Kiger Mustang from the Burns, Oregon area
by Grandma Gregg
“A four year old mare broke her neck and died after running into a panel while sorting at the capture site on September 1, 2015.”
Per the BLM website:
One page says they captured 101 wild horses and their other page says they captured 91. We know BLM can’t count but after only one day they have already “misplaced” ten of our wild horses and killed one mare?
On http://www.blm.gov/or/resources/whb/kiger2015.php BLM states this:
Details of Gather
Our overall goal is for the range to achieve or maintain a thriving natural ecological balance.
CUMULATIVE GATHER STATS, BEGINNING AUGUST 31, 2015
|Total horses gathered:||101|
|Total Deaths:||1 (gather related)*|
|*A 4 year old mare broke her neck and died after running into a panel while sorting at the capture site on September 1, 2015.|
THEN, on http://www.blm.gov/or/resources/whb/kiger2015reports.php, BLM stated this:
Kiger Wild Horse Gather Reports
Cumulative totals can be found on the Kiger Wild Horse Gather home page.
Click to open/close Date: 09/01/2015
The Kiger and Riddle Mountain Herd Management Areas are about 50 miles south of Burns, Oregon, and are bordered by Kiger Gorge on the west and East Steens Road on the east. The Appropriate Management Level (AML) herd sizes are non-viable populations of 33 to 56 horses for the Riddle HMA and 51 to 82 horses for the Kiger HMA.
Using BLM’s herd stats, the Riddle herd population jumped up 42% from 2014 to 2015 and the Kiger herd population jumped up 78% from 2014 to 2015. This is impossible of course, but this is how the BLM fabricates the numbers to get funding for capture/removals of our wild horses.
If private/corporate invasive, domestic livestock were removed from the Riddle and the Kiger legal herd area, a total of about 6265 AUMs would be provide enough forage for approximately 203 more wild horses on the Kiger HMA and approximately 318 more wild horses on the Riddle HMA – year round.