Hardly Any Wild Horses Left in Nevada Alleged

By Steven Long

HOUSTON, (Horseback) – An anonymous note was slipped to Horseback late Friday that has the ring of truth about it. The note alleges that a massive flyover of vast areas of Nevada revealed only 18 horses in the eastern part of the state and few in western sections.  Huge numbers of truck tracks were observed indicating massive removal of animals from the land. The note reads:

Just got off the telephone this morning. We have had Fly-overs, in particular BLM Public Lands, especially in Nevada — Our findings are startling. After logging 84 Hours of air-time in Nevada, for example, we found approximately 18 wild horses in the eastern section of Nev., and only a couple of dozen in the western section of this same state.

We used Operative Aerial Search and Recover meth

odds of flight standards. We also located many heavy-truck and many large trailer tire marks (a few trucks rather than just one or two trucks and trailers) around a couple of extremely remote lake beds and lakes, with large activity of loading/unloading or both being very active and within the past few months, and especially within the past few weeks (judgement call here from professional trackers).

This provides us with evidence, further evidence on the way here, that everything the BLM gives to the public, below, is false on this particular infor sheet! And their counts and assumptions are FALSE in TOTAL (as further evidence already available demonstrates).

We need a count of the storage corrals currently, and the horses being held within those corrals, as falsification of Government Documents is a Felony Offense. Also we need more ariel observations over the vast amount of Public Lands and of Wild Horse Herds currently available and counted — In reality, folks, there may be hardly any Wild Horses left on non-visible-to-the-public BLM land, as no one has done fly overs in years, other than BLM or DOI. We are currently in contact with government officials and law enforcement.”

40 comments for “Hardly Any Wild Horses Left in Nevada Alleged

  1. Louie Cocroft
    August 18, 2012 at 11:25 am

    http://rtfitchauthor.com/2012/05/21/wild-mares-giving-birth-to-littersaccording-to-blm-population-estimates-they-do/
    Wild Mares Giving Birth to Litters?(according to BLM population estimates, they do)
    Posted: May 21, 2012 by R.T. Fitch
    by Debbie Coffey ~ (Director of Wild Horse Affairs at Wild Horse Freedom Federation) published in PPJ Gazette
    The BLM has NOT proved an excess of wild horses and burros

    BLM’s Wild Horse Harvesting Machine by John Holland
    The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) continues at a breakneck pace to leave non-viable herds of wild horses on public lands and while it also considers cutting back on livestock grazing (watch out for drought management plans in your area).
    Meanwhile, over and over again, extractive industries and new energy projects seem to go almost unchecked for use of massive amounts of water that adversely impact public lands and risk contamination of aquifers.
    Just an aside on the letter below, Melani Mirati was the BLM’s COR (Contracting Officer’s Representative) at the 2012 Calico wild horse roundup and made the decision to allow the contractor (Sun J Livestock) to use a hot shot (electric prod) on a horse that had been stuck in a trailer and had just fallen on the ground. (video link under SOURCES below).
    Open Letter to the BLM:
    May 18, 2012
    Winnemucca NV 89445-292

