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.
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.
The BLM released fourteen wild horses today into an area burned by the Soda Fire in 2015, the first of three such groups to be returned to the HMA. Refer to this report by KTVB News of Boise. Includes video.
RELATED: BLM Returning Horses to Hardtrigger HMA.
UPDATE: Added video by IDFarmBureau. Note the reference at 1:44 to the ‘allotment.’
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.
How many wild horses have been hunted down and killed by oil companies?
How many wild horses have been shipped to slaughter by mining companies?
How many wild horse herds have been wiped out by timber companies?
But the ranchers have done all of these things and more, with the blessing of your precious government.
The system that came through on 05/26/19 brought snow and freezing temperatures to the higher elevations in the west, more like what you’d expect in November.
Trailcam caught some Virginia Range mustangs playing near the water tanks just before sunrise on 04/30/19.
On Corolla Beach (Outer Banks, NC) with Christina Welch.
Daybreak on the Virginia Range. Water supply to tanks was restored on 05/04/19.
It’s nice that they can do this but the goal of wild horse preservation must be to keep them on their home range—public lands in the western U.S. Special thanks to C&F LTD Worldwide for the video.
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.
A guest column appearing today in the White Mountain Independent, written by the woman who witnessed the incident, questions the integrity of law enforcement agencies involved in the case.
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.
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.
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.
“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.”
Not one word about public-lands ranching! Western rangelands can support way more than 27,000 wild horses but not if your goal is to fill them with as many fee-paying animals as possible (privately owned cattle and sheep).