Did you know America’s wild horses are indigenous?

Indigenous horses

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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One thought on “Did you know America’s wild horses are indigenous?

  1. We also should consider who’s timeframe we use in the matter of deciding how long it is that humans do not see, in this case wild horses, and then prescribe an extinct status. Were they indeed zeroed out, as that is placed into question due to the present evidence of many grazing animals lived through the ice age. And the Berings, what of the horses there, and Siberia, and the location of horse bones in the Northwest, of Siberian horses found here. And the unidentified link, DNA in the Spanish horse line? Or, is it indeed a mystery, or already identified as Siberian, or from the America’s before the ice age. Before we claim not indigenous we must be assured, through the answers to these questions, and well referenced, that we, or our imperiled government and DOI / BLM are indeed doing the correct things. Truth? They have no idea at all!

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