    RE: Public comment/Jackson Mountain wild horse gather
    Dear Ms. Mirati and BLM Winnemucca Field Office:
    In this document, BLM states:
    “1.4 Purpose and Need for Action:
    The purpose of the Proposed Action is to remove excess wild horses from within and outside the HMA, to manage wild horses at the established AML ranges for the HMA, to reduce the wild horse population growth rate in order to prevent undue or unnecessary degradation of the public lands by protecting rangeland resources from deterioration associated with excess population of wild horses within and outside the HMA boundaries, and to restore a thriving natural ecological balance and multiple use relationship on the public lands.”
    My comment: The BLM has NOT proved an excess. It seems that not only are there no photos or videos shown to the public to verify the BLM’s estimation of the number of wild horses on the HMA, in order for Ms. Mirati’s population estimation to be correct, the mares would have to be giving birth to litters.
    At the same time your office claims to need to remove wild horses to “prevent undue or unnecessary degradation of the public lands by protecting rangeland resources from deterioration associated with excess population of wild horses…,” on January 2012 your office issued an EA for the Hycroft Mine Expansion Project, which uses 900 million gallons of water a year (did you request 1′ and 5′ water drawdown maps for this EA?). A wild horse only drinks 15 gallons of water a day.
    This Hycroft Expansion Project will use an additional 5,895 acres of PUBLIC LAND, with 2,172 acres of “new disturbance.” ON PUBLIC LAND, it seems this one project has 85 acres of roads, 176 acres including an open pit, 451 acres for heap leach pads, and 451 acres for waste rock facilities. Wild horses leave some hoofprints and eat some forage.
    Please explain, exactly, how removing the wild horses will “restore a thriving ecological balance.”
    Also, please explain how the Hycroft Mine Expansion’s many uses of water and disturbance of public lands, KEEP a “thriving ecological balance” and with 5 years needed for reclamation, how is this not years of “undue degradation” or “deterioration?”
    Your district also has the Coeur Rochester Mine Expansion Project. In August 2010, the EPA sent a letter to Bob Edwards of the BLM, stating that the EPA was concerned about this 7th Amendment to the Plan of Operation (POO) since 1986 and that no Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) were conducted regarding the Plan of Operation OR its amendments. The EPA stated it had concerns about the proposed project’s “potential direct and cumulative impacts on water and air quality.”
    24 years and no EIS? It sure seems that “uses” of public lands that make more money get Findings of No Significant Impact (FONSI), which is in violation of FLPMA (Federal Land Policy and Management Act).
    Your office also gave a FONSI to Newmont Mining’s Sandman Exploration Project, in the EA, it states this project will cause 500 acres of disturbance, and “none of the drilling products to be used under the Proposed Action contain hazardous substances and all are approved for well drilling and would therefore, not contaminate ground water aquifers or surface waters. Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for common drill additives are included in the Plan.”
    Then
    “2.1.9 Solid and Hazardous Materials …Hazardous materials utilized within the Project Area would include diesel fuel, gasoline, and lubricating grease.”
    Isn’t lubricating grease used on the drill? (If so, shouldn’t lubricating grease be considered a drilling product?). Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) is being used for this project, isn’t it? It seems a Finding of No Significant Impact is often given to uses that have the potential for a LOT of impact.
    In conclusion, without any photographs or videos of the wild horses, you cannot prove there is an excess and you only have the legal authority to remove the wild horses from their HMAs (Herd Management Areas) if there is an excess.

  2. Louie Cocroft
    August 18, 2012 at 10:58 am

    Excerpts from AMERICAN HERDS:

    http://americanherds.blogspot.com/2009/12/whats-left.html
    Sunday, December 6, 2009
    What’s Left?
    As the united call to stop BLMs unchecked assault on the American mustang & burro continues to gain momentum, with over 180 organizations and celebrities now supporting a moratorium to halt any further removals until key issues can be resolved, here’s one more reason to demand a “cease and desist” until a full scale investigation can be conducted on the Wild Horse & Burro Program to determine what’s really left out on the range.

    Still, the round ups continued….

    Today, American Herds presents the updated numbers of what may be all that’s really left of America’s free-roaming herds as of September 30, 2009, now hovering between 22,000 to 26,000 less than BLM continues to publicly report.

    In addition to graphically illustrating the annual population declines, at least 52 Herd Management Areas have been found to have extreme jumps in annual population reports that were key in supporting BLMs national “excess” with 25 of these occurring between 2007/2008 and 16 between 2008/2009. To learn more, Click Here.

    Until Congress demands an independent count of the populations BLM has been reporting, both on and off the range, the evidence continues to mount that “What’s Left?” has reached critical levels of concern.

  3. Missy Nevada
    August 16, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    Get your facts straight with backed up information before you go spouting off nonesense. If BLM left horses on the land they would die off because there is NOTHING to eat out there for them, then you all would be mad because they are leaving them to suffer and not helping. Wake up and smell the horse sh** that you are all stepping in.

    • Janet Schultz
      August 17, 2012 at 12:18 pm

      Yes Missy Nevada, so true. Did we all hear the horrible uproar by the public after BLM euthanized an injured, suffering but valiant stallion in Oregon. Same when photos of suffering and starving wild horses in Nevada were published asking where all the “leave ‘em alone” crowd was. The public doesn’t know what it wants and depends on what tends to be unreliable and hysterical information to form its opinion on proper handling of the wild horses and burros. Unfortunately, there are a few unethical and slightly off kilter folks more than happy to provide that “information” in exchange for cash or goods.

