McCullough Comments Pass Two Thousand

Changes that actually help the horses, such as managing the HMA principally for them, as specified in the original statute, cannot be made through a gather decision.

The advocates and their drones apparently don’t understand that.

Comments on the project, which consists of a scoping letter and nothing else, will be accepted through February 7.

A sigh of relief will go up when that day arrives.

McCullough Comments Pass 2000 01-31-23

RELATED: Advocates Push McCullough Comments Past One Thousand.

No Reason to Oppose SB 1057?

A news release dated January 28 by the Salt River Wild Horse Darting Group says the only reason to disagree with the bill, which calls for humane management of the beloved Alpine herd, a euphemism for inhibiting the mares with their favorite pesticide, would be if you enjoy seeing wild horses go to slaughter.

Sorry, but here are ten reasons why we oppose your stupid ideas:

  • Barren mares
  • Confused stallions
  • Increasing death rates
  • Shrinking herds
  • Injuries and infections
  • Abnormal sex ratios
  • Massive human involvement
  • Disruption of natural order
  • Sterility
  • Subordination to livestock

All of these are attributable to the Montana Solution.

As for the full range of wild behaviors in a natural setting, forget it.

The advocates care far more about their standing with the bureaucrats and ranchers than they do about the horses.

Their long-term goal is to be leaders in the wild horse removal industry.

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

For Your Beloved Ants and Roaches 10-08-22

Barren on the Virginia Range

No youngsters in this band.  The mares should be heavily pregnant by now, at least some of them, but the advocates have blocked this essential part of their existence.

With the darting program moving into its fifth year, many of the mares are at risk of sterility and the herd is dying off.  That’s how the advocates save wild horses.

Before they got involved, the Virginia Range was carrying at least ten wild horses per thousand acres, ten times higher than the target rate of the bureaucrats and ranchers, who want this outlier erased.

The advocates are eager to comply.

The Nevada Department of Agriculture and the Campaign Against America’s Wild Horses, to whom you provide financial support, are responsible for the destruction.

Photo taken January 28.

RELATED: Virginia Range Crimefighting Update for December.

Barren on Virginia Range 01-28-23

Salt River Advocates Mobilize in Favor of Alpine Ranchers

Although 43 wild horses were shot dead in October, as indicated in this story by the CBS affiliate in Phoenix, the losses will be much greater if the advocates have their way.

The bureaucrats want the horses gone.

The ranchers, whom they serve, want them gone.

The hunters and biologists want them gone.

So, the advocates, working in concert with state legislators, have drafted SB 1057, which would spread their ruinous darting program into the Apache National Forest.

Their ringleader, interviewed for the story, has already admitted that she’s getting rid of the Salt River herd with the Montana Solution.

Alternative C in the scoping newsletter for the livestock plan at TRNP may provide a solution that satisfies all of the stakeholders: Now that the herd has been thinned by shooting and trapping, a fully contracepted (sterilized) herd could be achieved and the horses could stay in the forest to live out their lives, a task for which the advocates are eminently qualified.

RELATED: Alpine Horses Killed Because People Saw Harm They Caused?

Advocates Push McCullough Comments Past One Thousand

What do they think they’re going to accomplish?

McCullough Comments Exceed 1000 01-26-23

The project will protect ranching interests and enforce the specifications of the land-use plan over a ten-year period by gathering and removing excess animals to the low end of the AML while thwarting population growth with pesticides, including alternate treatments for mares not responding to the Montana Solution.

Is that what they don’t like?

They’re all in if the government ruins the mares with PZP but not with Gonacon or other technologies such as IUDs?

RELATED: McCullough Peaks Tops ePlanning Most Active List.

McCullough Peaks Forage Allocations 01-14-23

Wailing and Gnashing of Teeth at Pine Nut Mountains?

The January edition of Horse Tales has been published, along with another column about wild horses by the real estate agent, PZP darter and pleader for the public-lands ranchers in the Minden/Gardnerville area.

As you read the article, which begins on page four, how many of these underlying beliefs can you identify?

