Avis Talks about Wild Horses, Skirts Issue of Fertility Control

In the following interview with Ed Bernstein of Las Vegas, Avis points out correctly at 12:50 that AMLs are small, deliberately set so the herds are genetically unsustainable.

While that may be true in some cases, AMLs are small relative to the available resources, with few exceptions, so ranchers can access most of the food in the lawful homes of wild horses.  That is the first major issue.

She mentions fertility control at 17:08 but qualifies it with “irreversible,” giving wide berth to products the advocates deem “reversible,” such as Zonastat-H.

Unfortunately, reversible fertility control “vaccines” don’t exist.  Damage begins with the first injection, and the cumulative effect after a few years is sterility.

The advocates know that, and have always known that, yet they lie about it so you’ll continue your financial support.  That is the second major issue.

They are frauds, stalking their cherished herds with clipboards, tablets and darting rifles, while you pay for their groundbreaking work.

RELATED: Avis Points to “Massive Priority” Affecting America’s Wild Horses.

Salt River Herd in Jeopardy Before CBD Legal Action

The Salt River Wild Horse Darting Group said in a news release dated May 25 that the herd is not ruining the environment, yet they are trying to get rid of them by poisoning the mares with a restricted-use pesticide.

This has been going on for several years, long before a coalition including the Center for Biological Diversity filed suit calling for their removal.

The advocates believe it’s one of the best managed herds in the United States, with a rescue program, a fencing program and a fertility control program that’s reduced the birth rate of their beloved herd from 100 foals a year to just one or two per year.

They are proud of this.

Instead of raising the bridge, they’re lowering the water, and you’re supposed to be angry with a coalition seeking a reduction in herd size, not a group that’s actually reducing the herd size.

RELATED: Coalition Sues Forest Service Over Salt River Horses.

For Your Beloved Ants and Roaches 10-08-22

WHBAB Educational Tour Set for Blue Wing Complex

Participants must register in advance according to today’s news release.

The Complex lies within the massive Blue Wing / Seven Troughs Allotment.

Only one of the four permittees will be active on the date of the tour.

The other three are in their off seasons.

You may want to ask your tour guide how resources have been allocated between wild horses, livestock and wildlife.

Five HMAs are affected.

RELATED: WHBAB Meeting Returning to Traditional Format.

Blue Wing Complex Allotment Map 07-30-22

Economic Benefits of Multiple Use in FY 2021

A new report shows economic output on BLM lands in FY 2021.

It was announced in a blog post dated May 23.

Which states lead the way in each category?

  • Grazing – Idaho
  • Timber – Oregon/Washington
  • Recreation – Utah
  • Renewables – California
  • Coal – Wyoming
  • Nonenergy Minerals – Nevada
  • Oil and Gas – New Mexico

The least valuable use of public lands, in terms of economic output, is livestock grazing and the greatest is oil and gas production.  Click on image to open in new tab.

An interesting exercise would be to compute economic output per acre used and show the results in a bar graph.

Economic Output of BLM Lands in FY 2021 05-26-23

Foal-Free Friday, Reinforcing the Status Quo Edition

The Colorado Wild Horse Project, now state law, codifies wild horse eradication with restricted-use pesticides.

How many RMPs will change as a result of the new statute?

How many AMLs will increase?

How much land will be returned to the horses?


The new program will help the BLM achieve and maintain AMLs, without the use of helicopters, at least in theory, giving ranchers unfettered access to cheap feed in the lawful homes of wild horses.

RELATED: Foal-Free Friday, Discussing the Undiscussables Edition.

Cattle and Horses

Salt River Advocates Accuse Forest Service of Harming Foals!

A news release dated May 25 by the Salt River Wild Horse Darting Group claims the agency has set up traps in the Apache Sitgreaves National Forest to capture wild horses at the height of foaling season.

Volunteers with Alpine Wild Horse Advocates, an offshoot of SRWHDG, documented the effort, complete with salt blocks and alfalfa pellets.

Last year the Forest Service rejected their offer to poison the mares with their favorite pesticide, and now they’re seeing a growing population, according to the advocates.

Do not be deceived as they feign concern for the horses.

Like their sponsors at the Campaign Against America’s Wild Horses, they hate them.

They hate foals.

They hate families.

They hate reproduction.

They think they have a better way and they want you to pay for it.

RELATED: Salt River Advocates Mobilize in Favor of Alpine Ranchers.

Students Learn About Darting 10-26-22

WHBAB Meeting Returning to Traditional Format

The preliminary agenda appearing in today’s announcement indicates that Day 1 will be devoted to an educational tour of an unnamed HMA in Nevada.

The event will be open to the public.

A good candidate would be the Pine Nut Mountains southeast of Carson City, an hour to the south, where advocates affiliated with the Campaign Against America’s Wild Horses are poisoning the mares with a restricted-use pesticide.

