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.
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.
Here is the story of the Horse Heaven Hills. Special thanks to Gaylord Mink for reposting it on YouTube. A related article in Benton REA was also scrubbed.
Agricultural producers in the area like to use the horses to sell their products but they don’t like to talk about their history.
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.
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).
RELATED: Financial Incentive Will Reduce Wild Horse Population?
On the beach near Corolla, NC with Bonnie Waddell.
Off-road trip to the Marietta Wild Burro Range by kingcidtravels.
The designation of ‘Range’ means the area is managed primarily for wild burros in accordance with the WHB Act. It is the only WBR in the western U.S.
There are three ‘Ranges’ for wild horses in the western U.S. Many of the remaining areas—which were set aside for wild horses and burros—are managed primarily for domestic livestock, a twisting of the law by the BLM to pacify the public-lands ranchers.