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Do we only see what we want to see; hear what we want to hear? or keep believing that Wild Horses will be with us forever? The Bureau of Land Management is a government agency and this in itself makes protection of these laws that are important to the species protection almost impossible to protect from manipulation. This is exactly what has happened in the past and what is happening now. The 1971 act that finally after years of Wild Horse abuse protected these animals from slaughter and kept them safe is now dismantled; what took years of fighting for has been torn apart to suit human greed and human lack of integrity.  This government agency that has earned the public’s mistrust, where no transparency is to be seen; no public comments are taken seriously;  and now threats upon threats of accelerating extinction from using sterilization as a form of population control? The Bureau does not work with the public, bottom line. We all do what we can and call our representatives to try to change the injustices done by lawmakers in Congress, Appropriations Committees, and whoever else is working on the disruption of real animal welfare. American Mustangs are in more danger today than ever before in their history, only this time the outcome that is wanted by the Bureau of Land Management is not population control, simply what they want is to destroy the species……..forever. The slow road to their destruction using chemical controls such as PZP isn’t fast enough so they want to go to the next step of sterilization and slaughter. So take off those rose-colored glasses; time is running out for the Wild Mustangs the intentions are to kill them off; it’s time to fire the Bureau as caretakers of America’s Mustangs. Our Horses deserve an organization that cares, looks out for their best interest, and works with protection not extinction. We are quickly moving past the point of no return. See this for what it is, extinction………not population control.

How Wild Horses Lose and Cattle Win

Just how do the Wild Horses of America lose? well if you are paying attention to what the appropriations committee’s have just voted for you will know the answer. In case you haven’t heard the new management approved for in the management of Wild Horses of America is to spay the mares. Now first of all these are Wild animals we are talking about and not your next door neighbor’s cat or dog. The procedure is dangerous; 

  • High frequency of peri-operative complications – some of which can be life-threatening. Ovariectomy is a procedure that generally is performed to remove an abnormal ovary.

So keeping this in mind of the dangers and why it would even be considered in horses, why would the Bureau of Land Management want to see this happen? well that is simple….they do not want to care for America’s Wild Horses and Burros any longer and two; fewer horses equals more cattle to be put on public lands. This is no reason to be putting these Wild horses through the stress and pain of surgery of ripping out their ovaries! America wants their Wild Horses and Burros on their public lands, most people are actually against leasing out public lands to ranchers and livestock; the land is destroyed after cattle have made a home on public land. Its proven and it is unwanted. In the past I have written about the long-standing history of the Bureau and its affiliations with the ag community; it is the same today with even more politics involved than ever before. The current political environment in Washington today lends a hand to the livestock communities, while throwing out protections of every kind that were put in place to protect the environment and the Wild animals that inhabit public lands. Every year the Bureau claims an overpopulation of horses, it’s simply not the truth. They have been planning to get rid of the horses all together for many years, working up to their grand crescendo with the lies of overpopulation, the crying of no money for the program; science experiments using drugs, and God only knows what else they have been putting these animals through! Then removal of the horses through horrific helicopter roundups, experiments; and the list goes on and on. What we now must figure out is how to stop this; it’s not right and they know it. They have no shame so you can’t even shame them; they could care less. No Wild Horses America? are you willing to allow this to happen to your Wild Horses and Burros? they are your animals not the governments! We pay for their care, we own them and need to have a say in how they should be managed. Please call your representatives, you can find their phone numbers on our last page under advocacy contacts; please make your calls today? this cannot wait. Protests are a possibility and we will forward that information when we have more details. Until then, please call your representatives for the Horses. Make no mistake, this procedure is dangerous for domestic horses and rarely used, how much care will Wild Horses and Burros receive? The road to extinction is being paved today; America’s Wild Horses and Burros deserve a better decision on management than this, leave our Wild Horses and Burros alone!