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Arizona agency lobbies for wild horse euthanasia

free-roaming wild horses
free-roaming wild horses
photo by carrol abel

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  • Ge 4 years ago

    I think the entire issue of slaughter and genocide of our nation's wild horses and burros is completely motivated by ignorance and greed. It's about politicians who have a financial interest in the cattle business raping the land and ridding it of the natural and historical inhabitants. It's about lies, deceipt, torture and death of a huge piece of this country's hertitage. I, and a MAJORITY od Americans are opposed to this innappropriate slaughter of innocent animals and we want our ELECTED government officials to listen to our united voices.

  • Geoff Saunders 4 years ago

    A repeat of the disgraceful slaughter of our nations Bisons in the 1800's. It would appear we have learned nothing from our past mistakes.

  • Catherine Ritlaw 4 years ago

    My taxes pay Az. Game & Fish's wages. HOW DARE THEY! They will be hearing from me. These are America's horses- mine and yours. They will be slaughtered over my dead body.

  • Diane Symons 4 years ago

    Its all about money. When our gov changed everything went down hill. The cattle people want the most beautiful animals gone. Like the Bisons. I never thought I would see the day that our horses would be killed never. We pay taxes for that land we had 80 million acres given to them and we paid taxes for the land for years now they just come in and take them who gives them the right. It is time we speak out and not over the computer but at the White House let them know we do not want this to continue.

  • Fed Up With The System 4 years ago

    I was appalled at the lack of humane treatment extended to a truckload of horses/burros that came to Gainesville, Georgia a few weeks back. These horses were all underweight [some more than others, none more than about 150 pounds under]. ALL of these animals' adoption fee was $25. Obviously the BLM has no intention of doing the normal 1-year before ownership and they never have had enough people to perform the required home check up before turning over ownership. If these people cannot afford the normal $125 adoption fee, what makes the BLM think that they have enough money to properly feed and care for these animals? People are financially strapped and turning loose their own horses because they can no longer care for them or, worse yet, they have just run out of feed and the horses stand around starving until somebody notices and reports them. Stop the idiots that go to the auctions and buy mares/stallions, breed them without cause, just to take babies/yearlings back to sell.

  • Anonymous 4 years ago

    I think the entire issue of slaughter and genocide of our nation's wild horses and burros is completely motivated by ignorance and greed. It's about politicians who have a financial interest in the cattle business raping the land and ridding it of the natural and historical inhabitants. It's about lies, deceipt, torture and death of a huge piece of this country's hertitage. I, and a MAJORITY od Americans are opposed to this innappropriate slaughter of innocent animals and we want our ELECTED government officials to listen to our united voices. These horses belong to the American people of the US!!

  • Anonymous 4 years ago

    The wild horses are the spirit of America, why now are they not wanted anymore. They are a symbol of freedom, of beauty, of the glory of America.
    Does the almighty dollar, have something to do with it? Someone in government needs to stand up for the wild horses. It is the wild horses now, what will it be next?
    Our old people or our children, or too many women and not enough men.
    Evidently, they have never owned a horse or known the love of one.
    Horse are like other animals, they have therapudic qualitites.
    People, the horse were here before we were, if anyone needs thinning out, it is us. We took the land from the Native Americans and that is not enough, now you want to take it from the very symbol of American freedom.
    WAKE UP AMERICA, BEFORE WE ARE NEXT.

  • Barbara Ellen Ries 4 years ago

    Wake up America, " kill all the large mammals we will be next in the great chain of being." Living without Wild Horses is bad choice over hamburgers. In my world there is room for all wild horses.

  • Used to be in AZ 4 years ago

    Anybody know what the going $$$ amount is these days that the huge cattle ranchers pay, per head, to graze on OUR WILD OPEN RANGE ??? I doubt it's gone up much. in the 80's it was $1.25/head all year long. Our wild horses are competing for the grass and the ranchers are the driving force behind the extermination!!
    When ranchers can hire Government Approved assassins to remove mountain lions from the range because they "suspect" they are taking out calves.... What gives them the right? It's not just the horses they are after here. They feel their pittance is the green light to control anything else that calls that range HOME.

    Home, home on the range?? Where the deer and the antelope and the wild horses no longer roam?

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    carrol abel 4 years ago

    I believe the current rate for grazing allotments is $1.34 per AUM. No wonder ranchers are worried about loosing their right to graze public lands. It would cost them $13 to $16 elsewhere. I say raise the rate to equal that charged elsewhere in the U.S. Maybe the grazing program would come onto the positive side of the ledger, profits could be used to repair damage done to range lands and BLM wouldn't need to remove horses. Gee! What a logical way to accomplish multiple use.

  • almut, germany 4 years ago

    these horses are world property, they are "wild" ....if somenone "took care" of my horses the way the blm does, i would detain him, consider him a thief !
    this is a very respectless behaviour towards an animal that has served mankind for ever...
    it is time for people to protect their horses and get rid of thieves!

  • Nancy Babcock 4 years ago

    As has been said before, it's all about money. wild horses don't generate income (although they could in eco-tourism), and cattle do-- for their corporate/big business owners who finance huge lobbying efforts However, once the horses are gone, cattle will e next, because even bigger money interests are in mining, oil, gas, wind farms. Ranchers will be in the position wild horse advocates are now--and then their lobbying won't pay off because bigger money is elsewhere. A very sad commentary on the very sick western/industrialized culture where the worth of anything is defined first and foremost by its monetary value.

  • IronHorse 4 years ago

    The spirit of America, or lack there of: All the barbaric murdering of innocent animals, Wild Mustangs, Burros that have every God created right to occupy the lands that were stolen from the Native Americans, for the "almighty" federal reserve out of thin air printing-press fiat dollar....

    Where have all the good men gone....

    If JFK were alive today he would be quoting....
    Ask not what the Wild Mustangs can and did for you, but what you can do for the Wild Mustangs....

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