No activity has been reported since June 6.
RELATED: Centennial Roundup Day 10.
In the typical wild horse area, ‘sharing their home’ means 80 to 95 percent of the forage has been assigned to privately owned livestock.
It’s not a minor problem.
The number of horses displaced from public lands by permitted grazing is so large that every one of them in off-range holding could be returned by ending the practice in just a few dozen HMAs.
Those who would get rid of them with contraceptives are ranching collaborators.
From Haaland’s Bold Vision for America’s Wild Horses on March 6 to Haaland to Continue Wild Horse Plans of Previous Administration on May 25.
Seems like the pendulum only swings one way in the wild horse world.
Estimates only, accuracy not guaranteed.
The video description says there is too much mud around the edge for the horses to get to the remaining water.
A similar pattern occurred three years ago, but the BLM said the springs are flowing and the wells are pumping, so water deliveries weren’t needed.
The situation deteriorated over the next few weeks, and the government gave the OK to haul water.
A report from 2018 said the horses are confined to the area by a fence.
She was freed when tour guides removed the rails separating her front and rear legs, according to a report by The News & Observer of Raleigh, NC.
An amendment to HR 3684, an infrastructure bill, would ban the transportation of horses across state lines or to Canada or Mexico for slaughter for human consumption, according to a news release by Animal Wellness Action.
The measure follows reports of ‘horse laundering‘ associated with the government’s adoption incentive program.
A related bill, the SAFE Act, has been stymied by agriculture interests and pro-slaughter members of Congress.
So how’s the grazing program doing in that area?
A pivot table summarized the results:
Custodial Category (condition unknown)
Approximately 60% of the allotments in the Worland Field Office do not meet standards for rangeland health, along with 78% of the public acres. There are over six acres in the Improve category for every acre in the Maintain category.
The announcement said that strong working relationships with grazing permittees incentivize cooperative approaches that foster healthier rangelands, but that does not appear to be the case.
Perhaps the award was given for looking the other way.
The following story aired June 2.
At 1:21: “We need the Bureau of Land Management to stop rounding up wild horses, to manage them on our federal public lands, humanely, and use birth control instead of rounding them up and removing them and then stockpiling them.”
At 2:51, in response to a question about hassling wild horses, “Because the livestock industry has a huge, um, huge amount of power, and money, and they want all the horses gone.”
If that’s true, why do you want to reduce the herds with birth control? Are you not cooperating with the ranchers? Do you want the horses limited to 20% or less of the available resources?
Undeniable Truth #2.
The incident began on May 28. Gather stats through June 6:
The cumulative total on the gather page is 290, compared to 359 from the daily reports.
The breakdowns between jacks, jennies and foals have been provided for all days, not just the first three. There is a mismatch on May 31.
Foals accounted for 13.9% of the burros gathered. Of the adults, approximately 51% were male and 49% were female.
The number of burros shipped each day has not been reported, putting all of the animals in the unaccounted-for category.
Although the goal has been exceeded, the operation has not been marked complete.
RELATED: Centennial Roundup Day 7.
Check out the images in this story by WLWT News of Cincinnati.
You’ll have to visit areas set aside for wild horses to see that.
But there will probably be exhibits from other ranching advocacy groups.
RELATED: WSHE Still Set for June 11-13.
Family bands torn apart by helicopters.
Adopted horses dumped at kill pens.
Unwanted animals languishing in off-range corrals.
These problems could be avoided with contraceptives, according to the writer of an opinion piece in this evening’s online edition of the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Why not end permitted grazing and shift the resources back to the horses?
That would be bad for the ranchers and those in the PZP supply chain.
No, they’re not escapees from the BLM off-range corrals. Probably Paiute (tribal).
Photo taken May 30, a few miles southeast of the corrals.
UPDATE: Video posted to YouTube.
The trailcams snapped about 4,000 photos between mid April and the end of May, which is when you see more of the Virginia Range mustangs at the higher elevations.
This scene is typical: They come in, drink and are gone in two minutes.
The situation might be different if the water source was a spring, as the vegetation might be more appealing.
WARNING: Shows foals, might be offensive to some (most) advocacy groups.
Fertility control program shut off in 2016.
Last month, you bought a five bedroom home but just found out that four of the bedrooms have been reserved for illegal aliens.
Therefore, your wife needs to go on birth control to make sure your family does not outgrow its allocated share of the dwelling, previously referred to as ‘your house.’
Are you going to accept that?
The writer of a guest column in today’s edition of The Salt Lake Tribune does, only he’s talking about lands set aside for wild horses, not five bedroom homes.