Foal-Free Friday, We’re Not Who We Say We Are Edition

We have clever names.

We trick you into giving us money, hoping you won’t notice that our words don’t match our deeds.

We don’t believe what we say.  We don’t practice what we preach.  We criticize drillers, ranchers and miners but dart wild horses.

VR Darting Injury 09-15-21

We don’t like helicopter roundups but we think wild horses should be removed from their lawful homes in favor of privately owned livestock.

We envy the contractors and want a larger piece of the action.

We intend to be leaders in the wild horse removal industry.

We’re wild horse advocates and we have a better way.

RELATED: Foal-Free Friday, the Advocates Have a Better Way Edition.

Roughing It on the Range

No tar paper shacks here.  The ranch presented at 0:55 may be in Vale, one of the off-range pastures contracted by the BLM.  Only $37 million.

The Facility Report posted with other WHBAB meeting materials indicates it has a capacity of 1,000 geldings—stallions taken off their home range, cut, and sent there to die, in favor of the public-lands ranchers, courtesy of American taxpayers.

Nice work if you can get it.

Winery to Screen Redford’s Wild Horse Documentary

Eberle Winery will present a special screening of The Mustangs: America’s Wild Horses, a feature documentary produced by Robert Redford, Patti Scialfa Springsteen and Jessica Springsteen, according to an announcement by the Paso Robles Daily News.

Producer and Co-Director Steven Latham will join Neda Demayo, signatory to the “Path Forward” and founder of Return to Normal (Before WHB Act), to discuss the film.

The dialogue, like the film, will probably avoid resource management and permitted grazing in areas set aside for wild horses.

Western Horse Watchers was informed that the theme was overpopulation, ranchers are not the problem and PZP is the answer, with Demayo receiving excessive “air time.”

As for the Path Forward, support is much greater than you think.  Today, most of the advocacy groups are signatories in principle.

This search result from Google tells you everything you need to know.  The advocates are always looking for opportunities to implement their ruinous darting programs, with benefits accruing to the public-lands ranchers.

Advocates Focus on Fertility Control 09-27-22

The link pointed to a story originally produced by KUNR Radio in Reno.

RELATED: New Wild Horse Documentary Avoids Public-Lands Ranching?

Getting Rid of Wild Horses 03-18-22

Why Won’t Advocates Be Honest About America’s Wild Horses?

They’d have to drop their support for the Montana Solution.

The numbers show the horses are being screwed by the bureaucrats in favor of the public-lands ranchers.

The advocates are trying to build a rapport with the bureaucrats and ranchers.

Protect Wild Horses from Advocates 08-29-21

Do you think they’re going to admit they’ve been wrong all these years?

The problem is resource management, not wild horses.

Wild Horse Freedom Rallies Focus on SAFE Act?

Interest in the bill, which died in committee last week according to a story posted yesterday by CBS News of Colorado, may have received a boost due to a report by the Campaign Against America’s Wild Horses about the adoption incentive program and the number of horses sent to kill pens.

The solution?  Replacing cash incentives with vouchers for veterinary care or training to gentle the animals.

Better yet, stop reproduction with the Montana Solution and let the herds die off.

The writer—not CAAWH—suggests the problem lies elsewhere.

“The Bureau of Land Management has said wild horse roundups are necessary because there aren’t enough resources for the horses, but as CBS4 Investigates reported in May, those lands are also shared by private ranchers who are allowed to graze their cattle and sheep there.”

You won’t hear that from CAAWH and their surrogates.

They intend to be leaders in the wild horse removal business, aiding and abetting the ranchers, as announced on September 15.

Next to the federal government, nobody’s getting rid of more wild horses than CAAWH and its army of nitwits.

RELATED: Wild Horse Freedom Rallies Return in September.

Protecting Wild Horses on Virginia Range 06-25-22

AIP Reforms Not Working?

A report produced by the Campaign Against America’s Wild Horses shows changes to the Adoption Incentive Program have not reduced the flow of wild horses into kill pens, according to a story posted yesterday by the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

The findings include 1,020 animals over three years that were sold to kill buyers and presumably shipped to slaughter in Canada and Mexico.

Western Horse Watchers estimates that the group and its affiliates got rid of 2,000 to 3,000 wild horses during the same period.

Don’t be fooled by the advocates!  Their downstream focus guarantees that more and more horses will be coming off the range, to the delight of the public-lands ranchers.

RELATED: Investigation Finds More Slaughter Cases in AIP.

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Foal-Free Friday, the Advocates Have a Better Way Edition

A story by KLAS News about the Calico roundup concludes with this remark:

The BLM says the ranges can’t support the animals, citing deteriorating health conditions in the herds.  Wild horse advocates counter that the horses are removed to make room for commercial livestock that grazes on the same land.

This is not correct.  The advocates want the horses removed to make room for commercial livestock and they have a better way of doing it.

Consider these two scenarios for wild horse removal:

Method A

  • Initial population – 440
  • Final population – 250

Method B

  • Initial population – 440
  • Final population – 250

Which one corresponds to a cruel and costly helicopter roundup and which one was carried out with proven fertility control?

Method A, the Montana Solution, is the best choice because the horses were protected from removal.

Method B, a deadly helicopter roundup, is unacceptable because the horses were taken off the range by force.

This is what the advocates are selling!  They have nothing to offer America’s wild horses except continuation of their misery.

What’s their top priority?  To be loved and respected by the bureaucrats and ranchers.

As for you, they care mostly about your money.

As for the horses, they couldn’t care less.

