Protect Mustangs is against cruel research on wild horses and burros. Population ecology can be done through noninvasive observation of the herds without harassing the wild horses and burros with roundups and radio collars. The BoLM is either too lazy to do this or just enjoys torturing our icons of freedom to “experiment” on them. Wild horses and burros need to be left alone, period.
Here is one research proposal surely there are others: http://on.doi.gov/2aF2iCb
The following is from a BoLM press release:
Salt Lake City, Utah—Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Utah Wild Horse and Burro Program will be working collaboratively with scientists at the United States Geological Survey (USGS) Fort Collins Science Center to conduct several wild horse and burro research projects. The research is being done partly in response to the 2013 National Academies of Science (NAS) report that recommended science-based management of free-roaming equids within the BLM Wild Horse and Burro Program.
The NAS report recommended acquiring population ecology information on wild burros to better understand their demographic parameters and improve their management, since there is remarkably little published literature on wild burros. Two research proposals include the Sinbad wild burro Herd Management Area (HMA) managed by the Price Field Office. The first study, which has been approved, would test population survey techniques for burros and identify and develop new techniques that can be applied across wild burro ranges of western rangelands. The second proposed study would study the demography of free-roaming burros to provide data for population modeling, to improve management of wild burros, and to contribute to a better understanding of the ecology of wild burros.
The NAS report also recommended research be done on wild horse demography and ecology, and highlighted the utility of statistical models for improved management. Studies to support this approach are being proposed for the Frisco HMA, managed by Cedar City Field Office, and the Conger HMA, managed by Fillmore Field Office. Specific questions approved in the research for the Conger HMA include quantifying the impacts of sterilizing a portion of male horses in the population and how treatment impacts their behavior and ecology.
Research on both wild horse and wild burro HMAs may include looking at the fertility, fecundity (reproductive rate), recruitment rate, age-specific survival and mortality, habitat selection, movements, habitat range; and their behavior and ecology at the scale of both the individual and population levels. We expect these studies to support and contribute to the management of wild horses and burros.
Price, Cedar City, and Fillmore Field Offices have begun initiating the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) analysis of the research proposals. The public review and scoping period for these proposals are anticipated to begin early in the fall of 2015.
To learn more about the program, visit the BLM National Wild Horse and Burro website at www.wildhorseandburro.blm.gov.
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Protect Mustangs is an organization who protects and preserves native and wild horses.
The BLM is out of control and have lost their effectiveness due to corruption, lack of monitoring by any other Goverment agency. Wielding their power over public lands against the will of a vast majority of people, killing off and rounding up our public treasures to make room for what the People willing to pay them want. OUT OF CONTROL . All you have to do is research to find they are putting out false data and information to pull the wool over America’s eyes.
In history we have seen examples of many groups who experienced the hate and evil of experiments cast upon them by the “perfect race” ——-the settlers arriving with blankets to the new americas—- cloning to perfect a race free of all disabilities. What does this have in common with now, today? A part of the government we the voting people fund, have taken upon themselves the right to butcher and murder under the assumption they can make the natural lives of wild horses, here before any of us, —— better???? What lands in natural disaster before us—–when we play God—is bound by the universe to find us again.
I call bullshit…. Your so called spaying is ridiculous and cruel… Are we truly a barbaric country that inflicts intentional pain and suffering on other living things? These horses belong to us… United States of America.. they are our history… Need a different approach….
Our Nations Iconic Wild Horses are already practically endangered! Stop harassing our Wild Horses! THEY ARE ALL OF OURS! ON OUR PUBLIC LANDS! THE PUBLIC LAND DOES NOT BELONG TO THE GREEDY LIVESTOCK INDUSTRY!
The transformation is almost complete!! I urge the world to feast their eyes on the so-called “BLM”, undergoing their self-transformation to the new Nazi regime!! Just look at the similarities between the former evil group and this new evil corrupt group!! Both are hell bent on eradicating a targeted group of beings. Violently rounding up their victims, killing many in the process! Imprisoning their victims in concentration camps, in the most horrible of conditions! Next comes the heinous, vile Dr Mengele-type experiments on these poor souls! Both groups don’t want the world to know what they are actually trying to accomplish, so it becomes necessary to spew propaganda that they hope will give them a favorable image! Nazi propaganda minister, Joseph Goebbels, had a favorite saying….”If you tell a lie big enough, and keep repeating it, people will eventually believe it”. Well now, the BLM/Nazi regime has certainly jumped on that idea, eh? Their evil agenda is as follows…1. Lie to the American people and say the wild horses and burros on public lands are overpopulated. 2. Lie to the American people and say PZP (aka dead pig ovaries) is safe for the horses and burros and will keep their reproductivity in check. 3. Lie to the American people and tell them that performing heinous, dangerous, painful, sterilization experiments on these animals is necessary. 4. Dole out payoff money to individuals and groups such as, HSUS, SRWHMG, Cloud Foundation and many others, to get their favorable endorsement of PZP. And lastly, 5. “Manage” the wild horses and burros to EXTINCTION!!!!!
The BLM/Nazi regime is beholden to the livestock/gas/mining/fracking industries and must clear OUR public lands of all sources of competition for natural resources. After all, they have been paid handsomely to do just that!
Do you suppose any of these bringers of degradation, lie awake at night and have even the slightest twinge of guilt? People like that never do. Somewhere along the way, they forgot that, in the end, only love and kindness matter.
After further thought, I would like to add the following…..let’s take a good look at this BLM/Nazi regime. It seems to me that this so-called “government” agency is nothing more than the livestock industry itself!! Yes, the livestock industry, with their HUGE and unfounded sense of entitlement! In their minds, all public lands are for their use only. They feel, the public lands that belong to ALL Americans, should be accessable only to their environment-destroying livestock! Never mind the fact that wild horses and burros are protected by laws! Those bastards want that land and they want it now!!!! Kill all other wildlife, they are not entitled to any water or grass! Millions!! They must make their millions!!!!! Too bad when all of them die from heart attacks or cancer or any other maladies, and they are laying there dead in their coffins, all their money won’t matter, now will it!!
The evil bastards who fly the helicopters and most likely get sexual satisfaction from bumping the animals, making them fall and break their legs or neck, so so similar to Nazi SS who terrorized the Jewish people! I wonder if they go home at night and kiss their wives and children as though they’ve done nothing wrong???