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TAKE ACTION NOW! Stop Wild Horse Castration in Nevada

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The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Nevada is being sued by activists and conservationists for a plan to capture and castrate thousands of wild horses over the next decade to reduce horse populations.Please sign to help save the wild mustang population

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Thursday December 22, 2011, 2:33 pm

Roseann d (178)
Thursday December 22, 2011, 2:33 pm
Castrate the scumbags advocating this, not the horses. We need more horses, less subhuman scumbags.

Alison A (244)
Thursday December 22, 2011, 2:37 pm
Signed and noted, thanks Cal.

Andrea Peterson (3)
Thursday December 22, 2011, 2:49 pm
signed and noted

Judy C (97)
Thursday December 22, 2011, 2:50 pm
Signed. Thanks Cal.

Roseann d (178)
Thursday December 22, 2011, 4:06 pm
It's a friggin' joke that they say horses put our public lands at risk...I'm always around horses, and have been around cattle in our public recreation areas (thanks to BushCo for giving us dangerous, intimidating angry bulls during mating season to navigate in public recreation areas). The degradation and erosion caused by cattle is tremendous, the degradation caused by horses is negligent. Horses were indigenous before they went extinct. Just the methane odor of cow paddies alone wreaks, and the degradation is very visible. Any degradation by horses, if any is not visible at all.

Past Member (0)
Thursday December 22, 2011, 4:57 pm
Noted and petition signed.

Patricia E G (54)
Thursday December 22, 2011, 5:12 pm
Noted & Signed
Thank you Cal

Daniel Partlow (179)
Thursday December 22, 2011, 7:10 pm
Noted and signed. This is jusst barbaric and cruel. We should castrate those A**holes who thought up this sadistic scheme! It sickens me that so many people are such vile creatures.

Cristina M (137)
Thursday December 22, 2011, 7:42 pm
Cruel, heinous, barbaric and horrific. Some humans should be castrated, e.g. the ones that came with this idea, so their genes die with them. Signed, noted and shared. Thanks Cal!

pam w (139)
Thursday December 22, 2011, 8:43 pm
So---I guess you all would prefer the horses be shot? When wild lands are shrinking and, regardless of what some here have written, too many horses degrade their environment....what is wrong with neutering programs?

"Barbaric and cruel?" Really?

Well...let's just round them up and shoot them, then. It beats starvation due to lack of forage!

Fran F (117)
Thursday December 22, 2011, 10:38 pm
Excellent point, Roseann: "Horses were indigenous before they went extinct." They are inherently suited to the ecology of the American range lands, as are American bison. Cattle brought in to displace horses are very destructive to native grasses as their jaw structure tears the grass out of the ground.

Roseann d (178)
Thursday December 22, 2011, 11:54 pm
Oh Pam W. If wild PUBLIC lands are shrinking and you are OK with it... You must be one of the ones who are ok with turning the once America the Beautiful into a vast wasteland for corporate interests and greed. Corporations and humans degrade and ruin public lands more than horses ever could. Indeed our country was better off when there were more wild, free horses and less corporate influence robbing future generations over their birthrite to know their natural world.

Roseann d (178)
Thursday December 22, 2011, 11:57 pm
Pam, once they kill off those historic bloodlines our heritage dies with it. Wake up. We can't afford your ignorance.

Donn M (56)
Friday December 23, 2011, 12:08 am
First people bitch about horse roundups, then they bitch when an alternative is offered, but I don't see any alternatives offered by them to the problem that excess horses cause to the environment and our native wildlife. This would be a good idea (castration) but you'd have to do it to an awful lot of the stallions in order to make any difference. Better maybe to find a way to make the majority of the mares infertile.

Rose Becke (141)
Friday December 23, 2011, 12:13 am
signing now

Ildi P (76)
Friday December 23, 2011, 1:44 am
signed and noted thanks

Danuta W (1251)
Friday December 23, 2011, 2:14 am

Yasmine S (15)
Friday December 23, 2011, 3:02 am
@ pam w. and Donni M.
Did you know that currently, there are more wild horses (about 44,000) were-housed in permanent holding facilities... than there are in the wild? I think what the BLM should do is stop mingling their dirty hands with the wild horses and opt for on-land management. Roundups were intended to be used for rare, extreme cases. The BLM is over-using roundups beyond necessary, not to mention cruelly carrying them out. The BLM wants to make space for cattlemen and oil companies. The BLM doesn't give a crap about the horses. The BLM doesn't care if horses die or are injured during these roundups.
And the problem about castration is that for the past years, too many gelded BLM mustangs in holding facilities suffered of infection or have died, either because the operations were carried out by poorly-trained veterinarians or in improper, unsterilized environments.
In addition, sterilizing such large numbers of wild horses will lead to inbreeding. And I sure hope you know that inbreeding never leads to healthy and strong offspring. In short words, the BLM is managing the horses to extinction.