RELATED: Foal-Free Friday, Fighting Crime on the Virginia Range.

Advocates are the Predators 11-30-21

Climate Change Threatens Wild Horses and Burros?

The topic is so important that the commie-pinko-fags at Google added this statement to the video:

Climate change refers to long-term shifts in temperatures and weather patterns, mainly caused by human activities, especially the burning of fossil fuels.

This story by KERO News of Bakersfield looks at the Piute roundup, which has taken 16 burros off the range since it began on August 19.

Long-term shifts, like modern attention spans, cover 24 to 36 hours.

The bureaucrats and advocates will point to man-made climate change, or anything else they can invent, to justify the removal of these animals from their lawful home, leaving more and more resources to privately owned livestock.

RELATED: Piute Roundup in Progress.

Livestock Rule the Range?

The opinion piece picked up today by the Carlsbad Current Argus originally appeared at Writers on the Range, an op-ed syndication service created by High Country News but now independent.

The site posted another column about wild horses that challenges some of the notions in the first article but hedges the argument with a remark about on-range management using “proven fertility control,” code words for “off the range.”

The wild horse and burro program has been a drag on the grazing program for 50 years.

RELATED: Wild Horses Rule the Range?

Currituck Herd Adds New Colt

He was born late last week according to a story by The Coastland Times.

Birth rates and breeding patterns are detarmined by the advocates, not the horses.

The article did not indicate if his mom had been treated with the Montana Solution.

If not, they may stalking her with clipboards and darting rifles as they lecture you about keeping a safe distance and allowing mom and baby to bond.

In the wild horse world, the arrival of a new foal is not an event to appreciate but a problem to be fixed.

The Currituck advocates have adopted a naming convention similar to that of the Pryor Mountains: Foals born in 2020 have names beginning with “A,” names of foals born in 2021 begin with “B,” etc.

File under: Curated horse exhibits.

No News from Western Front

The September edition of Horse Tales has been published but there is no article this month by the real estate agent and PZP darter in the Minden/Gardnerville area.

No update on the cherished Fish Springs mustangs, their glorious darting program or the Pine Nut permittees, whom she and her colleagues adore.

Her listings are on the back page, as usual, some of which may have ties, directly or indirectly, to the permittees.

Might as well take some time off.  Will be tough to beat last month’s column anyway, which could have been subtitled “If We Don’t Get Rid of Them the BLM Will.”

RELATED: How Many Wild Horses Can the Pine Nut HA Support?

What Are Cherished Wild Horses and Burros?

Think of a man who beats his wife but refers to her in public as his soulmate and loving spouse.

His words don’t match his deeds.

This is standard practice for the advocates.

“We’re protecting our cherished wild horses from removal.”

Nonsense!  You’re getting rid of them with PZP, an EPA-registered pesticide, and you admit it!

They think you’re dumber than a bag of hammers and won’t realize that they’re actually protecting the public-lands ranchers, as they separate you from your money to continue their important work.

File under: Charlatans.

For Your Cherished Ants and Roaches 08-30-22

Readers Respond to “Romance Versus Reality” Diatribe

The original piece, billed as a special to the Herald Times, ran on August 25.

Western Horse Watchers did not comment at the time as it was clearly an ode to the bureaucrats, ranchers and wild horse charlatans of the Piceance HMA, target of a roundup in July.

Today the paper published three responses, two in opposition, one in support.

The August 25 column was written by Kathleen Kelley, formerly a contract lobbyist and now co-owner of Sullivan Kelley Farms in Meeker, a cow-calf and livestock forage operation according to a 2018 letter to the paper by husband Reed Kelley.

Apparently, Mrs. Kelley is trying to establish herself with the ranching community and supporters thereof, perhaps with political and/or professional aspirations.

Knock yourself out, honey.

One of the letters was written by Scott Beckstead, a proponent of on-range management with the Montana Solution, evident in his reference to “our cherished wild equines.”

For Your Cherished Ants and Roaches 08-30-22

Prelude to Foal-Free Friday

Tomorrow’s episode was written early this morning but a story by KUNR Radio, just out, validates remarks about the Campaign Against America’s Wild Horses and how it’s using the Virginia Range as a proving ground for the Montana Solution.

Tracy Wilson, Nevada State Director for CAAWH, told the writer her group is trying to prove there is a better way to get rid of wild horses and to show they can do it.

“As you start reducing the amount of available space and forage, then you need to manage the numbers to fit what’s available for the horses,” Wilson said.  “So, we want a healthy range, we want a healthy horse population.”

Funny, that’s what the bureaucrats say, as they whittle away at the land designated for wild horses and shift more and more of the resources to the public-lands ranchers.

File under: Charlatans.

McCullough Fundraiser Benefits Ranchers Not Horses

The event will be held on September 17 at the Cody Holiday Inn according to an article posted yesterday by the Cody Enterprise.

The advocates at FOAL protect the horses from removal by getting rid of them with PZP.

FOAL Mixing PZP 01-18-22

A representative interviewed for the story said “The [darting] program keeps the herd at a sustainable level to minimize the need for roundups that are costly and also disrupt the family units and social structure within the herd,” exactly what they’re doing!

Livestock in the HMA receive 3.6 times more forage than the horses.

The BLM collects an estimated $8,230 per year in grazing fees from ranching activity inside the HMA while it spends $927,100 per year to care for the 508 wild horses displaced thereby.

That’s what the advocates are trying to protect.

RELATED: Youngsters Hard to Find at FOAL.