  4. Not Native Animals
    August 16, 2012 at 11:55 am

    Nice way to post a one sided story. That always makes for legitimate news…

    • admin
      August 16, 2012 at 12:20 pm

      Horseback is absolutely not, let us repeat, not reporting objectively on he issue of the torture and killing of wild horses at the hands of the BLM. We have stated our position many times. We will re-state it now. We support the total repatriation of all wild horses in captivity to the BLM’s 240 million acres. There is plenty of room for them and natural selection will take care of herd control and result in a healthier, stronger, and better herd.

      Finally, you have no right to call your fellow citizens (horse lovers) “complainers.” That is diametrically opposed to what they really are – compassionate, concerned, citizens.

      Finally, we absolutely support increasing the grazing fee charged to rancher on BLM lands to market rates from the $1.35 per cow and calf per month that is currently being charged.

      The Editor

  5. Louie Cocroft
    August 13, 2012 at 11:46 am

    http://youtu.be/4wWSApEUiq4
    Horse Slaughter Summit Jan 2011
    Despite Bureau of Land Management (BLM) spin claiming BLM wild horses don’t go to slaughter the truth is revealed.
    “Individuals sell the horses. There are no BLM horses going to harvest facilities. That’s against the law. Individuals collect them at different sale locations around the country, gather them. They end up in places like Shelby Montana which is not far from the border . . . so they live through the 6 month withdraw period of time to match the EU specifications . So individuals sell them to people who buy them in the process and they ultimately sell them to the packing plants in Mexico and Canada.”—Trent Loos, rancher.
    “What Trent said is exactly correct except that your Shelby Montana is an example. There are other places, stations, lots where horses are held ending their arrival. One of the things you stated is the horses change hands. They apparently cannot go directly from BLM to a plant. So the horses are purchased and when the purchaser of that horse gets control of that horse that’s his horse. He has the democratic right to deal with that horse they way he wishes. With the exception that there are other standards as a result of animal rights activists, etc. etc. that are confusing the situation and making it more difficult. So I think we gotta work through this progress and that’s what this summit is all about. And I hope that we come out of this with some plans that will help the flow of commerce–rightful and just commerce to take place. . .
    With respect to the gentleman that said BLM horses cannot go to slaughter . . . The fact is when those (BLM) horses cross that parralell up there, north of here, they’re Canadian horses . . . My understanding is the law says they can’t go to slaughter. Not withstanding that law, if they are transported across the border, they’re Canadian horses. And, and we do see them in the plant.” —Bill deBarres from pro-slaughter group called Horse Welfare Alliance of Canada.

  6. Grandma Gregg
    August 13, 2012 at 11:16 am

    What are BLM’s plans for these 500 burros after the 10 month contract? Contrary to BLM – wild burros are not highly adoptable and the 500 in this holding facility will not be adopted and where do we think they will go after 10 months? I think I know … and I think “you” know too.

  7. Louie Cocroft
    August 13, 2012 at 10:17 am

    AND, what’s going on with this? WHY is this contract for 10 1/2 monsths? WHY Utah?
    WHAT IS GOING ON?

    http://wildhorseterritorytribune.wordpress.com/2012/08/09/solicitation-notice-f-blm-utah-temporary-holding-services-for-wild-burros/#respond
    SOLICITATION NOTICE F–BLM UTAH TEMPORARY HOLDING SERVICES FOR WILD BURROS
    Posted on August 9, 2012 | 1 Comment
    Solicitation Number: L12 PS01179
    Synopsis:
    Added: Aug 09, 2012 3:28 pm
    The Bureau of Land Management, Salt Lake City, Utah has a requirement for the holding and feeding of up to 500 wild burros for approximately 10 and 1/2 months with an option of two additional months if the governments needs dictate. Facilities must be within 30 miles of Gunnison, Utah or Delta, Utah. Contractors shall provide all land, facilities, personnel and supplies to perform general care of the burros. Veterinary care and all care requiring certain types of facilities will be done at an approved BLM facility within 30 miles of the chosen facility and is not part of this requirement. The full solicitation will be posted on or near August 24, 2012.
    Questions shall be directed to: Steven, aka Sam, Wimmer PO BOX 45155 Salt Lake City, Utah 84145-0155 801-539-4177 Fax: 801-539-4222 sswimmer@blm.gov
    Additional Info:
    Click here to see more information about this opportunity on FedConnect
    Contracting Office Address:
    BLM UT-STATE OFC ADM SVCS BR(UT952)440 WEST 200 SOUTH, SUITE 500SALT LAKE CITYUT84101US
    Point of Contact(s):
    Steven S. Wimmer
    steven_s_wimmer@blm.gov
    https://www.fbo.gov/?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=18821a7030cc6f9820bec71c1c889cbb&tab=core

