Mustang Monument To Reopen This Weekend

The eco-resort owned by Madeleine Pickens in eastern Nevada will reopen on June 1, according to a story published today by The Telegram, a British news outlet.

The BLM grazing allotment attached to the Spruce Ranch, which she owns, was the site of a wild horse shooting last year.  Like the Heber wild horse shootings, no arrests have been made in the case.

RELATED: Spruce-Pequop FOIA Request Yields Little New Information, Group Criticizes Forest Service for Response to Heber Shootings.

Wild Horse Hatefest Opens in Reno

It’s a reunion of miscreants and malcontents in the wild horse world, many of them signatories to—or cheerleaders of—the wild horse management plan announced on 04/22/19: public-lands ranchers, beef producers and their allies in government.

How many advocacy groups were invited?  You know, the ones who actually care about the horses?

Probably none.  (Many of them are fraudulent anyway, preferring to see wild horse numbers decline through application of contraceptives.)

So of course you’ll hear the conference billed as a success, a win-win, with so much common ground, when in reality it’s a cesspit of greed and deceit sponsored by the cattlemen and their overlords.

Group Criticizes Forest Service for Response to Heber Shootings

A representative of the Heber Wild Horses Freedom Preservation Alliance said yesterday in a letter to the White Mountain Independent that the investigative process was “slow and lackadaisical,” noting that in the latest incident, documented by a photographer, the Forest Service never even bothered to go out to the scene to interview the witness or suspect.

RELATED: Photographer Says LE Not Taking Heber Shooting Seriously.

Chris Stewart: The ‘Horse Guy’

Actually he’s the ‘No Horse Guy’ from Utah, which he’s made clear in recent weeks by his comments and letters.  Refer to this story dated 05/23/19 by the Imperial Valley News of Imperial, CA.

The problem, of course, is too many privately owned cattle and sheep robbing forage from wild horses on public lands in the western U.S.

The solution, according to the story, is to slow or reverse wild horse population growth with contraceptives.

These people are nuts!  Whose side are they on?

There is no wild horse population crisis.  Western rangelands can support way more than 27,000 horses and burros, the figure tossed out repeatedly by the ranchers and their allies at the BLM.

But you’ll never hear that as long as the rent-seekers are in charge of the federal government.

RELATED: Republican Senators Push for WHB Euthanasia, Another Reader Blasts Stewart and Lee’s Letter, Wild Horse Overpopulation?

PZP Zealots Toot Their Own Horns On the Virginia Range

Eighty lives denied in one month, according to a guest column that appeared yesterday in the Reno Gazette-Journal, a statistic that should please any wild horse hater.

The population density on the Virginia Range is at least ten times higher than what the BLM says land in the Western U.S. can support—evidence that strongly contradicts the anti-horse agenda—and these nutjobs are out there destroying it.

Yep, it’s a win-win for everyone involved, except the horses and those fighting to preserve them.

RELATED: NDA Allows PZP Zealots Back On Virginia Range.


Burros to Be Removed from Seven Troughs HMA

BLM announced today that 200 ‘excess’ wild burros would be removed from the Seven Troughs HMA in northern Nevada and shipped to the Palomino Valley Off-Range Corrals, starting around June 1.

Bait traps will be used to effect the gather, which will not be open to public observation.

The HMA is managed for wild horses and burros, and is subject to permitted livestock grazing.  It covers 148,884 acres and has a combined AML of 202, for an aimed-at population density of 1.36 animals per thousand acres.

Seven Troughs HMA Map-1

The news release said the burros were leaving public rangelands and crossing roadways in search of food and water but did mention any such problems for cattle and sheep.

Gather stats and daily reports will be posted to this page.

Another Reader Blasts Stewart and Lee’s Letter

Refer to this letter, posted today by St. George News in response to the letter of 05/17/19 by Rep. Chris Stewart and Sen. Mike Lee of Utah.

“Overpopulation is a concocted crisis.  It is wrongful to take wild horses from the range and inject them with chemical sterilants because the rationale for doing so – overpopulation – is fake.”

RELATED: Reader Pens Rebuttal to Stewart and Lee’s Letter.