Science and technology have proven America’s wild horses are native to this land. Their scientific name is E. caballus. Paleontological data shows that E. caballus originated in North America between one and two million years ago. DNA analysis shows the origin to be 1.7 million years ago.
Although we’ve been taught that America’s wild horses were brought over by the Spanish after a period of Ice Age extinction, today this belief is being challenged by new scientific discoveries, migration research, Native American history and contemporary investigations into the Spanish Inquisition’s censorship about the Americas. For example, the Equus scotti fossil, recently found near Las Vegas, has caused scientists to revise their thinking on the extinction and evolution of horses in America.
Even so, the BLM, the Bureau of Land Management within the Department of the Interior, refuses to acknowledge wild horses as native wildlife because they would be forced to change their management practices which are now biased toward the extractive and livestock industries.
The federal agency claims that there are too many wild horses leading to overgrazing when the truth is that commercial livestock has been documented to cause range damage.
The National Academy of Sciences reported in June 2013 that there is no evidence of overpopulation to back up the BLM’s claims for removals.
Management decisions must be based on good science. Without population studies there is no good science.
Currently wild horses are reproducing at a higher rate because they fear extinction from excessive roundups harvesting the herds since 2009. That was the same year the New Energy Frontier projects were fast-tracked for public land–the land where native wild horses live.
Population studies are essential now before it’s too late. Today, 90% of wild horse herds are not genetically viable. They are in danger of being wiped out.
America needs an intervention to save native wild horses including a moratorium on roundups, removals and population interference. We must begin scientific population studies before we loose America’s indigenous horses forever.
Contact your elected officials today. Ask them for an immediate moratorium on roundups, removals and fertility interferences for urgent population studies. Science must guide the management of America’s indigenous wild horses or they will be managed to extinction.
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