  • If we get rid of them, they can stay
  • We’re protecting them from removal by getting rid of them with PZP
  • If we don’t get rid of them, the BLM will
  • We’re changing the way wild horse herds are managed, not their land
  • You have to manage the numbers to fit what’s available for the horses

The writer says the reproduction rate has been reduced by over 90% and there are very few livestock competing for the range.

The majority of the acreage is in pretty good shape.  The areas in poor condition are either privately owned or on BIA land.

The National Data Viewer tells a different story.

The HMA, with the orange border, is half the size of the HA, shown in black.

Almost all of the acreage is subject to permitted grazing (green).

There is no BIA land in the area identified for wild horses.

Like the Campaign Against America’s Wild Horses, the Pine Nut advocates work hard to protect ranching interests, not wild horses.

The Virgina Range, site of world’s largest darting program and magnet for dozens of nitwits, is just a few miles to the north.  Click on image to open in new tab.

RELATED: Pine Nut Advocates Not Playing for Home Team.

Resource Management in Pine Nut Mountains 01-24-23

Advocates Behind Surge in McCullough Peaks Comments?

The comment count as of mid day was 344, compared to 267 yesterday morning.

Perhaps the advocates drafted a form letter and gave it to their drones to flood the project with the same comment?

“Less trapping, more darting.”

The Clan Alpine scoping period, which closes today, received just 19 comments.

RELATED: McCullough Peaks Now #2 in Top 5 (Most Active) on ePlanning.

Advocates Behind Surge in McCullough Peaks Comments 01-20-23

PZP Doesn’t Grow on Trees

A story dated January 18 by WIRED magazine explains how undercover video of gas chamber operations was obtained from a meatpacking plant in Vernon, CA.

The facility is owned by Smithfield Foods, a producer of pork controlled by the Chinese conglomerate WH Group.

The footage, showing how pigs are suffocated in an oxygen-deficient atmosphere, was copied to the interloper’s Vimeo channel.

In the following example, the animals are pushed into a cage which is lowered into the chamber where they die.  The camera was attached to the cage.

After a few minutes, the cage comes back up and they are dumped out for processing.

Is this where the folks at the Billings School of PZP Darting and Public Deception get their pig ovaries?

Who knows.

But the production process starts in plants like this.

McCullough Peaks Now #2 in Top 5 (Most Active) on ePlanning

The rankings change minute by minute but here’s a screen image as of this morning.

McCullough Peaks Second Place in ePlanning 01-19-23

Comments must comply with land-use plans.  If livestock receive four times more forage than the horses and you request a reduction in grazing activity, your comment will be dismissed out of hand.

“Such changes cannot be accomplished through a wild horse gather decision.”

If you express support for the project, which will keep the pests in check so ranchers can access most of their food, the response will likely be “Thank you for your comment.”

RELATED: McCullough Peaks Takes Third Place in ePlanning Top 5.

McCullough Peaks Takes Third Place in ePlanning Top 5

The rankings change minute by minute but here’s a screenshot as of this evening.

McCullough Peaks Third Place in ePlanning 01-18-23

The purpose of the project is to minimize the herd size over a ten-year period, so ranchers can access most of their food.

Suggestions that would help the horses, such as confining the ranchers to their base properties in a year-long off season, are outside the scope of the project.

Offering to provide an aggressive darting program at no cost to the government would likely receive a favorable review.

Oh wait, the advocates are already doing that.

RELATED: McCullough Peaks Makes Top 5 (Most Active) in ePlanning!

Improving Public Perceptions of Public-Lands Ranching

Public-lands ranching is government dependency and redistribution of wealth, hallmarks of liberalism and the domain of the Democrat Party.

The practice can’t be defended from an economic viewpoint, as each AUM sold to the ranchers brings in $1.35 in grazing fees while the government spends around $150 to care for the horse displaced thereby.  (One AUM can sustain one cow/calf pair or one wild horse for one month.  The cost of off-range holding is $5 per day or more.)

