Reposting this video for the form-follows-function crowd, such as the public-lands ranchers, who believe that wild horses, unlike livestock, should be removed from western rangelands because they serve no useful purpose and bring in no economic return. Pay attention to the remarks from 14:44 to 15:45.
“People need useless things.”
The announcement last week by the American Farm Bureau Federation said no but an article posted yesterday by Wild Horse Education says it will, not by legislation, but through the appropriations process, similar to the Burns Amendment.
RELATED: New Wild Horse Management Plan: Reinforcing the Narrative.
You know the drill: They’re overpopulated, have no natural predators, serve no useful purpose and bring in no economic return. Keep pounding those words into the psyche.
Tell your elected representative that you want to see free-roaming horses and burros on public lands in the western U.S., not privately owned cattle and sheep.
RELATED: Cheerleader Groups Endorse New WHB Management Plan.
JT Humphrey watches a mom and foal on the Pine Nut Mountains Herd Area.
The public-lands ranchers and their allies in government want them gone.
In case you don’t have two brain cells to rub together:
1. Get the horses off the range.
2. Sell their food to public-lands ranchers.
3. WHB Act nullified.
Return to Freedom, one of the signatories to the proposal, operates a sanctuary in central California. What will happen to those horses if their funding dries up?
Today is not a Friday of Lent, but it’s still a good day to abstain from range-fed beef.
In fact, any day is a good day to abstain from range-fed beef.