The article last week by Nevada Current apparently originated with an online news conference hosted by the Campaign Against America’s Wild Horses. A snippet of the presentation was included in a report by KRNV News of Reno.
Was it by invitation only? Preference was given to news outlets that would only tell one side of the story and not challenge their authority?
The event was billed as a press briefing on the Virginia Range horse program, not the Virginia Range darting program, where the advocates are systematically eliminating the herd, not with helicopters or traps, but with a restricted-use pesticide.
Kris Thompson, Project Manager for the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center, who can’t see any adverse effects, applauded the effort: “You can tell by the way they walk their bellies, their hunches are muscular and full. The ears are alert, and it’s just easy to see it’s been a real success.”
Indeed. Destruction of the ovaries, which begins with the first injection and proceeds to sterility in four to five years, is not apparent from the outside, as noted in the January 13 edition of Foal-Free Friday.
Tracy “You need to manage the numbers to fit what’s available for the horses” Wilson said the horses are living creatures and they age out, according to a report by the Las Vegas Sun, meaning that the herd is dying off, as planned.
Suzanne Roy, monster-in-charge at CAAWH and one of the panelists, indicated that fertility control stabilizes and gradually decreases the population humanely, admitting that her goal is herd reduction, not slower growth rates, consistent with the ranching agenda and the subject of last week’s episode of Foal-Free Friday.
Neither Roy nor Wilson could convert an AML to AUMs if their lives depended on it, much less compute a forage allocation for livestock in an area set aside for wild horses.
At 300,000 acres, the Virginia Range is twice the size of your average HMA and was carrying at least ten wild horses per thousand acres before the advocates got involved.
The bureaucrats and ranchers insist that public lands in the western U.S. can only sustain one wild horse per thousand acres (27,000 animals on 27 million acres), so they want this outlier erased.
The advocates, desperate for their approval, are eager to comply.
As always, they want your financial support but not your informed opinion.
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