  8. Grandma Gregg
    August 12, 2012 at 11:44 am

    If it’s not true today … it will be true within the year. The bait/water trap contracts were signed/awarded in June and don’t we all know the greedy contractors (it is ALL about the money for the contractors – nothing else) immediatly headed out to set up traps and the contract was in effect July first. The contractors have had 6 weeks of capture already and there is nothing I could find in the contract that says they cannot have numerous traps going at the same time. Most of Nevada (except the far southern part) is divided into two zones – 2 & 4. Three contractors have those zones per the fedspending website: Cattoor and two other guys that previously worked for Cattoor and so obviously trained by him – Cameron Warner & Shayne Sampson. EACH contractor for zone 2 has a requirement minimum of 500 and max of 2000 (i.e. 1500-6000 total. EACH contractor for zone 4 is the same minimum and maximum (includes part of Utah). So for Nevada (not counting the far southern part) alone the minimum will be 3,000 and the max 12,000 – they would not have been able to trap 12,000 (perhaps the total in all of Nevada?) since July first till today but they will do it as fast as they can since water is an issue now for the WH&B and it makes them far easier to trap. They will be getting them while the getting is good and plentiful and using every trick in the book to do so. As for the tire marks … it could be cattle being rounded up BUT most likely Cattoor and his “gang”. And … by the way … where the ARE all the captured horses TODAY (since July 1st)? I hope someone will FOIA this for each month for each contractor. The contract map shows PV and Delta and Gunnison and Litchfield as the capture facilities for those zones … no accountability AT ALL.

    • Ldg
      August 12, 2012 at 1:20 pm

      Grandma Gregg is right. The bait trapping with no accountability and the contractor responsible for security is a travesty. Maybe the person who sent the email to Horseback was a little ahead of their time but it sure is possible that this bait trapping will decimate the herds if not this year then within a few years. With drought conditions in these areaas the horses will be attracted to water traps where they might avoid them at other times.

      There is no way advocates can monitor all those sites even if the contractor let them and even if we knew exactly where they were. Have to hand it to the BLM that they are able to take the advocates right out of the picture with this plan.

      The only way we might be able to see what is going on is with a helicopter since I’m sure advocates will be blocked from having any access (or even knowing where the trap sites are). I hope someone is up there looking at what is happening on the ground.

      And the way the ranchers feel, they’d just as soon sell them to slaughter then put them in holding at taxpayer expense and if they’re unbranded, they would be hard to spot in a kill pen.

      • Grandma Gregg
        August 12, 2012 at 8:52 pm

        Ldg-
        Nobody in the world wishes that I am wrong more than me…

        • Ldg
          August 13, 2012 at 9:14 am

          admin,

          something else you might want to ask Tom Gorey about and that is the condition of the LTH pastures. Folks might have forgotten that Kansas and Oklahoma were called the Dust Bowl in the thirties and without rain, those “lush” pastures will be in bad shape. I am hearing that some of the horses picked for Extreme Mustang Makeovers are coming out those pastures more than a little thin, and that was back in May.

          Normally, the contract holder supplements feed through the late fall and winter. If there is no grass on those pastures, having to supplement earlier will cut into their profits.

          I asked in late June and was ignored. I am starting to raise the roof on this question and need the BLM to answer with current pictures, status, and advocates on location as needed.

          • admin
            August 13, 2012 at 9:16 am

            On it.

            The Editor

      • August 16, 2012 at 12:27 am

        Well if you want the Heli gathers stopped, there is no choice but to bait or water trap. the law says excess horses are to be removed immediately. BLM has been ignoring this part of the law for years to appease anti Gather groups. and there is no way that the BLM is going to foot the bill for an old fashion horse back gather. especially in NV the gathers would take way to many resources..