The Virginia Range, where CAAWH operates its flagship darting program, is closer to Reno but most of the land is privately owned and the Nevada Department of Agriculture is responsible for the horses.

On the bright side, the Pine Nut Mountains may offer an opportunity for Board members to observe local volunteers applying an EPA-registered pesticide

Curiously, Day 2 begins with a closed session on ethics, which should include conflicts of interest.

A notable case is that of Tammy Pearson, a Board member and public-lands rancher whose personal fortunes are tied, inversely, to the presence of wild horses in Utah.

RELATED: WHBAB Meeting Next Month.

It’s Back: Helicopter Ban for 2023

The bill would not end wild horse removals from public lands, an idea that keeps livestock operators up at night.

Instead, it would achieve more humane and cost-effective methods to gather equine populations, according to a story posted today by the Las Vegas Sun.

The text has not appeared at Congress.gov as of this evening.

Last year’s version was nicknamed the Save a Horse, Hire a Cowboy Act.

Everything went south when film from the Buffalo Hills roundup showed a wrangler—a hero in the new management method and a steward of our public lands—abusing a foal!

RELATED: New Tagline for Helicopter Ban.

Colorado Wild Horse Project Helps Ranchers, Not Horses

The state is now in the business of achieving and maintaining AMLs with pesticide-laced darts, according to a story by The Daily Sentinel of Grand Junction.

As of this morning, the bill status says “Passed,” not “Became Law,” but an approved version dated May 20 has been posted to the Session Laws tab.

All four of the state’s HMAs are targeted:

  • Sand Wash Basin – Zonastat-H
  • Piceance – GonaCon Equine
  • Little Book Cliffs – Zonastat-H
  • Spring Creek Basin – Zonastat-H

These products appear on the same EPA list as toxic chemicals.

Using them to control free-roaming herds that interfere, or could interfere, with animal agriculture is outside the scope of their registration.

In “woke” America, truth takes a back seat to ideology.

Although you stopped the roundups, you’re still getting rid of the horses, but you can feel good about it.

RELATED: Colorado Wild Horse Project to Become Law Tomorrow?

Unauthorized Use of Pesticides 05-24-23

What a Gal! Woman Rescues Horses, Takes Them to Slaughter

After her run-in with the law, maybe she’ll be content to poison wild mares with a restricted-use pesticide, as the advocates do.

She was a student at the time she took 13 horses from various people, and they were never seen again, according to a story dated May 23 by Advance Local Media.

Like the perp, the advocates tell you they’re protecting wild horses while they’re working quietly on the range to get rid of them.

Advocates are the Predators 11-30-21

SB90 Postmortem

The Nevada Independent confirmed the bill’s demise today, claiming that the measure did not succeed because of tension over land management concerns and degradation of habitat caused by wild horses.

Western Horse Watchers believes the legislators heard the not-so-subtle message of the advocates loud and clear, that wild horses are pests, and that other stakeholders just need to be patient while their volunteers get rid of them.

They owe an apology to the fourth graders at Doral Academy.

The following video from the final hearing on May 16 features a conga line of PZP fanatics testifying on behalf of their cherished wild horses.

The moral of the story: If you want to help wild horses, stay away from the advocates, especially the Campaign Against America’s Wild Horses, its affiliates, offshoots and supporters.  Everything they touch turns to crap.

RELATED: SB90 Dies in Committee?

Stock Tanks Buried

The water system was put back in service yesterday but trailcam photos from February show the tanks covered in snow, well over two feet deep.

This went on for at least three months, as “atmospheric rivers” rolled across California and into Nevada, starting on December 31.

With access to little food and water at the higher elevations, the horses either migrated to lower elevations or died.

All this as the advocates, relentless in their pursuit of the horses and desperate for the approval of the bureaucrats and ranchers, press on with their ruinous darting program, now in its fifth year, putting many of the mares at risk of sterility.

RELATED: Buried on the Virginia Range.

Stock Tanks Buried 02-25-23

SB90 Dies in Committee?

The status on NELIS as of today is no further action allowed per Joint Standing Rule No. 14.3.3.

The bill cleared the Senate but timed out in the Assembly.

The advocates did a great job painting wild horses as pests, a message that resonated with at least one member of the Committee, who asked in the May 16 hearing if any other states had invasive species as their state animal.

Video queued up to the mark, just hit Go.

RELATED: Assembly Committee Hears SB90.

Protecting Them from Removal by Getting Rid of Them with PZP

The real estate agent and PZP darter in the Minden/Gardnerville area did not submit an article for the May edition of Horse Tales, so you’ll have to settle for her testimony at the May 16 hearing on SB90.

Under her leadership, the Pine Nut advocates have snuffed out most new life, setting the stage for implosion of the Fish Springs herd.

Video has been queued up to the mark.  Just hit Go.

RELATED: Sad But Revealing Moments in SB90 Testimony.