM reacted to public outrage and Novak’s petition with more than 219,000 signatures on her No-Kill 45,000 wild horses and burros in holding petition (http://www.thepetitionsite.com/907/592/301/demand-nokill-45000-wild-horses-burros-in-holding/) by making statements they wouldn’t kill them. Can the public trust that the BLM and their allies won’t try to find some way to kill them in the near future?
The informed public will not tolerate killing, slaughtering or drugging America’s last wild horses with Pesticide PZP that they call a “vaccine”. The petition to defund the roundups and slaughter of America’s wild horses and burros now has more than 104,000 signatures and is growing every day. (https://www.change.org/p/defund-and-stop-the-wild-horse-burro-roundups).
“Will the BLM find a way to get rid of our last wild horses on public land?” asks Novak. “In the 90’s a huge ring of BLM employees were caught selling wild horses they adopted to slaughter. The crime against wild horses was exposed by investigate journalist Martha Mendoza, writing for the Associated Press. Who is going to catch BLM today?”
Protect Mustangs is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the protection and preservation of native and wild horses. www.ProtectMustangs.org