        • admin
          August 16, 2012 at 4:39 am

          Mr. Ullrich, we did not publish your previous post. Word of caution for your new publishing venture. It is libelous to call somebody “crazy” in print. Please use caution when posting here.

          The Editor

  9. Grandma Gregg
    August 11, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    I have no information on this “Hardly Any Horses Left” report but would like to know more from the person who did the flight.

    Unfortunately, I am afraid that it does state the near future of our WH&B.
    Read this:
    http://rtfitchauthor.com/2012/08/06/wild-horse-and-burro-bait-trapping-going-going-gone/

    The chart in the article did not show up -here is the info:
    Capture Company Name -Zone – Minimum – Maximum (July 2012-June 2013)

    Horse Trappers
    Zone 1
    400 Min.
    2,000 Max.

    Desert Hill Const.
    Zone 3
    500 Min.
    2,000 Max.

    Mt. Taylor
    Zones 3 and 6
    800 Min.
    4,000 Max.

    Warner (worked for Cattoor)
    Zones 1-6
    2,400 Min.
    12,000 Max.

    Sampson (worked for Cattoor)
    Zones 1-6
    2,400 Min.
    12,000 Max.

    Cattoor*
    Zones 1-6
    2,400 Min.
    12,000 Max.

    Totals 8,900 Minimum 44,000 Maximum

    *Cattoor – no zone(s) indicated so assume all 6 zones thus minimum per contract would demand 2,400 and maximum would be 12,000. (see links for details)

  10. Louie Cocroft
    August 11, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    Excerpts from an article in AMERICAN HERDS…2009

    WHAT’S LEFT?

    http://americanherds.blogspot.com/2009/12/whats-left.html

    SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2009
    What’s Left?
    As the united call to stop BLMs unchecked assault on the American mustang & burro continues to gain momentum, with over 180 organizations and celebrities now supporting a moratorium to halt any further removals until key issues can be resolved, here’s one more reason to demand a “cease and desist” until a full scale investigation can be conducted on the Wild Horse & Burro Program to determine what’s really left out on the range.

    Since 2001, BLM has reported removing over 80,000 wild horses and burros at an average of 10,000 animals per year. Despite these aggressive efforts, they continue to report little to no impact has been made on reining in their “excess” populations, a nebulous term BLM continues to define and an even more elusive goal they never seem able to achieve.

    Still, the round ups continued….

    Until Congress demands an independent count of the populations BLM has been reporting, both on and off the range, the evidence continues to mount that “What’s Left?” has reached critical levels of concern.

  11. Jules Bekker
    August 11, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    I think it is time that a pro wild horse organization began a fund raising drive specifically to raise money for an effective (photographic) arial monitoring & count effort. There are enough of us out there that even small donations will add up to a usable amount. A dedicated fund would lend legitimacy to the effort and we would finally have some definitive ammunition to counter the BLM’s public stance. This would also allow a science based argument with to approach both the public and government. (**As long as the companies used for monitoring are not the same ones used for roundups.) Photographic counts of horses held by the BLM would also be telling. I doubt that they could legally prevent arial viewing over private land.

    • admin
      August 11, 2012 at 12:58 pm

      The FAA is on record saying the BLM cannot prevent overflights.

    • LNorman
      August 14, 2012 at 2:08 pm

      Why not just a moratorium and STOP USING TAXPAYER DOLLARS TO FUND GENOCIDE AND FIGHT TAXPAYERS IN COURT?

  12. Julie
    August 11, 2012 at 11:22 am

    I live in Nevada and have been to round ups in semi-remote areas, and I can honestly state that it would be incredibly easy to remove 100’s of horses without anybody even noticing! In the very remote areas it would be possible to remove 1,000’s without anyone knowing about it! And who says they are going to the holding centers???? You know that is NOT where they are headed…unbranded they are most likely going to Mexico or Canada.

    • Denise
      August 13, 2012 at 9:21 am

      Thank you! Dead on…literally.