Undeterred, the folks at the Berryman Institute have embarked on a plan to help the ranchers and improve their image, as explained in this presentation by director and front man Terry “Can Cougars Eat Their Way to AML” Messmer.

References to Celeste correspond to the presentation by Celeste Carlisle, Chair of the Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board, in cahoots with the ranchers up to her eyeballs.

Most advocates will concur with his observation that you need to put the crosshairs on the mares, not the foals.

The wild horse and burro program has been a drag on the grazing program for 51 years.

RELATED: Better if They Weren’t Even Born.

Why Are We Sickened by Images of Orphaned Calves and Foals?

The story in Colorado Politics of a calf calling for its mother, who had been gunned down by Forest Service personnel or their agents, carried to the scene by helicopter, is sad and terrifying as the author suggests.

Then there was the foal put down on Day 4 of the 2021 Jackson Mountains roundup not because of a pre-existing condition, but because it was an orphan.  The BLM later edited the report to conceal the incident.

Why do these events make us sick?

Could it be they’re an affront to our innate understanding of family, and the importance thereof, written on our hearts by our creator?

Sodomites with Pet Children 01-16-23

Not the twisted notions promoted by liberals, such as two sodomites and their pet children, or the mergers and acquisitions of divorce and remarry, but the uniting until death of husband and wife in the holy sacrament of marriage and their subsequent cooperation with God to bring forth the future inhabitants of heaven.

RELATED: Unauthorized Livestock Shot by Government Thugs?

Unauthorized Livestock Shot by Government Thugs?

The Forest Service has the authority to gather and remove estray cattle, not shoot them, according to a column posted this morning by Colorado Politics.

The incident occurred last spring in the Gila Wilderness of the Gila National Forest in New Mexico.

The Western Watersheds map puts it adjacent to the Apache National Forest, known for wild horse shootings, near the Arizona state line.

The Heber WHT, also known for such incidents, is to the northwest, and the Bordo Atravesado HMA is to the northeast.  Click on image to open in new tab.

Gila Wilderness Map 01-16-23

The killing of escaped livestock in New Mexico opens up a new possibility in the Arizona shootings: The feds did it, or they were involved in it, which explains why the cases will never be solved.

The 2018 Spruce-Pequop roundup in Nevada started with the shooting of eight wild horses and the BLM knows who did it, making them complicit in the incident.

Resource Needed

A site is needed to help the advocates manage their decline into oblivion.

They’re wrong about almost everything in the wild horse world.

Most of their ideas help the cattlemen, not the horses.

Protect Wild Horses from Advocates 08-29-21

They’d never recommend their darting programs for privately owned livestock, only the animals they claim to protect.

Of immediate need is professional counseling, with tips and advice leading to the acknowledgment of their errors, including the solicitation of money under false pretenses and their desire to be respected by the bureaucrats and ranchers, not you.

History of Wild Horse and Burro Program 12-01-22

Instead of bucking the long-term trend in resource management, indicated by the chart above, they go along with it.

One of their leaders spilled the beans last year with this remark: “You need to manage the numbers to fit what’s available for the horses.”

Are they defeatists or what?

You can have your wild horse and burro program as long as it doesn’t interfere with the grazing program.

RELATED: Fix, Sell or Close: What to Do About the Advocacy Groups?

Better if They Weren’t Even Born

Here is your chair of the Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board, a PZP fanatic and leader of two working groups at the FREES Network, a ranching advocacy group hosted by Utah State University Extension, preaching the overpopulation narrative and fertility control gospel at The Wildlife Society’s 2022 Annual Conference in Spokane, WA.

Although the remark about “learning to love and understand people who are completely opposite of what you might be thinking” was probably a reference to the public-lands ranchers, it also applies to those of us who actually care about the horses and want them managed according to the original statute.

Return to Freedom was a signatory to the ill-advised “Path Forward” of 2019, a plan that put ranching interests far above those of wild horses—in the lawful home of wild horses.

The underlying belief, never acknowledged by the advocates, is that most of the forage in areas identified for wild horses should be consumed by privately owned livestock.