“My family helped settle Oregon and I’ve always liked going out into the wild to see the wild herds,” says Bob Pritchett. “Now I go out there and don’t see any. BLM is lying. The truth is they are underpopulated.”
So called “humane fertility control”, Pesticide PZP, etc. will eventually manage wild horses and burros to extinction. Overpopulation is Fake News planted to then fear monger the public with BLM’s killing/slaughter proposal yet their goal is to ultimately push for public approval of sterilization using the Problem -> Reaction -> Solution Hegelian Dialectic method. Sterilized wild horses will eventually die off leaving no more wild horses on public land. This #WildHorseWipeOut is what they want. The American public wants land and forage given to native wild horses and burros for their principal use according to the 1971 law.
Right now an independent head count is needed! Demand an Urgent Congressional Investigation and Head Count of all Wild Horses and Burros in Captivity and in the Wild: https://www.change.org/p/u-s-senate-investigate-the-wild-horse-burro-count-in-captivity-and-freedom
Marybeth Devlin reports that America’s wild horses are Underpopulated:
Per the guidelines of the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) own geneticist, the arbitrary management levels (AMLs) of 83% of wild-horse herds are set below minimum-viable population (MVP). Further, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature says the MVP should be 16 times higher for the species to survive and thrive.
Sparsely Populated: Wild horses are few and far between.
In Wyoming, BLM limits the Red Desert herds to 1 wild horse per 1569 acres that’s 2½ square miles. In Oregon, BLM restricts the Beaty’s Butte herd to 1 wild horse per 4381 acres (7 square miles). In Nevada, BLM limits the Silver King herd to 1 wild horse per 9591 acres (15 square miles). *Note: figures are based on BLM’s low AML which is their management protocol.
Fraudulent figures: BLM reports biologically-impossible population-growth-figures. Normal herd-growth = 5%. Here are just a few examples of BLM’s growth-figures:
418% — 84 times the norm — Black Rock Range East
293% — 59 times the norm — Diamond Hills South
237% — 47 times the norm — Divide Basin
417% — 83 times the norm — Nut Mountain
260% — 52 times the norm — Shawave
How many wild horses have been rounded up and shipped to slaughter?
Protect Mustangs is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the protection and preservation of native and wild horses. www.ProtectMustangs.org
Stop this atrocity!!! American people don’t want this!!
Absolutely horrible, they want to kill the ones already in holding pens, but then they already have plans to roundup more, first make any sense. Leave them alone.
They need to be left alone. Not only is this cruel and inhumane, the wild horses bring tourists that help the economy. They have been here for centuries. They do not tear up the public lands.
The story of HIDALGO is supposed to be TRUE. Enough money was earned BY A WILD MUSTANG in a race over the sands against prized horses. THIS MONEY WAS USED TO PURCHASE THE WILD MUSTANGS AND THEY WERE GIVEN TO “THE INDIANS”(Native Americans) AND THE MASS SLAUGHTER WAS STOPPED AT THAT TIME.!!!..So what makes today’s government think they can MASS SLAUGHTER HORSES OWNED BY THE NATIVE AMERICANS.??? These wild mustangs ARE THE DIRECT DECENDANTS OF THOSE THAT WERE PURCHASED. ==== Government GET OUT.!!!!
You have to act and contact your Senators and Representatives. A call telling them your position, an email, or click on the link in this article. “Numbers” of people voicing their opinion will help…not grumblings on the internet.