Managing on-land is much less costly (understand that MILLIONS of YOUR tax-payer dollars are used keep the mustangs in holding facilities): the BLM could stop being in favor of stupid trophy hunters and cut down on the shooting of natural predators such as the puma, and there is the PZP-vaccine that can be used on the mares when truly necessary. Fair enough alternative, no?

Nancy Roussy (79)
Friday December 23, 2011, 3:36 am
Signed and noted, thank you!

Mary S (1)
Friday December 23, 2011, 3:58 am
You know if you really check things out you would find out that only some of these horses are actually from the orginal wild herds. Most are horses people left out on the range because they couldn't afford to feed them or didn't want the trouble of caring for them, they in turn multiplied, and multiplied. I suggest you put your money where your mouth is and start buying the feed necessary to keep these huge herds alive and well. Words don't do it, and the gpverment certainly won't when they cut the budgets of all these agencies.

Dawn Harvey (23)
Friday December 23, 2011, 4:29 am

Annette O (24)
Friday December 23, 2011, 4:55 am
Signed and shared

Andrea Nemec (213)
Friday December 23, 2011, 4:57 am
Noted and signed! Thanks!

Carol H (229)
Friday December 23, 2011, 5:01 am
signed and noted, thanks Cal

Carlene V (202)
Friday December 23, 2011, 5:17 am
Action taken. There must be a better way than this.

Friday December 23, 2011, 5:20 am







Past Member (0)
Friday December 23, 2011, 5:23 am
Message sent. Thank you for this, Cal :-)

Richard Heinlein (4)
Friday December 23, 2011, 5:36 am
+This kind of thinking could only come from a politician who is backed by big money...I spend a lot fo time on the range of wild horse and a more beautiful is rearly seen ny most folks

Harshita Sharma (137)
Friday December 23, 2011, 5:39 am

Cynthia Davis (340)
Friday December 23, 2011, 5:50 am
Signed TY Cal

Teresa P. (0)
Friday December 23, 2011, 6:01 am
when will people learn to leave God's work alone?

divergent revolution (309)
Friday December 23, 2011, 7:51 am

Lisa N (208)
Friday December 23, 2011, 7:52 am
Action taken, thanks!

Elaine Al Meqdad (283)
Friday December 23, 2011, 8:06 am

pam w (139)
Friday December 23, 2011, 8:57 am
Yes, as a 20-year zoo educator, I do know horses are indigenous to this country and once roamed freely in large numbers. I also know they were kept in check by natural predation.

That natural predation no longer exists. How many unmanaged numbers will it take before they die of starvation?

Don't call ME ignorant.....ignorance is the blindly naive idea that spay/neuter/release programs are BARBARIC!

Terry King (113)
Friday December 23, 2011, 9:54 am
Action taken

colleen p (38)
Friday December 23, 2011, 10:15 am
you don't want them dead, now you don't want them without their testicals, you don't want them being pets.

the cow and sheep live a short life after grazing. horses are hard to be killed and eaten. North America lacks a proper carnivore who can take them down. maybe it is about time we indroduce African lions? Lions went extinct in the Americas after the iceage, like the horse that roamed here 50,000 years or more ago.

colleen p (38)
Friday December 23, 2011, 10:21 am
as for horses being native. wolves evolved in Europe. trace the history long enough, "paleo Indians" ate all the horses too. the one we have now is not the same. Like saying a llama is a giraffe.

Carol C (97)
Friday December 23, 2011, 12:14 pm
Noted. Thank you.

kx b (5)
Friday December 23, 2011, 12:37 pm
the large cats that are still here are more than able to provide a natural population control,the plains grassland once supported upwards of 60 million buffalo,millions of pronghorn,elk,deer,etc. so the cattle industry and oil industry want control with no regulation and to keep everybody else out, especially anyone who advocates for the rights of the animals to have a place to live free of persecution.if overpopulation were a "'real problem" they have birth control that doesn't involve permanent sterilization.of course when you state that the eco-system needs protected and then the goberment!! gets involved with the other proclaimed visionaries who idea of how things should be is based on the conventional wisdom of economics of big business you end up with these stupid solutions that are all around bad for the animals,etc. involved.permanently fixing horse removes the genetic viability necessary to maintain healthy herds of any grazing animal,etc.besides which they are mentally as capable as [probably more actually considering the comments in this discussion] any human with the emotional,intellectual needs and freedoms and rights to be afforded as such.the stupid argument that they need to be managed like an object instead of living thinking being is not only morally in-just,illegal but cruel and BARBARIC !!!!!!. just because the paleo-indians ate "paleo-horses" doesn't make the present day horses genetically any different or mean you should eat horses today.cutting gov.waste of all kinds would produce a surplus enough to line everyone's pockets with plenty of money and improve the environment by getting all these "make- work programs" away from the wild lands plus getting business out of the eco-system with their stupid greed and destructive land grabs.