  13. Ace
    August 11, 2012 at 9:33 am

    Sorry, I’m not sure where these folks flew, but it probably was over areas that never had any horses anyway. They should have to provide a map of where they flew and where the horses were observed, just everyone insists the BLM provide for their flights. Either way, I live in northern Nevada and I see hundreds of horses just driving around. This sounds like someone trying to stir the pot and create controversy for no good reason. Besides why be anonymous if this is all above board?

    • Denise
      August 13, 2012 at 9:20 am

      Hey Ace, you ask for maps from those saying there aren’t any wild equines and now I’m gonna’ ask you for your grid coordinates (16 digit with all compass points) or map to prove that there are “hundreds of wild equines” runnin’ around.

      Geesh!

      You sound like someone that wants wild equines gone for either your jobs, land lease, ranching or other exploitative resource sucking.

    • Proof
      August 15, 2012 at 1:35 am

      Person’s name is John Cox, he has posted this all over facebook, he’s the same person who posted all over about the BLM adoption event in Oregon. He was going to go and prove they were selling truckloads straight to killbuyers. He is new to this. I believe what the BLM is doing is wrong and is going about it the wrong way. But, I believe we need to make sure the information is factual and backed up by other’s.

  14. Ldg
    August 11, 2012 at 8:01 am

    As much as I dislike the BLM, this sounds improbable. They would have had to remove thousands of horses without people noticing it, and people do notice it when they are removed.

    Plus, someone would have noticed mustangs coming into already overcrowded holding centers. I dunno’ about this one.

    • Denise
      August 13, 2012 at 9:16 am

      Hmmm, excuse me, but how does one observe anything with state and fed agencies exterminating wild equines that don’t follow regulatory procedure or allow full access to those activities?

      As to removals and “had to remove thousands of horses (sic AND burros)”…where the H*LL you been in the last 30+ years??????????? There were about 70k when the Act was signed in 1971. Look at the F’d up pop counts,removal/holding numbers, slaughter option and you got the answer.

      Not the crispiest cracker in the saltine box, are ya’?

      Proves my point that they (the killers) have been covertly killing the wild equines in dribs and drabs for decades, regardless of Act.

      • Janet Ferguson
        August 15, 2012 at 8:22 am

        Denise you can say what you need to without attacking and belittlling other people and calling them names.

        • skip
          August 15, 2012 at 11:17 am

          Janet-some people have neither the class nor inclination to express their thoughts w/out using slander;Denise has persisted in answering others thruout this whole BLM/slaughter issue using the aforementioned tactics;her dialog indicates a certain degree of intelligence,just lacking in self confidence and a knowledge of which she speaks.

    • Deby Zimmerman
      August 13, 2012 at 7:46 pm

      Sorry to disagree with you here….but HOW MANY CATTLE TRAILERS DO YOU FOLLOW AT NIGHT???? Those horses were and have been loaded and hauled in cattle trailers to Mexico and Canada and most of their hauls are done at night…NOT for the benefit of the horses because of hot days, but to conceal the fact that there are HORSES on those trailers!!! When they wish to hide their actions, you would be surprised at how easy that can be done. 99% of people NEVER LOOK INSIDE a cattle trailer, and even fewer do so at night….Do not think that “just because it sounds IMPROBABLE” that it never happened. That ONE that was caught in Utah was a FLUKE, because of a careless driver no doubt….but you can bet your best set of china that, that made them be WAY more careful of what they did and when they did it!!!! WHAT holding center have you been to that is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?? EVERYONE I have checked out requires AVANCED set up for allowing visitors……you can’t just drive in. BLM makes it REAL difficult to see any of the horses and keep tabs on them, and can very easily LOSE paperwork on horses already sent to slaughter….that’s easy since they ARE a government institution…

      • Proof
        August 15, 2012 at 1:31 am

        Do you have evidence of this Deby? Because if not, then this is conjecture on your part.

  15. jax kingdon
    August 11, 2012 at 7:48 am

    Well it’s about time Mr Obama got involved, in favour of the horse. These beautiful animals are the USA along with much other wildlife. It sounds that the wild horses are now at a very critical low. Forget about the money and backhanders involved in the capturing of these wild creatures. They belong to the land, to the people of the US and money should be being invested in the health and breeding of these beautiful horses.

