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Are Wild Horses Native to US? BLM View Challenged


Offbeat  (tags: studies, horse advocates, research, history, origination, wild horses, native, usa )

Simone
- 1515 days ago - sfgate.com
American history textbooks teach generation after generation that the wild horses roaming the Western plains originated as a result of the European explorers and settlers who first ventured across the ocean and into the frontier



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Marzia F. (38)
Tuesday June 7, 2011, 12:14 pm
Noted.
 

Constance F. (429)
Tuesday June 7, 2011, 12:18 pm
O for pete's sake: What a crock.
Tthe U.S. Bureau of Land Management divides up livestock grazing allotments based partly on the belief the horses are no more native to those lands than are the cattle brought to North America centuries ago." This is not about belief, or worse science, but a wealthy cattle industry. They just keep stooping lower and stupidier.

 

tracey p. (81)
Tuesday June 7, 2011, 1:37 pm
Wild horses are, I am sure, native to America. But I am not sure it will make much difference to their fate. The big moneyed cattle ranchers do not hold them in awe or respect their ancient status. If they get in the way of profit, they will be rounded up and sent for slaughter or to some hellish holding area, where their existence will not be wild at all, but confined and full of misery.
They are iconic animals in the creation of the United States ,they played a HUGE historical part in the building of the nation, but they are no longer cared for by the majority. It's deeply sad.
 

Cindy C. (125)
Tuesday June 7, 2011, 1:37 pm
the poor horses - I wish to god they would leave them a lone - thank you for the article - bless you
 

Shelly Peterson (213)
Tuesday June 7, 2011, 1:53 pm
Keep signing every petition you can find and we need more!!
 

. (0)
Tuesday June 7, 2011, 3:32 pm
thank you.
 

may Howie (259)
Tuesday June 7, 2011, 4:26 pm
ty
 

Shirley S. (178)
Wednesday June 8, 2011, 3:24 am
Horses are UNSUNG HEROES worldwide. They should be respected.
 
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