Beth M (138)
Friday December 23, 2011, 1:05 pm
Signed & shared on FB.

Jan Garen (86)
Friday December 23, 2011, 1:46 pm
Why is there such an insane desire to rid America of its wild horses? Same with the wolves - these are all creatures to be proud of.

Past Member (0)
Friday December 23, 2011, 2:21 pm
Thank you... I signed.

Marilyn M (145)
Friday December 23, 2011, 2:51 pm
Noted. Thank you for posting, Cal.

BLM is not removing or proposing to castrate wild horses and burros to prevent degradation of our public lands. They are removing and proposing to castrate them at the behest of wealthy "welfare" ranchers, oil and gas drillers, and mining interests who want all wildlife removed so that their profit-making schemes have unfettered use of our public lands.

At the urging of these same profit-making special interests, gray wolves are being subjected to a second mass extermination effort. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Wildlife Services uses taxpayer dollars to kill wolves, coyotes, bobcats, mountain lions, prairie dogs, birds, and any other creatures that wealthy welfare ranchers claim compete or conflict with their private, profit-making interests.


Past Member (0)
Friday December 23, 2011, 3:06 pm
signed, thanks Cal

Friday December 23, 2011, 4:25 pm
have they lost the plot completely???not the horses....

Unnikrishnan Sasidharan (44)
Friday December 23, 2011, 4:51 pm

Mary T (178)
Friday December 23, 2011, 5:01 pm
Signed , Thanks Cal

Friday December 23, 2011, 6:12 pm

Cornelius McHugh (81)
Friday December 23, 2011, 6:19 pm
Both signed. Screw the Bureau of Land Mismanagement and their big-bellied puppet masters.

michelle t (41)
Friday December 23, 2011, 6:35 pm
Signed.Castrate the feril humans

Stacey Cadaret (4)
Friday December 23, 2011, 7:01 pm
i signed i do horse rescue MAKES NO SENSE TO ME

Esther Z (94)
Friday December 23, 2011, 7:18 pm
Noted and signed.

Jess Evans (1)
Friday December 23, 2011, 7:23 pm

karen o (4)
Friday December 23, 2011, 7:24 pm

Holly Lawrence (430)
Friday December 23, 2011, 8:38 pm
Thanks, Cal..noted, signed and shared This must stop .. I lived in Nevada for awhile and the the crimes committed against these horses is absolutely unthinkable:(

peggy p (43)
Friday December 23, 2011, 9:33 pm
have never in my life met a horse i didn't treasure, human beings on the other hand.....i have never seen the green hills, valleys, and flat lands shrink...yes, horses do suffer from predators; man..

Jessie D (42)
Saturday December 24, 2011, 12:12 am
s n t u

Melissah C (389)
Saturday December 24, 2011, 12:17 am

colleen p (38)
Saturday December 24, 2011, 6:07 am
modren horses have been selectivly breed. all Mongolian wild horses look the same. there are not "Arabian" or "Morgan" body shapes. the horses who went extinct were built for that area. a Mustang is a modren horse from domestic stock.

again, you might as well put rinos back wild in America.

Daisy Anderson (0)
Saturday December 24, 2011, 10:16 am
This makes no sense to me. Let them be wild and protect their freedomw as well as ours!!

Vicky P (476)
Saturday December 24, 2011, 11:47 am
signed and noted

Dawn Marie (24)
Sunday December 25, 2011, 3:40 am
Signed & noted. Thank you.

Intan Surya Dawood (3)
Sunday December 25, 2011, 9:41 pm
Noted and signed.

Donn M (56)
Monday December 26, 2011, 10:30 pm
There is no such thing as wild horse extinction, Yasmine. Every last so-called wild horse in the Americas was either once domesticated or is the descendent of a domesticated horse. Even if you took every last one of them out of the wild, you could replace them with currently domesticated horses and they'd eventually be wild herds again. You might lose the original Spanish genetics but most of those bloodlines have been long since thinned by 150 years of give and take from those herds. The BLM is obligated to manage it's lands for multiple use. That means they have to juggle grazing, recreation, mining, wildlife, etc. They manage enough land that they should be able to include all those things, but it means that horse herds must be managed just as grazing and recreation, and extractive uses must be managed since horses, cows and sheep, and man can all be dangerous to the land and it's native flora and fauna.

Trish, I can only suggest you make better use of what lies between your Aussie ears.
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