    • August 11, 2012 at 3:09 pm

      I don’t think Mr. Obama will help the horses of America. His hand-chosen Secretary of the Interior is a big, big, land-owner out west and has been part of the problem in the removal and inhumane treatment of our wild horses and burros. Am sure he’s right up there with the movement to destroy the wolf populations and other wild life that threaten cattle ranchers and large land-owners. Over-breeding and, as I’ve read in reports, false information given on the true loss of calves, sheep, etc. get the attention of the BLM, wild life officials, etc. Our federal government is the big part of this issue.

    • Deby Zimmerman
      August 13, 2012 at 7:37 pm

      Obama has NOTHNG to do with this…HIS part was signing into law that bill that allows 3 strike horses ( those with 3 tries for adoption but didn’t get taken) to be sold to ANYONE…meaning that KILL BUYERS now have the right to buy them for whatever the market states. Ken Slaughter-Czar is TOTALLY behind the complete REMOVAL of ALL MUSTANGS FROM ALL OF OUR PUBLIC LANDS!!!! Wake up America!!! This flyover was NOT done by the damn government!!! THEY ARE BEHIND THE REMOVAL and COVERUP OF MISSING NUMBERS OF HORSES FROM HOLDING PENS!!!! OUR TAXES have paid for all of these “gathers” and for holding the horses….WHY if the HORSES are supposedly so guilty of damaging their lands..WHY DOES THE BLM PUT COWS OUT AS SOON AS THE HORSES ARE GONE???? If the damage is so bad, check the percentages…horses make up LESS than the deer, antelope and elk on those ranges!!!! They are about 2% population compared to all of the others, yet THEY are the ONLY ONES BLAMED!!! NOBODY bothers to check THAT bit of information out!!!! And these judges that take phone calls for allowing gathers need to have their judcial robes removed forever!!!! Where is the PROOF!! I DEMAND THEY HAVE TO HAVE PHOTOGRAPHIC PROOF THAT THE HORSES ARE THE ONLY ONES CAUSING THIS DECIMATION THAT IS SUPPOSEDLY SO VAST!!!!
      The BLM has already had ONE trailer stopped that was trying to sneak a load of horses to Mexico, how many have managed to slip past????? BLM complains about the cost of maintaining the horses but refuse to go with the PZP and not gelding the studs but leaving all out there and unbothered!!! They have already zeroed out to many places and the few remaining we do not have an accurate head count for!! The money they paid for the Cattoors to harrass the horses with their helicopters and their wranglers to do so at the pens and loading them is ASTRONOMICAL!!!!! Figure they paid $250. per horse brought in…I’ve not seen WHAT they paid the chopper brute, who has been videoed TWICE knocking into animals and rolling a donkey and NOTHING was done to make that abuser face the music. ANYONE ELSE would have been locked up and the key thrown away!!!!
      I totally believe there are hardly any wild horses left becaue THIS IS EXACTY WHAT SLAGHTER-CZAR IS WORKING TOWARDS!!!!!

      • admin
        August 13, 2012 at 7:49 pm

        The Cattoors are paid $400 per horse.

        The Editor

      • LNorman
        August 14, 2012 at 2:12 pm

        Obama did not sign the burns rider, that was before his time but if he does fire salazar then he needs to be impeached. 70% of remaining bands ARE BELOW GENETIC VIABILITY. BLM’S MISSION IS GENOCIDE. ANYONE WHO DOESN’T SEE OR BELIEVE THAT, HAS THEIR HEAD BURIED.
        MORATORIUM. MORATORIUM. MORATORIUM.

        • LNorman
          August 14, 2012 at 2:13 pm

          doesn’t fire salazar – oops typo

      • Barbara Leonard
        August 15, 2012 at 12:19 pm

        Obama has EVERYTHING to do with this….creepy Salazar was Obama’s appointee. If Obama gave a flip for the wild horses, he would have reigned in that stupid Salazar. But, NO, Obama does nothing.

    • August 16, 2012 at 12:54 am

      The President’s primary interest is fostering The New Energy Frontier for export as well as national consumption.

      80% of America’s wild horses are in Nevada. Nevada is 80% public land. Wild horses are being cleared off public land and warehoused at taxpayer expense while the Big Energy moguls get sweet land use deals.

      We the people, need to take back the power and save our wild horses before they are all gone.

      http://protectmustangs.org/?p=2218

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