Comments made to the BLM against giving PZP to the wild Onaqui mares in Utah
Protect Mustangs, Anne Novak
The public was not informed as they should have been according to NEPA of your proposal https://www.blm.gov/ut/enbb/files/Onaqui_Fertility_Control_EA_2_18_15.pdf The scoping period’s notice was hidden, and the EA’s comment-period was cut in half. These actions show a lack of transparency on the part of the BLM and mocks the public process to participate with comments. We request you start over with a full 30 day public comment period.
We are against the outrageous proposal to forcibly drug any wild Onaqui mares with PZP- – the EPA restricted-use pesticide also known as ZonaStat-H.
We request you do not use PZP or any other sterilant or sterilizing procedures on the Onaqui mares for fertility control or for any other reason. Experimentation and roundups must stop now.
Roundups increase global warming and must stop immediately. The vehicles and aircrafts used to implement the proposed PZP programs also increase global warming as well as harm the fragile ecosystem on the Onaqui herd management area.
We endorse the no action alternative and ask that you do not remove any Onaqui wild horses as their population numbers are too low now. Land-use plans should be modified to have a higher AML ensuring herd survival and genetic variability with predators such as mountain lions protected.
Holistic management should be used from this day forward for recovery and to adhere to the minimum-feasible-management requirement of the 1971 Free Roaming Wild Horse and Burro Protection Act.
Our members enjoy observing, filming and photographing the Onaqui herd and would be devastated if the mares or fillies would receive PZP or any other sterilizing agent that will ruin natural herd behavior and the survival of the herd.
|From: http://www.blm.gov/style/medialib/blm/ut/natural_resources/wild_horses_and_burros/onaqui.Par.61788.File.dat/onaqui%20fertility%20control%20EA_4-30-15.pdfReferenced in the Salt Lake Tribune June 14, 2015: http://www.sltrib.com/home/2562089-155/blm-will-dart-horses-in-attempt|
thank you Anne Novak Protect Mustangs Friends Of Animals and all those who point out the true nature of PZP: it is a means to accelerate the extinction of our wild horses on their native ranges. Those advocates who believe otherwise are simply deluding themselves by trusting in the duplicity of the BLM. PZP is no deus ex machina which will save wild horses from roundup or slaughter. It is rather a demonus ex machina which will only accelerate both roundup, slaughter and extinction.
As noted and should be highlighted, PZP applied to fillies under the age of two especially, and to mares under the age of six in general, will damage the reproductive system and destroy any chance of reproducing normal offspring. If that is the intent of the government, and considering this is now an age of expected transparency in government actions, then that is contrary to both the scope and letter of the law. Government agencies are not above the law.
I will say it once and I will say it again, you ball-less, brainless bastards of the BLM, you allow corrupt welfare bums yse you, and you swallow half assed philosphy about an untried not truly resultant effect of a drug you wouldn’t use on your mother-in -law! What kind of dumb asses are you? As an American veteran and long lived believer in honesty and decency, to be honest if I met you people on the street, I’d smack you across your head to get some common sense in you, as that, it seems would be the only way you people would come to your senses!
Agree wholeheartedly and emphatically. There is no evidence of over-population and increasingly, quite a bit of evidence to the contrary. PZP and other chemical contraceptives are simply not a humane or natural alternative.
BLM HAS NO POWERS OVER THUNDERBEINGS,THEY BELONG TO NO MAN ,WOMAN OR CHILD, JUST AS THE STARS BELONG TO THE SKY,THE SUN, AND THE MOON TO EACH OTHERS WORLDS OF COSMIC MAGIK,MANKIND HAS LIVED IN THE DILLUSION OF OWNERSHIP OF THUNDERBEINGS FOR TOO LONG NOW,IT IS TIME TO WAKE UP, SEE THE TRUTH THRU THE VEIL OVER YOUR SIGHT, AND SEE CLEARLY THAT YOU ARE ALL ONLY VISITORS HERE AND THAT YOU HAVE BEEN GIFTED A DIVINE GIFT OF THUNDERBEINGS AND ALL ANIMAL KINGDOMS AND THERFORE HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO RIGHTS OVER ANY OTHER LIFE FORCE HERE ON PLANET EARTH,MANKIND HIMSELF WILL BECOME EXTINCT,THEN THE ANIMAL KINGDOMS SHALL ONCE AGAIN LIVE AND SLEEP IN A GENTLE CLOUD OF HARMONY,MANKIND MUST BOW DOWN TO THUNDERBEINGS AND BEG THEM TO FORGIVE THERE IGNORANCE,AND THEN DET THEM FREE, FOREVER FREE,GHOSTDANCERS 2015
I agree completely with the comments of Anne Novak and Protect Mustangs. Considering the absence of adequate public notification both in terms of information and adhering to established timelines, the arbitrary setting of appropriate herd numbers, the extreme repetitive over application of PZP to fillies, very young mares and older mares this environmental assessment and plan is purely an attempt by BLM to push through a rash, radical and totally inappropriate plan to exterminate this herd as quickly as possible.
The BLM is not above the law. They are irresponsible when it comes to our wild horses they go behind the publics back. Science says they are wrong but they continue to do their damage. It is not safe or herd viable to use PZP via darts. The BLM has a poor track record when it comes to safety and keeping our herds viable. The BLM destroy herds based on Greed, Political Influence, Cattlemen and Vindictive Behavior. Cattle feces is just that POOP! Horse feces promotes new plants from grazing in other areas.
BLM is sterilizing the mares with PZP. GonaGon is even worse.
BLM’s bareknuckled plan to prevent reproduction in the Onaqui herd with the mass application of PZP, a.k.a.the pesticide ZonaStat-H, is part of their coordinated plan to slowly but surely eradicate the vast majority of our wild horses & burros thru mass sterilization. It is well established that repeated treatments of PZP causes sterilization of mares and social chaos in horse herds. Coupled with BLM’s policy of setting AMLs (appropriate management levels) well below population levels needed to maintain genetic diversity, the aggressive PZP initiative, amounts to a perscription for extinction, -over time, perhaps as little as two decades. Any who doubt that this is their intent need only read BLM’s own policy statement known as the ‘Salazar Plan’ for confirmation.